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.
Carve Out Pockets with Your CNC
One of the most used toolpaths in CNC woodworking, the pocket toolpath works for many applications, such as carving recesses for inlays and trays, mortises and other joinery, and more. Take the plunge and dig yourself into a hole.
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.

More Woodworking How-To

Tape tames belt tracking
Tape helps stop sanding belts from sliding off the roller on a stationary belt sander.
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.
Drop a dowel to determine dust level

A pre-marked dowel helps know when cyclone dust collector is full.