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.

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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Best Drywall Tools

The Best Drywall Tools For Professional Results

Installing drywall can be a frustrating job without the best drywall tools. Not only is drywall heavy, it needs to be cut, mudded and finished with unique tools. Learn what the right tools are to install and finish your own drywall.  First, drywall tools like stilts and aren’t every day purchases. But they are a must have for most jobs. And while you’ll need an investment in tools and time, there are few DIY projects that will give you a sense …

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Japanese Saw for Woodworking

The Best Japanese Saws For Woodworking

One of the least known saws in woodworking is the Japanese saw. Because of this saws unique design it is often overlooked as a gadget and not the precision handsaw alternative that it is. But, its far from an oddity you’ll put in the tool chest and forget. In this article learn about the different types of Japanese saws and what’s best for your woodworking projects.

12 Unique Woodworking Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

After twenty years of collecting tools I’m still finding unique woodworking tools that I didn’t know I needed. But, when I bought them realized I should have had them all along. To help your woodworking projects out the below is a collection of: Advanced pencils to make easy tasks … easy Lighting solutions that install in seconds Saws that make heavy jobs easier and more accurate …and many more unique woodworking tools #1 – Japanese pULL Saw: While track saws …

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