The table saw is the centerpiece of most woodworking shops, at least in the opinion of many table saw owners. There are many things you can do with it, and if you are doing furniture on a regular basis there is probably no reasonable way to avoid getting one. Welcome to the second article in […]
Welcome to Tool Basics, the series about what your tools can do – and what you can do with your tools. If you watch some of the more prominent makers doing their thing on YouTube (or elsewhere for that matter), you are bound to find comments along the lines of “I could do that if […]
Today I share with you a technique to make multi-compartment trays or even shadow boxes from scrap pieces. With a slight modification, you can also make single storage boxes in large numbers for all your shop organization needs. And if you go that extra mile, you can turn what starts out as a shop project […]
In a project I was working on (the tintin rocket) I had to flatten some segmented rings. I ended up using the thickness sander method I am showing you here, using a spindle sander or a sanding drum. I hope you find it useful and share it with your friends! Enjoy, and remember to be […]
Dust collection is a big topic in the shop these days, and so it should be. But some tools do not play well with a dust collector, and the lathe is on the top of that list with all those pesky shavings flying this way and that. So I came up with a solution that […]
An air blower gun paired with a compressor in your shop is a great way to remove dust and debris, be it from a workpiece or a workbench. But while the looped hoses that are available offer some advantages, mostly in terms of reach, tidyness is not one of them. Fix that with a simple […]
Ever thought, this piece could do with a bit more grain? Or, why is there no tree with a lilac-green grain pattern? Fear not, for there is a way! And yes, this is another quick video, but rest assured, more involved builds are coming up, as well as other fun stuff. Enjoy, and remember to […]
If you are using an orbital sander, your pad is bound to wear down eventually when the hook material gives. Here I show you how you can make a quick and dirty (cheap) replacement! Enjoy, please share, and remember to be Inspired!
There are many reasons to have rolls of loop-backed sanding paper in the shop, and cutting your own orbital sanding discs to the specs of your tool is one of them. In this video I show you how easy it can be, using a simple homemade jig! Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!
For a project that has since become obsolete – a shopmade lathe – I made a base from plywood. For that, I needed two matching dados in two pieces of different width. Here I show you the method I used, without a dado stack, and it worked well, was quick and precise on top. Enjoy, and […]