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 Benchtop Wood Planer
Learn to use a bench-top wood planer correctly and avoid common problems like tearout, snipe and ridges. Reclaim old wood, clean up inexpensive…
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 Use a Jigsaw
A jigsaw tool 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…
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…
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…
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…
More Planing, Less Exercise
Planing long boards alone isn’t easy. You get plenty of exercise running from the infeed side to the outfeed side before the board flips your…