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Woodworking Tips

Woodworking tips and techniques from veteran woodworkers.

  1. Make a Perfect Miter Joint

    In pursuit of the perfect miter joint? These tips for tighter miters cover common situations you’ll undoubtedly encounter in your workshop.

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  1. How to Glue Wood


    Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections and make your project look better with these tips for gluing wood.

  2. Wood Finishing Tips


    A fine finish is the crowning touch that brings out the true beauty of wood. Learn the key steps in the sanding and finishing process, and discover how to insure good results. This article offers tips for a smooth, successful finish and shows how to avoid common pitfalls.

  3. What is MDF? Plus Tips for Using MDF


    MDF (medium-density fiberboard) is inexpensive, durable, and a good choice for many woodworking and carpentry projects. Learn how to use it correctly, and how to avoid common mistakes.

  4. Tips for a Better Rip Cut


    Making consistent, accurate and safe rip cuts is easy—if you know what you’re doing. Whether you’re using a table saw or a circular saw, use these ten tips for ripping and you won’t be able to tell the factory edge from the edge you just cut.

  5. Top 10 Woodworking Tips


    Check out these great tips from our pro woodworkers for working faster, smarter and more efficiently in your shop.

  6. 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 improvement.

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