Learn how to select, mill, and size lumber for project parts. Find out how to optimize lumber for maximum yield and the best appearance for your projects.
The old maple tree that fell in my backyard, but all the sawyers I’ve called seem reluctant to come mill it for me. Should I have to pay for their equipment if a blade breaks?
Where can I get properly sized dowels? When I buy 3⁄4 " dowels, they always seem to be slightly undersized.
I tried to sand some pencil marks off plywood and ended up sanding through the veneer. Nuts! How do I remove pencil marks without ruining the plywood?
After epoxying a curved part nearly 8' long, I’m stuck wondering how to straighten the messy sides.
How do I know whether to use a bit with the bearing on top or a bit with the bearing on the bottom when making duplicate project parts?