FROM ROB’S BENCH
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I’ve just started to build a textured Douglas fir coffee table for a client. The lumber is all 8″ wide and 2″ thick, and it’s also stunningly straight-grained. On top of that, the boards, which I trimmed to 5′ long, are nearly perfectly straight. The first step in making the table was to joint one face on each board, but it probably would have been fine to skip this stage and head right for my thickness planer.
While surfing the Internet I came across a stunning video of a Swedish musician who’s made a machine that plays music. I’m not talking about the latest iPhone or stereo system here. I’m talking about a completely homemade machine powered by the maker, who can also program it to play a wide range of sounds that make up songs.
Bigger can be better in some situations, but not always. Sometimes less can be more. The new Worxsaw cordless compact circular saw is a case in point.
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DAP WoodPro is the wood filler born with over 150 years of DAP expertise. It’s high quality, latex-based formulae creates a surface and body that looks and acts like real wood.
The International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) is pleased to announce that the INNOVATION + DESIGN 2021 competition and exhibition is accepting entries now through June 30th.
Waterloo, ON based Sienci Labs has a wide variety of high-quality router bits and end mills for CNC machines including v-bits, upcut and downcut bits and ballnose end mills.
This King Canada 10″ Wet/Dry Sharpener (KC-4900S) has everything you need to keep your plane blades, chisels, knives and other cutting tools razor sharp.