Proper ductwork is all about providing a network that allows air to be pulled from each tool individually at ample velocity, and moving enough air volume to remove both the chips and the very fine dust produced. The primary enemy of ideal dust collection is static pressure. In applied terms you can think of static pressure as the force that restricts air flow. The things that increase static pressure in dust collection include smaller ducts, longer distances, bends in the pipe and flexible tubin
15 Classic Handy Tool Tips and Tricks - After decades of collecting tool tips, our brains are so full that there isn’t room for much else. For this article, we sifted through those thousands of tips and selected a few that have been most useful on our own projects. Tuck them away in your memory and they’ll come in handy for you, too.
Here's a slick way to store a whole cluster of tools on pegboard with only two pegs. Cut some 2-1/2 in. wide mini shelves; drill holes or slots for router bits, screwdrivers, chisels and files; then drill a couple of 1/8-in. holes in the edges for the 1/8-in. diameter pegs. With a vise and pliers, bend the pegs to about 85 degrees and hammer them into the holes. Be sure the pegs fit tightly in the wood so the shelves can't fall off.