The DIY Dremel Guide
The Dremel tool is one of my favorite goodies in my tool bag. Using different bits and attachments, you can do a million different crafts. The first step in using a Dremel is picking the ideal bit for your project. I like to think of it as a mix-and-match game. Ask yourself these two questions:…
Best Drill Bit Type for Wood, Metal, Glass, & Plastic | Materials Guide
Checkout our woodworker's guide to different drill bits and their uses. Our drill bit chart will help you avoid breaking or damaging your tools.
Tools Required For A Basic Woodworking Tool Kit
If you are just getting into the hobby of woodworking, below is a list of woodworking tools that will help you get started. The tools we have listed are essential for having the ability to do almost any wood working project yourself. For some special projects, obviously you will need a specialized woodworking tool that … Tools Required For A Basic Woodworking Tool Kit Read More »
40 Popular Woodworking Hand Tools & Carpenter Tools
Browse the list of woodworking tools & carpenter tools. An essential list of tools for working with wood. Basic woodworking tools for beginners & experts.
Why Didn’t I Think of That?
These ingenious tips, tricks and solutions to common problems are simple, smart and straightforward. These home hacks are far out.
25 DIY Fundamentals
The experts at This Old House share their top tips and techniques for sprucing up and keeping up your home without having to call in the pros
10 Circular Saw Secrets
Most novice do-it-yourselfers feel perfectly comfortable using an electric drill or jigsaw, but nearly all of them are hesitant to pick up a portable circular saw. Here are 10 tips to help you cut safely and more confidently.
Bet You Didn’t Know These Tape Measure Features Actually Serve A BRILLIANT Purpose, Especially The Last One!
These secret features of your tape measure are guaranteed to make your life easier
How to Build a Simple Circular Saw Guide for Straighter Cuts
PM tells you how to build a your own circular saw guides The guides are compact for easy storage and most importantly, they can help you work more accurately and safely in the shop.
Lumber Thickness Gauge
This tool comes in handy when scouting lumberyards or trolling in the offcut bin. Acting as a simple go/no-go gauge for checking lumber thickness, it has steps that measure thickness from 3/8" to 2" (in 1/8" increments under 1" and 1/4" increments over 1"). It is especially useful when you are looking for a piece with a certain minimum thickness. Based on common lumberyard promotional giveaways from the 1950s, it has a sleek, thin design that slips easily into a pocket or attaches to a key…
If you don't have access to quality lumber then you can make your own slabs with this amazing Granberg chainsaw mill.
What Does the Color Coding Mean on the End of Lumber Mill Cut Wood?
If you've seen wood from a lumber mill, you've probably noticed the ends have been coated in color, but what does that mean? Our expert lets you in on the secret.