Woodworking Tips Videos

Sliding Mitre Saw Hacks / Tips & Tricks on the Sliding Miter Saw

I can fondly remember the day my old radial arm saw died. I hated that dangerous saw and too every advantage to upgrading to a sliding miter saw that was long overdue. Since then, I can't believe how dependent I have become on my sliding mitre saw. I make sure it is aligned and it gives me excellent quality cuts every time, but there are a few things I have learned over time to get even more from it.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/w6d_QRX7Cuo

Once a sliding miter saw is set up and aligned to give you perfect, accurate cuts, they save so much time, but .. they still have limitations, and there are few things you can do to make them even better ...

Workshop Hacks Part 8: Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Some workshop tips that I use are old, old, old ... I have been using them for many years without giving too much thought to them but to many others, they are new ideas, but even more, they are ideas with others that can trigger new ideas, that they then share with me and we end up learning from one another ... 

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Some workshop tricks when you look at them they look easy, then when you try them,  they don't work, and that's because some of them require a tiny bit tweaking that sometimes is left untold ... and such is the case with vice grip saw blade hack ...

Bandsaw Hacks - 5 Band Saw Tips and Tricks

Bandsaws are great tools and can do many things quickly and easily and their versatility makes them a perfect candidate for add-on accessories and adaptations that can allow them to do even more ... 

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 In my case, I was in need of an "open concept" TV stand. I need to be open to accommodate a couple of speakers that seem to be well placed under the Television to help conserve floor space. I decided to help match other furniture, a very light colored finish would be best and I found a nice clear top coat, in a very matte finish that I tested and liked ...  

From time to time I get "urgent" messages from people about their bandsaws. Messages like "my bandsaw was working fine before, now it banging like crazy when I turn it on" ... or "all of a sudden my bandsaw is vibrating really badly" and even though it's hard to diagnose machinery symptoms over the Internet, I usually have an idea what the problems are.

Working with CA Glue Adhesives in Woodworking (Super Glue, Krazy Glue) and more

 Krazy Glue, Super Glue and other brand name glues have been around for many years now and I use most of them because they all have the same basic formula and all perform with the same high degree of "attachment". All of these glues are from the Cyanoacrylate family and commonly called "CA" glues for short. They come in a variety of consistencies from very thin and watery, all the way to a thick gel that can be applied to vertical surfaces where it won't run.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/xOh6u3rkI-U

Along with the consistency of the glue, there is another element about these "CA" glues that many people don't know about ... 

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