Articles from Chris Marshall
Featherboard Techniques: Wide Board Jointing with Magnetic Featherboards
Jointing a wide board is difficult because of the tendency to tip, but raised featherboards attached to the infeed table can hold it steady.
Dado Blade Review – Amana, Freud and Infinity Blades the Best Bets for Your Table Saw
Dado blades are specialized shop tools, so you want to ensure you get the best for your money. Our expert tries them all and makes his picks.
Shop Fox W1671 Benchtop Mortiser Has Large Motor for Mortising Power
Shop Fox’s W1671 Benchtop mortiser comes with a larger motor and is highly adjustable, all at a lower price tag than other similar mortisers.
How to Use a Router Table for Small Edge Profiling with a Workpiece Fixture
Adding edging to small projects can be difficult and even dangerous, but using a simple workpiece fixture can save you stress and fingers.
Steel City 25200 Benchtop Mortiser Has an Extension Table and Warped but Tall Cast Fence
Steel City’s 25200 Benchtop Mortiser comes with a unique expandable table for large workpieces and a tall, but slightly warped, cast fence.
Benchtop Mortiser Review: Shop Fox Is Best of the Top Seven Mortise Cutters
Our expert, Chris Marshall, tested the top seven bench top mortisers on the market, checking their features and seeking out the best bargain.
Delta 14-651 Benchtop Mortiser Features Easy Headstock Auger Drill Bit Chuck
Delta’s 14-651 Benchtop Mortiser includes a ratcheting handle and headstock panel making set-up easy and the machine is easy to use overall.
Benchtop Mortiser Chisel Sharpening with Sandpaper, Rockler Woodworking and Veritas Sharpening Tools
Making sure your mortiser’s chisel is sharp is key to preventing clogging and friction, and expert Chris Marshall has developed an easy method for making sharpening easy.
Craftsman 21907 Benchtop Mortiser Tough Auger Bit Installation, but Good Riser Block and Feed Handle
Craftsman’s 21907 Benchtop Mortiser comes with a few nice features including left-hand conversion, but overall setup is too much hassle.
General International 75-050T M1 Benchtop Mortiser Has a Versatile Headstock
With a tilting and rotating head, the General International 75-050T M1 Benchtop Mortiser adds a lot of versatility to your standard mortising tool.