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  • using a miter saw

    Using a miter saw in your shop can allow you to safely make high quality, repeatable cross cuts in a highly efficiently fashion. If you are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to add one of these to your shop, it will be important to understand the anatomy of the tool well enough to choose… Read more »

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  • Lock Joint on the Table Saw 008910f_d1g01u_c

    There are countless approaches to joining two boards together, and our job as woodworkers is to choose an appropriate joint for each application. A good joinery option to have in our arsenal is called a lock joint, which is commonly used on projects that include drawers. This joint essentially combines a table saw dado on… Read more »

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  • best finish for kitchen table

    Al stopped in the shop recently and had a few questions for George. He was looking for help choosing the best finish for a kitchen table he’d recently completed; how to get more precise cuts; and how to best calculate angles. George provided answers for Al that might help in your shop, as well. Finishing… Read more »

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  • Scroll Saw Cutting

    Scroll saws provide the unique ability to create curved cuts with a tight radius, while leaving a surface quality that typically requires very little Sanding prior to applying a finish. But when working with stock that is thick or dense, scroll saw cutting can sometimes lead to burning the wood. This is a bad situation… Read more »

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  • What is a Miter Saw Used For

    If you’re considering adding a miter saw to your shop, you might be saying to yourself, What is a miter saw used for? Does a miter saw offer enough benefits to make it worth the investment? What do I need to know about miter saws in order to make an educated buying choice? How do… Read more »

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  • Band Saw Tires

    A band saw is one of the more versatile tools in the shop, commonly used for cutting curves, ripping a straight edge on rough lumber, resawing, safe cutting of small parts, and other various tasks. Like any wood cutting tool, a band saw generates a lot of dust and debris in normal operations, and some… Read more »

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  • Making Picture Frames with Router

    This might be the fastest, easiest way on earth to make a picture frame. And it’s especially handy for woodworkers who don’t like cutting miters. One set up on the router table and you’re ready to cut the rabbet that receives the glass, picture and backer board, AND cut the corner joint. Making picture frames… Read more »

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  • How to Cut Acrylic

    Learn how to cut acrylic sheets with a table saw, safely and effectively. Incorporating glass into a woodworking project can add an interesting design element, but it can be an expensive proposition to have glass cut to a custom size by a professional to match the specifications of your project. Acrylic offers a nice alternative… Read more »

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  • Vertical Raised Panel Router Bit

    Build your own cabinet doors using a vertical raised panel router bit. Most people agree that raised panel doors are beautiful, but many woodworkers admit that they are intimidated by the idea of building them. As a prerequisite to using a vertical raised panel router bit, a woodworker should know how to use a router… Read more »

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