The perfect sanding block!

Almost every woodworking project requires a good deal of sanding to get that perfect surface. Sure, the result makes up for it, but who enjoys the sanding process? It’s monotonous, tiring and time-consuming to say the least. Wouldn’t you like to cut down on the sanding time so you get more time to do the fun stuff? Sure, you could buy ready-made professional sanding blocks, but where is the fun in that? Why not learn from FineWoodworking and make your own professional sanding block from cheap materials, and while you’re at it, you may even tailor the shape of the block to fit your own hands! Just watch the show and save some precious time and elbow grease!

Using a table saw as a….lathe?

What if you want to make a cylinder shaped wood piece like a dowel, but all you have is square wood? You could put some serious elbow grease into it, using knifes, planes or sanding paper and get a pretty decent result. Of course, it would be a simple task if you have a lathe, but what if the only machines you have is a table saw and a drill? John Heisz knows how to make this happen! Just watch this video and marvel about what can be accomplished if you think “out of the box”. However, remember that table saws are extremely dangerous machines, so be extremely careful when trying out this trick!

How to use a nail gun

Everyone thinks that a nail gun is simple to use. Like pounding in a nail in a piece of wood with a hammer, but faster. But John Heisz is here to show us that there is more to it then that! Most nails that are designed to be loaded in a nail gun has a very particular slope on its tip. For many of us, this tiny slope doesn’t seem like much, but it do matter! Just watch this video and thank us later when your nails always do what you want them to do!

Joining pieces without glue or screws!

It’s only natural. Whenever we want to put two things together, we reach for the glue. And there’s nothing wrong about that! But wouldn’t it feel much sweeter and special if you could assemble an object, simply by pressing it into each other like Lego? Most material can do this, if they are shaped properly, and wood is exceptionally good at doing this. ThisWoodwork made this mirror by fitting pieces of wood together. Sure, he used glue for the ornament, but the main construct doesn’t need it. It just fit into each other like they were ment to be together! If the tolerances are good, you don’t need any glue. And if the tolerances are bad, chances are you can fix it with a file or a piece of masking tape!

Fixing woodworking mistakes

Mistakes will happen. You might think you are bad at woodworking because you make mistakes now and then, but the truth is, even the experts makes mistakes! The only difference between an amateur woodworker and a professional one is knowing how to repair those mistakes. There are many tricks and techniques that you can use to fix such mistakes and Woodworking with The Wood Whisperer made this extraordinarily educational video just to teach you how to do it. And the best part is: It’s not going to cost you more than a tube of Superglue!