Best Bandsaw Jigs for Cutting Circles

Cutting curves and circles with bandsaw.

The bandsaw is perfect for freehand cutting. Yet, it will help if you keep it steady and slow while you cut closely through your cutline. You can clean up the results by sanding the excess afterward. Of course, cutting even the most straightforward curves can be daunting for the first time. Yet, if you use … Read more

Best Two-part Epoxy Resin for Wood Repair

2-parts epoxy resin tubes set.

The wood used in your doors, windows, decks, sidings, and many other parts of your home is susceptible to decay and rot. Even if your house is well-constructed, you will find wood parts over time, especially those of exterior trims of your house that have succumbed to decay and rot. Fortunately, you can repair these … Read more

Best General Purpose Bandsaw Blades

Carpenter uses the general-purpose blades on band saw.

If you often shift from cutting one type of material to another type using the bandsaw, it will be best to equip your bandsaw with a general-purpose bandsaw blade. With a general-purpose bandsaw blade, you can make most cuts using a single saw blade.  The use of a general-purpose saw blade can also spare you … Read more

What is a Piano Hinge?

Uses of piano hinge in woodworking.

One important invention of humans that you would seldom think of as important is the hinge. Since hinges do not take the limelight, you rarely notice them unless your door gets jammed, and you need to replace its damaged hinges. Until then, your door hinges stay unnoticed and unassuming. Hinges, of course, are valuable because … Read more

How to Use a Miter Box

Using miter box and hand saw to cut 45 and 90 degree angles.

Many newbie woodworkers might not have heard of the miter box, for they are more familiar with the modern-day miter saw machine. Yet, the miter box had its heyday, and it once held a high place in the pantheon of woodworking tools. For hundreds of years, it was the only tool used to make perfect … Read more

What To Do With Old Saw Blades?

Dull and abandoned woodworking saw blades.

Not long ago, I happened to rummage through my stacks of old saw blades and noticed that I had already accumulated a heap of used blades. So, once again, I came face to face with the dilemma of what to do with these old blades. Of course, you may be like me, burdened with a … Read more

Saw Blade Teeth Guide

Different types and teeth counts of saw blade.

The famous words of Abraham Lincoln always ring in my ears every time I feel the need to replace my saw blade. He said: “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first hour sharpening the ax.” Of course, the blade of an ax is incomparable to the saw … Read more

15 Best Woodworking YouTube Channels

Top Woodworking and carpentry youtubers.

A woodworker’s skill is fascinating to experience, and there is something extraordinary about watching a skilled carpenter construct anything from nothing out of a single piece of wood. For anyone seeking unlimited access to woodworking instruction, YouTube is an excellent place to begin their search for information. Simply searching on the subject matter, you want … Read more

What is Bridle Joint?

Cutting bridle joint by hand.

If you know what a mortise and tenon joint is, the bridle joint needs no introduction! They are similar joints in terms of construction. Basically, a bridle joint is when you join together two wood pieces with ends that accept and receive one another. Once joined, they form a corner!  In contrast, a mortise and … Read more