Best Slab Jig For Flattening With a Router

Guide to Slab Flattening Jigs and Router Sleds

Router sleds are one of the best kept secrets in woodworking. When a planer or wide belt sander won’t work for your live edge slabs, cutting boards or butcher block tops a router powered slab flattening mill is where woodworkers turn.  Unfortunately, not a lot of woodworkers realize these mills exist. While similar to a planer or drum sander in their ability to flatten a surface these jigs differ in that they keep the wood in place and move over the …

Read More

Best Cabinet Hardware Jig - Original Cabinet Hardware

The Best Cabinet Hardware Jigs And Templates for Doors

The best cabinet hardware jigs are designed to be used for jobs of any size, are made from all metal components and are easy to use. But, for budget minded projects or one-time use, a less expensive jig with a reputation for durability and precision is what DIY’ers or occasional woodworkers will choose.  When looking at cabinet jigs there are three things to keep in mind: All aluminum construction is a must to ensure accuracy from door to door. Width …

Read More

Course Sanding Door Frame

The Best Drum Sander for Woodworking Projects

The best drum sanders for woodworking meet your projects needs, speed and budget. With sanders ranging from $1000 to $10000 finding the right sander for your shop can be difficult. In this article learn what features to look for in bench top, small shop and industrial-grade sanders. Key features: Closed drum vs. open drum Conveyor speed with automatic motor load adjustment Infeed / outfeed extensions  Single or dual drum Combination brush and drum sanders Warranty And lastly, mobile bases to …

Read More

best wood scribe tool

The Best Wood Scribe Tools For Woodworking

A wood scribe tool is one of those obscure hand tools you didn’t know you needed until, well,  you do. When it comes to trimming, installing cabinets, mortise and tenon joints or even a straight line scribe to prevent wood tear out a scribe is a must. In this article learn what styles of wood scribes are available and what’s best for your projects. When I was first learning to install cabinets one job the owner of the cabinet shop …

Read More

track saw vs. table saw

Track Saw vs Table Saw And When to Use Each One

While professional woodworkers know what jobs a track saw vs. table saw are best for the simple answer is it depends. For example, a track saw can replace your table saw for cutting down plywood sheets. But for ripping hardwood a table saw can’t be beat. Which means my Makita cordless track saw sees a lot of use sizing plywood, but so does my Sawstop table saw on piles of cherry lumber. So which saw is best for what job? …

Read More

Use Self Centering Drill Bit Set for Installing Door Hardware

Self Centering Drill Bit Sets For Woodworking

A self centering drill bit will prevent wood grain from changing the course of your drill bit and damaging the wood. Installing hinges and wondering what the best brand is? Not sure if you need one bit or a self-centering bit set? In this article we’ll review what makes these bits unique, what the best self-centering drill bits are and how to use them.

Best Power Feeders for Routers, Table Saws and Shapers

The Best Power Feeder For Saws and Routers

Every router table or shaper needs a power feeder to make it work better. And, many table saws need one too. Not sure what might best fit your machine? In this guide learn what the best power feeders are and accessories you’ll need with one.

Best Router Table

The Best Router Tables For Floor and Bench tops

Without my router table I wouldn’t have been able to build the furniture and kitchens projects I have in the last decade. While the best router table depends on your budget and projects there is also a few accessories overlooked by most new-to-router-table shoppers.

Tools To Make Cabinet Doors

Tools to Make Cabinet Doors

Woodworkers know that the right tools to make cabinet doors not only make the job easier, they improve finished quality. Which makes investing in the right tools job number one. Of course, budget is always a consideration. Since woodworking is a hobby for most, a part-time job for some and well, professionals have the tools figured out. In this guide learn about: Which tools are needed to cut cabinet door wood to size Tools to flatten panels Sanders to produce …

Read More

Replacement Drawer Slides for Dresser

Replacement Drawer Slides for Dressers And How To Install Them

Finding the right replacement drawer slides for dressers isn’t as simple as it might seem. With side mounts, bottom mounts and center mounts to consider there are a few basics to understand first. First, as you replace the drawer slides in your dresser you might be able to upgrade the drawer slides to soft close, full extension and improve their operation. To understand if these are an option we’ll take a look at: Types of drawer slides Where the current …

Read More