Woodworking Tools Videos

Pocket Hole Machine / Auto Pocket Hole Joinery with the Maksiwa PHM 3.0

Pocket Hole Machines are new, but as time goes on, they become smaller, more versatile, and more affordable, especially for anyone who would like to get into the woodworking industry and actually make a living at it. Of course, one way is to build cabinets, which are always in demand and there is no letup in sight. The cabinet market is strong and will be for a long time.


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In almost every market, anyone who can turn out good quality cabinets at a fair market price will have as much work as they can handle for the foreseeable future and of course, on way to accomplish this is to use pocket hole machinery to help make strong, attractive cabinets in a timely fashion.

Oscillating Tool Uses in the Woodwork Shop

I think my Oscillating tool is over 10 years old now, and I bet it doesn't have 3 hours of work on it, but I wouldn't have traded it for the world. I bought at the time I was installing new vinyl windows in my home and embedding them into the old aluminum frames so that I would not have to have the stucco siding re-done. It saved me thousands, the windows went in flawlessly and the whole reno easily passed the energy audit.

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The oscillating tool was used to cut away the aluminum rails on the old windows so they were flush, right into the corners, so the new windows were a good fit going in and without it, I would have spent countless more hours trying to cut and trim that aluminum away ...

Homemade Drill Press Depth Stop / Depth Gauge

The drill press is one machine in my shop that I cannot do without. I am always amazed how many times I use this machine in a day, but the one thing the bulk of drill presses lack is any kind of a detailed depth gauge ... if anything at all. Like most drill presses, mine has a depth stop which is great for repeatable use in the same wood at the same depth, but when I want one or 2 accurate holes, it is very difficult to do anything quickly.

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Time to make my own ... 

Shop Made Disc Sander / Bench Top DIY Build

When I spotted the 2 electric motors at the garage sale, I passed over them at first. They were covered in dust, paint splatters and cobwebs and I doubted either worked. After a few minutes with no other finds, I was about to leave and asked the lady if the motors worked ... she did not know. I asked if I could plug them in, explaining that they might trip the electrical circuit, whereupon she said no, take them "as is" and gave me a lower price ... I told her that her price was too low, gave her more money and left with the 2 unknown condition motors ... neither of which I expected to work.

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When I got them home and plugged them in, to my delight, they both worked. I was amazed. They were both only one-third horsepower, which I thought would be a bit low for making a disc sander, but if I made the disc size smaller, it might work ... so I went ahead with the plan.