Woodworking Sitemap - Page 1 2014-04-19

How to Build a Kitchen Sink Base Cabinet - Woodworking Project
Building a sink cabinet is one of the easiest pieces of cabinetry to make for woodworkers. Follow these simple steps and build one for your home today!

Woodworking with Pine - Tips for Woodworking with Pine
Pine is one of the most common softwoods available at home centers. Pine is often though of as a construction material, but it can also be used for building fine woodworking projects. Stable pine, particularly old long-leaf pine, is quite beautiful in fine furniture. Learn tips for getting the most out of pine in your woodworking projects.

How to Replace a Band Saw Blade
How to Replace a Band Saw Blade

Bathroom Vanity Cabinet Plans
If you take a walk through your local hardware store or home center, you'll likely find a few different types of bathroom vanity cabinets. Unfortunately, many

Applying Polyurethane - Woodworking Finishing Tips - Tips for Applying Polyurethane for a Perfect Finish
When finishing a woodworking piece, a good way to protect the wood is by applying polyurethane. While available in both oil-based and water-based polyurethane versions, by applying polyurethane, you're giving your piece a durable, easy to apply finish that provides protection to your piece. Learn methods for applying polyurethane properly to ensure a smooth, beautiful polyurethane finish to your woodworking projects.

Plywood Sizes and Types - Identifying Plywood Sizes
Buying plywood (and other sheet goods) at the lumber yard can be a bit confusing, particularly because the actual sizes (as measured with a tape measure) don't actually match the common name for the product. In this article, learn how plywood sizes are sold and how to discover what plywood sizes or products are best for each of your woodworking projects.

How to Calculate Board Feet - Woodworking Tip to Calculate Board Feet
When buying hardwood lumber, you'll find that the wood is sold by the board foot. How can you easily calculate board feet, and why would you want to calculate board feet when the lumberyard has already done it for you? Learn how to calculate board feet the easy way.

Top 10 Essential Hand Woodworking Tools List
In modern woodworking, power tools have their place, but for some tasks, you need hand tools. Here are the ten essential hand tools for woodworking.

Woodworking with Poplar Wood - Tips for Using Poplar Wood in Woodworking Plans
Poplar wood is one of the most common types used in furniture making, boat-building and other woodworking projects because it is inexpensive wood, fairly workable, will take paint well and is moderately durable. While Poplar wood shouldn't be used for every set of woodworking plans you intend to build, it is a versatile material and can be used for a number of projects.

Porter-Cable 4212 Dovetail Jig Review
This dovetail jig is well-built and relatively easy to use for cutting. Learn the features and functions of the Porter-Cable 4212 Dovetail Jig.

Porter-Cable PCL180DK-2 Cordless Drill/Driver Review
Learn about the Porter-Cable PCL180 18v 1/2-inch Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver, and how it measures up with the top cordless drills on the market.

Ridgid BS1400 Band Saw - Tool Review
While the Ridgid Band Saw certainly doesn't have the horsepower for production shop work, it may be the perfect choice for the weekend woodworker.

Bosch 1617EVS Fixed Base & Plunge Router Kit - Review
This tool is a solid choice for the woodworker who needs versatility in a plunge and fixed base router, despite some suggested improvements.

Choosing Proper Router Bit Speeds - Woodworking Tips
In this woodworking article, you'll find a chart with guidelines for the maximum recommended speeds for each size of router bit.

Build a Wine Rack with Wine Glass Storage - Free Woodworking Plans
In this set of free woodworking plans, build a wine rack that holds thirteen bottles of wine while also holding twelve of your favorite wine glasses.

Final Assembly of the Wine Rack and Wine Glass Rack
In the final step of these free woodworking plans, apply finish to the wine rack before attaching the wine glass slides and applying the plywood back. Page 10.

Free Woodworking Plans - Cut the Sides of the Wine Rack
The first step in these free woodworking plans for a wine rack with built-in wine glass storage is to cut the sides and the top and bottom of the unit. Page 2.

Build a Wine Rack with Wine Glass Storage - Free Plan
The next step to building this wine rack is to make the wine glass rack slides. Download the free woodworking plans in step one for more details. Page 3.

Free Woodworking Plans for Wine Rack with Built-in Wine Glass Rack
The next step of these free woodworking plans is cutting the interlocking parts, which are integral to the look and function of the entire wine rack. Page 4.

Build a Wine Rack with Built-in Wine Glass Rack - Dry Fit the Parts
After cutting all of the notches for the wine rack, dry fit the parts together to ensure a quality fit and allow stability for years to come. Page 5.

Free Woodworking Plans - Round Over the Parts of the Wine Rack
The next step of these free woodworking plans is to round over the edges of the wine rack slides with a router table and a 1/4

Sanding - Free Wine Rack Plans with Built-in Wine Glass Storage
Before any assembly step of these free woodworking plans, sand all parts of the wine rack and wine glass rack and apply the finish before assembly. Page 7.

Finishing the Wine Rack with Built-in Wine Glass Rack
Apply the finish to loose parts of the wine rack and wine glass slides now, because this woodworking project will be too difficult to finish after assembly. Page 8.

Assembly of the Wine Rack and Wine Glass Rack Parts
In the final assembly steps of these free woodworking plans for a wine rack with wine glass storage, connect the parts of the case & attach the wine racks. Page 9.

Cut the Toolbox Sides to Length - Classic Wooden Toolbox Plans
The first step to building your classic wooden toolbox is to cut the side and end pieces to length. These pieces will be ripped or cut to shape in upcoming steps. Page 2.

Cut the Toolbox Side Pieces - Free Woodworking Plans - Classic Wooden Toolbox
Once the end pieces for the wooden toolbox are cut to length, we'll work on the two side pieces. The remaining 1x10 will need to be ripped into two 4

Mark Curves on Ends of Classic Wooden Toolbox - Free Classic Wooden Toolbox Plans
Now that the ends and sides have been cut to length, we'll mark the shape of the curves on the ends of the toolbox. To mark these curves, you'll need a compass and will mark the curves into a shape that suits your taste. Page 4.

Cut the Curves on the Classic Wooden Toolbox End Pieces - Classic Wooden Toolbox Plans
After marking the curves on the two end pieces of the toolbox, you'll want to cut these curves using either a band saw or a jigsaw. Cut just inside the line that you marked, and then clean up the cut to the line with sandpaper. Page 5.

Classic Wooden Toolbox Plans - Cut the Dovetails - Free Classic Wooden Toolbox Plans
With the sides and ends of the wooden toolbox fashioned, we'll create the dovetails that will connect the four sides of the box together. You can cut the tails on either the sides or the end pieces based on whichever you believe will look better. Page 6.

Cut the Dadoes for the Classic Wooden Toolbox Bottom - Classic Wooden Toolbox Plans
With the dovetails completed, next we'll need to cut the dadoes to hold the bottom of the toolbox. Since these dadoes will not extend the entire length of the sides and ends of the toolbox, we'll use a straight-cutting bit in a router to cut the dadoes. Page 7.

Cut Wedges for the Classic Wooden Toolbox Handle - Free Classic Wooden Toolbox Plans
Before we can begin assembly, we need to cut a couple of wedges for the toolbox handle. You can cut the wedges out of any stock that is at least 1-1/4

Delta 46-460 Midi Lathe Woodworking Tool Review
Learn the advantages of the Delta 46-460 Midi Lathe in this Woodworking Review, including a discussion of the optional extension and base.

Straight Router Bits Versus Spiral Router Bits
Learn the differences between straight router bits and spiral router bits, and when to use each for the best advantage in your woodworking projects.

Build a Classic Wooden Toolbox - Free Woodworking Plan
In this set of free woodworking plans, you can learn how to build your own classic wooden toolbox that relies on joinery rather than nails or screws.

