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Best Ways To Glue Wood
Speed up your woodworking projects, improve the quality of glue connections, and make your project...
Pro Tip: Make Your Own Shims
Shims are one of a carpenters most commonly used tools. So what should you do...
Pro Tip: Mark Your Saw For Efficient Cuts
If you have to measure, mark, and then cut a bunch of boards the same...
A Sawmill History (video)
In this video, Scott Wadsworth shares some personal and fascinating stories about the history of...
Trim Edge-banding With a Chisel
Check out this awesome edge-banding veneer trick.
Miters Are Hard. Here’s An Easy Fix
Creating perfect miters is hard, but this tip makes it really easy to fix them.
Create a Sanding Station for Small Parts
Try out this easily sanding station for some small projects
Master Your Hole Saw
A good hole saw kit is a staple in every pro's arsenal. Check out these...
Garden Shed Framing Tips
In this video, Scott Wadsworth, the Essential Craftsman, shares a collection of handy framing tips...
Build A Beautiful Three-Piece Crown Molding
Learn the entire process that goes into a three-piece crown molding build-up
The Right Way to Cut Crown Molding
An experienced pro explains how to cut crown molding
Circular Saw Pro Tips (VIDEO)
Check out these excellent circular saw tips from a long-time carpenter and all-around craftsman.
Tips For Tight Miters And Coped Joints
Learn from the pros how to create super tight miters.
Stop Leaks and Prevent Callbacks With PROSOCO’s R-Guard System (VIDEO)
In this video Matt Risinger talks to a PROSOCO representative about their R-Guard System, a...
“The Framing Hammer Hall of Fame” (VIDEO)
A great hammer buying guide from a man who knows about hammers.
PRO TIP: Simple Drawer Pull Layout (VIDEO)
With a little math and a little razzle dazzle, you will be able to center...
Essential Marking And Cutting Tips
Find out which marking tools the Essential Craftsman prizes most.
Best Ways to Remove Buried Base
Trim removal is an under-appreciated art. In this video Richard McMurray demonstrates the best ways...
Circular Saw Tips and Tricks
Learn circular saw basics from a carpentry expert
How to build a panel-molding frame
Assembling a panel-molding frame in place can be done, but Richard prefers to assemble frames...
How You Should Cut Crown Molding With a Miter Saw
Cutting crown molding with a miter saw is a pretty simple task that people often...
Cut String With Your Hands
Want to impress everyone on the jobsite by cutting through string with your bare hands?...
Turn a 2×4 Into a Jack
In this video, Essential Craftsman demonstrates how to create a jack out of 2x4s...
Cut Greater Degrees on Your Miter Saw
Most miter saws can cut a 50-deg. angle turned one way and about a 60...
Get the Most Out of Your Framing Square
Framing squares are profoundly underappreciated. A framing square is the right tool for a whole...
What You Might Not Know About Lumber
Coarse grain, vertical grain, rift sawn, tight grain.... there's a lot to know when it...
Fire Blocking Basics
How to prevent fires Holes and gaps in wall and ceiling cavities allow a fire...
Wonderful Woodworking Tips
A collection of user-submitted tips for woodworking
Fantastic Framing Tips
Pro Tips for Better Ripping
Cabinet Face Frame Tips
Building face frames is rewarding and not as difficult as you might think. Here’s...
Modern Deck Building
A lot of advancements have been made in the world of deck construction. Here's what's...