Woodworking Tools projects
Our Favorite Woodworkers Tools
Three professional woodworkers talk about their favorite woodworking tools—a grinder, a sharpener, calipers and a hand plane.
How to Use a Wood Chisel
A sharp wood chisel can cut mortises, shave rough surfaces, chop out corners and scrape off glue. We'll demonstrate these techniques and show…
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How to Scribe for a Perfect Fit
Scribing is one of the key techniques for installing cabinets, countertops and built-in woodwork. Learn how to perfectly transfer odd shapes…
How to Use a Block Plane
Nothing beats a handy little block plane for simplicity and convenience. It's versatile enough to perform all kinds of cutting and shaping…
How to Sharpen a Chisel
A chisel that’s in good shape and only in need of a new edge can be sharpened in less than five minutes. But if your chisel is really dinged up,…
Building a Drum Sander Table
Improvise a low-cost drum sander using your drill press and a custom sanding table with dust collection. Build it in an hour from scrap wood.
Tool Tips: The Editor's Favorites
The Editor-in-Chief of The Family Handyman shares tips from the many pros he's worked with and from his own years of woodworking and home…
Store Garden Hand Tools: Make a Handmade Toolbox
This handy toolbox holds all your small garden tools and is light and strong. It’s an easy project that you can make in just a few hours.
How to Sand Woodwork by Hand
With a few special tools and good sandpaper you can smooth wood easily and quickly with first-class results. Often even better than with a power…
Table Saw Tips and Techniques
Get better performance from your bench top or stationary table saw. With these jigs and accessories you can make safer, more accurate rips,…