How Much Pressure to Use When Gluing Wood Together
How does one know when enough pressure is enough? Learn some ideas on how much pressure to apply to a glue-up in this woodworking tip.

Ridgid Oscillating Spindle Sander - Woodworking Reviews
Learn the advantages and drawbacks to this versatile oscillating spindle sander in this woodworking tool review with extra links for more information.

How to Cut with a Band Saw - Woodworking Tips
To think that a band saw is only for cutting curves is to sell the tool short. Learn a variety of cutting techniques when using your band saw.

How to Buy Pre-Owned Tools - Woodworking Tool Guide
Use this used woodworking tool buying guide when considering buying pre-owned tools so you get the quality item that you need.

Tips for Woodworking, Sanding, and Finishing Cherry
Cherry, specifically American Black, is one of the most revered species used for woodworking. Learn tips for getting the most out of this favorite wood.

Choosing the Right Saw for Woodworking - Circular Saws
A circular saw is an extremely versatile power tool, in that it can be used to rip or cross-cut boards (either with a guide or simply free-hand).

How to Use a Skew Chisel - Woodturning Tools
A skew chisel is a woodturning tool that is sometimes used for making square-shaped grooves in a spindle and one of the more dangerous turning tools.

How to Use a Framing Nailer Safely and Effectively
A framing nailer allows the operator to put a number of framing nails into an assembly in the time it would take to drive one nail with a hammer.

How to Repair a Sticky Wooden Drawer
Wooden drawers can sometimes stick with the natural expansion and contraction of the wood based on seasonal moisture content. Learn how to fix a sticky one.

Sanding and Finishing the Wood - Free Modular Wine Rack Plans
Now that the woodworking is completed on this modular wine rack, move on to finish. Sand the parts thoroughly and apply the stain or paint as desired. Page 5.

Add the Dowels to the Modular Wine Rack - Free Woodworking Plans
After the paint or polyurethane finish has dried on the modular wine rack, add dowels to help stabilize the modular wine rack after it is assembled. Page 6.

Assemble the Modular Wine Rack Sections - Free Woodworking Plans
The last building step to these modular wine rack plans is final assembly. Attach the front to each of the sides, notch to notch, then stack the units. Page 7.

Add Wine to your Modular Wine Rack - Free Woodworking Plans
With the first modular wine rack section assembled, you can add more racks by placing another set of sides onto the top of the existing unit. Page 8.

Build a Modular Wine Rack - Free Woodworking Plans
Store your bottles elegantly by building these free modular wine rack plans. The units are expandable so the more wine you have, the more racks you can add!

Modular Wine Rack Plans: Begin With the Sides
To begin making the modular wine rack, cut the side pieces out of 4/4 stock and place a dowel pin in a notch to hold the front and back halves of the rack. Page 2.

Front of the Wine Rack - Free Modular Wine Rack Plans
With the sides of the modular wine rack finished, move onto the front of the wine rack. You'll need to cut 1-5/8

Free Woodworking Plans for a Modular Wine Rack - Back Assembly
The last major step to this modular wine rack is to cut the back of the wine rack just like in the previous step in these free woodworking plans. Page 4.

Irwin Marples Woodworking Chisel Review
Irwin Marples Woodworking Chisel Review

Hitachi's New LIFETIME Lithium Ion Power Tool Warranty
I try to avoid covering press releases very often, but I felt this was some information that should be passed along. Hitachi has announced that all of

How to Cut Curves in Thick Stock - Woodworking Tools
Learn which woodworking tools are the best choices (after the band saw) for making the curved cuts necessary to complete woodworking projects.

Avoiding Drilling Blowouts
Some drill bits, particularly large-diameter bits, tend to cut very aggressively, which can lead to a blowout on the back side of the board being drilled when

Band Saw Blade Installation Steps
Band Saw Blade Installation Steps

Download the "Wood Handbook"
The United States Forestry Service has put together a very useful book on the properties of wood, with sections on timber resources, the structure of wood,

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Growth Rings and Wood Grain
Growth Rings and Wood Grain

Raised-Panel Cabinet Doors with a Table Saw
As with the slab-style cabinet doors mentioned in an earlier post, new cabinet doors can dramatically change the look of a kitchen. In North America, the most

Reduce Run-Out on Glue-Ups
One common mistake that woodworkers make when edge-gluing boards together for a panel is squeezing the clamps so tightly that the glue runs out of the joints

Build a Kitchen Pantry Cabinet
Continuing with recent articles on building individual kitchen cabinets, today's post focuses on building a kitchen pantry cabinet. This two-section cabinet can

Revive a Piece of Furniture and Visit "This Old House"
Do you have an old, but well-built piece of furniture that is in need of a new finish? Perhaps you've found a weathered relic at a garage sale that is in good

Woodworking Tool Tips
When working with power tools in the woodshop, problems can occur for a variety of reasons. In these woodworking tool tips, look for specific tips on dealing with individual power tools and how to address them safely and quickly.

Build a Zero Clearance Insert for Your Table Saw
A zero clearance insert is a replacement for the throat plate that was included with your table saw. A practical solution might be to build your own.

Why Isn't a 2x4 a 2x4?
Many beginning woodworkers are confused about the way dimensional lumber (softwood) is sized. When you walk into a home center or lumber yard and buy a

Free Woodworking Plans: How to Build Cabinets
Learn step by step how to build cabinets for your kitchen, bathroom, utility room or garage with these free woodworking plans.

Finishing and Mounting the Cabinet
The last step of these free woodworking plans is to finish and then mount the cabinet on the wall-mounted French Cleat to attach the box to the wall. Page 10.

Cut the Cabinet Shelves to Size
The first step of these free cabinet plans is to cut the three shelves of the unit to size. The plans may be adapted to various cabinet sizes. Page 2.

Cut the Shelf Dadoes in the Cabinet Sides
The most difficult step to building the carcase of these free cabinet plans is making the dadoes and rabbets for the shelves and back. Page 3.

Cutting the Rabbets for the Back of the Cabinets
Once the dadoes and rabbets have been cut to accommodate the cabinet shelves, the next step is to cut a rabbet to support the back board. Page 4.

Assemble the Cabinet Box and Shelves
Once the shelves and shelf standards of these free cabinet plans have been cut, it is time for some assembly. Page 5.

Install the Back of the Cabinet
Once the shelves of these free cabinet plans have been affixed to the shelf standards, the next step is to attach the back to the carcase. Page 6.

Rip and Mount the French Cleat
In this step of these free woodworking plans, you'll learn how to attach the assembled cabinet box to the wall using a French Cleat wedge bracket. Page 7.

Cover the French Cleat Cabinet Mount
The next step of this cabinet project is to cover the French Cleat wedge bracket to hide it from view when opening the cabinet doors. Page 8.

Apply Trim to the Front of the Cabinet
In this next-to-last step of these free cabinet plans, you'll learn how to apply trim the front edge of the carcase to cover up the plywood ends. Page 9.

Free Woodworking Plans for Outdoor Projects
Looking for a new backyard, patio or deck project? Here are many free outdoor woodworking plans including a rocker, game board and more.

Setting Your Router Speed Correctly
Router bits are available in a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Each bit has a specific task, but in order to operate properly, the bit must spin at the proper

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Make the It's (Not) Complicated Garden Tomato Cages
Make the It's (Not) Complicated Garden Tomato Cages

Kreg Jig K3 Master Pocket Hole System Review
The Kreg Jig Pocket Hole System has truly simplified pocket joinery. With their similarity to both dowel joints and mortise & tenon joints, pocket joints

What is SPF Lumber?
What is SPF Lumber?

Basic Slab Cabinet Doors
If you're wanting to make a dramatic change to the look of your kitchen, few things can be as effective as replacing the cabinet doors. One of the most basic

Build the Ultimate Wood Saw Horses
During the time that I worked as a building contractor, one of the first things I would do upon arriving at a new job site was to build a set of saw horses.

