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How To: Oxidize Teak Using Martin Goebel's Tanning Bed Method

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/22/2015 9:18AM

Oxidizing teak in 12 minutes in a tanning bed, submitted by Martin Goebel. "This dumb little trick is something that weekend woodworkers might enjoy," Goebel says. Could it be a factory application, too - UV curing lines are plentiful in woodworking plants.


Why Doors & Drawers Adopted Festool Portable Contour Edgbanding

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/20/2015 8:35PM

Doors & Drawers manufactures commercial cabinetry in Ann Arbor, MI, and recently purchased a $150,000 edge banding machine. It also added the new Festool CONTURO Edge Bander to edge band on a radius, and to take to job sites.


An MDF Armchair Was Inspired by Marilyn Monroe and CNC Routers

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/16/2015 12:22PM

Furniture maker Alexander White says his Monroe Chair armchair, made of MDF, was inspired by the iconic image of Marilyn Monroe's blowing skirt in scene in the Bill Wilder's 1955 movie, "The Seven Year Itch." It exploits the a nesting CNC router making repeated cuts from a panel.


Oscillating Spindle Sander Built to Collect Dust, Has 10 Spindles

Posted: 05/15/2015 2:49PM

The new JET JOSS-S floor model oscillating spindle sander is designed to take the hassle out of sanding, featuring increased table tilting, spindle lock for single-wrench changes, optimized dust collection, and integrated storage




Ford GT Inspired Designs Showcased at 2015 Milan Furniture Show

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 05/14/2015 2:39PM

The 2015 Milan Furniture Show featured a Ford lounge where the company's designers took the design philosophy behind its top rated Ford GT supercar and applied it to interior design.


Mafell 18V Cordless Drivers Have High Adjustable Torque

Posted: 05/09/2015 5:26AM

Mafell is show woodworking power tools in a new generation of brushless cordless drill drivers. Its 18-Volt cordless machines offer the compelling benefit of the largest adjustable torque range on the market.


How To Make a Profile Sanding Pad for a Power Sander

By Bill Esler Posted: 05/08/2015 1:19AM

Here's a step by step for making a sanding block to match a profile. This is for the snap-on blocks that fit the Festool sander, with air holes to allow sawdust to be vacuumed into a dust collector as you work.


How To Build a Sanding Jig for Odd Shaped Work Pieces

By Bernie Bottens Posted: 05/07/2015 4:18PM

I struggled sanding these tapered wood fixtures. They crawled along table as I apply a random orbital sander, until I learned about this jig. Here's how to do it.


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