Super-Accurate Tablesaw Tilt

Super-Accurate Tablesaw Tilt Tablesaw tilt gauges are inherently inaccurate. After all, the degree lines are usually at least 1/16″ wide. I use a digital angle gauge instead, which is [...]

Happy Feet

Tool: Ergo-Foam Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat Manufacturer: GelPro MSRP: $80+ If your shop has a concrete floor, you know how uncomfortable it is to stand on a hard surface all day. Your feet are sore [...]

Beadlock Pro Joinery Kit

b Tool: Beadlock Pro Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $149.99 I looked to the Beadlock Pro recently when I found myself needing four loose-tenon joints for a project – I wanted an economic but quick [...]

Steam-Bending Kit

Tool: Steam Bending Kit Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $79.99 The first hurdle in steam bending is just getting set up. How are you going to boil the water? How are you going to get the steam to the [...]

Cork It!

To protect the edges of small carving tools, stick a wine bottle cork on them. Synthetic corks work best because they don’t break apart as easily as natural cork. Allow the cork to dry for a [...]

No-Finish Look, Poly Protection

Tool: Ultimate Matte Finish Polyurethane Manufacturer: Rust-Oleum So you want the look of raw wood and excellent protection against spills and scratches? Until recently, that request might have [...]

3–in–1 Setup Bars

Tool: Precision Router Table Setup Bars Manufacturer: Kreg MSRP: $69.99 Accurate tool setup is half the battle of doing good work. Kreg’s Precision Router Table Setup Bars make the battle a [...]

Tool Test: Milwaukee Cordless Chainsaw

No gas, no fumes and plenty of power for green woodworking. Tool: M18 FUEL Brushless Chain Saw Manufacturer: Milwaukee Tool MSRP: $449 (includes battery and charger)   I made the switch to [...]

Tool Test: Bosch Cordless Palm Edge Router

Tool: 12V Max EC Brushless Palm Edge Router Manufacturer: Bosch MSRP: $149 (bare tool) There’s something to be said about the form of a tool that impacts your desire to pick it up and use it – [...]

Tool Test: Morakniv Wood Carving Set

Tool: Wood Carving Set Manufacturer: Morakniv MSRP: $59.99 If you’re looking to jump on the Slöyd bandwagon and start carving spoons and other wooden objects, this set of two knives is a great [...]

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