Tools & Equipment

A traditional Japanese workbench is more than adequate for boxmaking and it is much easier to keep flat than a full bench.

The natural or bark edge of sawn timber can lend a sculptural, earthy or rustic effect to your woodwork.

CSP Tooling recently developed their new 12.7mm shank, 30mm diameter bit which has 10 four-sided carbide insert blades arranged in a spiral pattern.

My understanding is that this is the most expensive machine in its class on the Australian market.

This is in no way the complete story of Australian toolmakers but gives an indication of the important part toolmaking has played in Australia’s history.

With some trepidation, I trialled these cutters on a few small workshop jobs...

This is an interesting tool. It appears to use basic geometry to simplify finding the centre of stock.

Compressed air – do you need it? What should you buy? What's with all the jargon? Here are some answers for you.

I recently had the chance to spend some time with the latest addition to the SawStop family, the compact tablesaw (CTS).

David Luckensmeyer talks about the benefits of two-part epoxy and polyurethane glues.

Manpa, a new brand of powercarving tools made in Korea, has now arrived on our doorstep.

This free-to-download app punches way above its weight in terms of the information it offers.

Clearance angle geometry is crucial to handplane performance. With the aid of cardboard cutouts, Terry Gordon shows why.

This latest offering from the Triton stable is a surprisingly versatile tool which can be operated handheld or bench-mounted.

Terry Gordon explains why your blades will perform better if you control the bevel angle.

I knew my smaller machine was not going to cut it – literally – and so I recently upgraded to a SCM Minimax FS41E.