How to Drill and Drive Screws at an Angle – Quick Tip

How to Drill and Drive Screws at an Angle – Quick Tip

I show you how to use a pre-drilled and countersink bit to help drive screws at an angle. I’m re-using the original barn doors for my shed and the door needs to be trimmed to fit. I trim 8 inches off the bottom of the door and remove the bottom rail. I then trim a...
How To Get Clean Crosscuts with a Circular Saw

How To Get Clean Crosscuts with a Circular Saw

The first step in getting clean crosscuts with a circular saw is to make a useful and easy to make crosscut saw  jig that I designed.  Click here for a link to the how-to video on making the jig. Once the circular saw jig is made, it’s important to have a sharp...
Painting & Finishing Wooden Furniture

Painting & Finishing Wooden Furniture

Here are some simple tips for painting and finishing wooden furniture, especially painted furniture that will be used outdoors like this dining table I’m making   I use Sapele for the table top and apron because it’s a great wood to use for outdoor...
Simple Tips for Gluing Table Heavy Table Tops

Simple Tips for Gluing Table Heavy Table Tops

Large, heavy table tops are difficult to glue up and I’ll show you some simple tips to make the gluing up process easier, especially if you’re working in a smaller shop or working by yourself.   I’m making this table top for an outdoor dining table...
Make a Simple Tenon Jig

Make a Simple Tenon Jig

Learn how to make a simple tenon jig that’s perfect when making tenons in longer boards where a table saw or router table won’t work.   There are certainly different ways to cut tenons, but this jig is very useful when using longer boards like for the...
Make a Stop Block Fence for Miter Saw Station

Make a Stop Block Fence for Miter Saw Station

I show you how to make a stop block fence for the miter saw station I made a few years back for my 10″ Bosch Miter Saw. I use Ipe wood to make the stop block fence because it’s a nice heavy duty wood. A stop block fence allows you to attach a stop block...
How To Use an Angle Grinder

How To Use an Angle Grinder

An Angle grinder is an incredibly useful and diverse tool that everyone should have in their garage or work shop.  You only need one to get started, but over the years I’ve accumulated a few grinders and have used them for metalwork, woodworking and masonry...
Use Stainless Steel Nails for Outdoor Projects

Use Stainless Steel Nails for Outdoor Projects

I use stainless steel nails for exterior projects.  The easiest way to test if the nails are stainless is to use a rate earth magnetic. Stainless is non-magnetic so it won’t stick to the magnet…regular nails are magnetic. The stainless nails are definitely...

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