Woodworking Tips & Techniques
What separates a great woodworker from a novice is not the tools but all the little tips and tricks they pick up along the way. Here are a few of my favorite tips and techniques to help you be more successful in your woodworking and get the results you're looking for.
Step-by-step instructions on making a tool bench from plywood. Very easy woodworking project with basic tools.
How to make a finger joint/box joint jig. Quick and easy and you don't need a dado stack. Step by step tutorial that can be used on any table saw.
Tips and tricks to help you succeed on the bandsaw.
How to make a cross cut sled for the table. This is a must have shop jig for every woodworker.
How to make your own wood block plane. It’s easier than you might think!
Using a propane torch and some aluminum brazing rods is a quick way to bonding aluminum without using a welder.
In this experiment I’m trying out Coca Cola and coffee as a wood stain.
Making a pair of concrete weights with rope handles for the shop.
Making a homemade paper deckle is a real quick and easy project that anyone can do.
The method I’m about to show you doesn’t require any specials tools except a drill and a mallet.
A simple formula for crafters and woodworkers to price your work.
Duplicating a vinyl record using silicon and and resin. A fun lesson in mold making!
Crosscutting plywood with a combination blade almost always results in tear out and I find the easiest way to prevent that is just cover the plywood with painters tape.
Use flocking on the inside of your drawers to enhance the look and feel of your boxes.
How to make homemade paper from recycled materials you can find around the house.
How to make a spline jig for easily creating mitered corners.
This video gives you an overview on how to make the ultimate picture frame sled.
Craft show tips to help you succeed at selling your handmade items.
Demystifying resewing on the bandsaw. No fancy jigs!
Here’s a quick tip on making oversized holes using a forstner bit, rabbeting bit and a flush trim bit. This method is perfect for when you don’t have a large enough drill bit.
How to fill gaps in mitered corners. This quick tip works with picture frames, legs and mitered corner case edging.
With just a pencil, screw, a long piece of wood and a couple of spring clamps you can easily draw large circles and curves without a trammel or compass.
Make your own oil/poly blend with boiled linseed oil, polyurethane and mineral spirits.
A simple step-by-step technique on how to make curved inlay using thin strips of wood.