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Steel wool can be found at just about any hardware store. But the Liberon steel wool is a little harder to find. We ordered ours from from Rockler (35161).
Take a look at the innovative features found on the new generation of measuring tapes.
New measuring tapes have turned this shop necessity into a multi-functional tool. I ordered the FastCap tapes from McFeely's. They include the Lefty/Righty tape (FSC-4020), Story Pole tape (FSC-4022), and FlatBack tape (FSC-4024). The center-finding tape (25N10.16) and large print "Blindman's" tape (50K16.01) came from Lee Valley. You'll also find most of these tapes at the Woodsmith Store.
If you want to eliminate reading error, you'll want to give the new digital measuring tape made by Starrett a try. The information below will help you locate a distributor or retail store in your area.
Our best techniques for attaching hardware.
Upgrade your trim or palm router for precision plunge routing with this high-tech base.
The addition of a precision plunge base to your palm router will most definitely improve the accuracy of the cut. You'll need to order the Micro Fence plunge router base directly from the manufacturer. The contact information can be found below. I ordered the Trend T3 router from Klingspor's Woodworking Shop. You can get the router and plunge base for about $80.
This desktop shelf can be built in short order from just a few boards.
With a magnetic chalkboard, writing surface, and storage bin, you'll never miss another event.
Building the information center doesn't require a lot of hardware. Most of the items you'll need can found be at any hardware store or woodworking store. The keyhole hangers and galvanized steel for the chalkboard were purchased at a local home improvement center.
I ordered the 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" brass hinges (7665ZA) that I used for the lid from Rejuvenation Hardware. Information for ordering these hinges is listed below.
You'll also need paint to make the chalkboard. I got the chalkboard paint I used at a Benjamin Moore dealer. The information below will help you find the nearest store. You'll also find it at the Woodsmith Store.
If you add hooks for keys, the 7/8" J-Hooks (00H27.30) that are shown on the back cover of Woodsmith No. 163 can be ordered from Lee Valley.
Built with solid, mortise and tenon construction, distinctive Craftsman details, and in a perfect size for your home.
You won't need to find a lot of hardware to build the Craftsman sideboard. The nylon stem bumpers (28373) I used for the drawers came from Rockler. And I was able to order the Mission-style drawer pulls (01G62.40) from Lee Valley.
You can apply any finish you like to the sideboard. I chose to use the "Candlelight" gel stain made by General Finishes. You'll find distributor information below. The stain is also available at the Woodsmith Store. I followed the stain with the "hybrid" finish described in the article on page 46 of Woodsmith No. 163.
Additional finish information: Another stain option is Bartley's Country Maple/Honey in a 1:1 mix. Try leaving the stain on longer than normal - then lightly wipe off. The "hybrid" finish consists of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell Clear followed up with three coats of General Finishes Polyacrylic Blend Semi-Gloss.
Learn the secret to this sturdy joint.
Seven simple techniques for case construction.
Accurate holes in less time. All it takes are a few accessories you can build in less than an hour.
In finishing, oil and water do mix. And the results are hard to beat.
Here are a few of our favorite ways to hold a table or cabinet top in place.