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.
Know all features and workings of a band saw. Learn how to buy the right new bandsaw, fix common problems and tips to get the best results from it. The band saw is an absolute cracker of a power tool. It can rip, strip, make curves and tackle almost any kind of cut that you throw at it.
The table-saw is the first major power to that most woodworkers go for. So making the right choice when buying one is important. This post is about features of a table-saw you should look for when buying. Avoid mistakes and spot manufacturing defect. Learn how to fix common problems with new table saws and get great tips for getting best cutting results.
Some great tips for getting the best results out of the two most popular portable saws in woodworking – the circular saw and the jigsaw. Both these saws have great utility and are functional in very many ways when you learn new ways to use them.
Hand tools are awesome building, finishing and fine tuning tools that no modern wood shop should do without. One sure shot of way of being disappointed and frustrated with hand tools is to use blunt ones. The good news is that it is very simple to keep your chisels sharp using a sharpening stone. Read this article to learn more about different tool sharpening techniques using a stone.
It is said that any wood project can be built out of just three hand tools – A hand plane, chisel and a hammer. It will take time, but it can be built. Just like hand planes, a quality set of chisels is needed in a wood shop because sometimes it is easier to use than a power tool. The trick is to know how to use one properly. Here is a post on how to use a hand chidden to cut and clean.
If you do not know how indispensable and useful hand planes are in a wood shop, you need to read this post. Hand planes are hand tools that have a great utility to smoothen the wood surface when a power tool cannot do the job. Many times hand planes are more convenient and faster to use, and almost always deliver a better finish.
Hand saws are amazing and indispensable hand tools for woodworking. You can take your time to make those precision cuts. Cutting with a hand saw is easy if you have the right one and know how to use it. Thought all hand saws were made the same? Here are seven different kind of hand saws for you, all of which behave and cut differently.
This is a list of 29 most sought after woodworking tools starting from the basic ones, going on to advanced and pro ones. A comprehensive list of tools you can get for your woodworking workshop in a common chronological order of necessity, functionality and importance.