Marketing Your Woodworking Online
Are you a commercial furniture builder or are you thinking of selling a piece or two? Perhaps you have some unique designs that you think would sell online?

Free Furniture Plans
Free Furniture Plans

Woodworking Plans for Building a Humidor
Cigar smoking has been experiencing an up-turn in popularity over the past few years. One thing every cigar afficionado needs is a humidor. Many woodworkers

Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool
The Dremel 4000 Rotary Tool is, in my opinion, the best Dremel tool to date. In my mind, this tool is beginning to feel less like a craft or hobbyist tool,

How to Make Shutters
How to Make Shutters

Woodworking Magazine, Book and Media Reviews - Media to Learn Woodworking Tips
There are plenty of ways to learn woodworking tips if you don't have a mentor with whom you can work and ask questions. In addition to quality web sites, there are many woodworking magazine and book choices on the newsstand at your fine woodworking supplier that offer great tips. Additionally, you can find woodworking TV shows, DVDs and interactive computer programs to help you hone your skills. Here are a number of reviews of some of these woodworking learning tools.

Woodworking Gifts - Ideas for Woodworking Gifts
Need ideas for woodworking gifts? If your someone on your gift list is a woodworker, check out this list of ten woodworking gifts. Find gift ideas ranging anywhere from under $50 to over $500, sure to please the woodworker on your list.

Woodworking Gifts Over $250 - Great Woodworking Gifts for $250 and Up
If you want to impress the woodworker on your gift list with a top-of-the-line tool, check out these great woodworking tools, all of which cost more than $250. From a great contractor table saw or compound miter saw to a band saw or router kit, each of these professional-level tools will surely impress the woodworker that receives it.

Woodworking Gifts Under $150 - Great Woodworking Gifts
Looking for a gift for a woodworker? Check out these five woodworking gift ideas, all of which cost less than $150. From power tools such as a jigsaw or a joiner to woodworking accessories such as a pocket hole jig or panel saw system, here you'll find an moderately-priced woodworking gift for the woodworker on your list.

Woodworking Gifts Under $250 - Great Woodworking Gifts for Under $250
If you're looking for a gift for a woodworker, check out these five great woodworking gift ideas, all of which cost between $150 and $250. From stationary and plunge router combo kits to dovetail jig systems, here you'll find great moderately-priced woodworking tool values to give as a woodworking gift.

Five Woodworking Gifts for Under $50 - Inexpensive Woodworking Gifts
Looking for an inexpensive gift for a woodworker? Check out these woodworking gift ideas, all of which cost less than $50. From woodworking clamps (an accessory of which a woodworker can never have enough) to hearing protectors or jigsaw blades, here you'll find an inexpensive woodworking gift for every woodworker on your list.

Getting the Most From Your Router - Woodworking Tips
With a woodworking router and a few router bits, you can apply literally hundreds of various shapes to the edge of a board. Most router bits are versatile enough that they can be used fully or partially to help form these shapes. In these articles, learn how to get the most out of your fixed base or plunge router.

Before and After
Before and After

Find the Best Circular Saw for your Needs
If you look in almost any wood shop that is loaded with machines, I can pretty much guarantee you'll also find a handheld circular saw. Even though they are

Attach the Leg Assembly to the Cornhole Game Board
Finally, attach the leg assembly to the cornhole game board and finish the playing surface. You'll need a pair of bolts with washers and lock nuts. Page 10.

Cut the Leg Pieces for Your Cornhole Game Board
The legs of the cornhole game board will fold up under the board, but the bottom of the leg will be flat on the ground when the game is played. Page 7.

Free Cornhole Game Plans: Drill Holes for the Leg Bolts
The holes for the legs in these cornhole game plans must be drilled precisely for your assembly to be positioned properly for game play. Page 8.

Cut the Legs for the Cornhole Game Board
The next step to building a cornhole game board is to put together the leg assembly, which entails attaching the cross-brace to the two legs. Page 9.

Free Cornhole Board Plans
Cornhole is a popular outdoor game that is fun to play. You can build your own game board with these downloadable plans and step-by-step instructions.

Build the Frame for the Cornhole Game Board
The first step in these free woodworking plans to build your own cornhole game board is to build the frame that will support the playing surface. Page 2.

Attach the Center Brace for the Cornhole Board
After the basic box frame is built, you'll add a center brace across the middle of the box frame in these free cornhole game board plans. Page 3.

Attach the Cornhole Game Board Playing Surface
Now that the frame of the cornhole game board is completed, the next step is to attach the playing surface to the top of the frame. Page 4.

Fill Screw Holes on the Cornhole Game Board Playing Surface
Now that you're cornhole game board is beginning to take shape, the next step will be to fill the screw holes to ensure that the playing surface is smooth. Page 5.

Cut the Cornhole in the Game Board
Learn how and where to cut the bean bag hole in the playing surface of your cornhole game board. Precision and accuracy of the hole are vital to game play. Page 6.

Free Sawhorse Plans - Building the I-Beam
These Ultimate Wood Sawhorses start off with a heavy-duty I-beam construction cut from 2x4 lumber for the top rail of each assembly. Page 2.

The Ultimate Wood Sawhorse Plans
A strong, sturdy set of wooden sawhorses will be useful for countless tasks in the shop. Follow these free woodworking plans to make a set of your own.

Attach the Sawhorse Legs to the I-Beam
Once the top I-beam rail of each wooden sawhorse has been constructed, the next step is to attach the four angled legs to each I-beam. Page 3.

Attach the Stringers to the Sawhorse Legs
The Ultimate Wood Sawhorses use a set of stringers to hold the legs in place and add strength, plus they can double as a step or foot-rest. Page 4.

Attaching the Spreaders to the Sawhorse Legs
Once the side stringers are attached to your set of Ultimate Wood Sawhorses, you'll attach spreaders to keep the legs splayed at the proper angle. Page 5.

Build the Second Wooden Sawhorse
After your first Ultimate Wood Sawhorse is completed, you'll make a second unit, with slight modifications so that they will stack on top of one another. Page 6.

Attach the Spreaders to the Second Sawhorse
Both of your Ultimate Wood Sawhorses use stringers and spreaders to support the legs, but the second unit requires a few modifications. Page 7.

Stacking the Ultimate Wood Sawhorses
Once your set of Ultimate Wooden Sawhorses are finished, you'll want to stack them properly for storage to save space. Page 8.

How to Use Pressure-Treated Lumber in Woodworking Projects
Pressure-treated lumber is typically dimensional lumber that has been treated with a solution to help the wood be more weather-resistant. For many years, pressure-treating used a process called wolmanizing, but in recent years, this formula has been replaced with a copper-based formulation, which has made it less toxic but more susceptible to corrosion. Learn how to use pressure treated lumber in your woodworking projects in this article.

Free Woodworking Plans for Outdoor Projects
Looking for free woodworking plans for building projects for your backyard, patio or deck? Check out these outdoor woodworking plans, including an Adirondack loveseat glider rocker, a set of plans to build a cornhole game board or a board to play washers and more. Each set of free woodworking plans includes a measured drawing and bill of materials.

Build the It's (Not) Complicated Garden Tomato Cages
Learn how to build the It's (Not) Complicated tomato cages for your garden. They're inexpensive, easy to build and look great in your tomato patch!

Cabinetry - How to Build Cabinets for Your Kitchen, Bathroom and More!
Technically, cabinets are little more than boxes made for storing stuff. However, by dressing up these sturdy boxes and installing them securely, a simple box can become an elegant storage solution that becomes the focal point of the kitchen or bathroom. Learn more about building cabinets, drawers and cabinet doors.

Using a Miter Saw
Using a Miter Saw

Short Bookcase Plans
Short Bookcase Plans

How to Build Pantry Cabinets for the Kitchen
Need more kitchen storage? Don't buy a pantry - build your own kitchen pantry cabinet with these handy step-by-step woodworking instructions.

