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Jigsaws and Sabre Saws: What Is the Difference?
Learn the common explanations of both tools, when you should use a sabre saw as opposed to a jigsaw, and other woodworking tool tips.

Spring Clamps as Woodworking Tools
A woodworker can't have enough clamps. Even though it's one of the cheapest clamps to purchase, the basic spring clamp is invaluable in the wood shop.

Photo Gallery of Woodshops and Spaces for Woodworking
If you're looking for ideas for the layout of your woodshop, check out this woodshop photo gallery. You may find some designs you can use in your shop.

Photo Gallery of Woodshops and Spaces for Woodworking
If you're looking for ideas for the layout of your woodshop, check out this woodshop photo gallery. You may find some designs you can use in your shop.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 5.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 4.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 9.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 2.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 3.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 8.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 6.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 7.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 10.

Free Woodworking Plans - Under Window Bookcase
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on the image to see the step-by-step instructions for building this bookcase woodworking project in your workshop. Page 20.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 16.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 18.

Free Woodworking Plans - Cabinets 101
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on the image to see the step-by-step instructions for learning the basics of cabinetry and building this woodworking project in your workshop. Page 21.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 17.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 12.

Free Woodworking Plans - Featherboards
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on the image to see the step-by-step instructions for building your own featherboards in your workshop. Page 24.

Free Woodworking Plans - Knick Knack Shelf
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 14.

Free Woodworking Plans - Image Gallery
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 11.

Free Woodworking Plans - Portable Shop Table
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on the image to see the step-by-step instructions for building this portable shop table woodworking project in your workshop. Page 23.

Free Woodworking Plans - The Ultimate Sawhorses
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on the image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these sawhorses in your workshop. Page 22.

Free Woodworking Plans - Wine Rack with Built-in Wine Glass Rack - Free Wine Rack Plans to Build Your Own Wine Rack with Wine Glass Rack
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 13.

Free Woodworking Plans - Modular Wine Rack
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on the image to see the step-by-step instructions for building this beautiful modular wine rack in your workshop. Page 19.

Free Woodworking Plans - Classic Wooden Toolbox
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop. Page 15.

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.

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.

Woodworking Media - Woodworking Books, Magazines, DVDs & Television Shows
There are numerous instructional DVDs, books, magazines and television shows dedicated to woodworking. In this series of articles, we review and give our opinions on these various items for their instructional woodworking strengths and weaknesses.

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 Tool Reviews - Fixed Base & Plunge Router Kits
With the wide range of profiles that can be routed onto the edges of stock, routers may be among the most exciting of woodworking tools for a woodworker to use. Read our reviews of these fun and useful woodworking tools.

Woodworking Tool Suppliers - Great Deals on Woodworking Tools
Some of the best deals on woodworking tools can be found online. A number of the following companies offer great deals on the tools that are reviewed on About Woodworking.

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.

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.

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.

Woodshop Layout - Woodworking Tips for an Efficient Woodshop Layout
Efficient woodworking depends on a well-designed woodshop layout. Of course, every woodworker would love a larger workshop, but often the space isn't available. By setting up an efficient woodshop layout, the woodworker can work more effectively. Learn tips on making the most out of the woodshop layout space in you woodworking shop.

Add Your Woodshop Picture - Photo Gallery of Woodshops
Want to show off your woodshop? Send a photo and description to the Woodworking Guide to add your work space to this woodshop photo gallery. Page 18.

Woodshop Photo Gallery - Andrew Ciscel's Photo of Woodshop
Andrew Ciscel shot this photo of a woodshop with some beautiful stacks of stock and a woodworker at his compound miter saw. Page 17.

AntwerpenR's Photo of Woodshop in Bangkok, Thailand
AntwerpenR shot this interesting photo of a wood shop in Bangkok, Thailand. He shot this photo on a street where woodshops are common. Page 11.

TheKitchenDesigner.org's Photo of Cabinetry Woodshop
TheKitchenDesigner.org posted this photo of a commercial cabinetry woodshop. Notice the dust collection ductwork and lumber storage racks in this woodshop. Page 7.

Outdoor Woodshop of About.com Woodworking Guide Chris Baylor
This woodshop photo shows a portable miter saw stand, temporary shop table, a contractor table saw and band saw on portable bases. Page 2.

Old Woodshop of About.com Woodworking Guide Chris Baylor
This woodworking workshop photo shows a miter saw stand, portable shop table, saw horses, shop cabinets for storage and more. Page 3.

Woodshop Photo Gallery - Gediminas' Photo of Sculpture Outdoors
Gediminas took this photo of this sculpture as he's working outside in his woodshop, the great outdoors. Beautiful wood carving indeed. Page 4.

Gediminas Jecys' Photo of Wood Sculpture Workshop
Gediminas Jecys provided this photo of his wood sculpture workshop. Note the intricate carvings on the doors. Page 5.

KCKellner's Photo of Two Woodworkers in a Woodshop
KCKellner posted this image of a pair of woodworkers building a ramp for her dog, Melo. The wooden ramp helps the dog get up and down off of her couch. Page 14.

Unhindered By Talent's Photo of Woodshop in Toledo Spain
Unhindered By Talent took this photo of a craftsman at work in his woodshop in Toledo, Spain. Notice the wood turning on the lathe. Page 6.

MShades' Photo of Woodshop in Kyoto Japan
MShades shot this interesting photo of a woodshop on Senbon Street in Kyoto, Japan. Notice the portable shop tables. Page 16.

Steve Ryan's Photo of Miter Saw in Woodshop
Steve Ryan took this photo of his woodshop and his new miter saw stand with his Bosch compound miter saw installed. Page 15.

Woodshop Photo Gallery - mtneer_man's Photo of His Woodshop
Woodworker mtneer_man posted this photo of his woodshop showing the west wall of tools and parts storage. Notice the homemade roller table. Page 13.

Woodshop Photo Gallery - OK-59's Photo of Woodshop and Band Saw
Jeff (OK-59) posted this photo of his woodshop, showing his band saw with an arch table and booth backstop that he was in the process of building. Page 12.

