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Planer and Sander power tools

Planing vs. Sanding – What Is the Difference?

Planing and Sanding are the two common methods of removing excess wood from a job, reducing the thickness of a work piece and finishing the surface smoothly. In this article, we are providing an overview of both techniques, their pros and cons as well as the tools needed. Planing What Is Wood Planing? The term Continue reading

How Long Does It Take Stain to Dry?

Stain is a popular finish for all types of woodworking, furniture, floors, doors, windows and other exterior and interior wood. If you consider using a stain, you are probably aware that there are different types of stains – e.g. oil- and water-based stains, stain gels, exterior and interior stains. These products come with different characteristics Continue reading

Using a Jig Saw

Router vs Jigsaw – What Are the Differences?

Routers and Jigsaws are two very useful woodworking power tools, but which one is better for different situations? Is one tool better and more useful than the other? Which one should you buy to expand your range of DIY power tools? Here are some advantages and disadvantages of both. Don’t miss our articles on jigsaws Continue reading

Best 8 1/2 Sliding Miter Saw in 2019
Sliding miter saws let you crosscut wide boards while still offering all the features of a non-slider. This guide talks[...]
Woodworking Projects Without Power Tools (for Beginners)
Whether as a hobby or as a way to upgrade the home, many DIYers focus on woodworking and related areas[...]
How to Use a Scroll Saw – A Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide
If you are a keen woodworker and are looking for a machine to allow you to cut intricate shapes from[...]
The Use and Advantages of Wood Construction
Wood has been a building material for thousands of years and wood construction is still here to stay. Wood is[...]
Polyurethane vs Lacquer – What Are the Differences?
Are you looking for a durable wood finish that enhances the appearance and protects the surface? Polyurethane and Lacquer are[...]
What Is a Router Table? What Is It Used For?
If you are a (semi)professional woodworker or an advanced DIYer, you might have considered using a router table in your[...]
Staining Wood with Coffee
One of the best natural ways to put finishing on furniture is by staining wood with coffee. It makes for[...]
How to Use a Miter Saw – a 4-Step Guide for Beginners
A miter saw, also known as a "drop saw" is a woodworking tool used to make cross cuts and miters[...]
Polyurethane Calculator: How Much Polyurethane Do You Need?
Calculate How Much Polyurethane You Will Need for Your Project! If you plan to (re)finish your hardwood floor, furniture, table[...]
White Cedar vs Red Cedar
If you are looking for a reliable type of wood for outdoor construction, for example – fences, then Cedar is[...]
How To Apply Danish Oil
Are you looking for that perfect finish for your latest woodwork project? There are several to choose from. If you[...]
Strongest Type of Wood
Wood is a great material for construction. It’s strong, easy to cut, readily available which means it is cost-effective, and[...]
Hemp Oil For Wood Finishing
Once you’ve made something from wood, whether it be furniture, floorboards or anything else, you need to coat it in[...]
Best Drill Press Reviews
As a DIYer, I sometimes find myself needing to do my own metalworks, but these types of projects cannot be[...]
Best Random Orbital Sander Reviews (updated for 2020)
The random orbital sander is the perfect companion for most carpentry and DIY jobs. Thanks to it, we can finish[...]
Router Table Reviews: 6 of the Best Router Tables (for 2020)
If you are excited about woodworking and looking for ways to support your workpiece when using a router, the best[...]
Wood and Oils – All You Need to Know About Wood Finishing with Oil
Finishing the surface of the wood can be either the last step of your woodwork project or your regular maintenance[...]
Hard Maple vs Soft Maple
Maple is one of the most common species of tree that is found in the hardwood forests of North America,[...]
Router Table vs Table Saw – What Are the Differences and Similarities?
When it comes to stationary woodworking tools, router tables and table saws are among the most common ones in DIY[...]
How to Finish and Refinish Wood in 6 Steps (+ Guide to Wood Finishes)
Wood is a beautiful and durable material which is one of the reasons why it is popular for different uses.[...]
What Is Spar Varnish and What Is It Used For?
If you need a durable and resilient wood finish, you have probably come across Varnish and Spar Varnish, besides other[...]
Woodworking Safety Tips to Avoid Injuries
In our blog, we promote DIY and woodworking and we provide our readers with useful tips for their hobby. Therefore,[...]
Grinding Wheel vs Flap Disc vs Sanding Disc: What Is the Difference?
When you are using your angle grinder for DIY projects, one of the most important considerations is which type of[...]
Router vs Jigsaw – What Are the Differences?
Routers and Jigsaws are two very useful woodworking power tools, but which one is better for different situations? Is one[...]
