Woodworking Tips for Beginners

Woodworking is an interesting and a highly valued branch of arts and crafts. There are people that possess incredible woodwork talent and skills around the globe. These people can build a variety of products like wood carvings, doors, windows and furniture out of wood. Woodworkers are highly valued for their incredible talent as well as [...]

Woodworking power tools

If you’re new to the wonderful world of woodwork, you’ll know getting started can be tricky. While some of the recommended tools are fairly standard – most homes contain a power drill – others are a bigger investment. Yet, the thing about woodworking or any type of hobbyist DIY is that it lends itself well [...]

Chainsaw maintenance

A chainsaw is not only a tool for woodworkers, it also comes in handy for homeowners that have a yard to look after. Chainsaws have a wide range of uses including; trimming tree branches, cutting wood for your fire pit, cutting back overgrown bushes and removing excess sapling. Homeowners with excessively wooded lots have even [...]

Wood router guide

Having a dependable wood router is crucial to woodworking, whether for work or hobby.  There is no shortage of available word routers in the market and that expansive pool carries with it the risk of choosing the wrong one that doesn’t fit your unique needs and preferences. Suffice to say, there are a lot of [...]

Are all wood lathes created equal?

Whether you’re wanting to design bowls, spindles, bottle stoppers, table legs, bats or a range of other items, having a quality lathe is a smart investment in how quickly and flawlessly you finish you finish your wood turning project. What’s the difference between a high quality wood lathe or a budget alternative? If you’ve ever [...]

Types of wood carving tools

Photograph courtesy of http://www.hingstssignpost.com We often write about wood carving and we already covered wood carving tool sets, sharpening of the tools, books for beginners etc. Now we decided to make a small guide to all of you that want to learn the basics and more about the types of wood carving tools. Professional wood [...]

Bandsaw Blade Tune-up

A properly aligned bandsaw with a good, sharp blade, is a wonderful tool and a basic necessity in any well equipped woodworking shop. Bandsaws can do things that no other tool can do, they can cut curves, they can resaw, they can cut veneer, etc. Generally, they're equally adept at ripping and at cross cutting. [...]

Woodworking clamps guide

“Toss me that clamp!”, is something you might commonly hear when working in a wood shop. Using clamps is like having extra hands. They let you position a piece of material exactly where you want and fasten it in place. You can assemble something temporarily for marking or tracing or just for checking fit. Some [...]

Woodworking axes

Woodworking axes are among the most essential tools for every woodworker. Technology is moving forward, CNC routers and 3D printers can make almost everything that we wish for, but we are glad that, despite of that, hand crafted wood pieces are becoming more and more popular nowadays. Woodworking axes are essential in process of making [...]

How to cut plywood without tear out

It doesn't matter if you are a skilled woodworker, carpenter or just a DIY enthusiast, you will need to cut plywood or veneered wood quite often. To be able to cut plywood without tear out is not easy as you would think. Plywood, MDF and veneered wood have different structure than hardwood and they are [...]