When people first see an exotic wood pepper mill, such as one of the stunning pieces created by the renowned craftsman Pinky Martin, they typically want to know how it was made. The answer varies widely-no two artisans go about the task in the same manner, and few are accomplished ...
September 15, 2017Jack
I made this adapter to hook up dust collection to the odd-size fitting (2″) on my oscillating sander. Start with a hardwood block that is (in my case) is 3″ x 4″ x 11⁄4” thick. I required a 2″ hole, ...
September 14, 2017Jack
Nobody wants to work for nothing, but many painting businesses do when they don't charge for all the things that are part of each job. If you intend to do a complete job, and your customer is asking for a complete job, then you should be charging for a complete ...
September 13, 2017Jack
Even better than a fresh coat of paint on your house is the look of a brand new Phoenix Arizona front door. Nothing stands out on a house more than the front door, and you undoubtedly want your home to leave a lasting impression of elegance and charm on your ...
September 11, 2017Jack
This week we recieved a lot of great feedback from the propane forge video that we posted to facebook. It’s a simple project to get you started forging for under $100. If you enjoy that clip, you must check ...
September 10, 2017Jack
WHAT IS A ROUTER BIT?A router bit is a cutting tool used with a router to rout out (or hollow out) spaces in the surface of a generally hard workpiece. Although routers and router bits are more commonly used in woodworking applications like cabinetry and carpentry, these cutting tools can ...
September 9, 2017Jack
In my last few posts, I showed how two different vise chops designs were created for the BARN workbenches. One technique was based on an easy to use 3D CAD tool: extrusion. Armed with a squiggly line, that gave ...
September 7, 2017Jack
Your choice of wooden picture frame moulding is important when it comes to making a successful picture frame.Timber that is used to make picture frames over the centuries has included a range of hardwood and softwood. Hardwood has a straw-like structure that gives it a porous appearance when cut across ...
September 7, 2017Jack
Wood furniture can be painted, polished or oiled. How you clean your furniture depends on the variety of wood it is made up of. For example, some types of wood are lightly lacquered and do not absorb oil, while others like rosewood and teak do not have any finish and ...
September 5, 2017Jack
We had a heck of a time deciding on the Editors’ Choice winners – and the Grand Prize winner – in the 2017 PWM Excellence Awards. There was so much outstanding work from which to choose. But we had to ...
September 4, 2017Jack