Q & A: Planer or Small Drum Sander?

Q & A: Planer or Small Drum Sander? Q: I’d like to try using more rough lumber, but I’m not sure whether to choose a portable planer at around four bills, or a drum belt sander at [...]

Q & A: Salvaging a Rusty Plane Iron

Q: I’ve got an old plane that my grandfather left me. I’d like to use it, but its cutting iron is really rusty. Do I need to buy a new one? A: Don’t throw away that iron yet. Flattening the …

Joint Rough Lumber with a Planer

Joint Rough Lumber with a Planer I came across some wonderful oak boards for a small table I wanted to build. The problem was the boards were too wide for my jointer and I didn't want to rip [...]

Power Planer Capacity

My recent dining table project build allowed me the perfect opportunity to dig into my stash of exceptionally wide – and wonderful – air-dried black walnut lumber. In that pile are boards up to [...]

Choosing Hand Planes

Choosing Hand Planes Match the size to the job — that’s the key Hand planes come in a bewildering variety of sizes. Why are there so many? I’ll help explain this mystery by dividing the [...]

JET’s Bench Power Tools

JET's Bench Power Tools Cramped for workshop space? JET® offers woodworkers a solution with its BENCH™ top line of power tools that includes 10- and 12 in. miter saws, 10 in. [...]

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