Ask WWGOA: Dust Collection Size

Question: I’m setting up a new shop and I’ve read everything I can get my hands on about dust collection. Now, I’m more confused than I was before doing the research! My shop is about 300 square feet; the third stall in my three car garage. Can you point me in the right direction on… Read more »

In the Shop: Turning Bowls

I have dabbled a bit with woodturning over the years, but in the past 6 months I added a nice new lathe to my shop and really got into it. I’ve now turned over 40 bowls, mostly green but a few dry ones as well. I’m learning a lot about bowl gouge technique, sharpening, proper… Read more »

How to Build a Cajon Drum Like a Pro

Cajon drums produce a professional percussion sound and are easy to build in a typical hobbyist woodworking shop. Joe Cruz is a professional Cajon builder and provides the basic information needed to build one including a scaled drawing.The Cajon (pronounced ka-hone’) is a wooden percussion instrument that is simple to make, can be played as… Read more »

Measuring Wood Glue Assembly Time

Woodworking adhesives are not created equal, and because of this I use several different glues, based upon manufacturer’s guidance as well as my own assumptions and experience about how each glue performs in certain circumstances. There are a number of criteria that help me decide which glue bottle to reach for in a given situation,… Read more »