Finish Compatibility

Discover what finishing products work well together. I’m sure you’ve come across cautions in woodworking books and magazines instructing you to “use a compatible product” – stain, filler, glaze, [...]

Two Edge-trimming Tricks

I make a lot of shelving from hardwood plywood, covering the panel edges with 1⁄4“-thick solid-wood edging. The edging, which is oversized in length and width, is trimmed flush with the [...]

How to Flatten a Workbench Top

Is it necessary? And if so, what are the best techniques? Like any tool or machine, a workbench requires accessories (jigs, fixtures, appliances) and occasional maintenance to actually do [...]

Online Extras: February 2008 Issue

Online Extras for the February 2008 issue include step-by-step instructions on cutting through and half-blind dovetails, a SketchUp file of the drawings of the Chimney Cupboard, instructions on [...]

Woodworking Essentials: Power Jointers

A Better Way to Work: Part 3 By Marc Adams Pages: 41-56 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now One of the very first lessons of working wood is how to “S4S” a board – surface it …

Tool Test: Two Jobs, One Machine

European-style machines blend two major machines into a small space in the workshop. By Glen D. Huey Page: 32 From the February 2008 issue #167 Buy this issue now Combination machines, [...]

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