Hardware Show Showdown!
Last week, I was in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the National Hardware Show. As long-time readers know, I am something of a geek when it comes to looking at new tools and finding groovy new products. Every year at shows like this, I see products that result in a face-palm and a “why didn’t I think of that!” Sometimes it is big companies that come up with ideas, and sometimes it is a mom-and-pop company. And, to be honest, those are the sorts of companies that I root for the most.
So here is my one mom-and-pop company recommendation from the NHS (they are too small to advertise and I just want to give them a shout-out). The product is Add-a-Handle, and I am guessing you know what the product does already. Check them out, but be warned, your face may be in danger from your palm.
Rob Johnstone, Woodworker’s Journal
Bethany Sy chronicles on her blog the journey she and her husband have taken in woodworking, DIY and parenting.
When this reader installs dowels or plugs to fill screw holes, here’s how he prevents glue squeeze-out from soaking into the surrounding wood.
This reader found a way to make his spring clamps a bit easier to operate for his little shop helpers (and anyone with limited grip strength).
You can use a drill/driver to make dowel joints, but the Triton Doweling Joiner makes this task even easier. We take a closer look at this tool and show you how it works.
In this issue’s Reader’s Project Gallery, a reader and her friend craft a slightly modified version of one of our most popular plans.