The woodpeckers of the south-eastern United States have a very important role in their ecosystem. They create cozy cavities to nest in, which protect them from predators and provide them with a safe place to lay their eggs.
Conservation managers thin and burn forests to maintain a size and density that’s appropriate for these birds. But new research suggests woodpeckers may be hammering their head harder than ever before.
A router table is one of the most popular and useful woodworking tools in any shop. It’s easy to use and facilitates a variety of cutting operations like rabbets, tenons, tongues, grooves, and more.
A router fence is also a must-have accessory for the tabletop. It provides support and guidance for your workpiece as it is cut across the router bit.
There are many router tables available to choose from, including the Woodpeckers Premium Router Table Packages which include everything a woodworker needs for routing virtually any job (router motor not included). All of these packages come with the following: 24″ x 32″ or 27″ x 43″ Premium Router Table Top; Adjustable Steel Router Table Stand; 36″ Super Fence; and the PRL-V2 Precision Router Lift.
Using a coping sled is the best way to accurately shape the end of a narrow workpiece on the router table. The sled will hold the end securely so that you can machine or “cope” stile and rail doors, tenons and lap joints.
A coping sled also provides a safe and accurate way to cut through-tenons, cross-grain cuts and more. Its clear fence guide rides against the router fence and eliminates the need for a miter slot on your router table.
The sled uses two screw clamps to securely hold the workpiece up to 5-1/2″ wide perfectly perpendicular to the fence. It’s the perfect way to make beautiful tenons and lap joints.
Precision Woodworking Squares
Whether you’re a beginner or a woodworker with decades under your belt, the right squares are essential for precision work. The best squares are accurate, sturdy and easy to use.
There are many different types of squares available on the market, including try squares, double squares and marking squares. But they all do a similar job of helping you mark edges and angles while guaranteeing their precision.
The Woodpeckers Precision Aluminum Square is unique because both its blade and base are machined from a single block of aluminum which results in a far higher degree of squareness than what is possible with the typical two-piece design. It’s then fitted together with two chrome hardened steel pins for bullet proof rigidity and alignment.
T-Squares are a great tool to have in your woodworking shop. They are used to lay out lines parallel to a board edge.
T-Squares can also be used to scribe lines for joining hardware and joinery. They can be very accurate and allow you to lay out precise, repeatable cut lines without relying on a tape measure or scrap of wood.
T-Squares come in both imperial and metric scales and include holes to insert a mechanical pencil for consistent lines. Many of these squares also have bubble levels, a scratch awl for scribing and other features that make them an excellent choice for the woodworker looking for a versatile layout tool.
The best woodworking projects start with accurate measurements and spot-on precision. That’s why woodpeckers woodworking has developed their line of high-quality, heavy-duty woodworking rules.
They’re made of aircraft-grade aluminum with beveled edges to minimize parallax error. They’re available in 12, 24 and 36 inch lengths.
Each has a centering scale that simplifies shop tasks like laying out hardware or centering patterns. It’s graduated in 1/16” intervals and laser engraved on a 30 degree bevel for easy alignment to pencil marks.
The hefty aluminum body has a recess down its full length to make it lay flat and a finger groove on the top to help position. The entire tool is made in the U.S.A., on their own CNC milling machines. And, as with all their tools, they’re backed by an engraving tolerance of +-.004 inches total accumulated error.