How Much Does a Sheet of Plywood Weigh?

Stacks of plywood sheets with different weights

Consider the weight of the Plywood to avoid serious issues later if you’re structural support or frame is incapable of holding the weight of the Plywood. Thus, before you even plan to use Plywood in your project, ensure that you factor in the weight of the Plywood to avoid any issue or problem related to … Read more

Why is My Circular Saw Smoking?

Circular saw over-heating

Some of the possible reasons behind the smoking of the circular saw include a wobbling saw blade, dull saw blade, misaligned saw blade, improper support, wrong cutting depth, wrong tooth set, warped saw blade, slow cutting speed, and many other causes. Of course, you can’t fix the smoking issue if you fail to zero in on the real … Read more

Is Basswood A Hardwood?

Use Basswood for wood carving.

Yes, Basswood is a hardwood, but it is also often referred to as a soft hardwood with low density and hardness.  Basswood features a Janka hardness rating of 410 lbf. This Janka rating is very low for hardwood. Yet, since Basswood is a deciduous tree, it is hardwood because being a deciduous tree is one … Read more

8 Most Popular Edge Jointing Techniques

Wood panel side edge joining using clamps.

One of the skills you should learn as an aspiring woodworker is edge jointing. It is the process of preparing the wooden board’s edge accurately and straight to set it for the next operation. Jointing is traditionally done with a jointer plane. Nowadays, however, you can employ various edge jointing techniques like using a hand-held … Read more

What is Band Clamp?

Clamping patterns and styles that a strap clamp can do.

A band clamp also known as strap clamp, of course, is perfect for clamping large and irregularly shaped objects. Likewise, it is ideal for holding the moldings as you connect them together. A band clamp is like the ratchet straps utilized to tie down loads. The strap gets looped around the assembly. Afterward, it is … Read more

What is Coped Joint? (Uses, Pros & Cons)

Making a coped joint for a crown molding board corner.

Coped joints are joints produced by the wood joinery technique called coping. The result of this technique is a joint that is neat and professional looking. Coping also gets referred to as scribing. It is a technique that lets you shape the molding’s end to fit the abutting member’s contours neatly. Many English-speaking countries, aside from the … Read more

What Is Rabbet Joint?

Cutting rabbet joint with table saw.

Of course, there are many types of woodworking joints, and one type he should first learn about is the rabbet joint. But what is a rabbet joint? A rabbet joint is a product of jointing two wood pieces using a rabbet. A rabbet refers to a recess cut made on the workpiece’s edge. The extruding … Read more