• Kumiko woodworking
    7:15

    Kumiko Woodworking

    Kumiko is a beautiful Japanese technique developed in 600-700 AD that involves assembling thin wooden pieces without the use of nails. Pieces are grooved, punched and mortised before being individually fitted using a plane, saw, chisel and other tools for fine adjustments. Steve Rothwell has been doing Kumiko for quite some time and joined us…

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  • Lever clamps
    4:29

    You Should Know About Lever Clamps

    You may have a boat load of clamps in your shop that have screw threads. As you spin a handle the threads turn and tighten or loosen the clamp. Lever clamps are completely different. They have more of a gear/ratchet/cam system. As you move the lever an offset cam puts pressure on the clamp head,…

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  • Wood table
    5:46

    Fall 2021 Product Showcase: Bora Centipede

    It’s common to run into scenarios where you need a work surface, but you don’t want to burn up floor space by permanently adding a workbench to your shop. Bora’s Centipedes provide excellent solutions for this problem. What’s available? In this video we’re working with the 2×4 Centipede, but you can also get it as…

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  • Woodmaster product
    13:16

    Fall 2021 Product Showcase: Woodmaster

    The Woodmaster planer is a multi-function tool. It can be used as a planer, drum sander, molder and can also be used to gang rip pieces. With all those functions it’s good to know what it takes to change over from one function to another. It’s important to know that Woodmaster has done a very…

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  • Bandsaw
    7:47

    Fall 2021 Product Showcase: Grizzly 9” Bandsaw

    There are a ton of great features on the Grizzly G0803Z bandsaw. This 9” saw has a quick release on blade tension, dust collection port, blower to keep dust off your line of cut, built in light and laser guide. When changing blades it’s hard to beat having a quick release on the blade tension.…

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  • Sharpening knives, scissors and tools
    1:50

    Sharpening Knives, Scissors, and Tools

    Okay, I’m a snob about a few different things, and one of them is my kitchen knives. I like good knives in my kitchen, and I want them razor sharp when I use them. The Worksharp Knife and Tool Sharpener works really well for keeping knives, scissors and other tools sharp and ready for use.…

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  • Rikon planer
    9:04

    2021 Product Showcase: Rikon Planer

    Rikon’s new benchtop planer has a lot going for it. Let’s have a look at this machine. Specs This is a 6” x 13” machine. Thickness capacity is 6”, and width capacity is 13”. It has a 15-amp motor, and the cutter head moves on four threaded rods. Instead of knives this planer uses individual…

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  • Straight edge guides
    3:54

    Kreg Circle Saw Straight Edge Guide

    It’s common to use a circular saw to cut sheet goods down to a manageable size. The challenge can be getting those cuts straight. In this video, George Vondriska demonstrates how Kreg Straight Edge Guides can help. Their adjustable aluminum straightedges provide a perfectly straight path that guides your circle saw for an even cut…

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  • Laptop open on a work desk
    5:19

    VCarve Pro: Importing Router Bits

    VCarve Pro is one of the most versatile software platforms on the market for controlling CNC machines, with more capabilities than most users ever have the opportunity to explore. The application includes a large number of profiles for CNC router bits so that you have the freedom to choose a bit that meets the requirement…

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