Wood Too Good to Burn

Look to your firewood pile for plenty of project inspiration. I’ve been cutting up my leftover bits of green wood for firewood to use in my new workshop. It’s not going well. I have a feeling [...]

Lee Valley Small Double Square

Tool: Small Double Square Shop Now  Manufacturer: Lee Valley MSRP: $49.50 A diemakers’ square with a narrow blade is an excellent tool for determining minute problems with your joinery, [...]

Toothed Planing Stop from Benchcrafted

Tool: Planing Stop Buy Now Manufacturer: Benchcrafted MSRP: $29 Most woodworkers have the skill to engineer a makeshift planing stop from a block of wood and a bit of old saw blade, but the [...]

What’s The Best Glue for Furniture?

Why liquid hide glue should be your first choice as an adhesive. Since the beginnings of civilization up until World War II, most pieces of furniture were assembled using animal-based glues. That [...]

7 Ways to Get a Darker Color

Gain more control over your staining with these techniques. The most popular types of stains are oil stains, also called wiping stains (though most stains are wiped after application). Oil stains [...]

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