Woodworking How-To

Find the tips, tricks, and techniques for your woodworking shop from wood preparation to finished cabinetry with doors and drawers. You'll also learn about joinery, measuring, and wood finishes.

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Extended service with clip-on auxiliary worksurface
I use a mobile cart with adjustable-height rollers as outfeed support for my tablesaw.
Creating a four-corner grain match
I’ve seen mitered boxes where the grain figure wraps around all four corners of the box, but I’ve never understood how this is done.
Dealing with Wood Movement
Help your projects avoid the snap, crackle, or pop caused by wood expanding and shrinking.
Painter's Tape Shows Precise Square
Using a pencil line to check the accuracy of a square proves reasonably accurate. But I found that painter's tape provides a visual contrast for precise, easy-to-see results.
Trick for Cleaner Threads
Use this tip to square your tap with the hole.

More Woodworking How-To

Mark Biscuits for Better Frame Builds
When I make picture frames with mitered corners, I like to use the small, #FF biscuits to reinforce the joints. This size of biscuit works for frame stock at least 1-1/2" wide.
Save with Hockey Puck Prop Up
Make your own (cheaper!) standoffs
Custom corner cauls

Clamping boxes made with box joints or dovetail joints presents a challenge. These custom cauls wrap around box joint corners and have recesses that clear the protruding pins.