How to Fix Warped Wood

How to Fix Warped Wood

Too many projects either start with warped wood, or are built and then suffer from it. But, it is both preventable and fixable with the proper attention to WHY wood warps. In this article learn how to fix warped wood. You probably know this, but the #1 enemy of wood is moisture.  To combat moisture damaging wood requires a special drying process to ensure it is ready for use in woodworking projects, proper storage and maintaining the finished product in …

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Best Dovetail Jig for Woodworking

The Best Dovetail Jig for Woodworking

if you haven’t built a dovetail drawer before the first few drawers can be a fear-inducing project. But, once you start understanding layouts, make a few mistakes and assemble a drawer you won’t go back to “normal” drawer box construction. In this article learn how having one of the best dovetail jigs will make the experience (and quality) even better.

Best Parallel Clamps

Ultimate Guide: The Best Parallel Clamps for Woodworking

Parallel clamps stand out among all woodworking clamps with their quality and precision.  And, they are also the most expensive woodworking clamp. Not sure what brand to buy? Or, looking for the best budget parallel clamp? Learn what clamp is best for your shop in this article.

Best Soft Close Drawer Slides

Ultimate Guide: Best Soft Close Drawer Slides

Buying the best soft close drawer slides requires understanding drawer slide mechanics, brand names and mounting location. Did you know not all slides will open easily, close smoothly and without noise? Or, that brand matters as some invest in certification? In this guide we purchased, tested and ranked the best drawer slides.

Best Woodworking Apron

The Best Woodworking Apron For Your Shop

Deciding on the best woodworking apron for your shop involves understanding types of fabric, your storage needs and use. Did you know there is waxed cloth to help prevent stains? Or even waist-aprons for compact tool storage?

Self Centering Vix Drill Bits

Best vix bits for drilling self centered holes

Ever tried installing door hardware and center the screw holes? Unless you used a vix bit you probably ended up with mis-aligned hardware. Not sure what the best vix bits are – or the features that matter? In this article we’ll review this unique self centering drill bit, how to use it, and the top brands.

Tools to make holes in wood

14 simple tools to make holes in wood of any shape or size

While obvious to a carpenter, sometimes choosing the right tools to make holes in wood takes a little research. And, from large holes to square holes, flat bottom holes in wood to small round holes there is always a tool or two to do the job. In this article learn what the best tools to cut wood are and how to use them. While a is the most popular any-size tool for cutting holes there are a lot of other choices. …

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Cabinet Lift to Install Cabinets

Using a Cabinet Lift to Install Upper Cabinets the Easy Way

Name one tool that’s the cost of a high quality miter saw and could save your back? While a cabinet lift might not have been top of mind, for a woodworker or contractor it’s one of those obscure tools that can avoid injuries. Why do I care? Well, I’ve built and installed more than my share of kitchens and furniture pieces.  And I’ve had two back surgeries because of it.  Why do I link cabinets and back issues? Well, cabinets and …

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Woodworking Hearing Protection Ear Muffs

Best Hearing Protection For Woodworking: Highest NRR Muffs

Woodworking is a high decibel hobby and woodworking ear protection is a MUST. Looking for the maximum decibel reduction protection? Or, wondering if there are Bluetooth earplugs or ear muffs to let you answer calls or listen to music? In this article we’ll cover all types of hearing protectors for woodworking.

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