Understanding Wood Sizes - Woodworking Tips - How To Understand Wood Sizes
When you visit your home center or woodworking supply house, you'll notice that stock comes in varying wood sizes using terms that may not make sense to the beginning woodworker. Learn how to find the exact wood sizes of stock you need to complete your project.

Types of Wood Joints
Without wood joints, a woodworking project would need to be carved from a single piece of wood. Learn the basics of joinery and when to use each type.

Types of Wood Joints
Without wood joints, a woodworking project would need to be carved from a single piece of wood. Learn the basics of joinery and when to use each type.

7 Power Tools Every Woodworker Should Have
Getting started in woodworking doesn't have to be expensive. With just a few well-selected power tools, a beginning woodworker can complete a quite a number of woodworking projects and develop their skill level at the same time. In this list, find the seven power tools that are the most useful and practical for any beginning woodworker getting started.

Finding Sandpaper
Finding Sandpaper

How to Buy a Router
How to Buy a Router

The Last 2 Woodworking Shows of the Season
The last two shows for the 2013-2014 season of The Woodworking Shows are upcoming quickly. These two shows will wrap up the 17 city tour for the year, with more

Build an Heirloom-Quality Chess Board
I love finding ways to use scraps of material left over from other projects. I find it a shame to let good stock, even very small scrap pieces, go to waste.

What is a Countersink?
When driving wood screws into hardwood, it is highly advisable to drill pilot holes into the board(s) before driving the screw. However, there is another step

Woodworking with Cedar - Types of Wood
Cedar is more weather-resistant than a many other wood species, making it perfect for outdoor woodworking projects such as benches and window boxes.

How is Plywood Made? Learning Woodworking
Plywood is a series of layers of wood glued together. Learn how plywood is made and the advantages of using it in your woodworking projects.

How to Cut a Dado - Basic Woodworking Joints
The dado is a common woodworking joint, one particularly well-suited for building cabinets. Learn how to cut them and when to use one in your projects.

Heartwood or Sapwood for Your Woodworking Projects?
As a woodworker, you should understand why most experienced woodworkers will remove sapwood and use heartwood when building their projects.

Minwax Community Craftsman Awards
Minwax Community Craftsman Awards

Shopping Guide for Table Saws
If you're getting started in woodworking and have a bit of a tight budget, there's one piece of woodworking equipment that you should consider saving a bit

Use Your Table Saw Wisely
In nearly any modern fine woodworking shop, you'll find that the centerpiece around which the shop is designed is the table saw. This is because the table saw

Table Saw Feature Checklist
If you're going to buy a table saw, the best advice I could give is to buy the best table saw that you can afford. No one machine is more important around the

Pipe Clamps for Woodworking
A woodworker can never have enough clamp. Sadly, clamps can be quite expensive, particularly the large clamps needed to secure large assemblies and glue-ups. A

Gel Staining
Gel stain finishes are like some overly abrasive television personalities - you either love them or you hate them. There seldom seems to be an in-between

Pressure Treated Wood Safety - Woodworking Tips
For years, pressure-treated lumber was treated with an arsenic-based substance to help protect against moisture. In recent years, health concerns caused the United States' Environmental Protection Agency to convince lumber companies to change to a new, copper-based formula. However, is this new formula better? Learn about pressure treated wood safety using this

Nail & Screw Storage Ideas
Nail & Screw Storage Ideas

Woodworking Reviews of the Best Woodworking Tools of 2010
Every year, a bevy of new products are introduced to the market. Here are some of my thoughts on the best woodworking tools of 2010.

Paslode Fuel + Nail Combo Packs
If you have an older Paslode cordless (and compressor-less) framing nailer, then this news is for you. Paslode has introduced some new Fuel + Nail Combo

Play Washers!
With summertime fast approaching, I'm sure you'll be spending plenty of time outside in the backyard for barbecues, picnics or just family time. Here's a

How to Build Wall Cabinets for the Kitchen
Why pay for expensive wall cabinets for your kitchen when you can build them far more cheaply? Here's how to build all the wall cabinets you need.

Handheld Power Tools
Getting started in woodworking doesn't have to be overly expensive. Just a few well-selected power tools are all a beginning woodworker needs to complete a quite a number of woodworking projects and develop their skill level at the same time. Here are some handheld power tools that are the most useful and practical for any beginning woodworker getting started.

Reviews of Blades & Bits
Even the best woodworking tools are only as good as their blades or bits. In this category, read reviews of blades & bits used to cut, router or drill as necessary, plus ways to keep those implements in their best working condition.

Woodworking Clamp Reviews
There are a number of styles and sizes of woodworking clamps that can be used to hold the parts of a woodworking project in place while you work. After you read the reviews of each of these woodworking clamps, click on the Compare Prices link to find the best prices on the web.

Woodworking Safety Equipment
There are a few varieties of woodworking safety equipment that every woodworker should put to use whenever possible. By making woodworking safety a habit, and you'll be much less likely to encounter a problem when woodworking. Try these pieces of safety equipment to help reduce the chance of injury in your woodshop.

Handheld Power Tools
Getting started in woodworking with power tools doesn't have to cost a lot of money. Just a few well-selected power tools are all a beginning woodworker needs to complete a quite a number of woodworking projects and develop their skill level at the same time. Here are some handheld power tools that are the most useful and practical for any beginning woodworker getting started.

Free Woodworking Plans for Your Kitchen
Build these kitchen woodworking plans and projects, including a maple bread tray, hardwood cutting board, a pair of wine racks and a plastic shopping bag saver. These kitchen woodworking projects are fun to build and not show off your skills as a woodworker, plus they are very practical in the kitchen.

Woodworking Plans for Your Wood Shop
Free woodworking plans designed for use in the wood shop. Build cabinets, a portable shop table, the ultimate wood sawhorses, a classic wooden toolbox, featherboards and more. Each of these sets of free woodworking plans includes drawings and step-by-step instructions so you can build these projects for use in your wood shop.

Power Machinery for Woodworking
The difference between woodworking and carpentry is that carpentry is commonly done on a job site where woodworking is more of a shop-based hobby. Of course, along with the use of a wood shop comes the opportunity to use stationary woodworking machines that can't be taken to a job site. While there are many additional woodworking machines we won't discuss here, learn about the most versatile fine woodworking machinery that are designed for use in the wood shop.

Glossary of Woodworking Terminology - A-B
An extensive glossary of woodworking terminology beginning with the letters A & B, encompassing woodworking tools, types of wood and terms used in our free woodworking plans.

Glossary of Woodworking Terminology - S
An extensive glossary of woodworking terminology beginning with the letter S encompassing woodworking tools, types of wood and terms used in our free woodworking plans.

Handheld Power Tools
Getting started in woodworking doesn't have to be expensive. Just a few well-selected power tools are all a beginning woodworker needs to complete a quite a number of woodworking projects and develop their skill level at the same time. Here are some handheld power tools that are the most useful and practical for any beginning woodworker getting started.

Woodworking Gift Ideas
Looking for woodworking gift ideas? If your someone on your gift list is a woodworker, check out this list of ten woodworking gifts. Find gift ideas ranging anywhere from under $50 to over $500, sure to please the woodworker on your list.

Glossary of Woodworking Terminology - T
An extensive glossary of woodworking terminology beginning with the letter T encompassing woodworking tools, types of wood and terms used in our free woodworking plans.

Wood Sanding Techniques
When learning how to sand wood, most woodworkers discover that it is a tedious task, but one that is vital to the quality of a woodworking project. Here are tips to learn wood sanding techniques for how to sand wood easier, faster, and most importantly, for making a beautifully smooth woodworking project that is ready for your choice of finishes.

