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5 Woodworking Tips for the Beginner Hobbyist

The greatest thing about woodworking is that any person at any level of knowledge can get involved, learn the skills, and produce unique items in which they can be proud of. So while we often produce content that is geared towards our veteran ...

Can I Cut a Curve with my Circular Saw?

Circular saws are for cutting straight lines and jig saws for curved lines. Right? Well, you already know that circular saws can cut curves - just look at the edge of that piece of plywood you cut freehand. You know the one I'm talking about - the ...

How to Make a Box Joint

This is a pretty straightforward video, but it give you a good idea of what you will need to do to make a box joint. A box joint can be a good alternative to a dovetail, and is arguably easier to do accomplish. ...

Emergency Power Tool Maintenance

Everyone likes to picture the woodworker as someone who takes proper care of tools, but the truth is that anyone can lose track of their tools and lapse in the area of power tool maintenance. It’s not the greatest sin in the world, but neglecting ...

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 ...

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 ...

Building Your Own Reusable Sandpaper Blocks

Sanding is a precision-based art that requires a lot of careful planning and the right tools. Creating your own reusable sandpaper blocks is one way to simplify this sometimes exasperating project. Follow this simple woodworking tip to create blocks ...

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 ...

Wood for Your Project: What to Look For and Where to Find It

Sometimes finding great lumber is simple. Other times, you may have an idea of what you are looking for, but can't find just the right wood with just the right grain for the project you have planned. Whether you are a beginner or have already ...