Michael Kampen

A good start is key for a good finish

Getting a great finish on your project is the result of careful planning and preparation.

No excuse for wrong measurements

Measurements can make or break your woodworking project.

A sharp drill is a happy woodworking drill

Drilling holes is an essential part of woodworking.

Joints make or break woodworking project

In last month’s Shop Talk column, we took a look at the proper way to prepare rough lumber for use in a project.

Good lumber starts with solid foundation

You can purchase lumber that has been dressed on all sides but the cost of this additional processing is reflected in the higher price.