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The Case for the Compact Router
Is it worth it to buy a compact trim router? Here's what we think.
Wood Finishes That are Food Safe
Choosing the correct finish is always a tough job, and when it comes to food...
Marking and Cutting Radius Trim
Marking and cutting radius trim can be tricky, and mistakes can be costly. This expert...
Simple, Satisfying Metal Cutting (VIDEO)
Mesmerizing metal munching machines in motion.
Mold Basics For Beginners (VIDEO)
Matt Risinger talks mold with construction expert Peter Yost
A Great Method For Exterior Insulation (VIDEO)
Matt Risinger visits a home that has an incredibly unique wall assembly detail.
20 Marking Hacks
Here’s a collection of 20 astounding hacks that’ll help make your marking more accurate...
Cordless Festool Track Saws- Which One Is Best?
Festool is widely considered the king of track saws. But which of their products is the best?
How to Use Epoxy Resin Like a Pro
What is epoxy? Find out why epoxy has several advantages over other adhesives and fillers.
Using a Shop Vacuum for Dust Collection
Fittings, filters and accessories for turning your shop vacuum into a dust collector.
A Machinist’s Tool for Woodworking
A 1-2-3 block is a machinist’s tool that is a 1-in. x 2-in....
Melamine Workbench Topper
What's so great about a melamine work surface? Find the answer here.
Stay-Put Edge Banding
Show that unruly edge banding strip who's boss
Know Where to Stop on Your Table Saw
This used to puzzle me. When you’re making a blind rip or dado that...
My Favorite Cabinet-Hanging Tool
I’ve had these Vise-Grip clamps from Irwin Tools for 25 years, and they’re the...
Gutting Tool Cases
Getting tools back into those molded plastic cases makes a Rubik’s cube seem simple....
10 Most Common Woodworking Mistakes Made By Beginners
Seeing complex, beautifully built projects can be intimidating to newcomers. But take heart! Every skilled...
Soft-Touch Curve Sanding
Jazz up your vibrating sander for professional results on curvy sanding jobs. Place a piece...
Zero-Clearance Bandsaw Throat Plate
When sawing small curved pieces on a bandsaw, learn how to avoid cut-off chunks from...
Home-Made Miter Clamps
Don’t spend money on store-bought miter clamps—make your own! All you have to...
A Master Class In Fabricating Stair Treads (VIDEO)
Watch as Jordan Smith shows how his crew handled the construction of a complex staircase
Miters on Tree Branches
I’ve made several rustic shelves supported by tree branches. Here is a tip on...
Dust-Free Dust Ports
Make your dust-collection system better with this tip.
Let’s Meet in the Middle
OK, smarty-pants, quick—what’s half of 166-13/16 in.? Even if you can do it...
How to Create a Lumber Library
Safe time and reduce frustration by labeling the end of the lumber in your lumber pile.
Use This Pencil Hack for Perfectly Flat Boards
Before face joining to make flat boards, mark them with a pencil. Don’t just...
Best Tools For Coffered Ceilings and Crown Molding (VIDEO)
A look into the process behind creating coffered ceilings and crown molding
Remodel Demolition: 4 Steps To Do It Right (VIDEO)
Four tips on how to do demolition right.
How To Build A Garage (VIDEO)
Time lapse footage of a detached garage being built
A Good Way to Cut Plastic Laminate
My favorite method for cutting plastic laminate to size is the table saw with a...