Workshop

Harbor Freight Clamps One Year Later

A year ago I wrote about the demise of America’s clamp manufacturers and my choice to try a few inexpensive alternatives for the obsolete Pony, Wetzler and the like. We decided to buy a few types of Harbor Freight clamps and give them a try. A year of use has passed...

General International’s New Dust Collector

If you have a shop, you need some type of vacuum or a dust collector. No, a dust collector is not simply attached to a table saw, band saw or router table. It is as perfect to clean up wood dust as it is for shavings from your plane. (If you’re...

What a Mess

Tomorrow evening, I’m giving a talk titled, “Why Use Hand Tools?” Right now, the answer to that question seems to be that there’s no quicker way to make an absolute mess of your bench. My desk always looks like a hurricane hit it – but tools scattered about? That drives me...