teak oil vs. tung oil

Teak Oil vs. Tung Oil – Which Wood Finish is Best?

Using oils in wood finishing has been around forever – so it seems. It is perhaps the most common method for finishing. Oils bring out the luster and character of the wood much better than varnish, which is why people have trusted them for years. They are made of natural products and there are easy

the best clamps for woodworking

The Best Clamps For Woodworking

The more you discover the world of woodworking the more you hear “you just can’t have too many clamps”.  I can’t tell you how many times I have thought this or heard it reiterated from a fellow woodworker.   Clamps are the quintessential accessory for most woodworking projects.  Something I learned early on is that without

diy culture

How DIY Culture Turns Impossible Into Possible

Very few things come along that turn an impossibility into a possibility. It just doesn’t happen very often. Chances are, by the time something has been labeled impossible, it has been vetted enough to validate the designation of “impossible”. Yet if history has shown us anything, it is that when something is labeled impossible, many of

how to build a guitar

Building A Guitar – A Snapshot

​There are over 15 million guitar players in the world, and I think it’s a fair assumption that only a very small percentage of them have tried to build their own guitar.   What an awesome way to stand out. Can you imagine playing a guitar that you built with your own 2 hands? ​Bonus…I hear

woodworker

Being A Woodworker – A Snapshot

I have been practicing “actual” woodworking as a hobby for only a short time now.  At first, I was always telling people, “yeah I do woodworking on the side”, like it made me cool or something.   In reality, all I was really doing was sanding and staining wood and calling it woodworking.  Which I guess

The Story Of Wood – A Snapshot

Almost all of the projects we discuss, and all of the tools, involve the use of wood.  It’s the versatile wonder material, and I will admit, I am mildly obsessed. I love the idea of wood being used as a sustainable product, and as long as we keep planting trees, we forever have a resource