Woodworking Tools

Learn how to use woodworking tools to get better results on your DIY projects.

How to Use a Pocket Screw Jig in Woodworking Projects

Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, shows you how to use a $40 jig (Kreig jig) that makes using pocket screws to assemble woodworking projects very easy.

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…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • 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,…