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  • Bridge City Tool Works Block and Bench Plane

    There are plenty of times when using a hand tool, specifically a block plane or bench plane, makes more sense than using a corded tool. Why a hand plane? Large pieces. Yeah, you might own a planer or drum sander, but will the piece you’re working on fit through the machine? When it comes to…

  • Installing Drawer Slides: Drawer Box Components

    Once you know how to make cabinet drawers, you will want to understand the process of installing drawer slides. First comes the part of installing drawer slides that involves attaching them to the sides of your cabinet’s carcase, and that is covered in a separate video. The next step, which we cover here, is where…

  • Easily Apply Edging Tape

    Veneer tape, also called edging tape or edge banding, is a GREAT way to cover the edges of man-made materials. If you do this correctly, the completed piece will look like solid wood. Ethan has a bunch of great tips and tricks that will make the process easy and the results great. Where would I…

  • Shopbot Desktop MAX ATC

    I was thrilled to see the ShopBot Desktop MAX ATC CNC router at the 2019 AWFS show. I’m already enthralled by the work that benchtop CNC routers can do. Add ATC to a CNC machine, and you’re really cooking with gas. What’s an ATC? ATC stands for automatic tool changer. Instead of the operator manually…

  • Installing Drawer Slides: Case Components

    If you are making a cabinet, desk, dresser or other casework project, there typically comes a point of intimidation where you install the drawers. If you use ball bearing drawer slides, you may have experienced the common frustrations that many woodworkers encounter when installing them. Why doesn’t the drawer sit flush with my face frame?…

  • Cove Cut on the Table Saw

    Let’s say you’re working on a project that requires some cove molding, and your lumber yard doesn’t carry the size that you need. Or maybe you are using an unusual species such as honey locust that you cut down from your neighbor’s yard one evening, and there’s no way that you will find cove molding…

  • Using Drill Bushings in Your Projects

    I love building jigs and fixtures for my shop. When I’m building jigs that work in conjunction with a drilling operation, I find it’s best to add drill guide bushings to the jig so the jig holds up and stays accurate. If I’m investing my time, after all, I want the jig to last. What’s…

  • Using a Lathe Drill Chuck

    If you own a lathe, you know all about putting a spur center in the headstock and a live center in the tailstock. You may not be familiar with mounting a drill chuck on your lathe. There are LOTS of good reasons for adding this accessory to your collection of lathe tools. What do I…

  • Accenting Wood with Tinted Epoxy

    There is growing popularity around working with slab wood and making big, bold table tops with this material. That generally means dealing with imperfections that you will invariably find in the slab by filling wood cracks with epoxy. Epoxy is a great material for filling voids because it provides an attractive surface that can be…

  • How to Dispense Pinpoint Epoxy

    There is a large and growing popularity around working with slab wood and making big, bold table tops with this material. That means dealing with imperfections that you will invariably find in the slabs. Epoxy is a great material for filling voids because it provides an attractive surface that can be sanded flush with the…