You have a few options when you need to cut a hole. What you choose depends on how big you need the diameter, how clean you need the cut, and how much you want to spend. Here are 4 of the most common methods to cut perfect holes in wood One of the simplest methods for […]
Woodworking Safety Safety is my highest priority. Sure, I like to joke around in my videos and have fun in my shop, but when the power tools begin to run, I give them my full attention. Woodworking is a perfectly safe hobby so long as you understand and stick to a few safety procedures. 1. […]
Miter saw Basics A miter saw, sometimes called a chop saw, is often the first semi-stationary tool new woodworkers purchase. With a miter saw you can make repeated cuts, all the same length, as well as cut accurate miters, or angles. What is a miter saw? Unlike a table saw or band saw, when using […]
Miters are not the strongest joints, but we use them all the time for joining picture frames together. One method for strengthening this connection is to add a spline, a thin sliver of wood into a slot where the two miters join together. A common way to make these is to cut a slot about halfway […]
Unless I am going to make some sort of specialized cut, I don’t normally show a lot of wood being cut in my project videos. Sawing wood, especially on projects with lots of repetitive cuts, can make for some boring video, especially since there are really only 5 basic woodworking cuts to know how to make. […]
My two most often used tools are my drill and my impact driver. They are useful for woodworking, but also for all kinds of home improvement and repairs around the house. Let’s look at the basics of drilling and driving, why I recommend owning both tools, and how to use a power drill and impact driver. […]
You will probably want to protect most projects you make with a finish. But applying a wood finish doesn’t have to be complicated. Let’s look at the basics. Let’s start out by getting this out of the way: Contrary to what many woodworkers will tell you, not all projects require a finish. For example. there […]
In this installment of The ABC’s of Woodworking, I discuss the various types of wooden cutting boards and how to care for them.
What’s the difference between a miter and a bevel and does it matter? In this video, I discuss making beveled and mitered cuts.