Category: Hand Tools

  • Incised wood carving

    What Is Incised Carving? (Meaning, Uses, And Ideas!)

    When I started wood carving, I used to lump all types of carving into the same bucket. Twenty years into wood carving, I understand that there are many different types of carving practices that produce different types of projects. While whittling has come to represent carving as a whole and chainsaw carving has blown up…

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  • Pocket Hole Strength

    Pocket Hole Strength – Are Pocket Holes Your Best Choice?

    Pocket holes certainly seem to be the go-to joint for many beginner and intermediate woodworkers. I recently had to join a frame together and was thinking of using pocket holes but my main concern was, are pocket holes strong?  I did some research on them and this is what I found.  On average, pocket hole…

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  • Wood Carving Tools on a Lathe

    Can You Use Wood Carving Tools on a Lathe? Shocking Truth

    If you have ever wondered whether wood carving tools woodwork on a rotary device like a lathe, you’re not alone. I have hand-carving tools, woodworking power tools, and lathe tools. And I have experimented with their cross-functionality, learning a few hard lessons. One of these lessons was can you use wood carving tools on a…

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  • countersunk screw

    10 Advantages To Using Countersunk Wood Screws

    There are many different types of screws out there, and it can be hard to decide which type to use for your project. Countersunk wood screws have a lot of advantages over other types of screws, which is why they are so popular. Countersinking wood screws help to hide the screws; it makes the screw…

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  • plunge router vs trim router

    Plunge Router vs Trim Router: What’s The Difference?

    If you have the budget to buy only one router for your workshop, the variety of routing devices on the market can be confusing, especially when they seem to serve different purposes. You don’t want to get a router only to find out that you cannot use it for the main task you got it…

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  • Marking Knife vs utility knife

    Marking Knife vs Utility Knife – Which Is Best?

    One of the most annoying things about starting a complex project is finding out you need a tool you do not have. And as a self-taught woodworker, I know that the marking knife can be one of the easiest things to forget when shopping for tools. If you’re like me and in a position, I…

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