What is scraping in woodworking? 5 Reasons

what is scraping

Card scraping in woodworking is very valuable for some unique reasons. why it’s better than sanding in most cases and what kind of surface it leaves when done. There’s a few differences between sanding and scraping and why you should consider giving it a try. card and cabinet scrapers are a lot like hand planes … Read more

Mitre Boxes For Fine Woodworking

miter box

Mitre boxes are a great tool to have in the workshop especially if money is an issue. You can cut any style of trim, baseboard and moulding with a miter box and saw that you can with a powered miter saw. It does have limitations to what size of material you’ll be cutting but it’s … Read more

Let’s Talk Chisels And Sizes 6 Things Explained


Six things to know about woodworking chisels and sizes before you buy. What’s a decent set of chisels such as bench chisels, mortise chisels and paring chisels. Why buy quality chisels over cheap ones and what the differences are between the cheap ones and the quality ones. Determining what sizes of chisels to buy if … Read more

Hand Planes Instead Of A Power Jointer (3 Types +1)

learn about woodworking hand planes and why they are important to have for woodworking

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to woodworking or a seasoned woodworker, at some point you’ll find that hand planes serve a valuable purpose. In many instances they provide a cleaner and smoother cut than a mechanical jointer. The question is “how many types and sizes do you need to start woodworking”? The short answer … Read more

Wood Clamps 101 | 5 Types

beginner woodworking clamps

Wood Clamping Basics If you’re just starting out in woodworking, you’ll find that many tools are needed to start. Some of the basic ones are wood clamps. During your price comparison you’ll discover that they’re not cheap. Clamps are made mostly of steel which is why they can be expensive. Granted some of that price … Read more

Pocket Hole Joinery 101, Is It Useful?

Why are pocket holes needed?

Woodworking: Pocket Holes Are A Must When I decide on a new project to build I don’t put a lot of thought into whether the technique I use is traditional or not. Instead what I like to do is focus on a more important goal which is finding the best possible balance of appearance, strength, … Read more