how to choose a table saw

How To Choose A Table Saw

When you’re trying to research how to choose a table saw and you’re hit with what seems like an overwhelming amount of options, within a huge span of price ranges… Yeah, shopping for a table saw can be frustrating. I’ve moved from a lightweight, jobsite type of saw, up to a heavier hybrid style with a mobile base, and finally up to a stationary 3 … Read More

6 Reasons A Woodworker May Need a Jointer

So you’re wondering if investing in a jointer is really worth it. Well, as a self-taught woodworker who has a basic 4” bench top jointer, I can tell you it definitely has its place in a wood shop. It’s not required, because you can build furniture with lumber that has been jointed and planed, right from the lumber yard. But when you start building more … Read More

woodworking router bits

5 Essential Woodworking Router Bits

Have you noticed how the shelf at the hardware store with the woodworking router bits is massive, and overloaded with options? There are all kinds of router bits available to buy, but many of them are not critical, and serve a very specific purpose, which may not be helpful to you at all. In my experience with woodworking, I’ve found that there are just a … Read More

modern tv console

Modern TV Console

Here’s a simple modern tv console project put together with dowel joinery. It’s flush on the sides so you can set multiple pieces side by side for longer walls. Painting it black really completes the modern look, but feel free to leave a natural wood look. But if you’re not going to paint it, just be sure to finish it with a protective coat like … Read More

danish oil

Danish Oil – What You Should Know About This Amazing Wood Finish

I love a good wood finish that is easy to apply, enriches the appearance of the natural wood, makes the grain stand out, and provides a decent amount of protection. So, let’s talk about Danish Oil. Oil finishes like tung oil and boiled linseed oil penetrate into the wood. They provide some protection as well as a rich, beautiful appearance. Film finishes like varnish, lacquer, … Read More

hide glue

Hide Glue – Why You Should Start Using It Too

Hide glue gets its name from the fact that it comes from animal hides, bones, hooves… (I’ll stop there).  It’s a very archaic glue that’s been around as long as woodworking has. But even still, today’s hide glue creates just as good of a bond as PVA wood glues. Read more about PVA wood glue here. Traditional hide glue is pliable when it’s heated up, and … Read More

how to inlay wood with a router

How To Inlay Wood With A Router

So you want to learn how to inlay wood with a router, and like me, you don’t necessarily want to cut out intricate solid wood inserts to fill the inlay. Perfect, because that’s what this tutorial is for! I’m going to share all my steps, pictures, and even some video. I’ve come up with a very simple process for how to inlay wood with a … Read More

Awesome Woodworking Videos

On this page I’m going to be sharing videos from all over the web, all over the world. These videos will be nothing short of amazing, and as I find more over time I’ll add them to the page. If you find any videos you think are worthy of this page, please send me a message here and a link to the video, and I’ll … Read More

breadboard ends

The Right Way To Do Breadboard Ends For Your Table Projects

So you’re thinking about building a table? You’ve heard about these “Breadboard Ends”. You’ve probably seen them. Maybe you’ve even tried them out. I know a woodworker who didn’t know the correct way to create breadboard ends, and he ended up causing the table top to split. It wasn’t really his fault, he was simply never taught the proper technique. Well that’s what inspired me … Read More

panel glue up

12 Tips For Making Flatter Panel Glue Ups

Gluing up a panel for a woodworking project is an important skill to develop as a new woodworker. I’ve made panels for many projects, including a dining table, coffee tables, end tables, a computer desk, and others. I’ve messed a few up, but I’ve also learned some tricks along the way. Now when I glue up a panel, I can test my results like this: … Read More

Kreg pocket hole jig 320 review

Kreg Pocket Hole Jig 320 Review

Would you like to get ahold of a simple, low-cost, effective pocket hole jig? One that is quick to set up, accurate, and adaptable to any project? That’s what came to mind as I read about the all-new Kreg pocket hole jig 320, so I went ahead and ordered one so I could review it for my readers. I’m going to give you my complete … Read More