Marking and Measuring Tool Basics

If you’re like most woodworkers, you’ve spent a lot of time picking out the best woodworking machinery, hand planes, chisels, scrapers, rasps, clamps and all manner of specialized jigs, tools and accessories that help make your work more accurate and go...

Scroll Saw Blades 101: Choosing the right blade

Walk into any well-stocked hardware store and you’ll be confronted with a wide array of scroll saw blades – different manufacturers, varying material, and a range of prices. The inclination, especially among beginning scrollers is to buy blades off the shelf...

Wood Finishing Techiques: Rubbing Out the Finish

When you apply the final coat of clear wood finish to a project, are you “finished”? That depends on the look you’re after. In reality, simply applying a few coats of clear finish and waiting for them to dry rarely leads to a smooth, consistent look....

Router Bit Basics

Sorting through router bit terminology and making selections from a seemingly endless variety of router bits can be confusing, especially if you are new to working with a router. Reading up on the basic router bit facts will help you to choose the best router bits,...

Use Grain Fillers for a Great Finish

The first step to a superb finishing job on your projects is the realization that all hardwoods are not created equal. Most woodworkers really know this already, but check out the surface of a piece of red oak, and then hold a piece of cherry next to it. Look at them...
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