Woodworking Tips Videos

How to Fix Woodworking Mistakes - Episode 1

The nature of wood is ever changing and sometimes it is hard to use, other times easy but in most cases it is pretty forgiving, especially when it comes with inherent defects that either formed by the tree it'self, of were created by other elements like rot, insects or other burrowing animals or things. Luck for us, many of these things can be fixed one way or another.

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The degree to how much or how little of a "fix" is required depends on many things from the woodworker to the intended use of the project and ... in many cases, you will find there are can be a few different ways of fixing these defects and it all depends on how much effort and expense that a project deserves. 

Bad Ideas in Woodworking Episode 3 / Workshop Fails

I think it can be said that most people in woodworking like to save time and money when they can and not suffer any of the consequences that can often come with doing these, and often we can, but sometimes, taking a bit more time and doing things correctly can save not only time and money, but also personal safety, and then, of course, there is always the unknown ... "I didn't know it could do that" ... and I have been there on myself occasion and learned from doing things the wrong way. 

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It's always easy in hindsight to look back at mistakes and learn from them, it's even better if someone shares them with us so we can all learn these things before we attempt them.

Subscriber Submitted Woodworking Hacks Episode 2 - Workshop Tips and Tricks

I love it when subscribers share their ideas and tips and tricks, so I get to see what they are doing, and share it with the rest of the woodworking community ... that's what this website was initially set up to do ... share woodworking ideas

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I'm going to start off with something that has been submitted a few times to me and I have briefly covered it before, but many new subscribers have missed this so a quick re-cap on - What to do with your Drill Press Chuck Key ... 

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

CA glues or Cyanoacrylate glues have so many different applications and things they can do, and the way to get the best use from them is to use a CA glue with the correct consistency for the job you are doing. CA glues come in 3 basic consistencies or thicknesses, Thin - which is very similar to water, Medium which is similar to a syrup, and Thick which is like a syrup that just came from the refrigerator. All of these glues will perform well but knowing where to use them makes a big difference.

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The other thing that matters is how fast they dry, and Thin CA glues dries almost instantly, Medium takes a few minutes to dry and Thick can take several minutes to dry and a depending on where you are using these glues, they may require several hours or even overnight to harden to their strongest holding power ...