Woodshop Photo Gallery - Sfllaw's Photo of Woodshop in Montreal
Sfllaw took this photo of a woodshop in Parc-Extension, Montreal, Quebec. Hopefully this was a bad day in the woodshop, as it's quite a mess. Page 8.

Shekay's Photo of Woodshop for Making Canes
Shekay shot this interesting photo of a woodworker building a cane in her small woodshop. Note the table saw and drill press in the woodshop background. Page 9.

Tvol's Photo of Sculpture Woodshop at University of Michigan
Tvol took this photo of the sculpture woodshop at the University of Michigan. Note the wood vise on each woodshop table in the foreground. Page 10.

Miguel Zamora's Woodshop at Cerro Chato Eco Lodge
Miguel Zamora sent in this picture of his workshop at the Cerro Chato Eco Lodge in the Arenal Volcano Area of La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica.

How Do I Know Which Band Saw to Use? (Woodworking)
A band saw can do a lot more than cut curves. In this article, learn features you should consider when choosing a band saw for your woodshop.

How to Replace Your Radial Arm Saw Table
If your radial-arm saw's table is damaged and usable, what type of sheet material should you use to replace the table? Is plywood really the best choice?

Half Lap Joints - Basic Woodworking Joinery
Half lap joints are easy to make with a table saw or a radial-arm saw. Simply remove half of the material from two boards and fit them together.

Will a Stacked Dado Blade Fit on Your Table Saw?
Many small and medium table saws have relatively short arbors onto which the blade is mounted. Can you use a stacked dado blade with this limitation?

How to Use a Miter Gauge - Table Saw Tips
Learn how to get the most out of your table saw's cross-cutting abilities with proper use of your miter gauge. Here are some tips for using a miter gauge.

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.

How to Use a Circular Saw Safely When Woodworking
A circular saw is a dangerous power tool if used improperly. Here are some tips for using your circular saw safely when woodworking.

How to Use a Worm Drive Circular Saw
Using a worm drive circular saw is considerably different than a straight drive model. Here are some tips for using a worm drive saw efficiently.

The Basics of Wooden Bowl Turning on a Wood Lathe
Turning a wooden bowl on a lathe is a challenging and fun project. Here are the basics you need to know to get started with wood turning a bowl.

How to Cut Tapered Legs For Tables
A tapered table leg is a common design feature on some projects. Here are a couple of methods for cutting a tapered table leg to match your needs.

Cut the Tapering Jig's Two Boards to Length - Free Tapering Jig Woodworking Plans
To begin making your tapering jig, cut two pieces of 1x3 or 1x4 to 30-inches in length (unless a longer jig is desired). These two boards will form the sides of the tapering jig, as one side will hold the board to be cut in place, while the other side will be placed against your table saw's rip fence.

Attach the Hinge to the Tapering Jig - Free Woodworking Plans for a Tapering Jig
With both side boards for your tapering jig cut to the same length, attach a hinge to the ends of these two boards. I find that a 3/4

Insert the Bolts into the Tapering Jig - Free Tapering Jig Plans
After drilling the holes and countersinks in the tapering jig, insert the two bolts into the two boards, verifying that the heads are beneath the bottom surface of the tapering jig. These two bolts will hold the spreader bracket that will keep the tapering jig locked at a specific angle when in use on your table saw.

Attach the Bracket to the Tapering Jig - Free Tapering Jig Plans
The final step to assembling your tapering jig is to attach the spreader bracket to the jig. Position the hole on the spreader bracket over the right-side carriage bolt, and the slot over the left-side carriage bolt. Secure with a washer and lock nut on the right bolt and a washer, lock washer and wing nut on the left bolt.

Should You Buy Pre-Surfaced Hardwoods?
Hardwoods are sold as rough cut or surfaced on one or more sides (S2S, S4S, etc.). Should you buy hardwoods pre-surfaced or surface in your woodshop?

Top 6 Kitchen Woodworking Plans and Projects
Download these free kitchen woodworking projects, including a maple bread tray, hardwood cutting board, wine racks or a plastic shopping bag saver.

How to Build Super-Strong Wooden Shelves
When building a bookshelf for heavy items, you'll need super-strong shelves. Here are some tips for building shelves that are strong and look great.

Woodworking With Softwood Lumber - Materials
Walk through any home center and 90% of the wood you find will be softwoods, and only about 10% hardwoods. Can softwoods be used for Fine Woodworking?

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

Power Drills for Woodworking
With cordless drills becoming more powerful with longer-lasting batteries, is there any need for a corded power drill? Here are some reasons to have one.

About Woodworking Guide to Dovetail Jigs
Most woodworkers now use a dovetail jig instead of a chisel to cut dovetails. Which jig is best? Here are some links to reviews of popular dovetail jigs.

Tips for Moving Woodworking Tools to a New WoodShop
If you need to move your woodworking tools across the street or around the world, here are some tips to consider when moving your wood shop.

How to Close an Open Mitered Corner
When two mitered corners don't match evenly, how should you close the open mitered corner properly? here are some tips for closing mitered corners.

How to Use a Woodworking Rafter Layout Square
Every carpenter carries a triangular layout square (or combination square) in their nail pouch, and in the wood shop, it is equally as useful. Learn the features of the combination square, and why you should always have one within easy reach when woodworking.

Using Spiral Router Bits and Straight 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.

Gallery of Free Woodworking Plans and Projects
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop.

Gallery of Free Woodworking Plans and Projects
This image gallery contains pictures of all of the About.com Free Woodworking Plans. Click on any image to see the step-by-step instructions for building these woodworking projects in your workshop.

Woodworking Tip: How Sanding Belts are Made
Sanding belts are specially constructed from long strips of sandpaper, and then are cut to the appropriate width.

Making Special Sandpaper for Sanding Belts - Making Sanding Belts
The first step to making sanding belts is to create a special type of sandpaper with a cloth-like backing, just for belt sanders.

Cutting the Sandpaper for Sanding Belts - How Sanding Belts are Made
In order to make sanding belts, large rolls of cloth-backed sandpaper are cut into strips that are about twelve inches wide, cut to the desired length.

Applying Glue to the Sanding Belts - How Sanding Belts are Made
Once the sandpaper has been cut, the next step is to apply a special glue that will help hold the ends of the belt together.

