I recently built a table for my daughter. The phone call telling me she had ruined the finish by putting something hot directly on the table wasn’t good. That got me thinking about trivets. This is a great CNC project; an example of accurately cutting from two faces. This article includes step by step VCarve
Looking for a great way to add versatile storage to your shop? Try using a french cleat storage system. They’re easy to make, you can change your mind as much as you want after they’re installed, and you can easily take stuff from storage to bench and back to storage. The wall behind my drill
If you’re going to be around tools, you’ve GOT TO use hearing protection. If you don’t want to have to choose between music, phone calls, and hearing protection, you should have a look at ISOtunes Pro. Learn more about them with this product review. I have my share (or more) of electronic devices, and I
Looking for a way to easily incorporate dowel joinery in your woodworking projects? The Dowel Wizard may be an answer for you. It’s self-centering, and easy to align. Check out our review of this new product. Dowels are a time-tested means of joining parts. They’re easy to come by, and very strong. The down side?
Every once in a while we like to check in on the WWGOA editors to see what they’re up to in the shop. Here’s your chance to get to know the faces and personalities behind WWGOA and take a peek into their own worlds. I love how walnut and cherry look together, so I chose
One of the cooler parts of George’s job is visiting tool manufacturers. He recently spent a morning at the Pony Tools factory and warehouse in Chicago to see how Pony products go together and learn more about the company. You may know them as the Adjustable Clamp Company or Jorgenson, but the company is officially
Now that Christmas has come and gone I can reveal what I’ve been working on in my shop. Since these were gifts, Santa had to stay mum. I made this on the ShopBot. Don’t get confused, it’s in Greek. It means “A heart with love stays young.” Birdseye maple veneer over walnut makes the lettering
Build a Vet a Guitar 2015 was a great success. Volunteers completed 12 acoustic guitars to be donated to Guitars for Vets. Check out this article to see just how the weekend progressed.
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend September 12-13, 2015, consider spending some time at Vondriska Woodworks in Hammond, WI. Volunteers will spend two days assembling ten acoustic guitar kits, with completed guitars being donated to Guitars For Vets. Check out this website for more information about the 2015 Build. What skill level
AWFS 2015 has come and gone, with manufacturers taking advantage of the venue to show off their products. Have a look at a few things George discovered at this year’s show.