A straight edge is an invaluable tool in your woodworking shop. Unfortunately, buying a quality straight edge can be very expensive. Here’s how to avoid that expense by building your own shop-made straight edge. The key is taking three different boards and using each as a reference to make sure you end up with three perfectly straight edges.
Many tools don’t really work that well on top of a bench. Frequently a standard height bench makes the tool too high to comfortably work on. This shop-made cabinet puts your benchtop tools at just the right height. And, it’s economical. The entire cabinet comes from just two 3/4″ 4′ x 8′ sheets of plywood.Watch Now >>
Mechanical drawer slides make it easy to open and close a drawer, but you’ve got to insert the drawer correctly to make sure you don’t destroy the slide and end up with bearings all over the floor. Check out these drawer installation tips. Relevant Links: DIY Drawers: Lock-Joint DIY Dresser: Attaching Drawer Fronts DIY Dresser:Watch Now >>
Dave Munkittrick teaches you how to protect the wood that you are clamping from being scarred by the sharp metal of woodworking clamps. He likes to create magnetic clamp pads for wood from bass wood that you can easily stick on and pull off of clamps to keep your projects from being flawed with dentsWatch Now >>