Archive for the ‘woodworking tools’ Category

Aug

8

Home Made Doweling Jig

By Jeremie

I recently wrote a quick article on the doweling jig, which I was using at the time to join some framing lumber for a workbench I have started working on. In the article I mentioned that one of the limitations of the jig that I own was the size of the stock that would fit […]

Jul

28

The Doweling Jig

By Jeremie

Once a common sight in woodworking workshops, the doweling jig is now less commonly seen, as many woodworkers have been quick to adopt the biscuit jointer as their preferred method of joining boards together. Despite this, dowel joints are still an acceptable, strong method of joining boards together. I have owned a doweling jig for […]

Jul

18

A better steel for your woodwork tools?

By Jeremie

Creating, and maintaining, a sharp edge on your woodwork tools is one of the keys to success with any edge tool such as a woodworking plane or chisel. At the same time, it is one of the things that many people struggle with, particularly newcomers to woodworking. There have been many advancements in tool steels […]

Sep

8

Woodwork Tools – Quality Vs Price

By Jeremie

Wander into any shop that sells woodwork tools, and you will be struck by the wide variety of prices that are on display, for items which appear to be almost identical. Take the compound miter saw as an example. When looking at compound miter saws, you can pretty much pay as much or as little […]

Mar

18

Woodworking Tools Companies Fight it Out with their Tracksaws

By Jeremie

I’ve been reading up on the recently released DeWalt tracksaw system, and by all accounts it sounds like an excellent product.   For those of you that aren’t familiar with the track saw system, it is a woodwork tool system which basically removes the need to clamp a scrap piece of (hopefully straight) timber on […]

Feb

13

Sharpening Your Woodwork Tools

By Jeremie

Sharp woodwork tools are an essential part of successful woodworking, and working with sharp woodwork tools definitely increases the enjoyment achieved. In addition, it is my belief that a properly sharpened tool is actually safer – a well sharpened tool requires less force to move through the material, so less pressure is required by the user. In […]

Jan

27

Safe Woodworking with Sawstop

By Jeremie

In my school days (a number of years back now), I had the bizarre experience of seeing the thumb of the father of a friend of mine. That doesn’t sound so bizarre I hear you thinking, and it wouldn’t have been, except for the fact that I was viewing the thumb wrapped in plastic wrap, […]

Jan

20

Woodwork Tools Providing a Brighter Future

By Jeremie

I stumbled across this inspiring article on a charity that is giving farmers in Malawi new hope by providing them with woodwork tools, and training them in the art of greenwood turning. The turning is done on a pole lathe they have made themselves! The simple sounding aim of the project is to teach farmers […]

Jan

15

The Drawknife – Lethal Weapon or Useful Woodwork Tool?

By Jeremie

One of my favourite woodwork tools in the toolbox is an old drawknife that I picked up from a second hand shop for $10. At first glance, the drawknife could be mistaken for some sort of medieval weapon or disembowelling instrument. Basically it consists of a sharpened blade several inches long (varying sizes are available), […]

Jan

7

Woodwork Tools

By Jeremie

I think it is fair to say that anyone with a passion for woodwork, generally shares an equal passion for their woodwork tools. After all, it is the knowledge of your woodwork tools, and your skill in using them that plays a huge part in the enjoyment, satisfaction, and results achieved in your workshop. Powered […]