Tuesdays With Tommy: Real vs Plastic

Tuesdays With Tommy: Real vs Plastic

In this installment of Tuesdays With Tommy, we ask the woodworker and host of Rough Cut – Woodworking with Tommy Mac for his take on how plastic and composite woods stack up against the real thing. You may think you know where this is going, but Tommy...
Tuesdays With Tommy: Real vs Plastic

High Tech Carpentry

Don’t know the difference between your mohagany and your ash? No sweat. With the I.D. Wood app for your iPhone, you’ll look like a pro every time. Simply enter the name of the wood you are investigating and the I.D. Wood will give you its origins,...
Quick-Draw Pencil Pincher Keeps the Tool On Hand

Sugar-Coated Wood

Do you love the look and durability of tropical hardwoods but hate the idea of destroying the rainforest? The Norwegian based company Kebony has found a solution. Their “kebonization” process is a non-toxic treatment that gives softwoods that exist outside...
Tuesdays With Tommy: Real vs Plastic

iPhone Application for DIYers

Now you can make your iPhone into an all-in-one carpenter toolkit. The iHandy Carpenter contains a plumb bob to determine the verticality of lines and walls, a surface level, bubble level bar, steel protractor and steel ruler. Priced at $1.99, it’s got to be the...
Quick-Draw Pencil Pincher Keeps the Tool On Hand

Woodworking with Hand Tools

While some guys love their power tools, others prefer the artistry involved in woodworking with hand tools. For 25 years, Roy Underhill has hosted the PBS show The Woodwright’s Shop and been a strong advocate of historical woodworking methods. Mother Earth News...