Applying Kevlar Tape to the Sanding Belts - How Sanding Belts are Made
After glue has been applied to the edge of the sanding belt strips, a worker applies a strip of bias kevlar tape to the edge of the unfinished belt.

Connecting the Ends of the Sanding Belt - Making Sanding Belts
With the kevlar tape applied to one end of the sanding belt, the two ends are then connected using a special vulcanization machine.

Cutting the Sanding Belts to Width - How Sanding Belts are Made
After the large 12-inch wide sanding belts are formed, they'll be cut into appropriate widths on a single cutter into three or four finished belts.

Packaging the Sanding Belts - How Sanding Belts are Made
Once the sanding belts have been cut and stacked (inside one another) in the appropriate quantities, the belts are packaged and prepared for shipment.

Adding Grit to the Sandpaper - How Sandpaper is Made - Applying the Grit to the Sandpaper
After the resin is applied to the paper, the grit is applied using an electrostatic process that embeds the heaviest part into the resin.

Drying the Sandpaper Resin - How Sandpaper is Made - Drying the Resin on the Sandpaper
Once the grit is applied to the sandpaper, the resin needs to be hardened in a huge oven, bonding the grit to the paper.

Adding Flexibility to the Sandpaper - How Sandpaper is Manufactured - Flexing the Sandpaper
After the sandpaper is given the second coat of resin, it is rather tough, so it is loosened up by running the roll of sandpaper through a flexer.

Woodworking Tip: How Sandpaper is Made
In this woodworking tip, learn how sandpaper is made at the Ali Industries factory where they make their Gator Finishing abrasive products.

Cutting the Sandpaper - How Sandpaper is Made - Cutting the Sandpaper into Finished Product
The final step to making sandpaper is cutting the finished products and packaging them for shipment.

Choosing the Grit for the Sandpaper - How Sandpaper is Made - Choose the Sandpaper Grit
After the sandpaper backing is printed, the next step is to determine the grit to be applied to the sandpaper.

Dipping the Paper in Resin - How Sandpaper is Made - Applying Resin to the Sandpaper
To add the grit to sandpaper, a resin must first be applied to the paper, depending on how the sandpaper will be used, based on material and durability.

Repeating the Resin Application - How Sandpaper is Manufactured - Adding a Second Coat of Resin
After the resin has dried in the oven, the sandpaper is given a second coat of resin and is dried again, to give the sandpaper much longer life.

Printing Packaging - How Sandpaper is Manufactured - Printing the Sandpaper Packaging
Ali Industries prints nearly all of their own packaging material in house, which lets them create any new packaging that any customers might require.

Connect the Two Halves of the Book Stand - Free Woodworking Plans for an Oak Book Stand
With the final coat of shellac applied to both halves of this woodworking project, attach the two halves of the book stand together using the remaining brass screws. Check to make certain that the two halves will open and close smoothly at the hinges.

Make an Oak Book Stand With These Free Plans
Coffee Table books are commonly revered for their terrific photography and handsome layout. While these books look great flat on a table, they look even more impressive when displayed on a book stand. In this set of free woodworking plans, we show you how to build an oak book stand that you'll be proud to use to display your books. They are easy to build and make a terrific gift.

Display the Book Stand - Free Woodworking Plans to Make a Hardwood Book Stand
In this final step of these free woodworking plans, we'll display the hardwood book stand with a large book opened to a beautiful photo. Adjust the angle of the book by widening or narrowing the two halves of the book stand. Widening the gap between the two pieces will make the book stand more upright, while narrowing the stand will lean the book backwards.

Cut Out the Hardwood Pieces - Using a Band Saw to Cut Out the Book Stand
Once the template has been traced onto the hardwood to outline two complete pieces, cut out the two halves of the book stand with a band saw. Leave the cuts just shy of the outline, as the cuts will be cleaned up in another step of these free woodworking plans.

Sanding the Curves - Free Woodworking Plans for an Oak Book Stand
Now that the two pieces of hardwood have been cut, we'll sand the curved portions of the two hardwood pieces. The ideal tool for this step of these free woodworking plans would be an oscillating spindle sander, but a drum sander on a drill press or router table would suffice nicely. Sanding the curves smooth is necessary before we round over the edges in the next step of this woodworking project.

Free Oak Book Stand Plans - Round Over the Curved Edges of the Book Stand
With the curved sections sanded smooth, the next step is to round over the edges. Set up a router table with a 3/8

Free Woodworking Plans for an Oak Book Stand - Sanding the Two Halves of the Book Stand
With the curved sections rounded over on both sides, it's time to sand the two pieces. Begin by sanding the flat portions with a random orbital sander, but sand the curved sections by hand. Take your time hand sanding this woodworking project and your efforts will be rewarded.

Free Hardwood Book Stand Plans - Free Woodworking Plans - Attaching the Hinges
After completing the sanding, the next step is to pre-drill holes for the brass hinges. Then, attach one hinge to each half of the book stand. The hinges will be used to hold the pieces during the finishing in the next step of this woodworking project.

Free Woodworking Plans - Apply Shellac to the Book Stand - Free Oak Book Stand Plans
Now that the woodworking is complete, its time to apply the shellac finish to the oak book stand. With some string threaded through one of the holes of each hinge, hang the two halves of the book stand. By hanging the two halves, an equal coat of shellac can be applied to the entire woodworking project for even coating.

Trace the Outline of the Book Stand - Free Woodworking Plans - Oak Book Stand
The first step in this woodworking project is to print the template you downloaded in the previous step. Cut out the template along the lines and then trace the outline twice onto a piece of 1x10 hardwood. We'll cut out the two pieces in the next step of these free woodworking plans.

How to Deal With Uneven Shrinkage or Swelling of Woods
Every experienced woodworker has experienced issues with uneven shrinking or swelling of wood stock at one time or another. When wood stock dries unevenly, it tends to warp, cup, bow, twist, kink, crook and check. Understanding what may happen to your stock when it swells or shrinks is essential to building a quality woodworking project.

How to Repair a Damaged Shellac Finish
Shellac gives wood a nice shine, but it isn't the most water-resistant of finishes. Here are tips to repairing a shellac finish, to keep your woodworking projects looking like new for a long time.