How to Sand Wood - Woodworking Tips - Wood Sanding Techniques
When learning how to sand wood, most woodworkers learn that it is a tedious task, but one that is vital to the quality of a woodworking project. In this list, learn wood sanding techniques for how to sand wood easier, faster, and most importantly, for making a beautifully smooth woodworking project that is ready for your choice of finishes.

Apply a Beautiful Wood Finish - Staining or Painting a Woodworking Project - Wood Finishes
After putting in all of the time to build a great woodworking project, you need a beautiful wood finish to show off your woodworking skills. A good wood finish is the difference between a good woodworking project and a beautiful woodworking project. Whether you choose to paint, stain, lacquer, shellac or French Polish your project, in this list you can find tips for great wood finishes.

Woodworking Tricks - Woodworking Tips and Tricks to Fix Wood Working Problems
Learn some woodworking tips and tricks to help solve even the trickiest of problems. While there are literally countless ideas for solving wood working problems, here are a few of my favorite woodworking tricks that I've learned over the years. If you have a problem, perhaps one of these woodworking tips will work for you.

Types of Wood - Woodworking with Various Wood Species - Woodworking Tips
There are numerous species of wood that are used for woodworking around the world. Each species has different rules for getting the most out of that particular type of wood. In this list, learn woodworking tips for dealing with just a few of the most popular varieties of wood used for woodworking, such as oak, maple, pine and more.

How to Build Cabinets and Doors
Learning how to build cabinets and the matching doors is one of the most popular tasks in woodworking. Many woodworkers want to learn woodworking solely for this purpose. In this series of articles, learn basic cabinetry and how you can adapt that knowledge to almost any type of cupboard. Additionally, find free woodworking plans for building a variety of doors that will fit and enhance the look.

Types of Dovetail Joints - Woodworking Tips
Quality dovetail joints are a hallmark of fine woodworking. Learn the various types of dovetail joints, and how to create tight-fitting dovetail joinery.

Random Orbit Sander Reviews - Woodworking Reviews of Random Orbit Sanders
5-inch random orbit sanders are probably the most popular woodworking sander on the market today. These sanders typically have swirl-less patterns to avoid scratching, dust collection to keep sawdust off of the stock, and easy hook-and-loop fasteners for connecting the disks to the sander's pad. In this list of woodworking reviews, find results of our testing on these popular sanders.

Best 5 Combo Router Kit Values - Woodworking Tool Reviews - Best Wood Router Kits
Combo router kits, a single 2-1/4 HP motor with both a fixed base and a plunge router base, represent a great value for budget-minded woodworkers. A combo router won't handle every task, but they will comfortably handle most woodworking projects. Learn our top five choices for the best wood router kits, based on performance and value.

Seven Free Woodworking Plans for Your Wood Shop
Download free woodworking plans for cabinets, a portable shop table, the ultimate wood sawhorses, a classic wooden toolbox, featherboards and more.

How to Make Shop-Built Woodworking Jigs
Some woodworking tasks can be handled easily and safely with a jig. Here's how you can make many of these woodworking jigs right in your wood shop.

Top 6 Kitchen Woodworking Plans and Projects - Free Woodworking Plans for Your Kitchen
Build these top 6 kitchen woodworking plans and projects, including a maple bread tray, hardwood cutting board, a pair of wine racks and a plastic shopping bag saver. These free woodworking plans show that fine woodworking isn't just about building furniture or cabinets. These kitchen woodworking projects are fun to build and not only show off your skills as a woodworker, but also are very useful in the kitchen.

Table Saw Tips - Woodworking Tips - How to Use a Table Saw
The table saw is the center of the modern woodworking shop. It is the most versatile tool, the one around which all of the work in the shop is centered. If there is one tool that woodworkers need to buy the best that they can afford, it is the table saw. Learn tips and tricks for getting the most out of your table saw.

Wood Turning Basics - Woodworking Tips - Learning Wood Turning Basics
Learning wood turning can seem like a daunting task. Seeing experienced wood turners take a square chunk of wood and turn it into an exquisite bowl, spindle or other turning can be an inspiring and perhaps intimidating sight. Learning wood turning basics isn't difficult. Once you understand how to use your lathe safely, it only takes practice. Learn wood turning basics in these woodworking tips.

Band Saw Tips - Woodworking Tools - Woodworking Band Saw Tips
The band saw is ideal for cutting curves or for resawing lumber. Band saws come in a variety of sizes, with motors with a variety of power ratings. Some have a larger throat opening than others, allowing the band saw to cut larger pieces of stock. Band saws can be a little fickle to fine-tune, and each blade change requires adjustments. In these woodworking tips, learn how to get the most out of your band saw.

Biscuit Joinery - Woodworking Tips - How to Use Biscuit Joints
Biscuits are small, football-shaped slices of beechwood that are used to join to pieces of wood together. Typical uses of biscuits are when gluing boards together to form a table top or other glue-up, or when joining a face frame to a cabinet. In these articles, learn the basics of biscuit joinery, plus some woodworking projects that prominently use biscuit joinery.

About Woodworking Guide to Dovetail Jigs
For many years, dovetail joints have been cut by hand saws and chisels. However, in recent years, cutting the pins and tails with a router and a jig has become the method of choice. There are a variety of different types of templates available: some that require a guide collar on the base of the router, some that use a bearing-tipped bit, some that must be used on a router table and more. Learn about some of the most popular commercial dovetail jigs on the market today.

How to Use a Circular Saw - Woodworking Tool Tips
A circular saw is a modern-day necessity on a construction site, but there are a number of uses for a circular saw in fine woodworking projects as well. When used with a straight-edge, a circular saw can cut sheet goods such as plywood as accurately (and with more ease) than a table saw. With special blades, a circular saw can even cut curved shapes. Learn how a circular saw can be used on your fine woodworking projects.

Radial-Arm Saw Tips - Woodworking Tips for Using a Radial-Arm Saw
Many woodworkers tend to think of the radial-arm saw as a bad investment. Why? Radial-arm saws are often regarded as large, cumbersome and inaccurate tools whose tasks can be handled by other machines. While it's true that space is often a concern, particularly for woodworkers with a small garage woodshop, the radial-arm saw may be the most versatile woodworking machine of the lot. In these tips, learn how to get the most out of your radial-arm saw.

Tips for Using a Compound Miter Saw - Woodworking Tool Tips
A compound miter saw is ideal for making clean crosscuts on wood. A standard miter saw can cut any angle up to 45 degrees left or right (and sometimes a little greater of an angle), while a compound miter saw can cut the same miter angles, but also be beveled up to 45 degrees left or right while cutting the miter, hence the word compound. Learn how to get the most out of your miter saw, whether it has compound miter saw capabilities, or is just a basic miter saw.

Woodworking Furniture Plans - Free Woodworking Plans for Furniture
Do you need a set of free woodworking plans for building a furniture project or accessories for your living room, bedroom or office? Check out this list of woodworking furniture plans, including a pair of modular coffee tables, a set of plans to build an under-window bookcase, an Adirondack loveseat glider rocker and more. Each set of free woodworking plans includes a measured drawing and bill of materials.

Woodworking Clamp Reviews - Woodworking Tool Reviews - Woodworking Clamps
Woodworking clamps are available in a number of sizes depending on your needs. After you read the reviews of each of these woodworking clamps, click on the Compare Prices link to find the best prices on the web.

Drill Press Tips - Woodworking Tips - How to Use a Drill Press for Woodworking
A drill press is a woodworking machine that can be used for a number of tasks besides drilling. It can also be fitted with a mortising attachment for drilling square holes, be used as a spindle sander and more. Learn woodworking tips for getting the most out of your drill press.

Router Bit Profiles - Woodworking Tools & Accessories
Woodworking routers, both fixed-base routers and plunge routers, as well as shapers are all woodworking power tools that are commonly used for applying profiles to the edge of wood. The particular profile applied to the edge of the wood is based upon the shape of the router bit installed into the router. With a single bit or a combination of two or more bits, a woodworker can apply innumerable shapes to the edge of a board. In this article, learn about the ten most versatile router bits.

