Articles from Ralph Bagnall
Dust Collection Series: Moving DC From Tool to Tool
One central dust collection system can service your whole workshop if you can connect it to all your tools, which can be accomplished with adapters.
Shop Vacuum Dust Collection: Getting Connected
Rockler’s 2-1/2 to 3/4″ Rubber Hose Adaptor is one way to bridge the gap from dust collector to tool, helping keep your tools and workshop clean.
Hand Saw Series – The Gent’s Saw
A Gentleman’s Saw is a hand saw designed in the Victorian-era, which still finds use today in many shops for hand-cutting tenon joinery.
Hand Saw Series – The Bench Hook
Bench hooks turn your bits of scrap wood into solid support pieces for making cuts with your hand saw or plane on just about any flat surface.
Hand Saw Series – Veneer Saws
Cutting perfect edges in your long, thin veneers can be messy with most knives, but a veneering saw cuts with the grain for that perfect cut.
Hand Saw Series – Miter Saws
Cutting a good clean miter might seem like a job best left to a power tool, but a hand miter saw can create perfect 90 degree angled miters.
Hand Saw Series – Flush Trim Saws
A flush trim saw fills a role that even most power tools won’t fill as well, making delicate cuts and trimming small bits like pins and plugs.
Hand Saw Series – Japanese Saws
Thinner, pulling Japanese saws are perfect for trimming tasks as well as quickly creating solid, hand-cut dovetails, making them very useful.
Hand Saw Series – Coping Saws
The versatile coping saw can make many different kinds of cuts, including cutting holes and curves, making it a must-have detailing saw.
Hand Saw Series – The Classic Hand Saw
The classic hand saw is a fixture of almost every workshop, making push stroke cuts and handling controlled rip cuts and a heavy duty workload.