Recommended tools

Some of our posts contain affiliate links to wood router bits, planer knives, or other products that we have tested and that we recommend with confidence. We recommend only products, which we use constantly and that help us in our activity. We tried to make you understand better how useful they are by sharing lists of projects we built using each of them. The lists are opened and we will update them each time we will find a new useful tool or we will use the old ones in new projects

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Adjustable workbench light – ceiling led lights

I needed an adjustable workbench light that I would be able to hang off the roof of the shop. I also wanted to be able to attach it to the

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How to join MDF boards edge to edge

In this post I have presented a method of joining MDF boards, edge to edge. This method is very useful for DIY projects that require custom shapes of MDF boards. For low material loss, sometimes it is better to join smaller MDF boards than to cut the shape out of a large sheet. Learn more about this type of MDF joint in this post

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Bandsaw circle cutting jig

It often happens that we have to face unforeseen problems when working on a project. Every time we do not try to solve the punctual problem, but to find a solution that can be applied regardless of the project we are working on. We also are trying to make the repetitive operations, easily and quickly. For that, we build custom jigs, not necessarily to use them for a lifetime but to be able to build them quickly out of scraps. Our cutting and drilling jigs are also made using common tools.

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3D printed drill jigs for dowel joints

We had to assemble an laminated oak room divider. For that, we designed some drill jigs in order to do all the dowel joints in a perfect way. The 3D printed drill jigs helped us to drill all the holes in a short time. In this post I will show you how they works

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Double C Clamps for laminating timber beams

This is our design for some double C clamps. We use them to laminate wood boards easy. These C clamps help us to build a lot of DIY projects involving the use of laminated wooden beams. So that, we can laminate timber beams no matter what thickness, width or length the project requires. They help us to gain a lot of time by using them.

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DIY jig to cut large wood beams

How to make your own beam cutting jig by using three pieces of fir wood plank (of about 10 cm wide and 2 cm thick). With this cutting jig you can make one measurement and you can do repeated cuts. It can be build by using only the circular saw any time, in a very short time.

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Build your own painter pyramids for painting and varnishing

Every time I paint or varnish something, the downtime occurs. I have to wait for the object to dry. So that, I can not turn the piece and paint it

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Sharpening the planer blades in your shop

The method described below is not the best way to sharpen your planer blades. It’s much better to do it in a specialized shop, with the proper tools. But, if

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Make a drill jig for drilling the end of boards

Here you can find out how to make a drill jig, useful for drilling repetitive holes in the ends of identical boards. We built it because we have to make a hallway rack for shoes with shelves made out of a lot of pin wood strips.

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