Wondering how to cut Perspex (or acrylic glass) easily? When cutting Perspex at home, you're more or less limited to using circular saws and jigsaws. For cutting straight lines, the circular law works best; for curvy lines, you'll want to use your jigsaw. For more information, ...more
An outfeed table is a device to catch the workpiece after it's been machined. This how to video shows you how you can build an outfeed table for your tablesaw. Video: .
For the normal woodworker at home, the table saw, router and lathe are the prime tools used for making fine furniture, but when you hit the outdoors, the backwoodsman's tool of trade is the chainsaw. Mastering furniture-making with a chainsaw is the key to being a great woodwo ...more
If your installing your own laminate flooring, you may need to under cut some door jambs. Cutting your own door jambs with a hand saw is the least expensive way. You can rent or purchase an electric jamb saw if you prefer. In my opening photo is a door jamb hand saw, which can ...more
Check out this woodworking video from Eagle Lake Woodworking. Learn how to build a table saw crosscut and miter sled by watching this five-part series. This so-called Super Sled combines two of the best workshop jigs. The Super Sled includes a T-track for adjustable stop bloc ...more
This video, from Superior Building Supplies, demonstrates the proper technique for cutting the inside corners of crown molding. The presenter suggests downloading several diagrams from the Superior Building Supplies website. These diagrams show the correct position of the mite ...more
In this Corel Draw software tutorial you will learn how to draw portrait patterns to be used in your scroll saw woodworking. In this tutorial you will not have to draw portraits from scratch but convert photos into patterns within Corel Draw.
Saw is no longer just a movie, it's a video game, and you can play it on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows. With this video walkthrough series from Committed Gamers, you can BEAT IT (for the Xbox 360). Saw: The Video Game is just like the films— horror-filled. In the g ...more
In this DIY guide from the folks at eReplacementParts, we learn how to adjust the miter and bevel angle on a miter saw using an adjustable square. For step-by-step instructions, and to learn how to adjust the miter angle and a bevel angle on a miter saw yourself, take a look.
Tim Carter demonstrates how to use hole saws. These tools drill perfectly round holes from one-half-inch diameter up to 2 and 1/4-inch diameter using your standard drill. There will be times when your project will require a hole larger than a standard drill bit can do, but to ...more
Check out this DIY video tutorial from Curbly, the best place to share pictures of your home, find design ideas, and get expert home-improvement advice. See how you can make a custom sled for safe and accurate table saw cuts for well under five dollars in scraps. Learn how to ...more
Using guns in low-budget films is tough. You probably can't afford a real gun or a replica can you? Especially for more specialized guns. Fortunately, this video has the solution. It will show you how to make a really realistic sawed-off shotgun prop for cheap. You will need s ...more
In this tutorial, learn the secrets begind the mystery of Criss Angel's saw through the neck trick. You will learn how to take a piece of dental floss and make it look as though you are pentrating your neck straight through. At the end of the trick, pull the floss back out and ...more
Jewelry making tips from Addie Kidd. This video gives a step by step detailed guide on how to pierce a piece of metal for jewelry making, using a saw and lubricant. This video shows Addie putting a piece of metal that she has a design drawn on, onto a saw blade and cutting it ...more
If you liked the mini dragster powered by 6 circular saws, then you'll love this Harley-Davidson powered by 24 chainsaws (complete with hot babe). "Twelve engines are mounted in two rows of six on either side of the drive belt casing. Each engine is held in place by two threa ...more
Cutting plywood on the table saw can be difficult because you have to move the unwieldy 4x8 sheet across the blade. A better solution is to move a circular saw over the sheet. For rips, the saw table rides next to a guide strip and for cross cuts, a fence squares the jig to th ...more
In this scroll saw woodworking pattern tutorial you will learn how to create word art in Corel Draw vector graphics drawing software and use that word art as part of your scroll saw pattern designs.
It's time to pick a few locks, but with what? Check out this video tutorial to see how to make a cheap lock pick set from saw blades. You can make any lock pick you want with saw blades, a little grinding, a little more grinding, and yes... grind, with a few finishing touches.
If you plan on making any kind of cabinetry or beds or anything else like that, having a dado blade is a useful and handy tool. What this does is make a u-shaped cut into your piece of wood that is perfect for combing two pieces together to form a sturdy, solid joint. So if yo ...more
In this scroll saw woodworking pattern creation tutorial you will learn how to use the Corel Draw vector graphics drawing software to create a simple scroll saw pattern. You will learn how to use the clip art available in Corel Draw to create scroll saw patterns.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to fix a slack recoil starter on a chainsaw. Begin by removing the bolts off of the side casing. If you leave the cord hanging out, it will make the saw much more difficult to start and can be caught onto things. To put more tension on ...more
This medical how-to video demonstrates how to perform a cast removal with a cast saw. Follow along and learn how to remove a wrist and forearm cast. The cast saw may appear dangerous but it is actually pretty safe to use. A cast should only be removed when the attending doctor ...more
This scroll saw woodworking pattern tutorial shows you how to create a heart jewelery box pattern in Corel Draw X3. Corel Draw allows you to draw vector based patterns that you can print and use for your scroll saw creations. This particular pattern will be used to make a hear ...more
This short video tutorial Bob Schmidt will show you how to make clean cuts in wood. The blade rotation of any pretty much dictates the best way to run your material through. To get the cleanest cut possible remember these tips: Whenever you run wood through a Table saw, always ...more
Here's a great introduction to the scroll saw. If you're a craft woodworker, you probably already know what a useful tool it is. It's the best saw for making precision cuts in wood, plastic, and metal.