What Does OC On-Center Mean?
The term OC is an abbreviation of On-Center. To learn about on-center placement of pieces in your woodworking projects, read this glossary description.

Apply the Finish to the Knick Knack Shelf - Free Woodworking Plans for a Knick Knack Shelf
You can finish these free woodworking plans in any manner you desire, whether you choose to paint, stain, varnish or shellac the stock.

Mark the Curves of the Knick Knack Shelf - Free Knick Knack Shelf Woodworking Plans
To begin this woodworking project, mark the curves with a compass before cutting them on a band saw or with a jig saw to give the unit its character.

Knick Knack Shelf Plans - Cut Notches in Knick Knack Shelves - Free Woodworking Plans
Depending on how you cut the dadoes in the standards of the knick knack shelves, cut notches in the shelves so they will sit properly in the dadoes.

Assemble the Knick Knack Shelf - Free Woodworking Plans - Knick Knack Shelf Woodworking Plans
With all of the parts sanded, you'll need a few large clamps, woodworking glue and finish nails to complete the assembly of the knick knack shelf.

Insert the Shaker Pegs in the Knick Knack Shelf - Free Knick Knack Shelf Woodworking Plans
The final woodworking step of these free woodworking plans is to drill and insert the shaker pegs into the bottom back of the knick knack shelf unit.

Build a Knick Knack Shelf With These Free Plans
In these set of free woodworking plans, follow step by step through building an attractive knick knack shelf that will show off your craftsmanship.

Cut the Knick Knack Shelf Curves - Free Woodworking Plans for a Knick Knack Shelf
After you've marked the curves, cut those curves using your band saw or jig saw before sanding the curves smooth with an oscillating spindle sander.

Cut the Dadoes for the Knick Knack Shelf - Free Woodworking Plans - Knick Knack Shelf
In this step of this woodworking project, cut dadoes to accommodate the shelves in the shelf standards.

Round Over the Edges of the Knick Knack Shelf - Free Knick Knack Shelf Woodworking Plans
Once the dadoes have been cut, round over the front edges some of the pieces to give this woodworking project a finished look.

Sand the Knick Knack Shelf - Free Woodworking Plans for a Knick Knack Shelf
The final cutting step of these free woodworking plans is to sand all of the parts completely before assembling the items.

How to Build a Monitor Riser for Your Computer Desk
Learn how to build this neat hardwood computer monitor riser, equipped with two dovetailed storage drawers for better ergonomics at your office desk.

How to Match Paint Colors to RGB or CMYK Print Colors
Print colors use a few different schemas to quantify the exact color. Is it possible to translate any of these schemas directly into a matching paint color?

What is the Definition of Kerf?
The term kerf relates to the width of a finished saw cut, commonly from the carbide of a circular saw blade. The kerf is typically created by teeth that protrude slightly wider than the edge of the blade.

How to Use a Biscuit Cutter for Joining Boards
A biscuit cutter (also known as a plate joiner) is designed for cutting biscuit slots into pieces of stock. A biscuit is then inserted into the slots with a little glue to hold the biscuit joint securely in place. Here are some tips for using a biscuit joiner as well as some features to look for when you buy one.

CarveWright (CW001) Wood Carving Machine Review
The CarveWright Wood Carving Machine, also sold as the Craftsman CompuCarve, is a powerful counter-top CNC wood carving machine. How well does it work?

Types of Wood Joints
Without wood joinery, a woodworking project would need to be carved from a single piece of wood. Here are the basic wood joints and when to use each one.

Types of Wood Joints
Without wood joinery, a woodworking project would need to be carved from a single piece of wood. Here are the basic wood joints and when to use each one.

Woodworking Projects: How to Make Various Doors
Door-making is a common woodworking task that takes a good bit of know-how along with the right tools. Here are the basics to learning how to make doors.

How to Install a Stacked Dado Blade on a Table Saw
A stacked dado blade set is ideal for cutting dadoes and rabbets, but it must be installed properly. Here are the steps to installing the set correctly.

Sheet Goods Used in Fine Woodworking Projects
Plywood, medium density fiberboard and particle board are various types of sheet goods used in woodworking. Do you know the difference between them?

Topcoat Choices for Finishing Woodworking Projects
Protecting a stained finish with a durable topcoat can be the difference between a good and a great woodworking project. Here are some good choices.

How to Build Cabinets and Doors
Learning how to build cabinets and the matching doors is one of the most popular tasks in woodworking. Here are sets of plans for cabinets and doors.

Pressure Treated Wood Safety - Woodworking Safety Tips
Arsenic-based pressure treated lumber has been replaced by a copper-based formula. Is this new formula better and safer? Here are some usage tips.

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

Woodworking Tools - Random Orbit Sander Product Reviews
5-inch random orbit sanders are very popular. In this list of woodworking reviews, find results of our testing on these popular sander models.

Woodworking Fasteners: Nails, Brads and Tacks
Are nails useful in fine woodworking? Here are some benefits of different types of nails and when you should use them in your woodworking projects.

Woodworking Fasteners: Working With Wood Screws
Wood screws are strong, hold well, plus they are versatile and easy to use. Do you know what types are best to use in your woodworking projects?

When to Use and How to Make Sliding Dovetail Joints
The sliding dovetail joint is strong, has numerous practical uses, and can be made a few different ways with a variety of woodworking tools.

Woodworking With Oak - Tips for Getting the Best Results
Building woodworking projects out of oak can be very rewarding. It can also be very frustrating. Here are some tips for woodworking with oak.

Types of Wood Species for Woodworking
Here are 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 Use a Circular Saw - Woodworking Tool Tips
A circular saw is a modern-day necessity on a job site, but there are a number of uses for a circular saw in fine woodworking projects as well.

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. Here's how to use one.

Creating a Mortise and Tenon Joint - Woodworking Joinery
Variations of the mortise and tenon joints have been used for centuries. Here are some tips for making strong, tight fitting mortise and tenon joints.

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.

Woodworking with Cedar Varieties - Tips
Cedar is more weather-resistant than a many other species, making it ideally-suited for outdoor woodworking projects such as benches and window boxes.

