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Easy to install, press-fit inserts will allow you to add knock-down hardware to your next project.
Industrial supply stores are a great source for a wide variety of pressfit threaded inserts. The inserts shown in the article came from McMaster-Carr (see below). They also carry many other styles of threaded inserts that you may not have seen before.
The knock-down fittings (00N12.01) that are shown in the box on the bottom of page 9 were purchased from Lee Valley. You can find their contact information listed below.
A new generation of hand saws takes quality to a new level. Find out what to look for.
Walk into just about any hardware store and you’ll probably find a back saw sitting on a shelf. But if you’re looking for a saw that can cut straight and stay on a line, a hardware store-variety back saw is probably going to fall short.
You can find better-quality back saws in most woodworking catalogs. Even here though, there’s a wide range of prices and quality.
Out of the saws we looked at, two brands consistently came to the top — Lie-Nielsen and Adria Toolworks (see below). Although both of these saws cost a bit more than other brands, the results you get are well worth it.
Odd-shaped parts and tough joints are no match for these clamping tricks.
Use these big bits for a decorative touch.
Carbide rosette cutters are available from several woodworking catalogs. The cutterhead with the interchangeable knives (shown on in the box on page 15 of Woodsmith No. 164) came from MLCS Woodworking.
Open this tabletop frame to reveal four, special photos. Close it to show off your skill in making solid-wood raised panels.
To build the picture frame, you’ll need some clear, 0.1"-thick acrylic, a piece of 1/4" steel rod for the pivot pins, a couple of brass washers, and a few woodscrews. I purchased all of these items at a local hardware store.
The only other hardware item you’ll require is a pair of brass knobs for the doors. These are available from Rockler.
Simple plywood construction makes this desk solid. Plastic laminate gives it style.
You’ll need a few pieces of hardware to build the compact desk. The magnetic catches (26559) and drawer guides (89690) came from Rockler. And I was able to order the bevel edge drawer pull (02W34.23) and the oval and round grommets (00U10.01 and 00U08.51) from Lee Valley. The only other hardware items you’ll need are a piece of 1/4"-dia. steel rod for the shelf pins and some ordinary woodscrews.
In addition to the hardware, you’ll need some plastic laminate to cover the plywood surfaces of the desk. Although you can use any color or texture of laminate you want, I ordered a 5' x 12' sheet of Antique Copper LS (D494-60) laminate from WilsonArt. And for the underside of the desk top, I ordered a 4' x 4' sheet of backing laminate.
Build these three space-saving tables with one, easy-to-master router table technique.
The nesting tables don’t require much in the way of hardware. You’ll need some table top fasteners (34215) to attach the tops to the table bases. (Mounting screws are included with the fasteners.)
And then to make it easier to slide the tables out from their nested position, you can add floor glides (31049) to the bottoms of the legs. Both the table top fasteners and the glides are available from Rockler or from similar sources.
Put down your hammer. Learn shop-tested techniques for better results with a nailer.
These shop-built accessories will add speed, precision, and safety to your saw.
Woodworking goofs are a fact of life. Here are some tips for invisible repairs.
Adding a few, simple details can take your next project from good to great.
Practice making great-looking panels with our interactive demonstration below. You can rip and arrange boards for the best appearance. Give it a try!