Top 10 Wood Shop Accessories
While every shop should have an assortment of woodworking tools, there are many woodshop accessories that are just as useful. Here is our Top 10.

Woodworking Machines - Power Machinery for Woodworking
One of the differences between traditional woodworking and carpentry is that carpentry is typically done on a job site where woodworking is more of a shop-based hobby. Of course, along with the use of a wood shop comes the opportunity to use stationary woodworking machines that can't be taken to a job site. While there are many additional woodworking machines we won't discuss here, learn about the most versatile fine woodworking machinery that are designed for use in the wood shop.

Top 10 Woodworking Safety Rules Every Woodworker Should Know
There are a few simple woodworking safety rules that every woodworker should always follow. Make woodworking safety a habit, and you'll be much less likely to encounter a problem when woodworking.

Getting Started in Woodworking - Learn Woodworking Basics - Beginner Woodworking Tips
Getting started in woodworking can seem like a daunting task. From the expense of buying tools to determining the different types of wood, there is so much to learn that even the old-timers are still learning. However, learning woodworking isn't difficult. If you master the basics by following beginner woodworking tips, the rest will fall into place as you go along.

How to Choose the Right Router Bits - Woodworking Tips
Walk into any fine woodworking supplier, and you'll find a wall covered with hundreds of different router bits of different profiles, shank sizes, tip types and more. How do you know which one to choose for your particular project? In these woodworking tips, learn how to choose the right router bits for your router and for your woodworking plans.

Using a Radial-Arm Saw
Using a Radial-Arm Saw

Build Base Cabinets for Kitchen or Bath
One of the most common reasons why people begin woodworking is to learn how to build cabinets. And why not? Cabinets are really not much more than a wooden box,

Build a Blind Corner Base Cabinet
One of the trickier parts of building cabinets is dealing with corners. There are a number of approaches, including Lazy Susans and diagonal drawers, but the

Twelve Periods of American Furniture - Woodworking History
American furniture has been through twelve major periods, relying primarily on French and English influence. These furniture styles guide woodworkers today.

How to Winterize Woodworking Tools
Protect your woodworking tools from the harsh winter conditions. Learn how to winterize your tools and have them ready for use in the spring.

Review of the Porter-Cable 560 Quik Jig Pocket Hole Joinery System
This Porter-Cable 560 Quik Jig Pocket Hole Joinery System Review covers how to use the jig for cutting repeatable pocket holes in different wood sizes.

Review of the Porter-Cable 450PK Compact Fixed/Plunge Combo Router Kit
The Porter-Cable 450PK Compact Fixed/Plunge Combo Router Kit, built with the same quality as their larger routers, is ideal for trimming tasks.

Patching Damage With Inlays - Woodworking Finishing Tips
A Dutchman or Bowtie Inlay is a method of replacing damaged wood with new material. Here's steps to using such an inlay to disguise a bad section of stock.

Woodworking Tools - Stationary & Plunge Routers
Fixed base and plunge routers are typically considered to be among the favorite power tools used by woodworkers. The main reason is probably the versatility of a router, particularly when considering the variety of edge profiles that can be applied to an edge of a board with one or more router bits. In this article, learn some features to consider when purchasing a stationary or plunge router.

Woodworking Photo Galleries - How to Submit Woodworking Photos to the About Woodworking Guide
Do you want to submit a photo for one of the About.com Woodworking Guide's reference photo galleries, or a drawing describing a woodworking project? Here are the guidelines to follow with your submission.

Grip-Rite GRTBN200 Brad Nailer - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Grip-Rite GRTBN200 Brad Nailer is an 18 gauge pneumatic brad nailer that is well-balanced, lightweight & the nose is easy to clear in the event of a jam.

Compound Miter Saws - Precise Angled Cuts Made Easy
A compound miter saw can make precision angled crosscuts easily. Here are features to look for when purchasing single-bevel or dual-bevel models.

Table Saws for Woodworking
Table saws are the among most versatile of all home woodworking machines. Learn how to find the best table saw for your workshop.

Resawing Boards with a Band Saw - Woodworking Tips
Resawing is a woodworking technique using a bandsaw for cutting boards from a larger piece of stock. Here's how to safely and easily resaw boards.

How to Build Base Cabinets for the Kitchen or Bathroom
Why buy cabinets when you can build your own base cabinets inexpensively and easily? Learn how to build a base cabinet that is adaptable to your kitchen needs.

How to Build a Blind Corner Base Cabinet without Drawers
Follow these easy steps to build an blind corner base cabinet for your kitchen with just a few woodworking tools and some sanded plywood.

O'Keeffe's Working Hands and O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet - Guaranteed Relief for Dry Hands and Feet
O'Keeffe's Working Hands and O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet are designed for people who are rough on their hands and feet. With proper use of these two products, they guarantees relief for dry hands and feet that crack and split. In this woodworking review, learn how O'Keeffe's Working Hands and O'Keeffe's for Healthy Feet can help woodworkers, contractors and other hard-working people keep the skin on their hands and feet healthy.

Ridgid R3030 One-Handed Fuego Reciprocating Saw Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
Reciprocating saws have traditionally been large handheld tools, requiring two hands to corral the tool and make cuts in wood, metal and plastic. The large size of these reciprocating saws made them difficult to use in tight quarters. The Ridgid R3030 One-Handed Fuego Reciprocating Saw was designed for those who need a reciprocating saw to use in tight quarters. Learn the advantages of the Ridgid R3030 One-Handed Fuego Reciprocating Saw in this About Woodworking Tool Review.

Master Mechanic Swift Driver Ratcheting Screwdriver - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Master Mechanic Swift Driver Ratcheting Screwdriver is a modern twist on the ratcheting screwdriver. This unique handheld screwdriver has a dual-drive gear that doubles the driving speed of a traditional ratcheting or traditional screwdriver. Learn about the advantages of the Master Mechanic Swift Driver Ratcheting Screwdriver in this About Woodworking Tool Review.

Bosch MRC23EVS Router Kit - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Bosch MRC23EVS is further evidence that Bosch's engineers don't rest on their laurels. The features in this combination router kit are very well-designed and innovative, many of which will likely be copied by other manufacturers. Learn about these features and the functionality of the Bosch MRC23EVS Combination Router Kit in this About Woodworking Tool Review.

Rockwell Jawhorse SheetMaster Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Rockwell Jawhorse SheetMaster is a three-legged sawhorse with an amazing 1-ton clamping capacity. This heavy-duty versatile clamping system represents a considerable improvement over the original Rockwell Jawhorse, and can hold a full sheet of plywood. Learn the advantages of the Rockwell Jawhorse SheetMaster in this woodworking tool review.

Gorilla Wood Glue - Woodworking Reviews
Gorilla Wood Glue is a high-quality adhesive designed for indoor or outdoor woodworking and carpentry projects. While similar in appearance to a number of other white glues, Gorilla Wood Glue has a quicker clamp time than most, and is good for use on softwoods, hardwoods, composites and more. Learn the advantages of Gorilla Wood Glue in this Woodworking Review.

Irwin Marples 1769179 3-piece Woodworking Chisel Set - Woodworking Tool Review
The Irwin Marples 1769719 3-Piece Woodworking Chisel Set includes a 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch and 1-inch bevel-edged woodworking chisel. These hardened steel bevel-edged chisels each have a comfortable polypropylene handle that can be tapped with the heel of your hand or with a wooden mallet. In this woodworking review, learn the advantages of these Irwin Marples Bevel-edged woodworking chisels.

Ryobi 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer
The Ryobi 18-Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer with AirStrike Technology uses a 18-volt battery to power the nailer - no cartridges or air compressor needed. Learn more in this woodworking review.

