3 Saws and a Miter Box. A beginning woodworker needs enough equipment to make only two types of cuts; the cross cut and curve. For cross cuts, I suggest a Japanese-style “pistol grip” carpenter’s… Continue reading
Every #makerspace or #woodshop needs a hand saw or two, but which one do you need? Check out the different types of saws available in this week’s Tool Primer!
Every tool has a purpose. The Tool Primer Series explores common #makerspace and #woodworking tools. You can check out the entire series here.
Check out kid-made sculptures created using glue guns. Learn how to keep your kids safe when using the glue guns.
The router can do an incredible number of tasks: cut grooves and dados, used with guides to make parts, do complex or simple joinery and create edge treatments for wood. The router can be mounted on a bench or table top or it can be manipulated by hand. The router is the single most versatile tool in the woodworker’s power tool box.
At some point, you have to cut that board in half. Learn to do it right in today’s Tool Primer: The Power Miter Saw.
This is the third Tool Primer article on finishing your woodworking project. You can find Part One: Sanding here and Part Two: Penetrating Oils here. In this article I will discuss the film… Continue reading
This is the second Tool Primer article on finishing your woodworking project. You can find Part One: Sanding here. In this article I will discuss the finishes available for woodworking projects at most… Continue reading
In the next two Tool Primer articles, I will discuss my process for finishing a woodworking project. The finishing process is the difference between a good woodworking project and a heirloom piece of furniture. When… Continue reading