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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 ...

Best Woodworking Hand Saw

Best Hand Saw

Early man realized that he needed a way to more easily cut wood than with a stone ax. So, some clever cave man noticed a jagged edged rock, rubbed it back and forth across a branch, noting that it ...

Best Woodworking Planes

Best Woodworking Planes

Boards, those smooth and flat pieces of wood that one can snag at the local big box store, are pretty much ready to use. A lot of work has been done by the saw mills, cutting the trees into slices ...

How To Select The Best Woodworking Bench

Best Woodworking Bench

Woodworking can be done on any flat surface, even on the garage floor or on top of a piece of plywood that is stacked on top of a trash can. It can get the job done, but not as easily as when you ...

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 ...

Best Wood Level

Best Wood Level

Levels are not regularly used in woodworking unless the project is going to be permanently, or semi-permanently, mounted in relationship to the earth’s surface. One can’t level a fireplace ...

Best Worm Drive Saw

Best Worm Drive Saw

A standard circular saw can only take you so far… Don’t get me wrong, they’re very capable tools and useful for a huge range of tasks. But for certain jobs you just need a little bit extra – ...

Best Table Saw Blade for Every Need

Best Table Saw Blade

I’ve been woodworking for a long time, so I’ve used a LOT of table saw blades, but I still remember when I was learning about them. Back then, I spent countless hours on studying the ins and outs of ...

Best Table Saw

Best Table Saw

You might think this is an easy task, but the truth is choosing the best table saw for you is pretty tricky… These saws are expensive and have many complex features – making the wrong choice ...

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 ...

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