Workshop Project: Making Tools Mobile – Adding Casters

Most of us soon or later find that our shops are quite a large as we thought they were on paper. As we accumulate more tools, tool stands and tool boxes the frustration of crowding sets in. There is a solution short of building a new shop – convert as many of...

Wood Finishing with Shellac

Want a safe, non-toxic finish on your project? Finishing or refinishing your woodworking project with Shellac gives you the both of best worlds: A beautiful (superior clarity) and an environmentally friendly finish. Shellac is perfect for antique restoration,...

Adding A Pre-Separator To Your Dust Collection System

Adding a pre-separator to your single-stage dust collector will save you time and money. It’ll save you time because it’s a lot easier to empty one of these than the lower, or “chip,” bag of a bag-over- bag collector. It’ll save you money...

Building an Auxiliary Band Saw Table

The cure for the incredible shrinking work surface isn’t a new band saw. There I was, perfectly content with my minuscule 14″-square band saw table, not even aware that there was something far, far better. Then I took a job teaching wood craftsmanship at...