coping saw

Coping Saw: Uses, Safety and Best Options

You may have seen the carpenter using a coping saw to clean out dovetails or for creating matching baseboards. You may have also seen signboard makers using this hand tool to shape closed letters.  Now look around and identify what else in your home may have used a coping saw to finish a project. Molding and furniture items are the next big suspects and rightly … Read More

dremel rotary tools

A Quick Guide to Dremel Rotary Tools

A dremel rotary tool is a must-have for every person interested in DIY and repairs, and it doesn’t matter if you do it for a living or for your own pleasure in your free time. One thing is certain – without a dremel rotary tool, it might be impossible (or at least much more difficult) to do any repairs. Its name, which can sound bizarre … Read More

How To Get The Look You Want From A Polyurethane Finish

A polyurethane finish is a great way to add long-lasting durability to your projects, but there’s not exactly a one-size-fits-all process for applying it. And getting the final look you really want is not always that simple. I’ve covered my main ways of applying a regular, oil-based polyurethane finish, and a wipe-on polyurethane finish, which I’ll link to below. But what happens when your finish, … Read More

reclaimed wood

Finding, Cleaning, And Working With Reclaimed Wood

Reclaimed wood has become a major industry in the world of woodworking and DIY projects. It’s not surprising, given the fact that it’s cheap, it’s enviromentally friendly, and the wood itself just seems wise (you know, since it’s aged and has surely seen a lot in its day). But finding and working with reclaimed old barn wood and the like is not necessarily the easy … Read More

Wood Finishes – Choose The Right One For Your Project

Experienced woodworkers know that wood finishing is certainly one of the biggest tasks when it comes to their craft. While the precise and intricate machining required to complete their job doesn’t daunt them, and the complex joinery of the many different parts leaves them equally unafraid; you will find that even the most professional woodworkers may slightly cringe when it comes to applying a finish. … Read More

tools for cutting plywood

5 Tools For Cutting Plywood Easily, Safely, and Accurately

Cutting large sheet material can be tricky, difficult, and for some woodworkers, just not worth the hassle, at least when you don’t yet have the right tools for cutting plywood. So maybe you settle with those “handy panels” that are pre-cut to 24″ by 48″. But that’s pretty limiting, and overall it’s more expensive than working with full sheets. Having the ability to accurately (and … Read More

brad point drill bits

Brad Point Drill Bits – The What, When, and How For Woodworkers

Brad Point Drill Bits offer precision holes іn ѕоftwood, hardwood and саn bе uѕеd fоr thrоugh holes аnd partial hоlеѕ. Itѕ an extremely ѕhаrр drill bit with a сеntеrіng tip which allows for a more precise positioning оf thе hоlе.  Tearout when drilling holes is common, but greatly reduced when drilled by hіgh-ԛuаlіtу cutters with sharp еdgеѕ.  The flutes (twisted grооvеѕ) prevents the waste material … Read More

table saw safety

11 Critical Table Saw Safety Tips For All Woodworkers

The table saw can be intimidating, especially for beginner woodworkers that aren’t accustomed to using such a powerful tool. That’s why table saw safety is so important, and you should take the time to understand some best practices in order to greatly reduce the chance of getting injured in your wood shop. On this page you’ll find a list of critical table saw safety tips … Read More

zero clearance table saw insert

Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert – How To Make One The Right Way

A good zero clearance table saw insert can really make a difference in your table saw’s performance. It offers optimal support of the work piece, all the way right up to the blade, meaning less (in some cases zero) tearout on the bottom side of the cut. That means you end up with a cleaner edge. There are a few different ways to go about … Read More

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