Woodworking Tips Videos

5 Quick Dust Collection Hacks: Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Keeping dust in control as best we can is another very important part of woodworking. Making dust control easier encourages us to use it more and helps keep our workshops and our lungs more dust free. In this video, I am sharing just a few of the things I do that makes using my dust collection system and workshop vacuum more convenient and allows them to share accessories.

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In a previous workshop, I had that was quite small, soon after setting up and ripping some wood, I soon noticed the shop was getting filled quite quickly with dust in the air. Rather than use a dust mask and keep on working, I simply left the workshop and shut the door and allowed the dust to settle and came back to it the next day. It was lesson dust control and when I returned to the shop it was with a single stage dust collector to see how much it could help dust control in my shop ... 

Workshop Hacks Part 3 - Woodworking Tips and Tricks

I like to try and keep an organized and tidy workshop because it helps to encourage me to keep it clean and uncluttered. That often means I have to invent ways of working a bit differently to make thing easier and safer. One of the things I work hard a doing is keeping as much as I can off the floor. I like to keep the shop clean which means keeping the floor as clutter-free as possible so that I can sweep frequently. 

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I know I need to have a limited number of cords on the floor for machinery, but extension cords can often be routed differently to help keep things off the floor and easier to sweep and uum ... 

Selecting and Cutting Wood on a Budget: Money Saving Hacks Part 5

2 More ways of saving money on lumber include the kinds of materials you select, such man-made materials like MDF, Plywoods, Laminated woods, Hardboards, Particleboard and or OR ... selecting natural boards and trimming and cutting them to get the best wood from them while cutting away defects.

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What you do with the wood after you get it home can be just as important as the time and effort you put into selecting it, so minimizing defects and making the best cuts becomes very important ...

5 Quick Table Saw Hacks Part 3 / Woodworking Tips and Tricks

I don't always need to make permanent jigs or adaptions to my table saw, sometimes I only need something for a one-time cut. There are many ways of making adaptions so that think wedges of wood will not fall through or get caught between the blade and the insert. One way, if you have a fence suitable is to find yourself an very thin, like 1/8th thick plywood off-cut and slide it under the fence and lock the fence. This will prevent the plywood from moving. Now you can wind the table saw blade up through the plywood and now instantly have adapted a zero clearance insert ... but on TOP of you existing insert.

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Now you can run the wood through that you want. In order for this to work, you need to know where to position the fence so you will need to mark or adapt it, but  there is also another way, similar, but more adaptable especially for those who don't have bigger cabinet type saws ...