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

how to inlay wood with a router

How To Inlay Wood With A Router

So you want to learn how to inlay wood with a router, and like me, you don’t necessarily want to cut out intricate solid wood inserts to fill the inlay. Perfect, because that’s what this tutorial is for! I’m going to share all my steps, pictures, and even some video. I’ve come up with a very simple process for how to inlay wood with a … Read More

squaring up rough cut lumber

Squaring Up Rough Cut Lumber

We’re talking about flattening, milling, straightening, ripping, truing, paralleling, etc… All of this is used interchangebly when desribing the process that can be summed up as “Squaring Up Rough Cut Lumber”. It’s everything you do before the glue ups, before the sanding, before the finishing. It’s the Prep Work that you just gotta do. And if you get this right, your completed project will thank … Read More

How to handle plywood

How to Handle and Break Down Plywood

Do you enjoy working with plywood as much as I do? It really does have a ton of applications, and can be used for all kinds of projects. But mostly, I just love how it’s really heavy… And it’s so awkward to carry too! Was that sarcasm you’re wondering? Yes. Yes it was. Although very useful, plywood is heavy, and that part sucks. While you … Read More

Rabbets, grooves and dados

Rabbets, Grooves, and Dados 101

A dado is a square or rectangular slot cut from one end of a board to the other, and technically it goes across the grain, while the slot is called a groove if it goes with the grain. However, many times this is still referred to as a dado. A stopped dado is when the slot doesn’t extend to the end of the board. This … 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