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Video Edition #233.1

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Video Edition #233.1

Designer's Notebook

Auxiliary Vise

Build a woodworking vise. Hear from Creative Director, Chris Fitch about the process for creating the woodworking plans for an auxiliary vise for your workbench.

Woodworking Technique

Working with Barn Board

Reclaimed wood like barn boards provide a great look to a woodworking project. But it does offer some woodworking challenges. Designer Dillon Baker takes you through the steps to turn raw barn boards into great project parts.

Shop Tip

Box Fan Tower

A run-of-the-mill box fan can help you stay cool in the shop or provide fresh air for finishing. The problem is you don't always have a place to put it. This easy-to-build cart offers a great solution.

Video Edition #233.2

Designer's Notebook

Barnboard Hall Bench

Build an entry bench for your mudroom. Phil Huber and Designer Dillon Baker share the details of a practical storage project. The bench uses barn boards for a unique look. Learn the story of how this project took shape.

Shop Tip

Better Glue Dispenser

Assembly time can get hectic. One way to keep things on an even keel is to have place for your glue and brushes. This compact caddy gets the job done and uses disposable cups from your fridge.

Video Edition #233.3

Woodworking Essentials

Stop Tearout

Chipout, blowout ... whatever you call it torn wood fibers can spoil your day. But there's no mystery in what causes tearout or how to prevent it. Learn some tips and techniques for getting smooth, clean cuts at the table saw and at the router table.

Woodworking Technique

Band Saw Dovetails

Dovetails have both a visual and structural appeal. For tight-fitting joints that look their best, Creative Director Chris Fitch turns to the band saw. Follow along as he shares the steps to creating the pins.

Shop Tip

Shop Tool Caddy

Keeping shop machines running in top shape requires a few simple tools. Tracking down those tools can be a hassle, though. Here a better solution.

Video Edition #233.4

Woodworking Technique

Band Saw Dovetails

With the pins complete, the next step is to create the matching tails. Creative Director, Chris Fitch shows how to lay out the joints then cut them at the band saw using an adjustable sled. Then with a little handwork at the bench, fine tune the joints for a perfect fit.

Shop Tip

Guide Bushing Install

The smooth surface of a guide bushing makes them difficult to install securely. Here's an easy modification you can make to lock them down tight.

Video Edition #233.5

Woodworking Essentials

Rabbeting on the Jointer

Flattening faces and jointing edges are the main jobs of a jointer. But that's not all it can do. Take your jointer skills up a notch by learning how to cut rabbets. Vince shows the simple steps to cutting smooth rabbets in no time at all.

Woodworking Technique

Installing Barrel Hinges

On some projects, hiding the hardware is the best solution. Erich walks through the steps to choosing and using barrel hinges that are ideal for small projects.

Shop Tip

Clever Cove Sander

For a smooth surface on cove molding, you need a sanding block that matches the curvature of the molding. John Doyle shares a solution that you might just have in your shop already.