Perfecting a Lacquer Woodworking Finish
A lacquer finish provides a durable, clear top coat that does a good job of safeguarding against water damage and protecting your stained finish.

How to Use a Finish Nailer - Woodworking Tool Tips
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.

Gel Stain Finish Application on Woodwork
A gel stain woodworking finish gives you control over the depth of the color that you add. Here's how to apply and work with gel stain finishes.

Woodworking Tip: Wood Joints That Use No Fasteners
There are plenty of methods for joining boards together that use no nails or screws. Here are a number of options for non-metal joining of boards.

Tips for Woodworking with Classic Hardwoods
Some hardwoods are legendary, revered for their look in woodworking projects. Here are some tips for using cherry, walnut, oak, maple cedar and more.

Woodworking Tip: How to Fold and Store Band Saw Blades
A band saw blade can be easily folded into three loops to make the blade much easier to store. Follow these steps to fold and store a band saw blade.

Band Saw Tune Up and Calibration Tips
The band saw is the ideal woodworking machine for cutting curves in wood. Here are the steps to tune up your band saw and keeping it running properly.

DeWalt DW618PK Fixed and Plunge Router Kit
Read an in-depth product test of the DeWalt DW618PK Fixed & Plunge Router Kit and discover the features that set this router kit apart.

Hitachi KM12VC Fixed and Plunge Router Kit Review
The Hitachi KM12VC fixed base and plunge router kit is a bit less expensive than other routers. Are there enough features to make it a decent value?

Cordless Impact Driver as a Woodworking Drilling 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.

Pneumatic and Cordless Nailer Buying Guide
Is there a woodworking on your holiday gift list? Consider a pneumatic nailer as a present. Not sure which one to buy? This list of reviews can help!

How to Make Louvers for Doors and Window Shutters
In this set of free woodworking plans, learn how to build louvers into doors or window shutters, including a router jig for consistent reproduction.

Free Woodworking Plans to Make Louvered Doors or Window Shutters
The final step of these free woodworking plans for louvered doors or window shutters is sand and finish the assembly with stain or paint.

Cut the Rails, Stiles and Slats - Free Woodworking Plans - Louvers
The first step to making any set of louvers with these free woodworking plans is to cut the rails and stiles to construct the perimeter frame.

Cut the Louver Slats - How to Make Louvers - Free Woodworking Plans
To make louvers with these free woodworking plans, round over the edges of the slats using a 1/8

Cut the Mortises in the Stiles - Free Woodworking Plans for Louvers
In this step of these free woodworking plans for louvers, cut the mortises in the stiles, which will accommodate the tenons in the rails.

How to Build Louvers: Cut Tenons in the Rails - Free Woodworking Plans
In this step of these free woodworking plans, cut the corresponding tenons using a radial-arm saw or table saw with a stacked dado blade set.

Free Woodworking Plans to Make Louvers - How to Make a Louver Jig
In this step of these free woodworking plans to make louvers, learn how to build a jig for your router to make consistent 1/4

How to Make Louvers - Free Woodworking Plans - Cut the Grooves
Next in these free woodworking plans, finish the louver jig and cut the evenly-spaced, parallel grooves for the louvers with your jig and a router.

Free Woodworking Plans - How to Make Louvered Doors or Windows
In this step of these free woodworking plans for louvers, it's time for assembly. Dry-fit each of the louver slats into the grooves on the stiles.

Free Woodworking Plans to Make Louvers: Completing the Assembly
Next in these free woodworking plans, complete the assembly of the louvers and position clamps to hold the unit while the glue dries before finishing.

Woodworking Tools - Stationary and 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.

Expansion and Shrinking in Woodworking Projects
Planning for expansion and shrinking in woodworking projects will help eliminate problems later. Learn tips for understanding how wood expands and shrinks, and how to prepare for it.

Boeshield Rust-Free Rust and Stain Remover
Boeshield's Rust-Free Rust and Stain Remover claims to remove rust and stains from cast iron and steel surfaces. Does it really work?

Porter-Cable 893PK Fixed Base and Plunge Base Router
The redesigned Porter-Cable 893PK Multi-Base Router Kit includes improvements such as an improved plunge base for better plunge router action.

MLCS Pins and Tails Half Blind Dovetail Jig Review
In this woodworking review, discover the value-priced MLCS Pins & Tails Half Blind Dovetail Jig used to create half-blind dovetails with your router.

AKEDA DC16 Dovetail Jig Woodworking Tool Review
The AKEDA DC16 Drawer Construction Jig is an example of engineering working to overcome deficiencies in other dovetail jigs. How well does it work?

Woodworking - Tools, Techniques and Free Tutorials
Get free woodworking tutorials for beginner to advanced woodworkers. Learn about common tools, woodworking techniques and more.

Woodworking Power Tools: Random Orbital Sanders
Random Orbital Sanders make sanding a relatively quick chore, without creating scratches in the face of the wood. Here are some features to consider.

Wood Finishing: Hand Sanding for a Perfect Final Touch
Power sanders are perfect for most sanding tasks, but for an absolutely perfect finish, try these hand sanding tips before you apply your finish.

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.

Woodworking Profile of Ridgid Tools
Learn more about the company in this woodworking profile of Ridgid tools, offered at least in part in Home Depot stores. How do they compare?

Woodworking with Medium-Density Fiberboard (MDF)
Medium-density fiberboard (MDF), is regularly used in mass-manufactured furniture. Why not use real wood? Does MDF have a place in fine woodworking?

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

Maintaining and Caring for Your Air Compressor
Does a modern air compressor need maintenance? Here are tips for how to keep this vital tool powering all of your woodworking pneumatic devices.

Wood Tip: Choosing a Sawblade by Teeth Per Inch (TPI)
Learn all of the details on how many teeth per inch (TPI) your saw blades should have for any particular cut in this quick woodworking tip.

Woodworking Tips: Finding Square Using the 3-4-5 Rule
One way to find square of an assembly, no matter how big a project, is to use the 3-4-5 rule. Learn this easy rule for your woodworking projects.

Woodworking Basics: How to Cut a Rabbet Joint
A rabbet is merely a dado cut into one piece of wood at the edge that will hold another piece of wood. Here are the basics for cutting a rabbet.

