Some portable belt sanders come ready to clamp down to your work bench and sand like mini stationary belt sanders. For the rest of us, we have these nifty belt sanding jigs and stands! The tool sharpeners out there will appreciate the tool sharpening stands – get your angles right and you can get your […]
The hand held belt sander is – and has been – the “go to” tool for hogging wood off quickly. Though known for its tendency to leave gouges, the belt sander remains a workshop standard for woodworkers and DIYers everywhere. With the introduction of belt sander frames, they got a whole lot more controllable.
Routing without a lift is a hassle. You’ll find yourself using that router more if you have a lift! …and you’ll find that you have a lift at a great price if you build one yourself ;) We searched up and down the halls of the internet to bring you this collection of 8 free […]
KnotScott recently found a great thread at SawMillCreek: Buying Lumber Online that discussed good sources for wood on the internet. The Creekers made some online store recommendations and it got me wondering if woodworkers at other forums had any recommendations to make… After wearing Google out, we found 10 forum threads that discussed the best […]
What does the future hold for the table saw? Why does Porter-Cable’s new table saw give KnotScott deja-vu? What’s the most commonly-owned table saw? These questions AND MORE get answered in this week’s issue of KnotScott’s Forum Finds! Stay tuned for next week… or scroll down to the bottom and check out all the past […]
The field of plunge routers has some incredibly strong favorites… Especially in the woodworking forums! We dug through plunge router discussions at six different woodworking forums to help shed some light on the “best plunge router” out there. We’ve covered trim routers before in the Top 16 Trim Routers, so that leaves us with fixed […]
KnotScott delivers again! First up – a landmark lawsuit in which a table saw user has apparently successfully sued Ryobi for NOT having “flesh detecting technologies.” As you can imagine, this stirred up QUITE the debate at WoodNet! Popcorn not included. Kidding aside – this is a huge deal for the power tool industry as […]
If a drill press is all you got, it can get some of your routing jobs done! Back in the heady shop days of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s drill presses around the country proudly routed and shaped happily… with the help of these amazing plans :)
Our “man on the streets” and woodworking forum regular KnotScott just sent me an exciting rumor he discovered in the Ridgid forum… Home Depot may be bringing back the Ridgid R4511 granite-topped table saw!
We’ve got router jig plans; we’ve got router table plans. I can’t believe we’ve gone this long without some router fence plans for you! How have you managed without us ;)