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Jointer vs. Planer: What’s the Difference?

A jointer and planer are mechanically similar; a set of knives that is powered by a motor, whirling away and removing stock from the surface as a...

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Flatten Log Cookies Using Your CNC Router

Woodworkers have become very intrigued by the prospect of working with log “cookies.” They’re using small-scale versions as centerpieces on tables...

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CNC: Relief Cut Lettering

Making signs on your CNC router? Incorporating relief cuts, so letters and objects are raised in the final piece, creates a very attractive look.

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Tune Your Jointer for Peak Performance

My jointer is one of the most heavily used tools in my shop. I use it for everything from face jointing rough stock, edge jointing to glue up...

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Which Finishes are Best for a Cutting Board?

Most woodworkers make a cutting board at one point or another. Some of us even get addicted to making these simple but beautiful accept pieces to...

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CNC Router FAQs: Everything You Should Know

In the early years of CNC, many systems were modified to fit the existing standard machines. Today, almost any machine tool is available in a CNC...

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How to Make Easy DIY Curvy Inlay Cutting Boards on a Bandsaw

Here’s a fun project that looks challenging and draws lots of accolades from customers and admirers, but it’s actually a pretty simple cutting...

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Marking on Metal with a CO2 Laser

So, you’ve picked up a CO2 laser, and engraved onto a variety of materials; perhaps wood, ceramic, maybe even leather.

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How to Turn a Goblet with Captive Rings

A turned goblet with two captive rings is a traditional wedding gift in Irish culture. Turning a wooden ringed goblet or chalice is a VERY fun...

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Some Types of CNC Machines Have Automated Woodworking

Most woodworking shops have variations of the machinery found in the typical metal shop. Yet, when most people hear the term “CNC machinery,”...

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