Pocket Joinery: How to Make Quick, Strong Pocket Joints
Pocket Joints are merely a screw driven through a diagonally placed hole. Learn about pocket joints and when to use them in your woodworking projects.

Woodworking Tip: Cutting a Mortise With a Drill Press
A mortise is a rectangular hole cut to receive a tenon. Here's how to use your drill press to cut a mortise, then clean up the mortise with a chisel.

Common Woodturning Spindle Profiles
For turning wooden spindles on a lathe, here are the most common basic profiles that can be combined to create some pretty artistic spindle designs.

Woodworking Machines - Power Machinery for Woodworking
Woodworking machines are stationary and too large to be taken to a job site. In this article, learn all about the most common woodworking machines.

Woodworking Tips: Using Your Band Saw
Band saws are ideal for cutting curves or resawing lumber in the wood shop. In these woodworking tips, learn how to get the most out of your band saw.

Select Lumber for Your Woodworking Projects
When buying lumber, can you spot warping, cups, bows, twists, crooks, checks or splits that could affect your project? Here are some tips to follow.

Jigsaws and Sabre Saws - Versatile Woodworking Tools
With the proper blades, jigsaws can cut curves in metal, plastics and other materials. Learn the features you should look for when buying a jigsaw.

Wood Lathe - The One Machine Every Woodturner Needs
Wood Turning is a popular subset of woodworking, and all you need is a lathe and sharp hand tools to get started. Here are some lathe buying tips.

Which Hardwood Species Are Best for Wood Turning?
If you're an experienced wood turner, or are just learning, your chances of success are much greater if you choose the right hardwoods for turning.

Cutting the Circle - Using the Rockwell Blade Runner with a Circle Cutting Jig
With the board mounted on the pivot point, turn on the Rockwell Blade Runner and cut out the circle by easing the plywood around the pivot point.

Clamp the Jig to the Rockwell Blade Runner - Woodworking Tips - Rockwell Blade Runner Circle-Cutting Jig
With the pivot nail driven, clamp the jig to the Rockwell Blade Runner table with a pair of quick-action woodworking clamps.

Drill the Center Hole - Free Rockwell Blade Runner Circle Cutting Jig Plans
With the jig mounted to the Rockwell Blade Runner table, prepare the board to be mounted onto the jig for cutting.

Mount the Plywood on the Pivot - Free Plans - Rockwell Blade Runner Circle Cutting Jig
With the pivot hole drilled in the board to receive the circle cut from the Rockwell Blade Runner, mount the board onto the pivot nail.

The Circle Cut from the Rockwell Blade Runner - How to Cut Circles on the Rockwell Blade Runner
After fully rotating the board around the pivot point to cut the circle on the Rockwell Blade Runner, turn off the unit and lift the board off.

Beginner Woodworking:Getting Started With a Drill Press
The drill press is the most precise tool for drilling holes. As a beginning woodworker, read this article to learn the basics of using a drill press.

Beginner Woodworking: Getting Started With a Table Saw
The table saw is the most versatile machine in the woodshop. As a beginning woodworker, these articles will help you learn how to use your table saw.

Beginner Band Saw Tips: Getting Started with a Band Saw
If you're a beginning woodworker, do you know the basics of using a band saw? Here are some usage tips for making curved cuts safely and easily.

Beginning Woodworking: Learning How to Use a Router
Are you learning woodworking and want to get a router, but don't know where or how to start? Check out these beginner tips for using a wood router.

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.

How to Reduce Router Tear-Out
Wood tear-out is a common problem when using a router bit. By understanding why a router bit can tear the wood, you can learn to reduce the problem.

How to Turn Hammer Handles on a Lathe
Did you know that you can turn oblong hammer handles on a lathe? If your handle breaks, cut a new hammer handle on your lathe using these simple tips.

Woodworking Workshop Lighting Tips
Your woodshop needs to have appropriate lighting, so that you can easily see what you're doing at all times. Here are some tips for lighting your shop.

Measuring Wood by Board-Foot
Hardwoods in North America are measured by board-foot. Learn how to buy the stock you'll need based on this specialized lumber measurement system.

Woodworking With Hardwood Lumber - Wood Working Materials
Woodworking with hardwood lumber is much different than using softwoods. Hardwoods react differently and are measured and sold by a different method.

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. Here are some ideas.

Drilling Large Holes with a Hole Saw Bit
Hole saws are a common choice for drilling large diameter holes in wood. Are they the best choice? Are there any drawbacks to using a hole saw?

Issues with Using Pressure Treated Lumber
Pressure treated lumber is designed to be more resistant to the elements than regular softwood lumber. Are there issues with this wood to keep in mind?

Types of Wood Glues and When to Use Them
Using a wood glue to hold a wood joint is commonplace in building a woodworking project. Do you know how to use any type of glue and when to use each one?

Using Air Filtration and Dust Masks When Woodworking
Can breathing sawdust from woodworking power tools be harmful to your health? Are some woods more toxic than others? How can you protect your lungs?

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.

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.

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.

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.

Cabinetry 101: How to Build Your Own Cabinets
Learn step by step how to build cabinets for your kitchen, bathroom, utility room or garage with these free woodworking plans.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Woodshop Tip: Storing Nails, Screws and Other Fasteners
Every woodworker eventually ends up with a substantial assortment of screws, nails, brads and other mechanical fasteners. How do you organize your supply?

Woodworking Manufacturer Profile of Delta Machinery
This Delta Machinery profile outlines the over 90-year history of the company, including information on the four different eras in the company's lineage.

Hearing Protection While Woodworking
An important part of woodworking safety is hearing protection when using loud power tools. Should you choose ear plugs or full coverage ear muffs?

Woodworking Tools - Torx Bits and Torx Screwdrivers
Plenty of woodworking tools use Torx screws, and if you need to do any maintenance on these woodworking tools, you'll be glad you had a set of Torx bits.

Table Saw Technology: How the SawStop Blade Brake Works
SawStop has developed technology that stops the table saw within milliseconds when contact is made with the blade. How does this blade brake work?

