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Drill Press Table Plans

Shop-Made Drill Press Table Plans

This is a shop fixture that’s worth getting started on immediately. Stationary drill presses are definitely not set up for woodworking. The cast round table below the chuck isn’t woodworker friendly or even metalworking friendly.  Once you build this fixture you’ll love its adjustable fence for drilling equally centered holes and the stop block that… Read more

Mortise and Tenon Jig Review

Leigh Super FMT Frame Mortise and Tenon Jig Tool Review

Accuracy and Repeatability The Leigh FMT Mortise and Tenon Jig is super fast at milling mortise and tenon joints. A little sibling to the industrially machined aluminum Leigh Pro FMT, this less expensive model is made out of 10 and 12 gauge bent and bolted steel. Arriving standard with the jig is a 5/16” spiral… Read more

Gluing Up Panels - Completed

Gluing Up Panels

Gluing up panels is a must-have skill in woodworking. From table tops to raised panels there are plenty of times you’ll need to glue boards edge to edge.  When you do you want the panel flat, with rock solid glue joints.  Here’s the recipe for making that happen in your shop. Rough cut to length. … Read more

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Ask the Editor February 2014

Readers like you submit questions to us every day. Here, our woodworking expert George Vondriska answers your questions and offer helpful solutions to your woodworking problems. Woodworking Question: “Wondering if you know of a way to break apart joints glued with Gorilla glue. Whoever tried to repair this antique dresser drawer let the glue squeeze… Read more

How to use a hand plane

Hand Plane Starter Kit: Four Planes for Hybrid Woodworking

While hand planes are alluring to many woodworkers, getting started can be confusing since there are so many options. If you ask 100 hand plane enthusiasts which planes to start with, you might receive as many answers. Based upon my 15 year love affair with hand planes, the following is my suggested approach to help… Read more

Eagle America Review - Ply Edging Bits with Completed Edge

Router Bit Reviews: Eagle America Edge Banding Router Bits

Eagle America’s 2-Piece Edge Banding Bit Set, $39.95, promises a simpler way to edge band man-made materials like plywood. Does it keep that promise? The set consists of two cutters, match ground. The bits have 1/2” shanks, and are not available with 1/4” shanks. The premise is that you’ll cut a negative profile V into… Read more

Pattern Cutting on Table Saw - Overview

Pattern Cutting on a Table Saw

Pattern cutting on a table saw is an easy and fast way to produce lots of identical parts. I’ve used this technique to make parts for everything from bird houses to Adirondack chairs. Get started by making the fence. Make the pattern fence using a vertical piece that is 1-3/4” wide and a horizontal piece… Read more

Make a Bandsaw Box

How to Make a Bandsaw Box

Bandsaw boxes are easy to make, but you need to follow a few rules of the road. It’s very important that you use the right blade, and that you make the cuts in the correct sequence. This story lays it out for you, start to finish. Click on the images to enlarge them for more… Read more

How to Make a Recipe Box

Recipe Box

Let the Feast Begin! At our house, we use an iPad search for much of our cooking, but we also have a slew of recipes passed down from grandparents or culled from the Food & Wine section of the local newspaper. I’ll never throw away these pre-internet culinary gems, and I’ve designed a simple, beautiful… Read more

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12 Tips for Using a Router Safely

Whether used freehand or mounted in a table, a router is possibly the most useful power tool in the woodshop. But working with a device that spins sharp carbide-tipped bits at dizzying speeds can be quite hazardous, unless you follow good safety practices each and every time you rout. Here are a dozen tips for… Read more

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