As I said in an earlier entry, I was somewhat shocked that despite careful joinery the cases were quite flimsy. I guess I shouldn’t have been so shocked, because the sides are comparatively thin, as are the drawer blades, meaning the tenons are short and have no shoulders to speak of to resist racking.
Adding a Hidden Compartment
This attachment mounts in place of your router’s factory baseplate and is used for cutting circular disks from, or boring circular holes in, sheet stock. It pivots about a small pin rotating in a blind hole drilled in the center of the stock to be cut.
Disclosure: Rust-Oleum paid for my transportation, lodging and food to attend this special event in New Orleans, where I could test this new product and hear directly from their company experts. There was no promise of news coverage. Opinions are my own.
Because wood is relatively weak perpendicular to its grain, screws don't hold that well when screwed into the end grain. This firstly because the thread has a harder time cutting into the grain fro the side, and also because what it does grab shears out more easily, as the shear is cross-grain. Wood screws do, however, hold extremely well in cross grain.
After a few dozen emails asking about those orange thingys on The Handyman’s workbench, I decided to take you on the journey of the unwanted wood parts!
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It’s much easier to rough cut large pieces using a jig saw.
Pictured in the table above are the four types of wooden pieces you will need to play Kubb.
Gluing a miter joint is a challenge . There just isn't an easy way to clamp it. The store-bought clamps I've tried in the past didn't always pull the joint together.
More and more woodworkers are bringing power jointers and planers into their shops, often pushing hand planes into dusty corners.