Rockwell RK3440K Versacut Mini Circular Saw with Laser - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Rockwell RK3440K Versacut Mini Circular Saw with Laser is a 3-3/8 inch mini circular saw designed for precision small cutting tasks where a larger circular saw would be cumbersome. The Rockwell Versacut includes three blades (for cutting wood, metal and masonry), an parallel cutting guide, blade change tools and a soft-side carrying case. Learn all about the Rockwell Versacut Mini Circular Saw in this woodworking tool review.

Porter-Cable PCL180CDK-2 18v 1/2-inch Cordless Drill/Driver Review
About.com Woodworking Tool Review of the Porter-Cable PCL180CDK-2 18v 1/2-inch Cordless Drill/Driver. This cordless drill is the latest in the Porter-Cable PCL180 series, following the PCL180DK (which was reviewed on our site as well). This newest version is lighter, more powerful, better balanced and has some nice improvements, such as a pair of bit holders on the sides of the base of the handle. Learn all about the improvements in this About Woodworking Tool Review.

Paslode Cordless 16-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review
The Paslode Cordless 16-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer is a lightweight, portable, cordless finish nailer that frees you from the need for an air hose and air compressor. This Paslode Cordless Finish Nailer uses a battery and a fuel canister to drive 16-gauge finish nails of up to 2-1/2 inches in length. Learn the advantages of this cordless finish nailer in this woodworking tool review.

Ridgid R3002 Reciprocating Saw - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The About Woodworking tool review of the Ridgid R3002 Reciprocating Saw. This Ridgid recip saw has useful features such as a variable speed motor, a tool-free blade changing system and orbital cutting action. Learn all about the Ridgid R3002 Reciprocating Saw in this woodworking review.

Hitachi DS18DBL Cordless Driver Drill About Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Hitachi DS18DBL Cordless Driver Drill is a powerful 1/2-inch workhorse with an all-new 8-speed brush-less motor capable of drilling in wood, metal or almost any other material.

Freud D12100X Diablo Ultra Finish 12-Inch 100-Tooth Saw Blade Review
Woodworking Review of the Freud D12100X Diablo Ultra Finish 12-Inch 100-Tooth Saw Blade with a laser cut ultra-thin kerf design for your miter saw or table saw

Ridgid 18 Volt Combo Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Ridgid 18 Volt Combo contains a drill-driver, impact driver, portable radio, batteries and charger. Read our review of this 18 volt combo kit.

Irwin Impact Performance-Series Bits
The Irwin Impact Performance-Series Bits include screwdriving bits, nutsetters, socket adapters and bit holders, all engineered for use with impact drivers. Here is our review of these bits.

1/4" vs. 1/2" Shank Router Bits - Woodworking Tool Tips
Many woodworking router kits include both a 1/4-inch or a 1/2-inch collet, allowing the same router to accommodate either 1/4 or 1/2-inch shank router bits. In many cases, the same router profiles are available in either size of shank. Which shank is better? Learn the advantages of 1/4-inch vs. 1/2-inch shank router bits on your woodworking projects.

Puzzle Projects for Woodworkers - Woodworking Book Review - Woodworking Media Reviews
In Puzzle Projects for Woodworkers, Allan J. Boardman has compiled fourteen interesting and challenging puzzles that you can build in your woodshop. While many of these puzzle woodworking plans are similar in nature, these wooden puzzles are still fun to build and make great gifts. Learn all about how to build wooden puzzles in Puzzle Projects for Woodworkers.

3M TEKK Painter's Gloves - Woodworking Review of 3M TEKK 90025
The 3M TEKK Protection Brand Painter's Gloves (Model 90025) are designed to keep the user's hands clean when painting, staining or applying other woodworking finishes. These gloves have a natural rubber (latex free) palm and fingers, with a stretchable fabric back-side to allow for a one-size-fits-all glove that breathes to keep the hands from becoming too warm. Learn all about the 3M TEKK Painter's Gloves in this woodworking review.

Dremel MM20 Multi-Max Oscillating Power Tool Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
In this woodworking tool review, learn about the Dremel MM20 Multi-Max Oscillating Power Tool, which is Dremel's version of the popular multitool. The Dremel MM20 Multi-Max has a variable-speed motor, ergonomic grip and like nearly all Dremel products, there are a lot of accessories readily available. Learn all about the Dremel MM20 multi-tool in this woodworking tool review.

Dremel 3000 Variable Speed Rotary Tool Review - Woodworking Tool Reviews
In this woodworking tool review, learn about the Dremel 3000 Variable Speed Rotary Tool, which is another in their long line of versatile and unique rotary tools. This Dremel 2000 Rotary Tool is a 5000-35,000 RPM unit with variable speeds and a quick-change collet. The kit includes a 2 attachments and 28 accessories, but it will work with all Dremel accessories except the PL400 and MS400 attachments. Learn the advantages of the Dremel 3000 Variable Speed Rotary Tool in this review.

How to Repair and Replace a Drill Press Chuck
The chuck on a drill press holds the bits securely, allowing the motor to spin the bits and drill the wood. If your chuck is malfunctioning, learn how to repair or replace the drill press chuck.

Drill Press Alignment Tips - Woodworking Tools
A drill press is a precision tool for drilling holes, but if not properly aligned, it won't drill precisely. Here are some tips for aligning your drill press.

Compound Miter Saw Tune Up and Calibration Tips
A miter saw must be setup accurately to cut with precision. Learn how to adjust your saw with these compound miter saw tune up and calibration tips.

How to Install Butt Hinges - About Woodworking
Installing butt hinges requires mortising the edge of the door and frame for the hinge flanges. Here's how to cut the mortises and align the hinges properly.

How to Change a Saw Blade on a Table Saw, Miter Saw or Radial Arm Saw
A saw will always cut better with a sharp blade. Learn how to easily change a saw blade on your table saw, compound miter saw or radial arm saw.

Using a Panel Saw for Cutting Plywood
A panel saw system can cut plywood as accurately as a table saw, without having to muscle the plywood through the table saw. Learn tips for using a panel saw for cutting sheet goods.

How to Use a Straight Edge for Woodworking
A straight edge is essential for marking accurate lines on a woodworking project, but a good straight edge can be used for more. Learn how to get the most out of your straight edge.

Using Pipe Clamps for Woodworking
Are pipe clamp kits suitable for fine woodworking projects? Can a pipe clamp replace a more expensive bar clamp? Here are the answers.

Cordless Impact Drivers - How an Impact Driver Can Be a Woodworking Tool
Cordless impact drivers have taken a prominent place among cordless woodworking tools, mainly because they pack a considerable amount of power into drilling and driving tasks without transferring the impact to the user. While some might consider an impact driver to be more of a construction tool than a fine woodworking tool, there are plenty of uses for one around the woodshop. Learn how to put the power of an impact driver to use on your woodworking projects.

How to Use a Finish Nailer - Woodworking Tool Tips
Finish nailers come in a few varieties, (straight or angled magazine, various sizes of nails, pneumatic or cordless, etc.) but all operate on the same basic principles. In this woodworking tool tip, learn how to get the most out of your finish nailer, plus tips on making adjustments to the nailer when needed.

How to Use a Brad Nailer - Woodworking Tool Tips
Brad nailers are similar to finish nailers, except that they use much smaller nails and are designed for very delicate work. Brads used in brad nailers are made from 18-gauge wire, and are seldom longer than 1-1/2 inches. In this article, learn how to use a brad nailer, and when this should be your choice for fastening pieces in your woodworking projects.

Craftsman Tools - Woodworking Profile of Sears' Craftsman Brand
This profile of Craftsman Tools, a subsidiary of Sears, Roebuck and Co., centers around Craftsman power tools, the history of the company and the types of tools offered.

Jet Tools - Woodworking Profiles of Manufacturers - Division of Walter Meier Manufacturing
Jet Tools is a manufacturer of a number of woodworking machines and tools, launching their woodworking line in the early 1980's. Learn more about Jet Tools in this woodworking manufacturer profile.

