I've been fortunate never to have experienced a kickback or even witnessed one but it's a common accident which occurs every day.Around 60,000 accidents on table saws are reported every year and around 3,000 people loose their fingers...that is an astonishing 10 people a day loosing fingers!Most people are aware of what kickback is but I'm not sure how many have witnessed it? I've heard about kickback but until I watched the video below I just hadn't imagined how dangerous it could … [Read more...] about Kickback Demonstration Nearly Goes Horribly Wrong
When it comes to sanding down large pieces of wood, I quite often find I miss spots. Easily done as you're never going to get a perfectly flat board. There are always some dips and valleys so how do you know when you've sanded enough?Well, Robert Dailey in the video below shows a very simple trick which allows you to see what you've sanded and what you've missed. I can't believe how simple it is!I'm sure many of you may already know this trick or even have another solution, but for those of you, … [Read more...] about A No Brainer Hack To Get That Perfect Wood Finish
Are you suffering from burn problems with your saw blades and finding you're buying new blades too frequently?One way to resolve this problem is to clean your blades which can extend their life significantly. There are many ideas out there for the best way to clean a blade but I like TableLeft Workshop's very simple and cheap solution.Check out their video below to see how easy it is to clean your saw blade. … [Read more...] about Double The Life Of Your Saw Blades With This Quick Hack
So I'm nearly always finding gaps in many of my joints. It's quite frustrating at how often it happens as it doesn't look good. I then stumbled across an article over on woodgears.ca which shows a very neat and simple trick to get rid of those unsightly gaps which I thought I'd share with you.The trick is embarrassingly simple. Use sawdust and glue!Read the full article at woodgears.ca to find out how sawdust and glue can help or simply watch the video below. … [Read more...] about Gap Problems? Here’s The Best Trick To Fill In Those Gaps….
Now if you asked me how can you bend a piece of wood, I would have said you should use a steam box and apply hot steam over a short length of time and then quickly pull the piece of wood out the steam box and shape it before it cools.But what if you had no steam box?Well, over on WonderfulWoodworking.com, I found an article discussing this. The article mentions,"A very common practice today is laminating wood much the same as plywood is formed. This provides strength and makes the wood very … [Read more...] about How Best To Bend Wood Without Steam
It's always valuable to know a number of innovative woodworking hacks to save money, time and effort. In the video below, Izzy Swan goes through 8 very simple hacks. So if you find yourself requiring a clamp but have none at hand, then a several of his hacks will show you how to easily produce your own clamps.And if you're gluing several pieces of wood together, Izzy has a great tip for making sure those pieces of wood don't move around when you begin clamping them. You will never guess … [Read more...] about 8 Woodworking Hacks That Are Breathtakingly Simple
Do you ever worry about wood movement? Have you even considered it? Well if you haven't, then you should really give it some thought to it when you come to design a piece of furniture.It might not be apparent straightaway but you may well find within a space of a few weeks a big shrinkage on some of your pieces of wood.Marc Spagnuolo over on TheWoodWhisper.com discusses how wood movement can be a big problem if it's ignored. Check out his video below and see for yourself the end results of some … [Read more...] about Is Wood Movement Really A Problem?
Do you ever get fed up with the wear and tear on your saw file faces? Do you ever wish there was a way to extend the life of your files? Well I came across a brilliant idea from Paul Sellers on his website Paul Sellers about this very topic. His method is unusual but I can see it working and will need to give it a try. Take a read of his article on Paul Sellers or simple watch his video below to discover his trick. … [Read more...] about This Simple Unusual Trick Will Radically Extend The Life Of Your Saw Files