When remodeling a house one of the most important decisions to make is what type of hardwood floors to use. Though other alternatives may seem like a bargain at first, wooden flooring is less susceptible to cracking and other forms of duress but has also been shown to greatly improve ...
August 23, 2017Jack
The structural differences between a scroll saw and a band saw are not so difficult to detect as the differences between their uses. Most of us know that both saws are used for detailed curved cutting, but what their real differences are, to many of us, is more mystery than ...
August 18, 2017Jack
We’re clearing off a shelf in the warehouse for new titles, and as a result, have three good books (the print versions only) available right now at a deep discount. The first is “Building Classic Arts & Crafts Furniture: ...
August 17, 2017Jack
Tired of looking out your back window at an ugly, weathered backyard shed? What to do without having to go to the trouble and expense of building a shed? Is your better half nudging you to "do something about that ugly shed?" One can't deny, even the ugliest of sheds ...
August 16, 2017Jack
This week we released a brand new episode of I Can Do That! In this episode, Chad Stanton walks us through a hall table build using lumber purchased at the local home center. The project is stunning and we ...
August 14, 2017Jack
Let's get some terms straight first so we are both clear about what we are talking about. It's a bit confusing but traditional "jigsaw puzzles" were originally cut out on a "scroll saw" which used to be called a "jigsaw". Today, the term "jigsaw" refers to a hand-held portable woodworking ...
August 14, 2017Jack
If you've ever seen a wooden, 5 pointed star and wished you could have one for your own wall, keep reading. Not only will you learn how to make one, you'll also learn how to make one any size you want, and you won't even have to be a math ...
August 12, 2017Jack
I know, I’m getting older and turning into one of those guys who watches the History Channel way too much, but I’ve found that there’s some pretty good woodworking to be learned from history. Crown moulding is one task ...
August 11, 2017Jack
To get the best results from your wood chipper it is important to use and maintain it correctly. Many owners believe a wood chipper is a machine that can eat through wood regardless of what is thrown at it. This is not the case - a wood chipper needs to ...
August 10, 2017Jack
While many wood lathes these days are sold as portable models, most are considered to be stationary machines. As such they are mounted on benches and stands and left for in the same spot for long periods of time. In order for work to be performed well, comfortably, and without ...
August 8, 2017Jack