Woodworking How-To

Find the tips, tricks, and techniques for your woodworking shop from wood preparation to finished cabinetry with doors and drawers. You'll also learn about joinery, measuring, and wood finishes.

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Extended service with clip-on auxiliary worksurface
I use a mobile cart with adjustable-height rollers as outfeed support for my tablesaw.
Creating a four-corner grain match
I’ve seen mitered boxes where the grain figure wraps around all four corners of the box, but I’ve never understood how this is done.
Dealing with Wood Movement
Help your projects avoid the snap, crackle, or pop caused by wood expanding and shrinking.
Drawbore Joinery
Drawboring increases the strength of a regular mortise-and-tenon joint by driving a wood pin through a hole in the mortised piece and through a slightly offset hole in the tenon.
Get your bearings before using benchtop tools
Make it easier to move benchtop tools out of the way but still lock them in place during use.
Tape tames belt tracking
Tape helps stop sanding belts from sliding off the roller on a stationary belt sander.

More Woodworking How-To

Watch your noise levels in the shop
An Apple Watch feature makes the watch vibrate and show a notification if the decibel reading exceeds a specific level for a set amount of time.
For rows of round holes, turn to a square
A modified drywall t-square substitutes for a commercial shelf-pin jig.
Fold-up pedal lifts to free floor space

Wall mounted scale saw make floor cleaning easier. This fold-up pedal keeps pedal close when needed.