Adding a shaper table to my woodworking shop has opened a lot of new possibilities. How are shaper tables different from router tables and how have I benefitted from adding one to my shop? Come find out.
I have shared many videos and tutorials using one (or all three!) of my Makita routers. They have been useful for so many of my projects and I feel very comfortable with them. Recently I added a Festool router to my collection and I'm here to give a candid review comparing both brands. There are a few things I was even surprised about and want show you some of these new features.
One of the expected challenges when working with reclaimed wood is CRACKS. When working on my projects I thoroughly inspect all the wood both for it's character and it's strength. If the existing cracks can be worked with then I pull out my top secret weapon for crack stabilization.... the SLABSTITCHER!
Looking at my shop these days everyone sees my walls covered in tools and my floor filled with machines. It wasn't always this way. In the beginning my woodworking business started with a budget friendly box store router. These days, when I'm approached by beginner woodworkers looking for tool suggestions I give them these five.