Articles from Chris Marshall
Craftsman 21914 Drill Press Feature-Rich and User-Friendly at a Good Price
Craftsman’s 21914 benchtop drill press is a bit top-heavy, but comes with a steel table fence, comfortable grips, and is very user-friendly.
Ryobi DP121L Drill Press Gives Great Value and Nice Features at a Low Cost
Ryboi’s drill press adds a lot of value for your dollar with good power and a lot of nice features and a few minor problems at a great price.
General Tools 75-030 Drill Press Adds Shop Safety Features and Value
With a spring-loaded chuck guard for added safety and an innovative chuck key clip, General International’s drill press provides solid value.
Shop Fox W1668 Drill Press Converts into Shop Spindle Sander for Added Value
With a fairly easy adjustment, the Shop Fox W1668 Drill Press can be converted into a decent workshop spindle sander, making it two tools in one.
Gyrogrip Vise Clamp Attachment Provides Spindle and Uneven Surface Clamping Solution
After looking for a solution to properly clamp uneven surfaces on their benchtop vise, Ron and Mike Iacobelli developed the Gyrogrip attachment.
How to Make a Twelve-piece Puzzle
Always a hit with children, this twelve piece puzzle designed by Woodworker’s Journal’s Chris Marshall is fun and can be finished in an afternoon.
Top Trim Routing Techniques: Duplicating Parts
For smaller parts especially, trim routers can effectively duplicate multiple parts quickly and effectively using tried and true templates.
Top Trim Routing Techniques: Cutting Hinge Mortises
Creating hinge mortises on your doors isn’t that much different than standard routing with a template, guide collar and standard trim router.
Top Trim Routing Techniques: Profiling Edges
Laminate trimmers have plenty of power for edge trimming, and with the right technique you can cut perfect, clean edge profiles with your router.
Top Routing Techniques: Cleaning Up Veneer
One application of the trim router is squaring up veneer edging with a few quick passes with a trimming bit or a sheer angled flush-trimmer.