If you router bit isn't cutting as cleanly as it used to, this video is for you. You don't need to go buy a new one because The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you sharpen your dull router bit. Watch Video »
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If you router bit isn't cutting as cleanly as it used to, this video is for you. You don't need to go buy a new one because The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you sharpen your dull router bit.
Do you think sanding is a brain dead job and you hate it? The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, does too. He will share some tips with you to make sanding wood quicker and less boring.
Do you have several pieces of narrow wood to sand and think it will take forever? Think again. The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, will show you a method to sand these narrow pieces very quickly and without rounding the edges.
Is your circular saw blade dull? The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, tells you the signs of a dull saw blade and how to change the blade on your circular saw.
Another reason to use a random orbital sander – dust collection. The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, will show you how to secure your shop vacuum to your sander where it wont fall off while you are sanding. Keeping the dust off your work piece will make your sander work more efficiently and keep your lungs dust-free.
Did you know that a pencil is a great sanding partner? The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, will show you how a pencil can make the sanding part of a woodworking project quicker and turn out perfect every time.
Ever wonder what grit sandpaper you should end with on your woodworking projects? The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, will share with you how to determine what grit sandpaper you need to end with, for the different types of wood, so you are not over sanding.
Ever wondered what the difference between a random orbital sander and an orbital sander? The Family Handyman editor, Travis Larson, will tell you the differences in the two and which one you should buy.
If you've never used a circular saw, The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton will get you started. He will show you how to adjust the depth and set the bevel angle. These two adjustments will allow you to make any number of straight and bevel cuts.
The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Gary Wentz, will show you how to apply iron-on edge banding. It’s the easiest way to cover plywood edges and it makes inexpensive plywood look like solid wood.
The Family Handyman editor, Ken Collier, shows you how to glue and clamp biscuit joints for a strong and nearly invisible joint.
The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to properly mark a board before cutting it on a miter saw.
The Family Handyman Editor-in-Chief, Ken Collier, will show you how to edge glue boards. This basic woodworking skill will help you in many different woodworking projects. All you need are boards you want to join, clamps, glue and wax paper.
If you have several identical cuts to make, a stop block will make it go a lot quicker. The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to set up a stop block for your miter saw to save you time.
The Family Handyman DIY expert, Spike Carlsen, will show you how to cut construction grade plywood and finish grade plywood with a circular saw. After watching this video, you will be able to make plunge cuts and full width cuts without leaving rough edges.
The Family Handyman editor, Ken Collier, shows you how to make a T-joint for shelves in bookcases or cabinets. This basic technique will give you strong, reliable shelves. The best part? It's easy to do.
The Family Handyman editor, Ken Collier shows you a great technique to put a top on a bookcase. Making a L-joint with biscuits will give you a strong top on many woodworking projects.
The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how to make wood plugs for countersunk screws match perfectly.
The Family Handyman carpentry expert, Mark Petersen, will show you how to cut boards that are wider than what your miter saw was designed for.
The Family Handyman expert, Wade Sides, will show you how to cut custom ceiling tiles and shadow lines along the wall.
The Family Handyman editor, Jeff Gorton, will show you how to make perfectly straight cuts with a circular saw. You will use this circular saw jig over and over again.
The Family Handyman editor, Ken Collier, shows you how to make biscuit joints and shares tips on how to get a better and stronger joint. This technique is great for building cabinets, bookshelves and other woodworking projects.
Pocket screws are a good way to put woodworking projects together. 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.
A biscuit joiner will help you make strong, fast and accurate joints. The Family Handyman DIY expert, Spike Carlsen, will show you how to use a biscuit jointer to get perfect joints.
Fixing a chipped piece of veneer isn't as hard as you think. The Family Handyman expert Kevin Southwick, will show you how to make a perfect patch using Quickwood to repair damaged veneer.
George Vondriska shows you how to select a blade for a sliding miter saw.
Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates how to get professional painting results by caulking all cracks between woodwork and walls.
George Vondriska provides step-by-step instruction on how to use an FMT (Frame Mortise and Tenon) jig to cut a tenon and mortise.
Rustic furniture can be a great addition to any room in your house. If you struggle with the joinery or would like to discover the best way to “connect the parts,” let George Vondriska show you a foolproof method to perfect mortise and tenon joinery.
The taper guide may seem like a difficult tool to master, but George Vondriska demonstrates how you can easily set up and use this valuable table saw assistant to cut clean and accurate angled edges for your woodworking projects.
One of the hazards of crosscutting plywood on the table saw is the unsightly tearout you get where the blade exits the material. Bruce Kieffer demonstrates a great technique that results in smooth, tearout-free cuts.
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