Articles from Matt Hocking
How to Use Heat Gun to Prepare Adhesive Sanding Disks for Orbit Sanders
If you are having trouble removing the paper from the adhesive disks for your random orbit sander, a heat gun might you peel them off.
Moisture Causes Distortion in Drying Wood Causing Cup and Bow Lumber
Improper treatment and excess moisture at the sawmill can cause distortion in wood, which is difficult to correct, including cupping and bowing.
Specialized Router Bits: Bead-and-Cove Bits from Canoe Building to Joinery
While these bits got their start in boat building, bead and cove bits have come into their own as cutters for joining up round projects and slats.
Tune Up You Table Saw, Planer and Router Table with a Combination Square
A combination square can help you test and make adjustments to several shop tools including your router table, table saw and shop planer.
Preparing Your Stock using a Combination Square
Combo squares are amongst the most used tool in a workshop, checking to make sure your end cuts and miter angles are cut perfectly flat.
Work Sharp WS3000 Sharpener Is a Solid Tool Grinder Missing a Few Key Features
Work Sharp’s WS3000 dry sharpener is a solid option which makes using its grinder simple, but its slotted disk system is tricky and it lack other features.
How to Create Decorative Carvings and Edging for Turned Bowl Projects
Turning a bowl on your lathe is a worthwhile project, but to add a bit of artistic flair the edging of your bowl, add some paint and carving.
Making Wind Shield Wiper Jug and Sand Workshop Hold-downs
A few large weights around your shop can give you a hand working on large scale projects, and they are easily made with a few jugs and sand.
Measuring Pocket Screw Joints on a Kreg Tools Jig Mounting Board
Measuring out pocket screw holes on a jig can be made much simpler if you mark out your measurements to make your drilling by sight.
How to Select Woodworking Clamps for Your Home Workshop
Most woodworkers have a whole pile of clamps at their disposal, but master woodworker Ian Kirby believes that most shops only need a few.