The 6 Best Router Tables of 2020 (Top Picks and Reviews)

Router tables are one of the primary staples in any workshop. Router Tables helps users to creatively make unique shapes and curves, dig grooves, and create indents on their workpieces. While router tables are capable of cutting wood, they should not be confused with table saws, because they do not have a sawing element. During operation, the router table allows the user to work with both hands while accurately guiding the workpieces towards the router as it works on them. Other than wood, router tables can be used to cut fiberglass, Kevlar, and other hard materials. Some of the projects…

Best Table Saws

If you are getting serious about woodworking you have probably entertained the idea of buying a table saw. Table saws are efficient tools which can make anything from bird feeders, drawers with angled edges, wall shelves, or pieces for you favorite board game. However, there are hundreds of configurations and models available in the market today. Because a decent table saw can run anywhere from several hundred to several thousand dollars, it is important to pick one that will be able to handle any project you will build over the next several years. Table saws are one of the most…

How To Cut Styrofoam In Less Than 5 Minutes

Styrofoam is one of the most versatile materials on the face of the earth. Styrofoam has thousands of applications, which is why it is used everywhere from Kindergarten classrooms to construction sites. While Styrofoam is great the mess it makes can be a pretty big detractor. It also has a much higher likelihood of falling apart when trying to shape it compared to wood or metal. This causes most people to throw Styrofoam away as soon as they get it. This is a shame because there are a lot of different craft projects that Styrofoam is great for. However, if…

Best C Clamps of 2020

Introduction C-clamps are an invaluable addition to any workshop. They are extremely, cheap, take up very little space, and are extremely reliable. For those unfamiliar with the term a C-clamp, sometimes called a “G-cramp” is a piece of metal in the shape of a “C” with a metal screw running through the ends. This screw allows you to hold to two pieces of wood, metal, or plastic perfectly still. For this reason a c-clamp is often referred to as a “third hand.” C-clamps are a great way to hold materials together for welding, woodworking, or even using glue. If you…

How To Set Up A Garage Workshops With 6 Simple Steps

6 Steps To Set Up A Garage Workshop Many woodworkers and craftsmen dream of having their own workshop. However, money, time, and lack of space seem to get in the way of most people actually achieving this dream. Setting up a workshop from scratch can easily seem like an insurmountable if you have never done it before. Unsurprisingly, setting up a garage workshop is a very popular option for anyone who does not have an extra room or empty shed lying around. A garage is a great place to start a workshop. It is out of the way of the…

Best Jointers of 2020 (Top 5 Picks and Reviews)

Best Jointers of 2020 (Top 5 Picks) For dedicated woodworkers who have moved past the “beginner stage”, a jointer is an extremely handy tool to have in the workshop. For serious woodworkers, jointers are immensely helpful for straightening lumber that is bent or has natural curves. However, these costly woodworking ‘beasts’ are not worth the investment for most beginners. Jointers typically require a financial commitment of several hundred dollars. A jointer’s primary use is to help to correct the dimension of contorted timber. Jointers allow twisted and wrapped boards to easily be straightened which enables you to work on your…

Best Hook Knives For Spoon Carving and Whittling (Top 7 Picks For Any Budget)

Top 7 Hook Knives For Spoon Carving in 2020 Hook knives are a great tool for beginners to get started with regardless of your skill level in woodcarving. If you are interested in woodcarving, whittling, or just want to dip your toe into woodworking a hook knife is a great low-cost option to get started. A hook knife comes with a sharp blade that makes carving easier and enjoyable. You can use it for spoon carving, chip carving, letter detailing, and whittling projects. With a click of a button, you can easily buy one of these online. However, the many…

10 Best Woodworking Clamps For Any Project Imaginable

Introduction Whether you are a craftsman, handyman, or casual woodworker you probably use clamps in some fashion. However, the type of clamp you purchase greatly depends on the scope of the project you are working on. Nothing is more frustrating than having to purchase a new tool everytime you start a new project. This causes your workshop to get cluttered and forces many craftsmen to go over budget. Clamps are one of the most versatile tools in woodworking, and often alleviate the need for many other tools. Generally, everyone knows clamps are used to fix an object to a surface…

Best Corner Clamps of 2020

Introduction Corner clamps are highly effective, easy to use tools for all woodworkers.  While many people believe all clamps are the same, corner clamps are meant to facilitate the attachment of two or more pieces together (at a 90 degree angle). Examples include right angle clamp for making 90 degree corners and a strap clamp that fastens your pieces together with a long strap. As a go-tool for most woodworking enthusiasts, corner clamps offer high precision in different projects and can be used to make things like beehives, picture frames, desks and much more. Theoretically, all corner clamps should function…

Best Wood Lathes of 2020

How To Pick The Best Wood Lathe On a Budget in 2020 Woodturning has been in existence since the 1300 BCE in Ancient Egypt where the first two-person wood lathe was made. This innovation has evolved over time and now has important upgrades such as revolutions per minute (rpm) that help us monitor its efficiency for different woodworking projects. Woodworking broadly encompasses all arts of making decorative designs and products from wood while woodturning literally refers to the craft of working on wood as it turns with the help of a machine called a wood lathe. A wood lathe makes…

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