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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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.

Best Cabinet Clamps

15 best cabinet clamps for building cabinets [Woodworking Clamps]

Having the best cabinet clamps on hand will help with everything from panel gluing to assembling finished doors. But did you know there are over a dozen varieties of clamps for jobs like rough gluing, box assembly, door clamping and even specialty cabinet claws used during installation? In this article learn about the best woodworking clamps to build your cabinets.

Finish Carpentry Tools

Finish carpentry tools: a practical guide to hand and power tools

When woodworking projects involve fitting perfect wood into an imperfect home having the right finish carpentry tools is a must. And, fortunately, these tools are useful for many other home woodworking jobs. Not sure what specialty tools for installing trim you’ll need? In this article learn about the best trim carpentry tools.

Best Laminate Roller

DIY Guide: Best laminate rollers for counters and floors

A high quality laminate roller will make building counters, veneering wood and installing flooring a much easier job. And ensure a higher quality result as bubbles and adhesion issues will be minimized. When I first started building cabinets (decades ago) we made 90% of our counters from laminate. And while it might seem like a daunting project it’s actually relatively easy. With a table saw, edge trimmer, sander, paint brush,  and a laminate j roller you’ll be able to make a …

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Best wood glue scraper

Best glue scrapers for woodworking

While at first glance a scraper seems simple to buy, finding the best glue scraper requires a little research. Did you know glue scrapers design, weight, handle and cutting edge all dictate performance? In this article learn what the right wood glue scraper is for your projects.

best wood scribe tool

Best wood scribe tool for woodworking projects [Pro Guide -2021]

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 …

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Best Cabinet Making Tools

7 Cabinet Making Tools Every Workshop Needs

Looking for the essential cabinet making tools for your next project? In this article I’ll share the tools I’ve used to build countless kitchens and furniture pieces. And, along the way, show you a few woodworking tips as well. Cabinet making doesn’t need to be difficult. In fact, most basic cabinets can be built with just a handful of tools and the proper know-how. Over my time woodworking I’ve been fortunate enough to build cabinets in a small professional workshop …

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