Best Wood Fillers for Plywood Edges

Smoothing and filling plywood edges with paintable wood filler

In the woodworking world, replete with various grades of woodworking materials, one of the handiest materials you can ever use is plywood. You can use it to build almost anything. For example, you can use it for house construction and furniture-making applications. Besides, it is highly workable, versatile, and stable as a woodworking material. Yet, … Read more

Why Does My Circular Saw Overheat?

Woodworkers love using the circular saw because it is handy and can make different cuts. It can cut through all sorts of wood, whether construction lumber, plywood, solid hardwood stock, pressure-treated lumber, and many other materials. Yet, like any power tool subjected to rigorous usage, it requires care and maintenance. And if you fail to … Read more

Miter Saw Blade Sizes

Large 12" miter saw blade

As a beginner in using a miter saw, it will be best to understand that the saw blade is the heart of your miter saw. As such, it will help to know how to select the correct blade size for your miter saw. The standard miter saw sizes include 7.5 “, 8.5″, 10″, and 12″, … Read more

How Many Coats of Tung Oil Needed?

Multiple coats of Tung oil finish

My client asked me the other day regarding the number of coats of tung oil he needed to apply to protect wood completely. I told him the number of coats would usually differ depending on the project’s requirements. If you coat decorative items, you can go up to four coats. Yet, if the surface is … Read more

Wood Screw Sizes Chart

Wood screw types and sizes.

You might be asking whether you can use all wood screws on wood. Of course, the answer is, “Yes, you can!” Nevertheless, it will be good to note that wood screws differ in length, diameter, and other aspects. Thus, you must choose the screws that are best suited for a particular application. Besides, you should … 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

Polyurethane Vs Lacquer Wood Finishes

Differences between polyurethane and lacquer

Two of the most preferred wood finishes are polyurethane and lacquer, and if you’re a beginner in finishing wood, a time will come when you must decide between using lacquer or polyurethane. When that time comes, you must know the pros and cons of using these two wood finishes to decide objectively which wood finish … Read more