Building a Table Saw Panel Cutting Sled

We recently moved our shop to a smaller location and had to get rid of several tools. One of the first casualties was a gargantuan sliding crosscut table attached to our table saw. Though it’s a useful accessory, it has some serious drawbacks: It takes up more...

Scroll Saw: Set-up & Use

Similar to the portable sabre saw or jig saw, a scroll saw uses an up-and-down reciprocating action. With its thin blades and ability to cut in fine detail it is really really a motorized coping saw. Scroll saws very in quality, features and price but they all have...

Veneering with Contact Cement

There are a number of ways to apply wood veneer to a substrate. If you prefer a fast, convenient method that doesn’t require a lot of special equipment, good results can be achieved with contact cement and a few hand tools. With a few tips, the process is...

Use Grain Fillers for a Great Finish

The first step to a superb finishing job on your projects is the realization that all hardwoods are not created equal. Most woodworkers really know this already, but check out the surface of a piece of red oak, and then hold a piece of cherry next to it. Look at them...

Adding A Mobile Base to Big Tools

Few of us ever admit to having “enough” tools and machinery, but sooner or later, we realize that it’s possible to own one too many. Finding parking spots for those most-needed machines, benches, stands, and materials in a crowded garage or basement...