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 [...]

By |2018-12-12T19:10:18+00:00October 24th, 2017|Woodworking|2 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-09-05T12:54:19+00:00April 29th, 2017|Woodworking|1 Comment

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 [...]

By |2018-07-24T12:35:33+00:00March 29th, 2017|Woodworking|6 Comments

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 [...]

By |2017-09-05T13:00:28+00:00August 23rd, 2016|Woodworking|10 Comments

How to reuse sawdust

For every woodworker or DIY-er, nothing comes close to the sense of fulfillment when a project is finally completed. However, when the excitement subsides and the time to clean up your working space comes, you will most likely find yourself in the inevitable mess most DIY and woodworking projects cause. Tools, usually kept properly stashed, are [...]

By |2018-06-22T18:37:21+00:00August 10th, 2016|Woodworking|22 Comments

How to cut dovetails

One of the most essential skills that every accomplished woodworker must have is the ability to cut perfect dovetails. Dovetails are essential in furniture making process and they are widely used in all handmade furniture pieces. Today there are numerous dovetail jigs on the market but the truth is that cutting dovetails by hand isn't [...]

By |2017-09-15T12:16:19+00:00June 4th, 2016|Woodworking|1 Comment
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