Woodworking Tips and Tricks


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This is a collection of generalize woodwork tips covering a wide range of topics inside nearly every specialty of woodworking.



How to Fix Ten Common Woodworking Mistakes

Fix common mistakes you wish you hadn't made. Every woodworker makes a mistake sooner or later, but the good ones know how to fix them. That's what really matters. And that's what you'll get here: real-world tips for fixing your real-world woodworking problems. Hard, light-colored woods such as oak and maple are great to work with in most ways, but there’s a problem: both have a tendency to burn when edge-routed. And once the dark brown marks are on these woods, it’s surprisingly difficult to sand them off. In fact, it’s almost impossible. This is especially true when you’re dealing with a complicated routed profile.


Getting Started in Woodworking

Home woodworking encompasses a broad spectrum, from making small items to building heirloom furniture and all the stops in between. The work may be done with hand tools, machinery, or a combination of the two. Whether to use machinery or not is a personal choice, sometimes there is little satisfaction in doing a repetitive task that nobody will ever see by hand, yet there can be a lot of pleasure in hand finishing other parts of a project.


Various things that you may or may not find useful

Welcome to my shop tips page. This will be the place where I'll post simple shop ideas, jigs, and other things that might be of use for the hobby woodworker. Check back from time to time, as I'll be adding more. Enjoy.


Woodworking Hints and Tips

Various Woodworking tips.


Tips and Tricks for Student of Woodwork

Various tips and trick answering my readers questions.


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Sharpen your woodworking skill with helpful tips and techniques.


Quick Tip to Prevent Board Splits

In most situations a sharp nail tip is required but when driving larger nails (8d and higher) into 2x4's or other wood panels, the force and size of nail can cause the board to split.



Words of Shop Wisdom

This is a compilation of "lessons learned", opinions, and FAQ’s aimed at novice woodworkers on shop related matters I have come to over the past few years. How "wise" these words are may be a matter of debate.


Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Wood working tips can be a useful source of information for all wood workers. We all get stuck on projects at one time or another. Having a place to go to get the techniques used in professional woodworking, can both inspire and guide you to take your woodworking to the next level.


A Few Woodworking Tips

Collection of tip from Wood Work Web


Woodworking Tips: Editors' Favorites


Six ideas that will make your shop work easier and more fun.  These six expert shop tips simplify and speed up sanding, gluing, cross cutting, drawing and measuring lines, making repetitive cuts and other common shop problems. They'll make your shop work more enjoyable too.



Tip, Techniques, and Videos


Woodsmith Tips


The 10 Irrefutable Woodworking Truths

There are 10 genuine truths to woodworking, and they will save you a lot of grief.


Top 10 Woodworking Tips

We asked our favorite woodworkers to share some of their favorite shop tips. Check out these great pieces of advice to help you work faster and smarter in your own shop. Check out these great tips from our pro woodworkers for working faster, smarter and more efficiently in your shop.



Handy Woodworking Tips


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