Category Archives: Tools and Equipment

Tech Tuesday: Technology – Tool, or Toy?

Today’s post is written by Stephen Parsons.

During the Holidays, the subject of acquiring a laser cutting/ engraving system came up several times and it has me thinking about technology usage in artisan work. As a woodworker, I work wood. But to make wood into something functional or creative or artistic, I need tools to help with that conversion. Continue reading Tech Tuesday: Technology – Tool, or Toy?

The Joy of Jigs, Part IV

This article is written by Stephen Parsons.

Carrying on with a tour through my favorite jigs, I’d like to introduce one that is not fully built from scratch by me (unlike the box joint jig and table saw sled which I wrote about previously).  My tenoning jig uses a combination of shop cut MDF panels, pre-built panels and miter guides from Incra Tools. Continue reading The Joy of Jigs, Part IV

The Joy of Jigs, Part III

In our last post in this series on jigs, I described my favorite jig – the screw advance box joint jig based on Mathias Wandel’s woodgears.ca plan – my favorite to use, but not the one I use most often. Most woodworkers would agree that THE fundamental jig for the table saw is the crosscut sled. There are many versions and sizes of cross-cut sleds and many woodworkers have several sleds for differing purposes. Continue reading The Joy of Jigs, Part III