Your power tool batteries can probably last longer than they usually do. Since the performance of your cordless tools is directly linked to the battery condition, it makes sense to know a few things about elongating battery life. Also, since they are expensive to replace, it's very useful to learn how to recondition degraded batteries to restore their power.
A common space to convert into a workshop is the home garage, provided you can make other arrangement for your vehicles. Here are the basic steps to setting up a woodworking workshop in a one car or two car garage. Get the correct layout with essential design elements like working space, storage, ventilation, right lighting, air filtration and sound insulation.
There are 3 major types of batteries you will find in your woodworking cordless tool. They are Li-ion, NiCd and NiMh. These different batteries deliver can deliver different performance over the life of the tool and can even require that you take care of them somewhat differently to each other. …
There are a few simple things you can do to make your batteries in any device last much longer before their capacity and performance decreases to the extent that you have to replace them or even discard the device altogether. Batteries are susceptible to how they are used and charged. Learn these simple tricks to keep your batteries performing at peak capacity for longer.
Woodworking jigs are very useful little contraptions that make doing a particular process easier like cutting drilling holes of a specific depth, making dovetails etc. They allow you to get uniform results every time you repeat the process. Jigs can be simple or complex structures. You can purchase ready made ones and also make a lot of them yourself. These are a few simple jigs you can make yourself for common woodworking functions.
A basement adds so much more space to a house, and serves multiple purposes like storage, utility space for heating, laundry etc. If you have one, it can house a complete woodworking workshop. Read this post to get the basic steps you will need to take to convert a basement into a workshop.
How great would it be if you could set up a woodworking workshop in an apartment? If you follow a few conditions and set up things right, it is possible to do woodworking even in an apartment. This post explores this possibility in more detail including what kind of a setup you are going to need and the projects you can make.
No wood working project is finished without sanding. In order to get the right finish you almost always have to sand the wood surface and then apply a coat of polish/varnish if you choose to. In this post we will look at two kinds of power sanders and how to…
How to take time off periodically to set your tools and work space in order so that your wood shop functions in a smooth and systematic manner. Delaying periodic maintenance can result in unnecessary wear and tear for your tools, and increases chances of tool malfunction. Keep your wood-shop clean, organised and work friendly. In this short post we talk about basic tips to keep your workshop working seamlessly.
The router is an extremely versatile tool for woodworking. These are some basic workings and features of a router that will help you use it better and choose the right one when buying it new.