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DeWalt 12v MAX Drill Review

Tool: 12v MAX Brushless Drill/Driver DCD701F2 Shop Now   Manufacturer: DeWalt MSRP: $149 (Includes charger, case, and two 2ah batteries)...

Routing Small Pieces

Whenever creating small pieces that include a routed detail of some sort, it’s best to do the routing on the larger “parent” board,...

3 Traditional Hand Tools Plus 1 Hand Skill

Tools solve problems in wood. Hand tools bought just to collect do not serve you well. But tools bought when you need them will serve...

DeWalt 12v Drill Review

Tool: 12v MAX Brushless Drill/Driver DCD701F2 Shop Now   Manufacturer: DeWalt MSRP: $149 (Includes charger, case, and two 2ah batteries)...

Shocking Taste

Shocking Taste I turned on my shop vac to clean up the pile of sawdust that had accumulated while I ripped some pine boards for a...

Metabo HPT Bucks Trend, Lowers Prices

Not a day seems to go by without something rising in price, so it was a bit surprising to hear that Metabo HPT was actually going...

Use Car Jacks in the Shop to Lift & Level

I have long used my car’s scissor jack for house and shop projects including lifting a settled deck and leveling workbenches. And...

Choosing a Finish for Color

Different finishes look different on different species. There are many reasons to choose one finish over another. Usually the most...

How to Turn a Live Edge Bowl

Get clean cuts and a nice finish from a challenging piece of material. A live edge (or natural-edge) bowl is one of the iconic forms...

Bosch 12v Drill Review

Tool: 12v Brushless Drill/Driver GSR12V-300B22 Shop Now   Manufacturer: Bosch MSRP: $129 (Includes charger, case, and two 2ah batteries)...

Plywood Tipper

Hoisting heavy sheets of plywood and MDF onto my tablesaw is not my idea of workshop fun. That’s why I devised this pivoting rack—...

Flattening A Plane Sole, Part 2

Last week I talked about the diamond stone technique for lapping the soles of small block planes. This week I will talk about another...

5 Favorite Shaker Projects

Shaker furniture is known for it’s clean, simple lines and quality construction. There’s been no shortage of Shaker woodworking projects...

Use Light To Spot Finish Imperfections

Nobody likes wrapping up the last bit of finishing on a project and suddenly catching a run or imperfection you missed earlier. You...

Tree-Hugging Shop

After designing and building custom furniture in southern California for 24 years, I finally got to build my dream workshop. Inspired...

The No. 1 Plane

It sure is cute – but is it useful? Few tools spark the affection of so many as the Stanley No. 1 size bench plane. Regardless of...

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