Dust Right Universal Small Port Hose Kit

By Robert Robillard

Rockler Universal Small Port Hose Kit connects to wide range of small power tools On of my biggest pet peeves when working ins my shop is the lack of proper interface between my HEPA vacuums and my tools.  At Concord Carpenter, are a huge advocate of collecting dust at the source, but tool-makers don’t make that…

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How To Keep Rust Off Woodworking Tools

By Robert Robillard

Protecting Your Tools From Rust: The idea for the article,  How To Keep Rust Off Woodworking Tools, came to me after I found one of my kid’s had placed a wet snow sledding tube on-top of my table saw table. I had told her to leave the snow tube in my shop so I could…

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How To Build A Torsion Box Bookcase Seat

By Robert Robillard

Using Airplane Technology to Build Bookcases When designing an aircraft, it’s all about finding lightweight and strong material that is stiff enough to withstand the exceptional forces under which it has to operate. Durability is an important factor especially when the wings come into play.  Aerodynamic forces not only bend the wing, they also twist…

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Rockler ProFence 47905 Router Table

By Don Halsted

 Rockler Pro Router Table Fence 47905 Review The Rockler ProFence 47905 Router Table is a strong addition to the Rockler router table line of products. I selected the Rockler ProPhenolic Table, Rockler Aluminum Router Lift FX and the Rockler Router Table Dust Bucket a couple years ago, and was using this set up with an…

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Protect Your Ears When Woodworking

By Robert Robillard

Wear Hearing Protection   Having a wood-shop means noise.  Sometimes loud noise.  Noise levels can vary widely from machine to machine depending on conditions of use, and machine type.   Protecting your ears is super important.  One in 10 Americans has a hearing loss that affects his or her ability to understand normal speech.  Loss of hearing…

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Micro Bevel Sanding Jig

By Robert Robillard

How To Make A Micro Bevel Sanding Jig On Disc Sander While working in Don’s shop, our woodworking editor, we realized that we needed to apply a slight two degree bevel to the oval bottoms of the shaker inlay trays that we were making. We decided that the most accurate way to do this was…

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Air Compressor Maintenance

By Robert Robillard

Air Compressor Maintenance tips: Most problems with air compressors  are a result of normal wear and tear to rubber components due to high usage, lack of lubrication or dirt or water that entering the tool via the air lines  and damaging the internal components. Air Ccompressor Maintenance Routine maintenance procedures consisting of the breakdown, cleaning and installation…

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How to Locate Ceilings Fixtures

By Robert Robillard

Carpenter Tip – Insulation Support Rod – Probe Trick As a carpenter,  I am often called to install something after the fact, that is after the walls or ceiling is installed. This tip is useful if you find yourself needing to drill through a wall, ceiling or anything where you can not see where you…

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