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  • Making the holes for adjustable shelving -- without measuring

    If you have followed me for a few years you know that I hate tape measurers, just because I hate making mistakes. That is why I love jigs.When you want to drill all those evenly spaced holes in the cabinet sides, and all four support pins have to line up with each other or else the shelf will wo...
  • Exteriour wood filler that won't shrink

    Our TV camera found Lawrence in a store: "When you are using MDF boards, what is the best wood filler to use?" Medium Density Fiberboard or MDF is that very dense compressed sawdust that is formed into panels and all kinds of molding. When filling nicks and dents in this material, it is importan...
  • Judging the quality of furniture

    We visited with Peter Coulter at Harvest House Furniture in Toronto, Ontario and he walked us through what to look for in a quality piece of furniture, citing the examples on hand at Harvest House.Aside from the wood and the look of the finish, check out the overall fit of drawers and doors. Is ...
  • A special strike plate chisel

    When you cut out strike plate or hinge mortises with a router, you end up with round corners that often need to be squared off. The gadget in the photo has a right angle blade and a guide that you just slide into the round corner, hit the top with a hammer and the corner is perfectly square ever...
  • A look at some unusual clamps.

    Clamps are used widely in woodworking and metal working, in fact in every task that needs to hold two pieces of something together temporarily. Clamps come in every imaginable size and shape. In fact, if you are looking for a present for someone who has a workshop of some kind, any clamp from c...
  • Set-up tips for your Radial Arm Saw.

    Although sliding mitre saws have largely replaced the Radial Arm Saw in many wood working shops, and few people ever even use the radial arm saw for precision work even if they have one, the Radial Arm Saw can do everything that a table saw can do, with even more precision.The primary advantage o...
  • Molding to hide bad cuts on a T&G ceiling

    Steve from B.C. has problems with Toung & Groove pine boards on the ceiling of a log home, where the boards were cut very roughly where ceiling sections came together. Steve was looking for some kind of discrete trim that would cover the ends of the boards.I suggested thin pine boards, taken...
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  • Miniature Wood turning: the wood lathe chisel light

    Why did I install a small light bulb on the shaft of a very small wood chisel? I use this on the wood lathe when I turn the inside of very small wine glasses. I turn out all the lights in the shop and the light coming through the wood acts as a dynamic thickness gauge as I remove wood. The int...
  • How to finish a butcher block

    Butcher blocks are either not finished at all, or are finished with oil. There exist special 'Salad Bowl' oils that work well for butcher blocks, in that they are totally non-toxic, but they can be difficult to locate. Probably the easiest finish is mineral oil from the drug store. The key is t...