Why Jon Peters has 2 table saws and loves his biscuit joiner 😂




Just How Important Are Woodworking Plans?

Woodworking is one of greatest hobbies that a person can enjoy. The feeling of turning a natural resource into a doghouse or even a beautifully-crafted piece of furniture is just amazing. BUT (and this is a big BUT) it can be frustrating as heck. Read on to see how to avoid that frustration and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

How to Sand Wood

There’s an art to sanding wood. If you’ve ever been dissatisfied with the finish on a piece of furniture you made, it’s probably because you didn’t know how to sand wood correctly. There’s no shortcuts to sanding – just a lot of patience and a few simple steps.

Furniture Painting – How to Do It Right

Woodworkers love wood grain. Properly sanded and stained, the grain of most woods is beautiful to behold. Woods like cherry and mahogany are great for furniture making because of the charming grain that is accentuated by the staining process. Certainly you would never want to paint over such a beautiful grain.

Using a Belt Sander – What You Need to Know

If you conducted a poll of 100 woodworkers and asked them this question…”Do you enjoy sanding?” invariably, ninety-nine out of a hundred (there’s always one) would agree that sanding is one of the most disagreeable tasks in the workshop. Unfortunately, it’s a necessary evil. That’s exactly why the belt sander was invented.

What Is Shellac and How Do I Use It?

What is shellac? It’s probably not what you think. Sure, it’s a finish that is applied to wood to give it added beauty and protection. You probably know that. But, what is it made from? The answer may surprise you; shellac is made from bug secretions.

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