Woodworking Tips Videos

Workshop Hacks Episode 11 / Woodworking Tips and Tricks

I remember a woodworking mentor once told me that "woodworking is all about the details" and the longer I spend in woodworking the more and more I understand what he was saying. Like something as simple as sharpening a plane blade, if it's not done correctly, the plane will work poorly at best so know the small techniques become important ...

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

And in the larger picture, keeping our tools in good working order, keeping them sharp are all tiny aspects of keeping looking after the details ... 

Clamping Hacks Episode 5 / Woodworking Clamps Tips and Tricks

Gluing and clamping are mainstays of woodworking and because there are so many different kinds of woodworking projects, woodworkers have come up with a plethora of ideas and workarounds to get jobs done, are a few that I use from time to time for specific clamping jobs ...

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/31nrAycKCGY

Of course like every modification, we all need to figure out things that work best and taking other peoples ideas and even changing them up a bit can make a huge difference in accomplishing something that may have seemed daunting.

Woodworking Hacks Episode 10 - Woodworking Tips and Tricks

My workshop is not very big and that means that some of my woodworking machinery needs to be moved around from time to time in order to operate it, like my router table, planer, bandsaw and sometimes my drill press and table saw. All of these tools have wheels to make them easier to move around, and they all have "locking" wheels, which means that when you move a lever on the wheel, it locks the wheel from rolling. 

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

One of the problems with most locking wheels is that they sit under a support on the machine. This becomes a problem of locking and unlocking the wheels when that locking lever is hidden under the machine. This often means getting down on your hands and knees to lock or unlock a wheel ... 

Workshop Life Hacks Episode 9: Woodworking Tips and Tricks

This time I am back at the drill press, showing some very cool tricks with Hole Saws, and at the same time, making an upside-down holding stand for my Epoxy Glue Bottles, because after they get half empty, it takes  - forever- for the glue to run down to the nozzle so I can mix them together ..

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/FJn0OxjtEkw

Starting off with hole saws, these are great tools, they make excellent quality holes and come in a wide variety of sizes but they can take a LOT of effort to push them into some woods, but here's an easy way to use them ...