Woodworking Basics18 Videos

How to Apply Epoxy Resin on Almost Any Surface.

The epoxy adhesives are a group of high-performance bonding agents that includes cyanoacrylate, polyurethane and acrylic, among others. The differences among the various types of epoxy adhesives mostly depend on what purposed they are used for. The variations are made with the help of hardeners, which can make epoxy transparent or opaque. These adhesives can […]

How to Drill: Idiots Guide to WoodWorking

Before you start drilling be sure to fully tighten the bit in the drill chuck and make sure it’s straight or you’ll quickly break the bit. The quickest way to check if it’s straight is to run the drill without drilling a hole. The bit should stay straight as it spins and not wobble or […]

How to Set Up a Handplane

C The first task is to understand the parts of the plane and to make sure they are assembled correctly. Mounted on top of the blade, the chipbreaker deflects shavings up and out of the plane. The first step in setting up the plane is to secure the chipbreaker to the blade. Put the assembly […]

How to Sharpen Wood Turning Tools

For the beginning wood turner and unfortunately for many long time users of a wood turning lathe, sharpening is a mystery. Sharp tools make for great shavings, better surfaces off the tool, less sanding, and more fun. Turning wood with a dull tool is hard work and leaves a lot of work with lots and […]

How to Use a Smoothing Plane

The smoothing planes, the jointer, the jack plane, these have a few more parts and pieces in them, and it’s useful to look at these, too, just to understand how they work. The one extra piece that these have is a chip breaker on top. That’s an extra piece of metal that sits on top […]

Woodworking Tools

Because of the importance of delicate handiwork in woodworking, all the essential tools that any woodworker should own are hand tools. Though there are many different basic hand tools available, from nails to screwdrivers, woodworking has several unique functions that will require specialized tools.

Squaring Panels with Smart Track Saw System

The Eurekazone system, as mentioned in previous articles, is the only track saw system that can be used with existing circular saws. This feat is accomplished by mounting the EZ Smart Base to the bottom of your saw, which then rides on the EZ rail/track. This means you can use a saw you already own […]

Sharpening a hand plane

Another important thing, of course, with the plane is having a sharp blade. So, sharpening these blades can be done in a variety of different ways. Some people use sandpaper, like I was using for flattening the sole, working their way up through the different grits until you get into the thousands. Oil stones. Water […]

Woodworking Clamps

At times we tend to take things for granted, even the things without which we cannot live. It is only when these things are absent then only we realize their importance. Similarly for woodworkers, clamps play a very important role, and without these clamps it would be almost impossible to create any type of wood […]

Set of Tools for the Woodworking Beginner

There are lots of different opinions out there as to what you actually need to do woodworking. Truth is, you don’t need much. Think about our ancestors and what they were able to accomplish using only the most rudimentary tools. But in the 21st century, we aren’t building for our survival and most of us […]