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  • 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…

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