Shop accessory

464 Building the Benchcrafted Moxon Vise

September 12, 20114 Comments

Summer might as well be officially over. The kids are back in school, the warmest days are now almost equal to the coldest nights from just a month ago and I’m heading back into the shop with the video camera to start building more great stuff to share with all of you. Yes, I’d say […]

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446 Shop Tour

November 18, 201027 Comments

I can’t remember the last time I did any kind of shop tour in my current basement workshop, so after much prodding by a few of you (especially you John!!!) I decided it was time to invite all of you down for a look around. Really there’s not a lot to look at that you […]

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431 Shop Apron

May 24, 20101 Comment

Today’s “Try it Tuesday” is all about my shop apron, more specifically the Leather Apron from Highland Woodworking. With it’s generous proportions, it’s deep flap covered pockets and it’s really comfortable feel (once it’s properly broken in that is) this is a great apron for any woodworker. Why would you need a shop apron? With […]

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429 Kreg Multi-Mark

May 17, 20100 Comments

It’s another Tuesday and that means it’s time for another “Try it Tuesday”. This week we have the Kreg Multi-Mark, a great little multi-marking tool for a wide assortment of jobs in and out of the shop. With three possible blade positions for quick measuring and marking the Kreg Multi-Mark is a handy tool for […]

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427 The GRR-Ripper

May 10, 20104 Comments

It’s Safety Week 2010 and it only makes sense for this week’s “Try It Tuesday” to be a safety device. A while ago we had a chance to give-away a Micro-Jig GRR-Ripper as part of our monthly schwag drawing. I couldn’t just give one away without trying it out for myself, so for total openness…YES […]

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422 Veritas Surface Vise

March 29, 20108 Comments

There are a lot of workbench accessories on the market, but typically they’re either something that needs to be built as part of the workbench top and are nearly permanent components or they’re small useful items, but don’t have much versatility to them. A newer accessory that hit the market in the past year is […]

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358 Push Sticks and Featherboards

May 6, 20090 Comments

Safety Week 2009 is almost half over and everywhere you look everyone’s talking safety. Take a few minutes this week and visit with all of the various blogs, websites and shows to see what people have to say about one of the most important topics in the shop. For today’s episode let’s take a look […]

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354 Router Bit Holders

April 10, 20092 Comments

I strive really hard to be organized, but let’s get serious…it’s a pipe dream if there ever was one!! One of the worst offenders of disorganization in my shop is my router bit drawer. All I have for storage of all the great bits we’ve been demonstrating here is a piece of plywood with a […]

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305 Shooting with the Shooting Board

September 10, 20081 Comment

Hey everyone here’s the promised video on how to shoot with a shooting board. Highlights include why doesn’t the plane damage the reference edge and of course what’s the best technique. If you’re curious about my other resource checkout White Mountain Design they have a great tutorial on shooting boards including an excellent photo answer […]

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304 Shooting Board Follow-Up

September 7, 20080 Comments

Hey everyone it’s Monday and it’s back to work for most of us. Of course over the weekend I had a chance to hear from a number of you who had questions regarding the shooting board. Perhaps the number 1 question was “why doesn’t the blade of the plane alter the reference edge of the […]

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