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

table saw sacrificial fence

What is a Table Saw Sacrificial Fence, And How You Build One

The table saw sacrificial fence is a special shop-made fence that literally sacrifices itself to serve its purpose. You can use the sacrificial table saw fence to help you line up notches that run along the edge of a board. This type of cut is called a rabbet, and to get a better idea of what a rabbet is, vs a dado or groove, read … Read More

Woodworking Tools For Beginners

19 Useful Woodworking Tools For Beginners, And Why You Need Them

Do you feel like the list of woodworking tools for beginners is never ending? It seems like a person could spend tens of thousands of dollars before they can even get started. Well I can assure you, it does NOT have to be that expensive. There are some basic techniques you need to be equipped to handle. I’ve learned over the years how to do … Read More

digital level angle finder review

6 Reasons To Get This Leveling Tool

Do you have a digital magnetic level / angle finder? If so, have you also discovered how incredibly useful it can be, especially for a small-shop woodworker? If you don’t have one, I want to show you why you should jump on Amazon and get one right now. I haven’t had mine for that long, but I can tell you I’ve already found many ways … Read More

how to sharpen chisels

A Mirror’s Edge – Blade Sharpening Guide for Chisels

There are tons of opinions out there on how to sharpen a blade. I’ve got my methods, and so that is the best I can offer you here today. I’ve learned, through trial and error, a simple and systematic process for sharpening my blades, and if you haven’t got your process down yet, then this article should really help. You may think your chisels are … Read More

How to clean your table saw blades

Make That Carbide Shine! How To Clean Your Table Saw Blades

Burning wood. Slow, difficult cuts. Dulling blade. All bad things. This is what happens more and more, the dirtier your table saw blade becomes. The carbide tips on your blade will get packed with pitch and resin from the wood you cut, some wood types are worse than others. So after a couple projects, it’s a good idea to spend 20 minutes cleaning your blade … Read More

Table Saw 101

Table Saw 101 – Know Your Tool

Let’s talk about the table saw. And I mean at the most basic level. This is for real beginners, for those of you that still need a good, basic understanding of this amazing tool and what it can do for you. As with most woodworkers, this tool will likely become the most important power tool in your wood shop. So it’s worth spending a little … Read More

So you got a table saw, now what

So You Got A Table Saw… Now What?

Let me put it this way. Your Table Saw is (or at least it should be) the heart of your wood shop. Maybe you don’t realize that just yet. But as you learn more and build more, you’ll find out soon enough. The number of things you will do, and the things you can do, all on your table saw, will most likely make it … Read More

5 Steps To Making Safer Table Saw Cuts

Using your table saw is something you should be very comfortable with. It’s not good to feel skiddish when you start making a cut. You also shouldn’t be second guessing yourself in the middle of the cut. Have you ever finished a cut on the table saw and thought, dang I’m lucky i didn’t lose a finger. Sooo…, you were probably doing something you shouldn’t … Read More

How to tune your table saw fence

How To Tune Your Table Saw Fence

Tuning your fence is an important part of woodworking. And in case you didn’t already know, tuning your fence is done by aligning the fence with your table saw’s miter slot, not the blade. Note – Aligning your table saw’s blade is another process I explain here. Below, I’m going to show you 2 ways you can tune your fence so you know that it’s … Read More

Align your table saw blade

How to Align Your Table Saw Blade

Similar to aligning your table saw fence, keeping your blade straight is also very important for any wood shop. If it’s not straight, you’ll burn the wood as you make your cuts. If it’s bad enough it can even possibly cause kickback. The (not so secret) trick is to align the blade with your miter slot. This is a fixed reference point on your table … Read More

table saw blade

Table Saw Blades Explained

I like a good sharp table saw blade as much as any woodworker. But I also don’t want to overspend on a blade, also just like any woodworker. So what I did was come up with a list of saw blades that are useful in most woodshops, and depending on your needs and your budget, you can determine which ones are worth spending money on, … Read More

14 Essential Woodworking Hand Tools

Are you a beginner woodworker needing to know exactly what woodworking hand tools you should invest in first? I was in the same boat a few years ago, and over the course of several projects I figured out pretty quickly which tools I really needed, and which ones were a waste of money. So today I want to share with you, in my experience, the … Read More

My 2-Car Garage Woodshop Layout

As you can see in the graphic above, I’ve got a 2-car garage that I’ve turned into my woodshop, while leaving space for my wife to park inside. Even though it was laid out to allow for that parking, she usually parks outside so I’ve got more room for assembly. Not only that, we’ve got 3 kids and they tend to need space for their … Read More

woodworking tools list

My Woodworking Tools List For 2019

My lists: Tools – Jigs – Workbenches – Everything If you need a good idea of what kinds of tools and equipment I use to build my furniture, check out my complete woodworking tools list here. No tool left out. I even lay out the types of workbenches and shop-made jigs I use. As for beginners, FYI, this is not a list of tools you … Read More