Ever scratched your head over how to position clamps on a project that requires clamping from all four sides? This gluing pedestal makes the job…
You can get good-looking joints on your boxes and drawers without taking a lifetime to cut them by hand.
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Comfortable Shop Apron
The string of a light-duty shop apron can really slice into your neck when you load up the apron with screws and tools.
Homemade Edge Banding
If you’re building a project from ﬁr plywood and you need edge banding that’s an exact match, check out Sue Barlow’s revolutionary idea.
Sticks of a Thousand Uses
Faithful reader Tammy McBride offers this great idea: Craft sticks (a.k.a. Popsicle sticks) and their larger cousins, tongue depressors
Don’t recycle all of your half-gallon plastic milk bottles. Save a couple for cleaning paint brushes. Cut out one side halfway down
Two-at-Once Edge Banding
When gluing on solid wood edges, save time by clamping the edges for two boards at the same time, putting them face to face.
Finger-Saving Extension Nailer
Here’s an oldie-but-goodie that’ll save your ﬁngertips when you’re driving small brads or nails into awk-ward spots. Use sandpaper!
Here’s a neat way to free up your hands when using a rotary tool for sharpening and other delicate jobs.
The problem with most featherboards is that they’re nearly impossible to clamp so they stay put. But here’s an improved version.
A tool storage technique for all those slender tools and shop accessories. Cut short lengths of PVC pipe and slide them over pegboard hooks.