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A Machinist’s Tool for Woodworking
A 1-2-3 block is a machinist’s tool that is a 1-in. x 2-in. x 3-in. block that has perfectly square sides with sharp corners, ideal for layout and setup.
Melamine Workbench Topper
Stay-Put Edge Banding
Know Where to Stop on Your Table Saw
My Favorite Cabinet-Hanging Tool
Gutting Tool Cases
Getting tools back into those molded plastic cases makes a Rubik’s cube seem simple....
10 Most Common Woodworking Mistakes Made By Beginners
Seeing complex, beautifully built projects can be intimidating to newcomers. But take heart! Every skilled...
15 Things Harbor Freight Employees Won’t Tell You
Everyone seems to have an opinion on deep-discount retailer Harbor Freight. Some DIY enthusiasts love...
Soft-Touch Curve Sanding
Jazz up your vibrating sander for professional results on curvy sanding jobs. Place a piece...
Circular Saw Luggage
An old bowling ball bag makes a great portable home for your circular saw. The...
Zero-Clearance Bandsaw Throat Plate
When sawing small curved pieces on a bandsaw, learn how to avoid cut-off chunks from...
Home-Made Miter Clamps
Don’t spend money on store-bought miter clamps—make your own! All you have to...
Miters on Tree Branches
I’ve made several rustic shelves supported by tree branches. Here is a tip on...
Dust-Free Dust Ports
Make your dust-collection system better with this tip.
Red Oak vs. White Oak
White oak and red aren’t easy to tell apart, even for serious knot heads....
Let’s Meet in the Middle
OK, smarty-pants, quick—what’s half of 166-13/16 in.? Even if you can do it...
How to Create a Lumber Library
Safe time and reduce frustration by labeling the end of the lumber in your lumber pile.
Use This Pencil Hack for Perfectly Flat Boards
Before face joining to make flat boards, mark them with a pencil. Don’t just...
Dust-Free Dust Dumping
Our garbage guy, Ron, said if I dumped sawdust into the trash can again, he...
The Greatest Shop Tip in History
Grab the leaf blower to take care of a dirty shop vacuum filter and clean...
A Good Way to Cut Plastic Laminate
My favorite method for cutting plastic laminate to size is the table saw with a...
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T-Bar Assembly Lifts
Ever wonder what makes a woodworker tick? Here’s Ken Collier’s tip on T-bar...
Counterweights for Lathes
Find out how to keep a lathe from vibrating itself right out the shop door.
How to Create Thick Stock
Great tips for gluing boards together to create thicker stock
Low-Tech Dado Cuts
Sometimes it's not worth the time to change to a dado blade for a cut....