Woodworking Tips

Woodworking tips, tricks, and ideas to make you a better woodworker.

workbench restoration

Workbench Restoration

Taking on a workbench restoration project is not as difficult as it sounds.  My father recently gave me my grandfather's old carpenters bench, and...
wooden ring

Woodworking Tip of The Week

This woodworking tip of the week is about finding time to work in the shop.  Of all the ways that you can improve your...
spalted maple

Spalted Maple

Spalted Maple is one of my favorite woods.  This is regular Maple that has a fungal infection in the tree.  It causes these amazing...
woodworking templates

Woodworking Templates

Woodworking templates are a very easy way to make operations repeatable and uniform. Almost any time that the same measurement, marking, or cut needs...
inlace inlay mixture

Inlace for Easy Wood Inlays

Inlace is a pre-mixed epoxy product that makes doing inlay work very easy.  The product comes in many different mixtures that all have a...
traditional wood filler

Homemade Wood Filler

When my father gave me the carpenters bench that his father owned for many years, it was completely black from age and use. There...
cheap hardwood

Good Hardwood For Cheap

In this picture there are about 25 pieces of wood that were all taken from a cutoff bin at a hardwood store that I...
curly maple

The Beauty of Curly Maple

Curly Maple is one of the best looking types of figured wood, and is also one of the least expensive.  Higher grades will always...

Are You Paying Too Much For Sandpaper?

Most woodworkers have a palm sander of some type, which takes special sandpaper in some instances.  Many smaller sanders will accept a 1/4 sheet...
100 words for kids

100 Words For Kids: Tools

100 Words For Kids: Tools was written for my son, so I could easily teach him the names of the tools in my shop. My...

Attention New Woodworkers!

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    • Why you don't actually want to be a woodworker.
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    • How to break down and analyze any project.
    • How to research your projects the right way.
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carbide lathe tool

Carbide Lathe Tool

Here is a close up of my square carbide lathe tool.  The square insert is great for roughing out shapes and removing material quickly,...
50 woodworking tips

50 Woodworking Tips

50 woodworking tips is another free guide where I share some of my favorite woodworking tips and tricks.  The guide is available as a free...