Tag Archive: power tools

Home #Makerspace: The Fishing Rod Storage Rack

This week in the Home #Makerspace, I designed and built a fishing rod storage rack. Check it out here!

This Week in the Shop: 3 Simple Picture Frame Plans

Picture frames make fantastic skill building projects.  You can practice joinery and create precision jigs.  Frames reward practice and good finishes.  They can be made from cheap materials and scraps – meaning they… Continue reading

Tool Primer: The Miter Saw

At some point, you have to cut that board in half.  Learn to do it right in today’s Tool Primer: The Power Miter Saw.

Community Watch: Intro to Woodworking Tools

Last Saturday I had the chance to introduce ten students to woodworking tools – great bunch!  If you are interested in learning how to use power tools and are in the Houston area,… Continue reading

Tool Primer: How to Select & Use Jigsaws

Some tools do only one thing well.  Some tools do a lot of things well if you know how to use them.  The jigsaw (or sabersaw), in my opinion, is unique in the… Continue reading

Gear Review: SKIL 7-1/4″ Circular Saw Mo. 5480

If you are in the market for a 7-1/4″ circular saw for light homeowner use, I don’t see any reason not to buy a SKIL 5480.  It’s cheap, durable construction, dead simple set-up… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Playhouse and How To Play in It

I just finished my son(s, I’m expecting another next month) Christmas gift: an outdoor playhouse. I used a router on table to create a half inch wide dado for the cedar edging. A… Continue reading

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