wood sanding

VIDEO: Are CoBots the future of the small shop?

Jonathan Katz-Moses, a Youtube influencer, home-shop woodworker, and inventor of a magnetic dovetail jig, tours a robotics factory to answer his question, "Are CoBots" the FUTURE of the Small Shop." He spent a week "playing" with the robotics at ATI Industrial Automation to examine these robots close up and make his own decision. Watch the video below and determine if the collaborative robots are the next "CNC" type of equipment that will be found in wood shops of the future.

Lose The Sandpaper, Grab The Razor

The beauty of finish sanding with a razor is the simplicity and speed. With one razor blade, I can quickly smooth a surface between coats on a job that would eat up several sheets of sandpaper.

Moldable Sandpaper? A Quirky Idea

Wood sanding material that can be moulded to the contours of a workpiece nears release at Quirky.com, an invention website that uses crowd-sourced deveopment to bring new products to market.