Woodworking Tools projects
How to Use a Bench-Top Planer
Learn to use a bench-top planer correctly and avoid common problems like tearout, snipe and ridges. Reclaim old wood, clean up inexpensive…
How to Use a Jigsaw
A jigsaw is the grand master of cutting shapes in a variety of materials. All you need is the right blade. We'll show you how to use this…
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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…
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,…
How to Properly Use a Hole Saw
Cutting clean holes with hole saws requires a little skill and practice. Here are the key techniques that will make the task safer and give you…
How to Use a Power Planer
This article shows you how to get the most out of your power planer. Use it for leveling joists, making stubborn doors close easily and for…
Table Saw Tips and Tricks
We'll show you handy tips and techniques for using your table saw. Use these accessories to help you make clean, straight and safe cuts on…
Our Favorite Woodworkers Tools
Three professional woodworkers talk about their favorite woodworking tools—a grinder, a sharpener, calipers and a hand plane.
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.
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…
The Best Sander for Finishing Cabinets
It's hard to know what type of sander to buy for your projects. We’ll take the confusion out of buying a sander for finishing kitchen cabinets…