Skil Power Tools - Woodworking Manufacturer Profile
In this woodworking company profile, learn about the history of Skil Power Tools, how it advanced from the originator of the first rotary saw, the Skilsaw, to its current state as a popular subsidiary of Robert Bosch, GmbH.

Festool Power Tools - Woodworking Manufacturer Profile
In this woodworking company profile, learn how Festool started making tools in Germany and the innovations that make them a popular choice among woodworkers worldwide.

How to Tune-Up a Drill Press
By learning how to tune up your drill press, you can ensure that it continues to run smoothly and drill as precisely as needed. Here are some tips.

Forstner Drill Bits - Woodworking Accessories
Forstner drill bits are perfect for fine woodworking. They produce smooth, flat-bottomed holes perfect for fitting dowels into the holes. Available in a variety of sizes, Forstner bits typically are sold in sets. They are best suited for use in a drill press or a lathe, as they're a bit too difficult to use in a hand-operated drill. In this article, learn all about how to use Forstner bits in your woodworking projects.

Spade Drill Bits - Paddle Bits and Spade Bits for Drilling in Wood
Spade drill bits (also known as paddle bits) are designed for drilling large holes in wood, typically from about 3/8-inch up to 1-1/2 inches in diameter. These spade drill bits are commonly used in construction by electricians and plumbers for quickly drilling holes in studs to accommodate wiring and pipes.

How to Buy a Table Saw - Woodworking Tool Buying Tips
Do you know how to buy a table saw? What features should you make sure the table saw has before you buy it? Are there features that you may not need, and can save money by avoiding those features? Learn the ins and outs of buying a table saw in this woodworking tool buying tip.

Tips for Applying Wood Stain - Woodworking Finishes
Applying wood stain onto a woodworking project should show off the woodworker's skill rather than cover any imperfections, as paint would do. Learn tips for staining your handiwork and how to get the best color and protective finish you can.

How to Replace a Drill Chuck - Woodworking Tool Maintenance - Dealing With Problems
Power drills and cordless drills use a three-jaw chuck to hold bits. Sometimes this chuck can be damaged and need to be replaced. In most cases, removing the old chuck and replacing with a new keyed or keyless chuck can be completed in a few minutes. Learn how to replace a drill chuck in this woodworking tool maintenance guide.

Wood Refinishing - How to Give New Life to an Old Project
Wood refinishing can rejuvenate antiques or older pieces of furniture are really well-built, but the craftsmanship of the piece is buried beneath a coat of paint. Learn how to uncover furniture's underlying beauty.

SPF Lumber - Softwoods - Spruce, Pine and Fir
Most of the dimensional softwoods sold at home centers and lumberyards today consists of a variety of spruce, pine and fir species (referred to as SPF lumber). These softwoods are great for construction purposes, but can SPF lumber be used for fine woodworking projects? Learn the answers in this woodworking article.

Woodworking with Teak - Hardwood for Outdoor Projects
Teak is a hardwood that is commonly used for outdoor projects such as patio furniture, due to its noted weather resistance properties. Learn how to get the most out of teak when building your woodworking projects.

Oscillating Spindle Sanders - How to Use a Drum Sander
An oscillating spindle sander is a type of drum sander where the drum rises and lowers as the drum spins. This oscillating motion exposes the entire drum to the wood being sanded, allowing for nearly the entire surface of the drum to be exposed evenly to the wood. This helps reduce grooves in the wood caused by the sandpaper, and allows the abrasive to last longer. Learn how to best use an oscillating spindle sander on your woodworking projects.

Woodworking with Walnut - Hardwood Properties
Walnut is a hardwood that many woodworkers love, while others avoid using it. Learn the properties that make this hardwood loved or hated for woodworking.

Reciprocating Saws - Types of Woodworking Tools
Reciprocating saws are powerful handheld tools that have a blade that cuts with a back-and-forth motion much like a jigsaw. Reciprocating saws are commonly used in remodeling projects, primarily due to their usefulness in cutting through wood, metal, plastic, PVC and more. The tool is perfect for cutting openings for windows and doors in an existing wall. In this article, learn the features you should look for when purchasing a reciprocating tool, as well as tips on how to use one safely.

Wood Lathe - The One Machine Every Woodturner Needs
Woodturning is a popular subset of woodworking, in that all you really need is a good lathe and some sharp hand tools to get started. Learn all about wood lathes and what to look for when you buy one.

How to Use a Miter Gauge - Table Saw Tips
A miter gauge is a useful accessory for the table saw, as it allows for a variety of square and angled crosscuts that would be nearly impossible to complete accurately without it's use. Learn how to get the most out of your table saw's cross-cutting abilities with proper use of your miter gauge.

Cordless Drills - Woodworking Reviews of Cordless Drills
Cordless drills have become more powerful, with batteries that last longer, deliver more power and charge faster. These cordless drills are loaded with features that makes one ponder whether there is a need to have a corded drill any longer. Read these reviews of cordless drills, to find one that is right for you.

Glossary of Woodworking Terminology
An extensive glossary of woodworking terminology encompassing woodworking tools, types of wood and terms used in our free woodworking plans.

Woodworking Tool Manufacturers - Profiles of Woodworking Tool Manufacturers
A series of profiles of woodworking tool manufacturers and includes information such as the history of the company, innovations and the types of woodworking tools offered.

Plywood
Plywood is the most common of all man-made wood materials. Learn when to use plywood, and how to select the right sheet of plywood for your project.

Pneumatic Woodworking Tools - Reviews of Pneumatic Woodworking Tools
Pneumatic tools, from air compressors to finish nailers and brad nailers, are a real work saver in the wood shop. Find reviews of various pneumatic woodworking tools, plus links to compare prices.

Woodworking Suppliers - Wood Turnings and Table Legs at these Woodworking Suppliers
These woodworking suppliers offer custom wood turnings such as table legs, bedposts, Queen Anne legs, vanity legs and other turnings. Also, find corbels, pedestals and decorative kitchen knobs at these woodworking suppliers.

Power Sander Reviews - Woodworking Reviews of Power Sanders
Comprised primarily of hand-held sheet sanders, palm sanders, belt sanders and random orbit sanders, these hand-held sanding tool reviews will help you make an informed decision on buying a sander that can prepare your project for finishing much easier and faster.

Dovetail Jig Systems - Woodworking Reviews of Dovetail Jigs
Dovetail Jig Systems have been around since the 1970s, but have undergone some major development in more recent years. Here, we review numerous dovetail systems to help you find the unit that's right for you.

Glossary of Woodworking Terminology
An extensive glossary of woodworking terminology encompassing woodworking tools, types of wood and terms used in our free woodworking plans.

Glossary of Woodworking Terminology
An extensive glossary of woodworking terminology encompassing woodworking tools, types of wood and terms used in our free woodworking plans.

Glossary of Woodworking Terminology
An extensive glossary of woodworking terminology encompassing woodworking tools, types of wood and terms used in our free woodworking plans.

Glossary of Woodworking Terminology
An extensive glossary of woodworking terminology encompassing woodworking tools, types of wood and terms used in our free woodworking plans.

Glossary of Woodworking Terminology
An extensive glossary of woodworking terminology encompassing woodworking tools, types of wood and terms used in our free woodworking plans.

Woodworking Accessories - Reviews of Woodworking Accessories
Woodworking has been assisted over the years by the innovation of numerous woodworking accessories that make creating woodworking projects easier, safer and more accurate. In this section, we test and review a number of woodworking accessories available on the market.

Blades & Bits for Your Woodworking Tools
Even the best woodworking tools are only as good as their blades or bits. In this category, learn the types of blades & bits necessary to cut, router or drill as necessary, plus ways to keep those implements in their best working condition.