Our primary project last year was rehabbing an old farmhouse on a former dairy farm in Ulster County. It was a great job, demanding and rewarding. The house dates back to the late 1700's, and was added onto and changed over the years by various owners, farmers, carpenters. It was fun to discover the history of the place, the difference between original building, with ax-hewen chestnut timber frame. The next section, a pine or hemlock timber frame. Still hewn, finer with an adze. Then milled…
DIY Tutorial: Crown Moulding
Planning a crown moulding project? This handy DIY guide is absolutely essential for getting your inside and outside corners cut correctly!
WiseBond 1.5 gal. Clear Deep Pour 2 in. Thick Single Pour 2:1 Ratio River Table Epoxy (Kit), Transparent or can be tinted
WiseBond Deep Pour is a premium commercial grade epoxy specially formulated for river table thick pouring up to 2 in. deep in a single pour and up to 8 in. thick for object castings. Perfect for live-edge river tables, creative table making, wood slabs, wood working, and object art casting projects. This epoxy is cures to a crystal clear water-like appearance and designed for a long cure to make it easy to work with. WiseBond has been engineered to be low-odor, and zero VOC with a slow…
Simple storyboard makes fence setup a snap
A story stick is a great way to set up your tablesaw fence accurately without measuring every time. But sometimes, measurements too near each other can be hard to mark and read reliably. My solution: Create a storyboard out of a scrap of 1⁄8" hardboard. For every fence setup, after I cut my workpieces, I make a short cut on the storyboard, and write in the measurement and the name of the part. That way, if I forget to cut a piece or have to make a recut, it is simple to capture the blade in…
56 Brilliant Woodworking Tips for Beginners
Woodworking is a blast, but it can be intimidating for beginners. Luckily, our readers and editors love passing along their go-to tips.
7 Ways to Upcycle Your Sawdust
Got lots of sawdust sitting around your shop? Whether you burn it, compost it, or trash it, we’ve got some ideas on how to upcycle some of those shavings.
Repairing Split Wood
Repairing Split Wood: In an otherwise attractive piece of wood, an unsightly split or crack can run deep like family turmoil. Most wood fillers are intended to be little more than aesthetic solutions. Even the hardiest fillers are intended to withstand c…