Tips & Tricks: Leveling A Drill Press Table

Paul Anthony, senior editor - 03-24-2017

When leveling my drill press table, I’ve tried the old trick of mounting a bent coat hanger in the chuck and rotating it as a reference. However, I found that the hanger flexed too much for reliability. Instead, I use a sturdier gauge made from a 3/4 × 3/4" stick and two 16d common nails. Make th...

Tips & Tricks: Tape Rule Gauge

Paul Anthony, senior editor - 03-20-2017

For accurate work, you need accurate measuring tools, and that includes your tape rule. Unfortunately, the sliding tang on a tape rule—which allows for taking inside and outside measurements—is often the tool’s Achilles’ heel. Inexpensive tape rules are particularly prone to inaccurate measu...

Festool Domino Demo

Tim Snyder - 03-16-2017

When I had my first look at the Domino DF 500, I wasn’t that impressed. The tool’s resemblance to a biscuit joiner left me wondering why Festool would try to compete with well-made tools from Porter-Cable, DeWalt and Lamello. I was in for a surprise. Instead of milling narrow, shallow biscuit sl...

Dynamo Men Lamp Video

John Hutchinson - 11-04-2016

Who knew a simple table lamp could be so much fun? Flip the switch and marvel at this tireless crew of two, who seem to be spinning the gears of a dynamo to power the light. We provide patterns for guys and gears, plus instructions for making and assembling all the parts. A wiring diagram is also in...

OnlineEXTRA: My First Chair - Weaving Lesson

Ken Burton - 07-19-2016

Ken Burton takes you through the final steps of weaving the seat of your chair in the onlineEXTRA to our cover project in the Aug/Sept 2016 issue of Woodcraft Magazine. ...

Hinge Drawer Stop

Paul Anthony, senior editor - 05-09-2016

Hinge Drawer Stop Tired of accidentally pulling a drawer out of its opening and spilling the contents? Courtesy of Woodcraft Magazine, here's a simple, elegant fix to the problem, using a butt hinge....

Mounting Your Wall Organizer

Tim Snyder - 05-09-2016

Tim Snyder showcases the "Wall Organizer" project from Issue 71 June/July of Woodcraft Magazine and discusses some strategies for mounting....

Loose Tenon Joinery

Paul Anthony, senior editor - 05-06-2016

Despite its odd name, loose-tenon joinery is one of the tightest ways to connect wooden parts. All it takes to make the joint is a plunge router, a spiral bit, and a simple shop-made jig, as shown here. For more in-depth information, see the June/July issue of Woodcraft Magazine #71....

Web Extra: Mobilize With Casters

George Snyder - 05-04-2016

Featured as a web extra to our "Mobilize With Casters," article, Product Manager George Snyder discusses a variety of casters that can cater to different needs. By using casters, you can increase the mobility therefore decreasing the footprint of your shop. Take a look....

Laying Out Dovetails With Dividers

Chris Hedges - 03-08-2016

Chris Hedges shows us a technique for laying out dovetails with dividers. Maximum accuracy with minimal measuring in the Joinery Class section of April/May 2016 issue of Woodcraft Magazine....

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