Tips & Techniques

Three Considerations for Choosing Your First Woodworking Plans

Once you have a general understanding of woodworking, a desire to create, and a few basic woodworking tools in your possession, it is time to improve your woodworking skill set by carefully selecting a simple project. There is now a plethora of ...

No Workshop is Complete Without These Often Overlooked Power Tools

Often when we think of the fine craftsmanship that is involved with woodworking, we think of hand tools... chisels, awls, hammers, etc. In reality, power tools play a big role in the workshop. Consider how adding the following power tools to your ...

Keep Your Wooden Furniture Looking Sellable With These Care Tips

Is your handmade wooden furniture getting worn out, stained, or sun-burnt before you have a chance to sell it? That unfortunate problem isn't uncommon with this art, so you need to follow these wooden furniture care tips to ensure they stay in great ...

Getting the Best Plunges From Your Router

Are you tired of struggling to get your router to plunge to the right depth? Although this process is relatively easy, it does require some careful hand-eye coordination and measuring. However, it should be easy enough for amateurs to utilize and ...

Beginner’s Guide To Using Reclaimed Wood for Your Next Home Project

The Meaning of Reclaimed Any kind of lumber is "reclaimed" when it's taken from its original purpose and processed for another use. Most reclaimed lumber comes from timbers that were once old barns, warehouses, and other cabin-like structures. This ...

Learning How to Use Power Tool Safety Websites

Power tool safety is one of those things that you just can't take for granted: improperly using, storing, or cleaning them can lead to dangerous, life changing situations. This is especially true if you're teaching your children about the joys of ...

Tips on Setting Up Your Stacked Dado Blade

Before you begin to set up your stacked dado blade, remember that eye safety is important. Always wear protective eye ware before digging in and getting dirty. This is especially true with dado blades, where a misaligned blade can interact and send ...

3 Router Tips for the Beginner Woodworker

A cleanly cut edge is important to a successful woodworking project. Rough edges are not something you should strive for. Which is why knowing how to use a router will help you with all projects, from practical to decorative, and greatly expand your ...

The Dangers of Wood Dust

Woodworking safety is a necessity if you want to stay healthy long enough to finish all your projects. Unfortunately, you may not even understand that the biggest woodworking danger is almost entirely invisible: wood dust. Wood dust can be a ...

Protecting Your Eyes from Woodworking Dangers

Woodworking safety should be a given whenever you step in your shop. This is especially true of your eyes. Eyes are one of the most sensitive and easily damaged areas of the body and they can be easily injured by the following woodworking dangers: ...