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.
Router bit collets do wear out, but it can be difficult to tell when. In this woodworking instructional video, master woodworker George Vondriska teaches you how to confirm that your jig’s router bit collet is still properly holding router bits without slipping.Watch Now >>
George Vondriska discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of the common types of sheet stock you might use in your shop. He’ll teach you what to look for so that you know which material is best for your project, whether its plywood, MDF or melamine. You’ll learn how each type of stock is made,Watch Now >>