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

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

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

Pocket Hole Joinery

Pocket Hole Joinery – Here’s How I Do It

Pocket joinery has been around a long time, and still to this day you find woodworkers on both sides of the aisle, as far as considering it a real woodworking joinery technique. I feel like it really comes down to the individual and their own personal preference on whether or not it’s ok to use metal in woodworking (like screws, brads, fasteners, etc…) There have … Read More

Woodworking for beginners

Woodworking for Beginners – Tools, Projects, and Techniques

I absolutely love my woodworking hobby, and today I’m going to share with you all my best advice to get into woodworking for beginners. I’ve tried various types of projects, from painted plywood furniture, to scroll saw toys, outdoor concrete-topped tables, to indoor wall-décor and furniture. I absolutely love having the freedom to try new ideas and fun projects. Not to mention, almost everything I’ve … 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

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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

How to choose a miter saw

How To Choose A Miter Saw

If you’re looking to buy a new miter saw, then a good place to start is figuring out exactly how to CHOOSE a miter saw. This can vary, depending on the TYPES OF CUTS it will be used for. There are 2 different main sizes, and many different features available with each size. For this guide, we will be covering 10″ and 12″ compound miter … Read More

Miter Saw Adjustments

Miter Saw Adjustments For Perfect Cuts

Tuning up your miter saw for perfect cuts is a process worth understanding. All it takes is a few miter saw adjustments from time to time to make sure your 90s are true, both horizontally and vertically. While the various brands of miter saws have their own specifics on how to make adjustments, they are all pretty much the same. There are 2 different adjustments … Read More

How to adjust your miter saw laser

How To Adjust Your Miter Saw Laser

 If you’ve got a miter saw, compound miter saw, or a sliding compound miter saw, you may have experience with trying to cut quickly, using a laser as a guide, and the cut being off a little bit. This is a common problem and means you need to make an adjustment on your laser. The fact is, if the laser is not adjusted perfectly, it … Read More