Using a hand plane can be a great solution for cleaning up the surfaces of your boards, but using a hand plane on short stock can be VERY challenging. We need to make certain the plane won’t hit a clamp or hold down, and the piece being planed needs to be rock solid. Tom’s shop-made solution to this problem is very simple. You’ve probably got the material required for the jig in your scrap bin. It’s very easy to make, and works great.
You may just have found a new home for your old, worn out socks. Dave Munkittrick gives a quick and handy woodworking tip to prevent clamp scars that can damage your wood. Socks can help avoid the crippling effects that hand clamps are liable to have on your woodworking projects.Watch Now >>
Bending wood is one of those techniques that can have a dramatic effect on a woodworking project, but many woodworkers shy away from it because it seems intimidating. Watch this demonstration by our expert woodworker George Vondriska to learn a simple, worry-free approach to bending wood quickly using a heated iron pipe.Watch Now >>
George Vondriska demonstrates a unique way to color wood using a simple iron acetate solution that creates a chemical reaction with the natural tannins in wood. If you are using a wood species with a low level of tannin, George shows you the process for adding tannins so that the iron acetate will have aWatch Now >>