Organizing your tools in the garage always includes a wall arrangement. And using one of the best pegboard organizer systems will provide easy, configurable access to your most used tools. While it's possible to hide all your tools in a drawer or cabinet it makes them hard to find. Especially ...READ MORE +
A high quality glue scraper is a must for any woodworker to avoid damaging planer blades after glue-up is complete. Over the years I've glued thousands of wood panels and a day later came back and scraped the excess glue off with a glue scraper. Why is that important? Well, planer blades do not ...READ MORE +
If you haven't installed cabinets before you probably don't know the benefits of a cabinet jack and claw. While ominous sounding, a cabinet claw is a bi-directional clamp for gripping face frames. And a cabinet jack is a tool to hold upper cabinets in place so the installers hands are free. As you ...READ MORE +
A lumber rack for wood storage is often an afterthought.Wood is expensive. And with most hardwoods at $4-6 board feet just one board can run $25 or more.And a hardwood storage rack* can be found for around $50.What makes a lumber rack important? Well consider that:Stored lumber must be perfectly ...READ MORE +
While my last woodworking project required a 22" drum sander it's not a sander I'd expect everyone to invest in. But after 30 years experience as a woodworker I do know the best sanders for wood.Check Amazon Coupons for Wood SandersIf I had the opportunity to buy all new tools the following would ...READ MORE +
As a woodworker of nearly three decades one of my fears is opening gifts. Not because I don't appreciate them, but because I may already own them or have no use for them. And that's why finding retirement gifts for woodworkers can be difficult as well. Sure, you can always return what's been ...READ MORE +
The best drawer slide jig will depend on the construction and type of slide you are installing. But one thing is certain: without a jig installing slides will be a headache.While I consider the Kreg KHI-Slide the best drawer slide jig, there are a few reasons to look at other jigs. Namely, due to ...
It's not often one power tool makes another power tool work better. But when a power feeder is combined with a table saw, shaper or router table that is exactly what happens.I've stood in front of table saws and shapers for months of my life.And while tedious it's a job that needs to be done well ...READ MORE +
When Christmas comes around my family is usually left wondering what to buy me. After a 20+ year stint of buying tools I'm a woodworker who has most of what I need and a lot of what I wanted. But, that doesn't mean there aren't stocking stuffers for woodworkers that I wouldn't appreciate this ...READ MORE +
When I was first learning to install cabinets one job the owner of the cabinet shop always tackled was scribing the cabinet fillers and backsplashes. While he avoided more mundane work the scribing was a job for a perfectionist and I soon realized why he enjoyed it. But, the problem was he had ...READ MORE +
Back in the nineties when I first started building cabinets one of my least favorite jobs was installing shelf standards. Why? Well, if you've nailed in shelf standards you might know how frustrating it can be. First you balance the shelf standard on a block and then tap in a tiny nail and try to ...READ MORE +
Put down the tape measure if you have more than 1 or 2 knobs to install on your cabinets or furniture. Because the best way to damage your cabinets is to drill inaccurate holes. And a cabinet hardware jig is readily available for any budget.Back when I started in a cabinet shop I had the tedious ...