Author Archives: Ralph Bagnall

  • August 14, 2013
    by Ralph Bagnall

    When making custom windows, Freud's 99-050 and 99-051 Window Sash & Rail Router Bit pairing require more work, but the extra effort is well worth it.
  • July 20, 2012
    by Ralph Bagnall

    Our author helps you determine the pluses and minuses of choosing between an open or closed cabinet router table stand for your workshop.
  • May 25, 2012
    by Ralph Bagnall

    A flat, square fence is a key part to having a useful and usable router table set up in your shop, whether you build it or buy one like the Rockler’s Multi-Track system.
  • May 8, 2012
    by Ralph Bagnall

    One of the centerpieces and workhorses of your workshop is your router table, whether you decide to build your own or buy one from the store.
  • February 16, 2012
    by Ralph Bagnall

    Workbench casters and mobile bases keep your bench and large tools stable but allow them to be moved and stored in the shop more easily.
  • January 26, 2012
    by Ralph Bagnall

    Incorporating casters into the design of your tool supports and workbenches ensures that your heavier tools will remain stable and mobile.
  • January 5, 2012
    by Ralph Bagnall

    A mobile floor stand base or even something as simple as plywood with casters attached can be a great help for keeping your tools mobile.
  • December 21, 2011
    by Ralph Bagnall

    Bending wood can be made simpler with the constant application of steam in the process, which means either building or buying a steam box.
  • November 28, 2011
    by Ralph Bagnall

    The process of creating bent laminate involves cutting extremely thin pieces of wood and overforming the pieces with clamps or a vacuum press.
  • November 4, 2011
    by Ralph Bagnall

    The two simplest methods for creating curves in the wood for your projects are manual clamping and gluing or kerf bending with several slot cuts.
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