Woodworking Guide

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Guides and tips for everything for general and finish carpentry.

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The DIY Dremel Guide

The DIY Dremel Guide

The Dremel tool is one of my favorite goodies in my tool bag. Using different bits and attachments, you can do a million different crafts. The first step in using a Dremel is picking the ideal bit …

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Best Drill Bit Type for Wood, Metal, Glass, & Plastic | Hand Tool Essentials

Best Drill Bit Type for Wood, Metal, Glass, & Plastic | Materials Guide

Checkout our woodworker's guide to different drill bits and their uses. Our drill bit chart will help you avoid breaking or damaging your tools.

I don't think all the things on this list are completely necessary, nor do I believe that all the things you need are on this list. Use what you have now. Your tool library will grow as you progress.

Tools Required For A Basic Woodworking Tool Kit

If you are just getting into the hobby of woodworking, below is a list of woodworking tools that will help you get started. The tools we have listed are essential for having the ability to do almost any wood working project yourself. For some special projects, obviously you will need a specialized woodworking tool that … Tools Required For A Basic Woodworking Tool Kit Read More »

The holidays are coming! Need something to buy your favorite woodworker? Check out our Top 40 Woodworking Tools list. | Wagner Meters | #Woodworking #Wood

40 Woodworking Tools Every Woodworker & Carpenter Should Have

The holidays are coming! Need something to buy your favorite woodworker? Check out our Top 40 Woodworking Tools list. | Wagner Meters | #Woodworking #Wood

An easy way to tool caulk is to take an ice cube and run it down the caulk line, applying steady pressure. The film of water that forms between the ice cube and the caulk makes a smooth, professional finish, and you can melt the cube in your hand to get any bead shape you want.

Why Didn’t I Think of That?

These ingenious tips, tricks and solutions to common problems are simple, smart and straightforward. These home hacks are far out.

Sharpen Hatchets and Axes With a File - You don't need a power tool to sharpen…

Sharpening Knives, Scissors and Tools

13 expert sharpening tips and tools to make the job easier - no more dull DIY and garden tools!

Safely and easily carrying plywood - no back injury! Part of a set of 25 DIY tips - great list!

25 DIY Fundamentals

The experts at This Old House share their top tips and techniques for sprucing up and keeping up your home without having to call in the pros

Tips for using a circular saw

10 Circular Saw Secrets

Most novice do-it-yourselfers feel perfectly comfortable using an electric drill or jigsaw, but nearly all of them are hesitant to pick up a portable circular saw. Here are 10 tips to help you cut safely and more confidently.

Mind blown: Tape measure features you may not have known existed!

Bet You Didn’t Know These Tape Measure Features Actually Serve A BRILLIANT Purpose, Especially The Last One!

These secret features of your tape measure are guaranteed to make your life easier

How to Build a Simple Circular Saw Guide for Straighter Cuts

How to Build a Simple Circular Saw Guide for Straighter Cuts

PM tells you how to build a your own circular saw guides. The guides are compact for easy storage and most importantly, they can help you work more accurately and safely in the shop.

While every person knows how to use a measuring tape, almost none of us have any idea of the small markings and numerals that are subtly placed in between the numbers and dashes. Today, we

Ever Wondered Why Your Measuring Tape Has Black Diamonds On It. Mystery Solved

They are here for a reason.

Lumber Thickness Gauge - Gifts

Lee Valley Tools

This tool comes in handy when scouting lumberyards or trolling in the offcut bin. Acting as a simple go/no-go gauge for checking lumber thickness, it has steps that measure thickness from 3/8" to 2" (in 1/8" increments under 1" and 1/4" increments over 1"). It is especially useful when you are looking for a piece with a certain minimum thickness. Based on common lumberyard promotional giveaways from the 1950s, it has a sleek, thin design that slips easily into a pocket or attaches to a key…

This is fantastic! making slabs has never been easier! You can make your own…

Granberg chainsaw mill G777

If you don't have access to quality lumber then you can make your own slabs with this amazing Granberg chainsaw mill.

What Does the Color Coding Mean on the End of Lumber Mill Cut Wood?

What Does the Color Coding Mean on the End of Lumber Mill Cut Wood?

If you've seen wood from a lumber mill, you've probably noticed the ends have been coated in color, but what does that mean? Our expert lets you in on the secret.