You may want to take a look at Lowes’ October Shop Class, which offers instruction on how to build and finish a traditional storage chest. You can view project videos for the basic construction of the chest immediately, and the videos concerning the finishing steps will split into two videos – one will be available Tuesday, and the […]
Every now and then we find a power tool that stands apart from others in its class. Porter Cable’s 5″ Low-Profile Random Orbital Sander is one such tool. With its reduced height, we can see how that this sander would be much easier to control than traditional palm-grip sanders. While this sander’s unique low-profile design […]
Rockler’s Bench Cookies are puck-sizes spacers with a grippy pad on both sides. These can be used to lift your workpiece above your work table to facilitate edge routing, and many other tasks. Bench Cookies “lift, grip, and protect.” To summarize, Bench Cookies offer 1″ clearance below workpieces, they grip workpieces to prevent lateral movements […]
Rockler is having an online-only sale on C-clamps: a set of twelve 1-1/2″ Jet C-clamps for $10, or a set of two 2-1/2″ and two 3″ C-clamps for $8. Shipping is ~$7 for orders under $25, and $9 for orders between $25 and $50. While you’re at it, you may want to check out some of the […]
Rockler’s woodworking & hardware catalog is one of my favorites to browse through because they often introduce new products that I otherwise might not find out about, and because they also typically include exclusive coupon codes and sale prices. For example, Rockler’s February catalog included a coupon that was good for free shipping through mid-March. Despite mostly catering towards avid […]
Major Ramifications, from the GarageJournal forums, informed us that Woodcraft is offering a 2 1/4″ HP Freud router kit with a fixed and a plunge base for $130, shipped. The router comes with the two bases, the motor, 1/4″ and 1/2″ collets, an above-table adjustment knob, and a kit box.