Every now and then I come across a woodworking workbench so beautifully made, so inspiring, that my jaw just drops in amazement. What’s better than a well-crafted and functional workbench? A detailed and well described workbench project log, such as Darnell Hagen’s over at his blog The Way I Wood!
A few days ago, we talked a bit about Woodpeckers’ new shelf pin drilling jig. Since then, I remembered that Lee Valley sells a similar system by Veritas, and decided that a comparison was in order.
Over in our $50 Woodpeckers Gift Card Giveaway thread, a few commenters mentioned Woodpeckers’ new shelf pin jig. This new jig makes drilling parallel rows of pin holes quick and easy with either a drill or router, and will be available in both inch and metric versions.
NOTE: This giveaway has ended. We are pleased to announce that we will be giving away one $50 gift certificate to Woodpeckers Precision Woodworking Tools. Woodpeckers manufacturers superb high-quality precision woodworking tools in the USA, and we want to give one lucky reader the chance to try these tools for themselves! To enter, simply browse through Woodpeckers’ […]
Fastcap manufactures an astonishing array of innovative and practical woodworking tools and accessories. Along with a few traditional tools, many of Fastcap’s unique products are designed specifically for cabinet makers and woodworkers. Fastcap also has a straightforward tool submission and development program that regularly pumps out new products. You can find Fastcap products at many woodworking outlets, […]
Rockler is offering free shipping on nay order until Friday. Enter code V0748 at checkout. The promo is only valid on non-oversized mailable items to contiguous US addresses. If at a loss of what to buy, Felo’s 5pc wood handled screwdriver set is usually a popular item (and is now on sale for $20), and you […]
As you may recall, I recently took a trip to visit a regional Woodworking Show. Before the actual show, I knew which booths I wanted to visit most, and Woodpeckers was at the very top of that list. If theirs was the only booth I was able to visit at that show, the trip would have still been […]
The Drawer on Wheels contest has been closed to new entries, and voting has begun. There are about 100 finalists out of 1350 entries (25 per page), and you can vote for as many different contestants as you’d like. If you’ve made it to the list of finalists, good luck! If not, check out some of […]
Check out these projects that were done using Woodline’s Rout-R-Joint dovetail jig system with various templates. I caught sight of these joinery examples at a recent Woodworking Show, and was very impressed.
If you read our recent review of Spiral Supports, a novel new type of shelf support pin, and are still a bit unsure as to how they work, take a look at this brief instruction video and it should answer most if not all of your questions. Spiral Supports are currently available at Woodcraft, and […]
I spotted this tiny non-marring hammer over at a recent Woodworking show. With dime-sized replaceable brass and plastic heads, this hammer is most likely used for precision tool setup or maintenance, unless there are other woodworking applications that I’m not yet aware of.
Over at the Woodworking Show we recently visited, I spotted an incredible working wood geared clock kit by Woodline. These photos hardly do the clock justice – it was far more spectactular in person.
Spiral Supports are a brand new shelf support pin of a unique design that is claimed to provide perfect shelving every time. These shelf pins are quick and easy to adjust, and can be used to eliminate the wobbling or trembling associated with slightly misaligned support pin holes in cabinets and shelving. Even if you can […]
Bench Dog has recently launched their own line of woodworking Bench Cookies. No doubt these cookies are a licensed or rebranded version of Rockler’s design, but what this means is that Bench Cookies may soon reach a much larger audience. Bench Dog’s new Bench Cookie release comes hot on the heels of Rockler’s own launch […]
At a recent Woodworking Show, I had the opportunity to see a Final Cut saw blade in action. We’re currently reviewing Final Cut’s 10″ blade on a miter saw, but it was good to see the same blade used in a table saw. Final Cut’s new circular saw blades were also on-scene, but I didn’t stick […]
Franmar Chemicals’ Soy-Gel is a safer professional paint stripper that can be used to remove acrylics, urethanes, epoxies, and lead-based paints. Soy-Gel is non-caustic, non-toxic, safe to use outdoors as well as indoors, and cleans up easily with water.
The Woodworking Shows is a travelling woodworking show that visits quite a few cities each year. At these shows, you can expect product demonstrations, hands-on learning experiences, and great discounts on new and popular tools. I took the opportunity to visit a recent Woodworking Show at a nearby city, and had a great time there. […]
Rockler Woodworking & Hardware is currently offering free shipping on all orders. This offer is for newsletter subscribers and is good until March 7th.
Drawer on Wheels (a Western Dovetail subsidiary) is holding a contest where the prize is a fantastic looking rolling tool cabinet. Simply head on over to their contest page to provide your contact info and answer a few questions.
Lee Valley just announced a new line of Veritas detail rabbet planes, which are now available in 5 sizes. These very slender planes ( Lee Valley describes them as pocket-sized), can be used for fine controlled and precice cuts that typically call for a chisel, such as when cleaning dados or grooves.