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Framing Square Drilling Jig
Learn how to build this framing square drilling jig for your drill press.
Kind and Gentle Clamp Jaws
Clamping up projects without sticking bumper boards between the clamps and the wood is easy,...
Replacing a Casement Window In a Brick Opening
In this video, Matt Risinger shows how to replace a casement window in a brick opening.
Protect Tubs From Damage While Homebuilding
In this video Matt Risinger shares a quick tip on how he keeps bath's and...
Building Pocket Doors With Matt Risinger (VIDEO)
In this video Matt RIsinger shows how to install a quality pocket door by avoiding...
Laser Levels With Matt Risinger (VIDEO)
In this video, Matt Risinger talks about three of his favorite things: framing, craftsmanship, and...
How To Replace a Load-Bearing Post
In this story we'll show you the best tools and methods for lifting and shoring...
Flooring Innovation From The Remodeling and Deck Expo (VIDEO)
In this video,Matt Risinger talks to one of the founders of Stellar Innovations, a...
Game-Changing Products From the Baltimore Remodeling Show and Deck Expo
Watch this video for a look at some of the cool new products Matt Risinger...
Five Essential Hand Tools For Trim Carpenters (VIDEO)
Find out which five hand tools you will need while, if you want to be a trim carpenter.
PRO TIP: Prevent Sawdust Buildup (VIDEO)
Learn how to build a drill press jig that will prevent buildup of sawdust and...
How Do Trusses Impact Energy Efficiency? (VIDEO)
How do trusses impact energy efficiency?
Tape Measure Tips From A Long-Time Pro (VIDEO)
In this video, Scott Wadsworth shares a montage of tape measure tips that he has...
Can String Cut Plastic? (VIDEO)
Can you use plastic to cut string? Scott Wadsworth "the Essential Craftsman" takes a look...
Not Your Typical Cabinet Shop
Can you guess what’s being built in this woodshop? Hint: It ain’t cabinets.
Simple Ways To Upgrade Your Workbench
Protect and improve your workbench with these ingenious tips.
Save Old Wood Glue
What to do when wood glue gets too thick
Prevent Stuck Caps
If it's been a couple of months since you last used your oil finish, the...
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...