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

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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

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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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Types of Wood Screws and Pre Drilling Explained

You’ve probably heard or read about various types of wood screw heads and drivers. But don’t let all these terms confuse you. If you can remember the following 6 common screw types, and 5 driver types, that should cover most of what you’ll ever need in woodworking. And it can also help to understand the difference in clearance holes, pilot holes, countersinking and counterboring, plus … Read More

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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

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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

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