Raw and Boiled Linseed Oil Uses
Linseed oil is one of the most useful natural oils besides hemp oil. It can be used in two forms:[...]
What is Sheen (Paint, Lacquer, Varnish, Polyurethane)?
When you are selecting paint, lacquer, polyurethane or varnish for finishing a surface you will have to decide what type[...]
Teak Oil vs Tung Oil as Wood Finish
Whether you’ve recently got a lovely new piece of hardwood furniture or you are refinishing a wooden object - one[...]
How to Drill Pocket Holes
You do not have to be a professional to know how to drill pocket holes and build a nice cabinet[...]
Scroll Saw vs Band Saw vs Jigsaw – the Comparison
These three types of power saw all have their respective uses in the workshop. However, you might wonder how different[...]
What Is the Best Wooden Flooring for Balcony, Porch and Wood Terrace?
Building a new wooden terrace.   The wood has that unbeatable warmth that makes it the queen of the floors. It[...]
How to Build a Shed Door
Whether you have to replace your old shed doors or finishing a shed, there are easy ways you can build[...]
Difference Between Satin and Gloss Finishing
When it comes to wood finishes, we've all heard the terms multiple times. While most people understand what gloss finishes[...]
Wood Oil Calculator – How Much Oil You Need for Finishing Wood
Calculate How Much Oil You Need for Your Project! When you need to finish a floor, a deck, wooden furniture[...]
Best Oscillating Tool Reviews: The Only Tool You’ll Need!
Every home has a multitude of tasks that need doing at any one time, but what if you don’t have[...]
Danish Oil vs Tung Oil – What Are the Differences?
If you have wooden furniture or floors, you will need to treat the wood to protect it from moisture and[...]
How to Refinish Hardwood Floors & Make Them Look New Again
Are you looking for do-it-yourself ways to revitalize the former beauty of your worn-out hardwood floors? Are you wondering how[...]
How to Insulate a Pole Barn
Pole barns are used mainly for large storage buildings. This means that it is exposed to the elements without any[...]
Shellac vs Polyurethane vs Varnish vs Lacquer as Wood Finish
Wood finished with Polyurethane. When you are into woodworking, finding the right finishing product for your furniture-making might be confusing.[...]
Planing vs. Sanding – What Is the Difference?
Planing and Sanding are the two common methods of removing excess wood from a job, reducing the thickness of a[...]
Grinder vs. Sander – What Is the Difference
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between grinding and sanding? Are you struggling whether you will need a[...]
Water Based vs Oil Based Polyurethane
When you have been using wood for construction, furniture or flooring, you will likely have to enhance the resilience and[...]
Orbital Sander vs Random Orbit Sander: What Are the Differences?
A carpenter is Sanding a wooden workpiece.*  At first glance, the principle of operation of sanding machines is the same.[...]
Best Belt Sander Reviews: The Answer To A Smoother Result!
If you are looking to smooth down large surfaces, especially ones that are really rough, and are looking to purchase[...]
Spar Urethane vs. Polyurethane – What Are the Differences?
If you are looking for a resistant coating for your exterior wood or boat, you will want to consider Spar[...]
Best Pocket Knife for Whittling (Updated 2019)
Whittling is a long-time hobby for people around the world. It involves carving different woods into little statues, ornaments, and[...]
How to Season Wood Quickly
Wood is a great material to work with, whether for construction or for burning, but with both uses, it’s important[...]
Orbital Sander vs Palm Sander
Wood sanders are an invaluable tool used by woodworkers to alter the final finish and appearance of a woodwork project[...]
Buying Guide & Best Miter Saw Reviews 2019
Few tools have been with us longer than those that involve sawing and cutting. They are among the earliest stone[...]
Red Oak vs White Oak – What Are the Differences?
Wood is a versatile construction material that is ideal to produce a variety of things - from furniture to floorboards and buildings[...]
Introduction to Woodworking – Basic Knowledge and Tips for Easy Small Wood Projects
You probably like the smell of wood, the sound of a saw or a chisel shaping a work piece and[...]
Best Reciprocating Saw Reviews: Home Improvement Made Easy!
Are you looking for the best tools for your job? If yes, then have a look at the best reciprocating[...]
Best 4-1/2” Angle Grinder Reviews – The Top-4 for 2020 (3 under 50$)
If you are looking for a versatile sanding and cutting tool, you will almost inevitably come across angle grinders. These[...]
How to Use an Angle Grinder (for Metal, Tiles and Knives)
For those who do a lot of wood, metal or construction work, an angle grinder is an essential tool. You’ll[...]
How Long Does It Take Stain to Dry?
Stain is a popular finish for all types of woodworking, furniture, floors, doors, windows and other exterior and interior wood.[...]
How Long Does It Take Wood to Dry?
Dried wood is useful for various purposes – in this article, we will cover the two most common ones: timber[...]
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