Contour Sanding Grips

By Robert Robillard

Rockler Double-Ended Contour Sanding Grips I want to share with you a cool tool that I recently grabbed that I wish I had bought these years ago!  They’re called profile or contour sanding grips. To me, sanding is a necessary evil. I don’t know anyone who enjoys sanding.  My carpenter friend George always reminds me to…

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Rockler Carbide-Tipped Radius Plane Review

By Robert Robillard

Using a Radius Plane to Ease Sharp Edges In woodworking and Carpentry In the 25-years that I’ve been a carpenter I’ve always likes using hand planes. My most-used hand plane has always been my 60-degree low angle plane, which I use for easing edges and fitting parts. How Do You Ease Your Edges? So I…

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How to Build A Board and Batten Door

By Robert Robillard

Building Board and Batten Doors In this article we will show you how to build a board and batten door using rough-sawn,  ship lap lumber.  Building a board and batten door is a task that can be completed in a relatively short period of time and is a project that is suitable for novice woodworkers.…

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Measuring Tools for the Workshop

By Robert Robillard

Measuring Tools -That DON’T break the Budget Measuring and layout mistakes can be time-consuming and costly. Learning the hard way how to measure properly is not fun. Measuring properly involves attention to detail, good judgement and experience. Over the years, I’ve developed strategies to measure and layout parts to achieve accurate work and avoiding mistakes.…

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How to Check Your Table Saw Accuracy

By Stan Durlacher

Table Saw Accuracy – Does It Need A Tune Up? Why take the time to measure the as-built accuracy of a table saw? Is table saw accuracy important to you? Many of these saws will be opened up in the field, assembled, plugged in and start to be used for construction work. If this is the…

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Saw Horse Pro

By Robert Robillard

Saw Horse Pro – A New Way to Work! If you’ve ever used miter saw to cut long, unsupported stock, you know what a hassle it is to deal with a saw that moves all over the place, or a rickety miter stand, while you’re trying to make cuts. Miter saws work hard in the…

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How To Cut In A Router Table Insert Plate

By Robert Robillard

Router Table Insert Plate Installation There are several ways to cut an opening in the router table to fit a router table insert plate. The challenge to doing this is cutting the table top and getting the router plate to fit perfectly. This article will explain how to cut in a router table insert plate.…

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Oblique Angle Clamping Jig

By Stan Durlacher

Clamping Jig for Oblique and Odd Angle Joints I nicknamed my Oblique Angle Clamping Jig, ‘lollipops.’ for their unique shape and for want of a better name. This type of jig is not something I claim to have thought up or created. In fact, I have seen similar metal ones in catalogs and in high-priced woodworker stores…

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