YouTube is amazing. There are thousands of creative people sharing and learning from one another online. It's shocking when you realize that YouTube has only been around for five years. As I find … [Read more...] about Master Japanese Woodworkers on YouTube
The Gyokucho brand Japanese saw is the best overall value. I have given up on western style push saws unless they are tensioned blade saws like a hacksaw or bow saw. Standard western saws … [Read more...] about Best Japanese Saws For Woodworking
I love laminate. It's a low cost and extremely durable choice for work surfaces in woodworking shops. Once you learn a few basic techniques with regard to how to size, glue and trim laminate, most … [Read more...] about Woodworking Project: Laminate A Multi-Function Work Table
I've been given many tools over the years by friends, family and other craftsmen. It makes sense when you aren't using a tool, or you buy a new one, to pass the old one on to someone who may have a … [Read more...] about Makita Blade Sharpener: Used Tools Make Great Gifts
I have spent thousands of hours sanding wood. If I could only impart one tip to all woodworkers regarding how to sand wood, it would simply be this, SAND THE SEQUENCE. Most woodworkers know the … [Read more...] about Sanding Tip For All Woodworkers: Sand The Sequence
Allan Little's Safety Glasses Review: If you do any operation long enough you will inevitably have an accident, it's the law of probability. I just finished fabricating my new steel work table, … [Read more...] about Safety Glasses Review: Are Your Eyes Worth $1 Each? Mine Are!
SEPT 1, 2015 UPDATE: This blog post was written in 2010. Waterlox changed their formula. I no longer use and recommend this product. I'm still researching to find a great replacement. ~ Allan … [Read more...] about The Best Finish For Your Woodworking Projects
I know a lot of creative and talented people in Austin, Texas. My friend and long time Toyota mechanic and inventor, Mark Larkin, is one of them. I spend hour upon hour milling wood, sanding or … [Read more...] about The Coolest Beer Can Crusher Ever
Flat, straight and square lumber is crucial to starting any woodworking project. Your board has two faces and two edges that must be square and parallel to one another. Four Square, or S4S is a … [Read more...] about How To Mill Lumber To S4S In 6 Steps
Many times in the last twenty-five years while planing or jointing, the knife became damaged and caused me to stop working. The second I feel my knives are dull or damaged I place my Makita sharpening … [Read more...] about Fast and Accurate Installation of Planer and Jointer Knives
Every new woodworking project for me requires milling lumber. Starting off with my planer and jointer knives at their sharpest always sets the right tone. After the design and drawings are done, … [Read more...] about Want Sharp Planer and Jointer Knives?