Best Slab Jig For Flattening With a Router

Ultimate Guide to Slab Flattening Jigs, Router Sleds and Linear Rails

When a planer or wide belt sander won’t work for your live edge slabs, cutting boards or butcher block tops a slab flattening mill is where woodworkers turn. In this article learn about what jigs are available – and why I decided a combination of a manufactured jig plus a set of linear rails. Router sleds are one of the best kept secrets in woodworking. From smoothing end-grain cutting boards that cannot be planed to avoiding weight lifting a 400-pound live …

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Best Dovetail Jig for Woodworking

The Best Dovetail Jigs for Router Table and Benchtop

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.

Milwaukee 2746-20 Nail Gun

Milwaukee 2746-20 Cordless Nail Gun Review

Overview Rating:  4.8/5 In its second generation, the Milwaukee 2746-20 M18 Fuel 18-gauge cordless nail gun proved worthy of a compressor powered replacement in our test. For any woodworker or carpenter that is in the Milwaukee battery “club” it is a must buy to enjoy compressor-free nailing. Milwaukee 18-Gauge Cordless Nail Gun (2746-20) Milwaukee 2746-20 For trim installation or assembly of cabinets or furniture a compact, cordless nail gun like the 2746-20 is a welcome addition to any woodworkers …

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Farmhouse Kitchen Hardware

7 Popular Farmhouse Cabinet Hardware Knobs and Pulls – 2022

After 15 years of the same shaker-style kitchen I’m in discussion on updating to a farmhouse kitchen. And, part of that process is finding farmhouse cabinet hardware to fit both the design and other hardware in the house. But, surprisingly, there aren’t many resources on farmhouse hardware. So, I pulled together a collection of knobs and pulls for farmhouse style kitchens.

Best Router for Router Table

The Best Router for Router Tables and Lifts

The best router for router table use is always one that will fit a router lift. But, for woodworkers that will use larger router bits for raised panels or subject the router to continuous use then horsepower and machine durability are a key consideration. While sticking to mainstream routers that are compatible with lifts is generally easy, making sure the router has key features like electronic speed control, soft start and compatible bases for off-the-table use are just as important. …

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Best Cabinet Making Tools

The Best Cabinet Making Tools For Doors and Drawers

Even experienced woodworkers know there are always a few more cabinet making tools they don’t own. Which makes new woodworkers cringe as the list is already, well, long. From having the right heavy duty table saw to quality router tables, the proper types of saw blades and router bits the list can be lengthy and confusing. Types of Cabinet Making Tools To make things simple, woodworkers will look at cabinetmaking in three general steps: Cutting, milling and sanding Tools to …

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Best Woodworker Gifts Under 50 Dollars

Unique Woodworker Gifts Under $50 (2022)

There are a surprising number of woodworker gifts under $50 that are not only useful but high enough quality to pass your woodworkers “good buy” reaction. In this gift giving guide you’ll discover: Professional-quality supplies that woodworkers use and always need Safety equipment that not all woodworkers may have Power tools and jigs under $50 to round out tools they might not own  Related Article: Stocking Stuffers for Woodworkers Woodworker Gifts Under $50 That Can Always Be Used One of …

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Best Shelf Pin Jig

The Best Shelf Pin Jigs For Woodworking

The best shelf pin jig will let you quickly drill shelf pins without risk of damaging your cabinet. Did you know not all jigs are equal? For example, some allow for single setup and double row drilling. While others are extendable to create a longer jig specific to your projects needs. In this article we’ll help you find the right jig for your skill, budget and projects.

Table Saw Guide

The Complete Table Saw Guide To Choosing Your Next Saw (2022)

Choosing the right table saw for your shop is an important decision. Because a table saw is one of the top three most expensive tools in a woodworking this table saw guide will help you find the right: Benchtop table saw for small woodworking shops Jobsite table saw that can be easily move around Contractor/hybrid saw that perform like a cabinet saw but can be moved around the workshop Cabinet table saws for top performance And, besides size and shape, …

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Best Cabinet Hardware Jig

Cabinet Hardware Jigs, Templates and Guides for Better Accuracy

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.  But, most importantly, the top cabinet hardware jigs will work on all styles of doors, including shaker cabinets that have a challenging inset face. So what makes …

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