About Woodworking - Review of Wood Magazine
Wood Magazine, from the publishers of Better Homes and Gardens, is a periodical resource for beginning woodworkers. Here is our review.

About Woodworking - Book Review of Understanding Wood
Understanding Wood by R. Bruce Hoadley is a must have for any woodworker who wants to know why wood behaves as it does. Learn more in this review.

Paslode T250A-F16 16-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review
The Paslode T250A-F16 16-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer is a lightweight but durable finish nailer using 16-gauge angled finish nails to help avoid splitting.

Gorilla Wood Glue - Woodworking Review
Gorilla Wood Glue is a high-quality adhesive designed for indoor or outdoor woodworking and carpentry projects.

Porter-Cable 343VSK Random Orbit Sander Review
Porter-Cable built the 343VSK random orbital sander to sand quickly and gave it a very good dust collection system. Just how good is this sander?

Woodworking Review of Irwin WeldTec Self Feed Drill Bits
The Irwin WeldTec Self Feed Drill Bits come in a variety of sizes ranging from 1-inch to 4-5/8 inches in diameter and chew through wood, nails, and more!

Irwin 48-inch Parallel Jaw Box Clamp
The Irwin 48-inch Parallel Jaw Box Clamp is a strong I-beam style bar clamp, but is it any better than using a pipe clamp on a woodworking glue-up?

Lenox Gold Power Arc Curved Reciprocating Saw Blades
Lenox Gold Power Arc Curved Reciprocating Saw Blades have a curved design and titanium coating to dissipate heat. Do they cut better than straight blades?

Irwin 19-Piece Drill/Drive Set Review
The Irwin 19-Piece Drill/Drive Set is a kit with 14 driver bits, four tapered drill bits with counterbores and a depth stop. Are they worth your money?

Irwin FK Series Utility Knives
The Irwin FK Series of Utility Knives may not seem like classic woodworking tools, but there are plenty of uses for these knives in the woodshop.

Bosch Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Kit Review
In the Bosch Colt Variable Speed Palm Router Kit, Bosch engineers have devised a lightweight fixedase router that is truly a joy to use.

Rockwell SoniCrafter Oscillating Tool (Review)
The Rockwell SoniCrafter Oscillating Tool is a 72-piece multitool that can cut, sand, scrape and polish wood, plastic, brick, concrete, metal and more.

Bosch T308B Jigsaw Blades Woodworking Review
It's hard to get excited about jigsaw blades, but frankly, the Bosch T308B jigsaw blades are the best blades I've ever used. A terrific jigsaw blade.

Ryobi JM82 Biscuit Joiner Review
The biscuit joiner has one job: to cut biscuit slots, and the Ryobi JM82 Biscuit Joiner does a good job for a value-priced tool. Here you can read more.

Dremel 3000 Variable Speed Rotary Tool Review
The Dremel 3000 Rotary Tool is a variable speed rotary tool with a quick collet, along with 30 accessories. How does it compare to other Dremel tools?

Keller Dovetail System (Model 1601) Tool Review
The Keller Dovetail System was the first dovetail jig system to be patented and manufactured for making repeatable, consistent dovetails using a router.

Rockwell Jawhorse SheetMaster Review
The Rockwell Jawhorse SheetMaster is a three-legged sawhorse with an amazing 1-ton clamping capacity. Learn about it in this woodworking tool review.

Dremel MM20 Multi-Max Oscillating Power Tool Review
In this woodworking tool review, learn about the Dremel MM20 Multi-Max Oscillating Power Tool, which is Dremel's version of the popular multitool.

Bosch MRC23EVS Router Kit - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Bosch MRC23EVS Router Kit is the replacement for the vaunted 1617EVS. Was it worth the wait and the hype? Does it really live up to the billing?

Porter-Cable PC250MT 2.5 Amp Oscillating Multi-Tool Review
The Porter-Cable PC250MT 2.5 Amp Oscillating Multi-Tool is Porter-Cable's entry into the multitool market. Is there anything that sets it apart?

DeWalt DWD220 Power Drill Review
The DeWalt DWD220 Heavy Duty 1/2-inch Drill is a powerful keyed chuck electric power drill with a stout 10.5 amp motor. How durable is it?

Review of Porter-Cable PCL120DD Cordless Drill/Driver
The Porter-Cable PCL120DD 12v Max Cordless Drill/Driver is a lightweight combo drill and driver with a 3/8-inch keyless chuck and adjustable clutch.

Woodworking Review of Ridgid JobMax Cordless Multitool
The Ridgid JobMax Multitool is a 12-volt Lithium-Ion battery-powered multitool. Does it have enough power to make it worth your money?

Woodworking Tool Review of Bosch PS21-2A Pocket Driver
The Bosch PS21-2A Pocket Driver is a compact 12-volt driver weighing just 1.8 pounds, but can it drive three-inch deck screws with relative ease?

Review of Bosch PS41 12v Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver
With the Bosch PS41 12v Max Impact Driver has 930 inch-pounds of torque, but it measures less than 5-1/2 inches in length and weighs about 2-1/8 pounds.

Woodworking Review of Bosch ROS20VSK Sander
The Bosch ROS20VSK Random Orbit Sander has been redesigned, with a 2.5 amp motor for finishing with less vibration. Does it work as well as expected?

Woodworking Review of Micro-Jig GRR-Ripper Push Block
Push blocks and push sticks help with table saw safety, but they have inherent problems that the Micro-Jig GRR-Ripper Push Block tries to address.

Hitachi SV13YA Random Orbit Sander Review
Learn the features, advantages and drawbacks of this power tool in the About Woodworking Hitachi SV13YA Random Orbit Sander Review.

Woodworking Review: Gator Finishing 5-inch Sanding Discs
In this woodworking review, learn about using Gator Finishing 5-inch sanding discs with your random orbit sander to sand your woodworking projects.

Ridgid R3030 One-Handed Fuego Reciprocating Saw Review
The Ridgid R3030 One-Handed Fuego Reciprocating Saw was designed for those who need a reciprocating for use in tight quarters. How well does it work?

Woodworking Review of Delta Premium Saw Blades
While redesigning the Delta Unisaw, the engineers at Delta knew they needed a premium saw blade to match. Delta ended up with over 40 blade models.

