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

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

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

wood screws

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

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

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

Beginning Woodworking

Beginning Woodworking? Here’s How To Get Started

So you’re interested in beginning woodworking? Awesome! You’re probably wondering where to begin. How should you break into this incredibly fun and rewarding hobby? Well, you need to find out what kind of projects really inspire you. When beginning woodworking, most people draw inspiration just from seeing what’s possible from other woodworkers’ projects. Plus, the fact that some of these projects are really basic, especially … Read More

When to apply a wax finish

Should You Wax That? – The Why And The How To Apply A Wax Finish

So you’ve completed a project, you’ve already looked into durable top-coat finishes, and you’ve come across the idea of waxing. From what you’ve seen, this looks like an incredibly easy, and mess-free finish. It’s cheap, it’s easy to apply, it doesn’t stink up your shop… What’s not to love? Well… I hate to crap on your cupcake, but unfortunately I must. A wax finish is … Read More

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