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Planing jig for warped wood

I don’t have a joiner, so it’s a difficult for me to square a piece of wood that’s not true. To flatten …

Beautifully made alcohol stove

This is a great video because it’s obvious this stove was made by a scale modeler, based on the tools he has. …

Saved offline Google maps

These instructions only pertain to saving maps from the Google Maps app on your mobile device. Although you can create and save maps …

Next up, Airfix 1/72 Avro Lancaster Dambuster

My next kit will the nearly brand new tooling of the Avro Lancaster Dambuster. It’s a 1/72 scale subject of the British heavy …

Another tough little ship, the USS Defiant from Deep Space Nine

For those who wonder what I’m doing when I’m not writing or woodworking, here’s the answer. I bought the USS Defiant model …

Best box joint jig ever

This box joint jig by Ed Stiles is brilliant. I’ve seen some very clever jigs involving gears but the 16 thread per …

Shop tour continues: router fence

This router fence is its second incarnation, the first being so ludicrously stupid, I never used it, but some of the wood …

Creating WordPress theme from scratch tutorial

This post is more a note to myself to remember this excellent set of tutorials by Brad Schiff. He  shows the development …

Shop tour continues: Tool swapping

I don’t have room to mount every bench tool I have. Of course my most commonly used tool is the bench vise, but …

Shop tour: Rolling pegboard

Just thought I’d post some photos of my one-car garage workshop and my do-it-yourself woodworking creations. As you can imagine, it’s very difficult …

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