Woodworking Review of the Rockwell Jawhorse Workbench
The portable, sturdy Rockwell Jawhorse Workbench is perfect for the job site: strong, durable and heavy-duty, but how easy is it to set up and use?

Woodworking Review of the Bosch BNS200-18 Brad Nailer
The Bosch BNS200-18 Brad Nailer is a well-balanced 18-gauge finish nailer loaded with features such as sequential and bump firing modes. Is it durable?

Bosch 1617EVS Fixed Base and 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.

SawStop CNS175 Contractor Table Saw Review
A few years ago, SawStop released their patented safety technology on a cabinet saw. Will it work just as effectively on a contractor saw? Find out here.

Rockwell RK3440K Versacut Mini Circular Saw - Review
The Rockwell RK3440K Versacut Mini Circular Saw with Laser is a 3-3/8 inch mini circular saw for precise, small cutting tasks. How well does it work?

Woodworking Review - Bosch GCM12SD Sliding Miter Saw
Sliding miter saws have been around for years. The Bosch GCM12SD Sliding Miter Saw has attempted to change the rules. Do their changes work?

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.

Ridgid R3002 Reciprocating Saw - Woodworking Tool Reviews
The Ridgid R3002 Reciprocating Saw has useful features that give it an advantage over standard recip saws. Learn those features in this tool review.

Porter-Cable PCL180CDK-2 18v 1/2-inch Cordless Drill/Driver Review
The Porter-Cable PCL180CDK-2 18v 1/2-inch Cordless Drill/Driver is the latest in the PCL180 series, lighter, more powerful, better balanced than ever.

Paslode Cordless 16-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer Review
The Paslode Cordless 16-Gauge Angled Finish Nailer frees you from the tether of an air compressor. Learn the benefits of this nailer in this review.

Milwaukee 6021-21 Random Orbit Sander Review
The Milwaukee 6021-21 Random Orbit Sander is a 5-inch palm sander with a 3.0 amp, variable speed motor. Does the surprisingly low price belie a quality tool?

Rockwell 3rill 3in1 Drill/Driver/Impact Driver Review
The Rockwell 3rill 3in1 Cordless Drill/Driver/Impact Driver RK2515K2 is a 12-volt Lithium Ion battery powered combo unit. How well does it work?

O'Keeffe's Working Hands - O'Keeffe's for Healthy 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. How well do they work?

DeWalt DCF610 Cordless Screwdriver Review
The DeWalt DCF610 Cordless Screwdriver is a lightweight yet surprisingly powerful cordless screwdriver strong enough to drive 3-inch deck screws with ease.

Ridgid 18 Volt Combo - Woodworking Tool Review
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.

Delta 18-900L Drill Press With Lasers Review
The Delta 18-900L Drill Press with Lasers is a vast improvement over basic drill presses, with a work light and a cross-laser for drilling accuracy.

Ridgid MobilAir Tri-Stack Air Compressor Review
The Ridgid MobilAir Tri-Stack Air Compressor (Model OF50150TS) is a triple-tank compressor with a pair of functioning options. How will it work on the job?

DeWalt D26453K Random Orbit Sander Review
The DeWalt D26453 Random Orbit Sander is a 5-inch (8-hole) random orbital sander with a 3.0 amp variable speed motor (7000-12,000 rpm). Is it a good value?

Bosch JS5 Orbital Jigsaw Review
The Bosch JS5 Jigsaw is a top-of-the-line jigsaw, with orbital cutting action, a variable speed motor, and a single-handed jigsaw blade change mechanism.

Milwaukee 6955-20 Sliding Dual Bevel Miter Saw Review
The Milwaukee 6955-20 sliding dual bevel miter saw is a very sturdy woodworking machine in the tradition of Milwaukee tools. Is it a good value?

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

Delta UNISAW - Woodworking Tool Review
Since its 1930's release, the Delta UNISAW has been an innovative leader in table saws. Learn more about the saw in this review of the new revamped saw.

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.

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

Woodworking Review of Duofast DFS350S Framing Nailer
The Duofast DF350S Framing Nailer is a lightweight, durable framing nailer with a powerful motor and features that set it apart from other framing nailers.

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

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.

Freud D12100X Diablo Ultra Finish 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

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.

Dremel 300 Series High-Speed Rotary Tool Review
The Dremel 300 Series Rotary Tool is a lot more than just a woodworking tool, with a kit with 55 different accessories. Is this tool worth your money?

Review - Hitachi DS18DSAL Cordless Drill / Driver
The Hitachi DS18DSAL 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver is an impressive cordless drill. How does it compare to other cordless drills models?

Woodworking Review of 3M Fuel X2P Safety Glasses
The 3M Fuel X2P Safety Glasses have a grooved temple design and two-tone frame for stylish good looks. Can you really have safety and style?

Milwaukee 5616-24 Router Kit Review
The Milwaukee 5616-24 Router Kit is equipped with a 2-1/4 HP heavy-duty motor and includes a fixed base and plunge base. Is it a good tool value?

Woodworking Review of Bosch PB360S Power Box
The Bosch PB360S Power Box is a power center with four AC outlets, a single DC outlet and a crystal-clear 360-degree sound system with subwoofer.

Irwin Marples 1769179 3-piece Woodworking Chisel Set
The Irwin Marples 1769719 3-Piece Woodworking Chisel Set includes a 1/2-inch, 3/4-inch and 1-inch bevel-edged woodworking chisel. Is this set a good value?

Tool Reviews: Hitachi DS18DBL Cordless Driver Drill
The Hitachi DS18DBL Cordless Driver Drill has an 8-speed brush-less motor capable of drilling in wood, metal or almost any other material.

Woodworking Review of Gorilla Glue Epoxy
Gorilla Glue Epoxy is a two-part epoxy that can fill voids and bond rough or uneven surfaces, sets in five minutes and be weight bearing with 24 hours.

Woodworking Review of Ridgid R7111 1/2-inch Drill
The Ridgid R7111 is a solidly-built heavy-duty 1/2-inch electric drill with an adjustable side handle, variable speed trigger and keyed 1/2-inch chuck

Woodworking Review of Gator Zip Sand-Block Sanding Sponges
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