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The Most Common Woodworking Joint Types

Woodworking Joint

In the early days of woodworking, prior to the existence of many tools, man was limited in his methods for joining wood. Early joints were made by lashing pieces together. Although these joints ...

How To Remove Rust on Woodworking Tools

Rust on Woodworking Tools

You might have heard the old saying “rust never sleeps” which is sadly true when it comes to woodworking tools! In pretty much every garage across the United States you will find lonely and ...

How to Make a Pocket Hole

How to Make a Pocket Hole

When it comes to making a beautiful wooden creation, joining the timber can be something of a challenge and for less experienced woodworkers, making the kind of mistake that messes up the project is ...

How To Dry Wood At Home

Drying Wood

Drying wood correctly is essential or else your project could become a disaster. You may think all’s well when the project is completed but soon, glue joints begin to crack and different parts of ...

How To Use Wax Finish on Wood

Wax Finish

Woodworking wax has been used to complete projects for centuries. You can purchase wax in paste, liquid and solid stick forms and there are even a wide range of colors to choose from. Yet despite ...

How to Make a Secure Butt Joint

Butt Joint

The butt joint is arguably the easiest method of joining two boards or panels. It is used to increase a panel’s width rather than the length of the board. You can butt joint wood in a variety of ...

How To Make A Dovetail Joint

Dovetail Joint

The dovetail joint is one of the most commonly used woodworking methods for joining two pieces of wood together. One of the features of this technique is the immense strength of the joint; it ...

How to Change the Blade on a Miter Saw

Blade Miter Saw

The blade is the heart of a miter saw, and if you’re not using a good blade or if it’s been worn down after much use, then the quality of your results from the saw will suffer massively. That’s ...

General Miter Saw Usage Tips

Plank Sawing

So you just bought that shiny new miter saw and you need some advice on how to use it. Or maybe you are seriously considering buying one and want to learn. This article will help you learn about the ...

How To Use A Miter Saw Safely

Miter Saw Safely

A miter saw is one of the most versatile cutting tools. You need to take precautions when setting up your workspace and operating one. Spending a few minutes reviewing these instructions to use a ...

14 Most Amazing Woodworking Projects

tools wood carving

Woodworking is not simply a practical (and a fun) hobby, it is a form of modern art, combining practicality with the quirkiest over-the-top designs. I bet none of the woodworking ...

How To Manage Circular Saw Dust Collection

Circular Saw Dust Collection

The darn sawdust… It’s one of the biggest downsides of using a circular saw (or any saw, really) – the dust gets everywhere, and it’s pretty difficult to manage. You do have a few options for ...

Drill Press Safety

Drill Press Safety

When it comes to power tools or shop equipment, drill presses rank pretty low on the danger scale. While you would have to put some real effort into losing an appendage to one, accidents can and do ...

How To Choose And Use Wood Glue

How To Choose And Use Wood Glue

When you grew up using Elmer’s all throughout grade school, the vast selection of woodworking glues can seem intimidating come first glance. Yet, it’s not as complicated as you’d think, and there’s ...

The Table Saw Motor Guide

The Table Saw Motor Guide

Table saw motors are pretty much the heart of these tools, so it’s clearly a very important feature and one you should pay attention to. Most motors that you’ll find on the big name ...

Table Saws: The Fence and Miter Gauge

Table Saws: The Fence and Miter Gauge

The fence and miter gauge help you to make accurate cuts on a table saw – and it’s crucial that your table saw is well equipped in this department! Otherwise no matter how good your table saw ...

Different Types Of Table Saws

Table Saws

You could reasonably call these tools the heart of any woodshop. It’s a hugely useful tool that can do a variety of cuts thanks to have many different types of table saws available. Although you ...

Reciprocating Saw vs Jigsaw

Reciprocating Saw vs Jigsaw

Reciprocating saw vs Jigsaw, that is the question. It’s something many consumers ask themselves when torn between the two tools, and not an easy decision to make.They are two completely different ...

Types of Miter Saws

Types of Miter Saws

A miter saw sits on a fixed base, with a blade mounted to an arm that can be pivoted horizontally from 0 degrees to -45 or +45 degrees. As the name suggests, it’s perfect for making miter cuts. ...

What To Know About Miter Saw Blades

Best Miter Saw Blade

One of these saws would be pretty much a useless hunk of machinery without a blade – so needless to say, it’s important that you know what to look for in a good blade. You might call the blade ...

Miter Saw Safety: Steps For Safe Saw Use

Miter Saw Safety

Even if you’ve never worked with or spent time around power tools, you can probably already tell that they’re super dangerous. Especially with saws – miter saws, table saws, circular saws. These ...

Miter Saw vs Table Saw

Miter Saw vs Table Saw

Do you need a miter or table saw? That’s a question we’re going to answer today as we explain the differences between the two popular pieces of woodworking equipment. In our guide, we will break ...

Jigsaw vs Circular Saw

Jigsaw vs Circular Saw

When we do tool comparisons, sometimes it is a very close race. Impact wrenches and drills can both be used for the same tasks, but with other tools, things are quite different. That’s case in ...

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How to Use a Jigsaw

How to Use a Jigsaw

Wondering how to use a jigsaw? That’s a question that’s puzzled many new tool owners over the years. Well, we are pleased to say they are just as simple as they look as long as you keep safety mind. ...

How to Use a Reciprocating Saw

How to Use a Reciprocating Saw

We’ve often said that a cordless drill is a tool everyone should have at their disposal. Some would argue that the reciprocating saw belongs on that same tier. We’re not going to debate that this ...

Circular Saw Features You Must Know

Circular Saw Features You Must Know

In terms of power tools, circular saws are actually pretty simple… They’re physically small (compared to something like a table saw or miter saw), making for less features overall. They’re ...

Skill Saw Guide: How to Use a Circular Saw

How to Use a Circular Saw

As with any power tool, you really want to know what you’re doing before you start using it. Circular saws are very dangerous, and won’t hesitate to cut your fingers off if you’re not paying ...

Guide To Circular Saw Safety

Guide To Circular Saw Safety

Spinning sharp blades at several thousand RPM, you’d best believe that circular saws are extremely dangerous. There are many precautions needed to keep yourself safe when using one of these saws ...

A Guide To Chainsaw Features and Types

A Guide To Chainsaw Features and Types

Earlier in their history, chainsaws started out as hand-powered lengths of chain, with saw teeth attached. They’ve come a long way since then, and these days there’s a selection of different ...

How To Use A Chainsaw

How To Use A Chainsaw

Even if you’re not a serial killer (you’ve see “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” right?)… Chainsaws can be very dangerous, and are a threat to yourself and those around you. It’s important that ...

Chainsaw Safety Guide

Chainsaw Safety Guide

All types of powered saws (and power tools in general) are extremely dangerous, but chainsaws are on another level of danger altogether… Most other types of saws are in a fixed position, and you ...

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