Always on the lookout for innovations that make sanders perform more quickly, quietly, and with better dust collection, Paul Mayer found that Mirka scored big in each of these categories with its new DEROS random orbital sander.
This article explores two products that improve both the quality and performance of hand sanding: The Preppin’ Weapon by Time Saver Tools and the SandDevil by SandDevil USA. Do they take the drudgery out of hand sanding?
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,
Upcycling, or turning old materials into new projects, is all the rage these days. With the cost of lumber rising, it’s never been a better time to jump on the bandwagon. Multiple sources for reclaimed lumber exist, especially if you know where to look for them: recycling centers, Craigslist, the classifieds, the junkyard and friends.
Whenever you clamp a woodworking project together, some glue is bound to squeeze out between the pieces. Tom Caspar shows you six ways to minimize the mess.
Adjustable shelf pins add versatility to any cabinet. Here’s a way to make the pins invisible, and use them to lock the shelves into the case.
I’ve installed A LOT of Euro hinges but, to be honest, I still get a little squeamish about punching that big 35-mm hole in the back of a finished door. If the cup distance, the distance from the edge of the hole to the edge of the door, isn’t right, the hinge won’t offer all
There are plenty of times when you need your boards to have a smooth, straight edge. No jointer? No sweat. With the help of a simple shop-made jig you can be jointing on the table saw. Even if you own a jointer, jointing on the tables saw is a handy technique to know about. If
A customer came into my shop the other day and asked me to replace their uncomfortable and broken fiberglass kitchen stool seats. They wanted to reuse the adjustable chrome bases, but change the seats so they were cushioned and upholstered. I said sure, no problem, and I suggested a simple wrapped padded cushion. The techniques
Most of the woodworking that I do is custom, requiring original design, or at minimum a bit of modification of an existing concept. Prior to learning SketchUp, I had developed my designs over the years using pencil and paper, as well as a couple of general purpose computer applications that were not specifically intended for