Gary Katz, contributing editor to Fine Homebuilding and author of many carpentry books and videos, demonstrates how to set up a miter saw to cut crown molding. Lots of people say it's difficult, but Gary gives you the tricks to make it a snap! Set up a miter saw to cut crown m ...more
The table saw is the most efficient way to cut long pieces of wood. This Home & Garden how to video demonstrates the proper operation and use of a table saw for cutting wood. Use these table saw tips next time you are working on a home project.
From sewing machine to scroll saw, check out Instructables member bongodrummer's in depth HowTo. Says bongodrummer, "...Old sewing machines, that are actually really rather well made, are often thrown out by people who do not have the time or inclination to use or maintain t ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a sawed0off shotgun. The materials required for this project are: hot glue gun, duct tape, cardboard, utility knife, black marker, spray paint and 2 paper towel rolls. Begin by tracing a shotgun outline onto the cardboard. Make ...more
This software tutorial shows you how to use the interactive envelope tool in Corel Draw X3 to create scroll saw patterns. If you are a scroll saw woodworker and want to create your own patterns, you can learn how with the interactive envelope tool and Corel Draw X3.
Ron Hazelton shows how to rip cut a very long piece of wood using a circular saw instead of a table saw. First, place sawhorses approximately every 4 feet under the wood. Choose the correct blade for the wood. Affix the circular saw with an edge gu ...more
Watch as this guy uses his chainsaw to open a beer bottle. This is a classic bartender's trick on how to crack open a beer with a heavy duty power tool- the chain saw! Get the crowd going with the brute force of a chainsaw bottle opener! Video: .
Thanks to the advent of smartphones and mobile apps, Scrabble has spread like wildfire across the globe, whether it be Scrabble or one of its many popular word game spinoffs, such as Words with Friends, WordWise and Kalimat. There have been over one million Scrabble sets sold ...more
Why do you need a table saw sled? A table saw sled allows you to have significantly more control over your cutting projects than you would just with your hands, and allows for special cutting angles. A table saw sled also holds your work in place. The best part is that you do ...more
This how to video is brought to you by Handy Magazine. The Handyman Club of American provides reviews and how to's on a variety of home & garden project. This video covers what you need to know to use a wet saw to cut tile.
Pruning a neglected apple tree is not difficult. Unless the tree is seriously post-mature, diseased or very badly situated, a few simple principles and a sharp saw will see it right. In this video, yet another installment in the Fruitwise apple pruning tutorial series, learn t ...more
Craftsperson Ceal Pedersen, from Heirloom Puzzles, shows you how to make wooden jigsaw puzzles with her own creative touches, geared towards kids. First, start with a puzzle design phase, sketching, then painting most designs. Then, to make multiple wooden jigsaw puzzles, go ...more
In this scroll saw pattern creation tutorial you will learn how to work with another tool in Corel Draw. Watch and learn how to use the envelope tool in Corel Draw to aid in your scroll saw pattern design.
How far would you go to save your life? For James Franco, who plays real-life hiker Aron Ralston in Danny Boyle's "127 Hours", staying alive means cutting off your own arm with a dull pocketknife. If you've seen the movie (or even heard about all the people who fainted and th ...more
In this scroll saw woodworking pattern making tutorial you will learn how to get the clip art you find off the computer, into the computer and into Corel Draw X3 so you can use it for your scroll saw patterns. Watch and see how easy it is to scan clip art into Corel Draw X3 an ...more
Removing a miter saw armature bearing on a DeWalt miter saw armature can be a bit tricky if because even if you have a bearing puller, you probably won't have enough space to get it in the armature to be able to get it out. You will get a great tip on how you can use a vise to ...more
Power tool drag racing is a concept that would drive many DIY nuts to salivation. Shown below: Barry Lee's mini dragster, powered by six circular saws, and aptly named Bolt Lightning. Lee entered Bolt Lightning into the Power Tool Drag Racing Championship, held this weekend i ...more
Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more
In this tutorial (with an extended introduction) from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good will teach you how to build automata using a scrollsaw. As always, the pattern and plays are available, free of charge, through Steve's blog: scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com. Part 1 of 2 - ...more
This video illustrate us how to start a fire with the "fire saw" friction method. Here are the following steps: Step 1: First of all take the bark of bamboo or any other tree keeping in mind that the bark should be intact and that it is completely dry. Step 2: Now take any s ...more
This scroll saw pattern tutorial shows you how to work with Corel Draw vector graphics drawing software to create your woodworking patterns. If you love cutting, but haven't tried designing, this video will give you some ideas on how to get started creating your own scroll saw ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to cut ceramic tiles with a tile cutter. Ceramic tile cutters are used to cut tiles to a required size or shape. The tile cutter does not require too much pressure when cutting. The tile cutter used in this video is for simple and basi ...more
Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder, demonstrates how to position crown molding in a miter saw for perfect cuts every time.
This software tutorial shows you how to draw artistic text and artsy shapes in Corel Draw X3 that can be used for scroll saw patterns. If you do scroll saw woodworking and like to create your own patterns, learn how to get started by creating artistic text in Corel Draw X3.
Watch this video to learn how to cut a circle on a table saw. The idea behind this technique is to create a pivot point for the piece of wood.
In this how to video series, learn how to use a chainsaw and how to maintain a chainsaw from chainsaw expert George Finn. George will show you how to safely use a chainsaw, what type of safety gear to use, how to disconnect a chainsaw sparkplug, how to tighten the chain on a c ...more
How To : Make a Router Table Out of Your Tablesaw Drop Top With an Adjustable Solid Wood Fence, and Solid Wood Fence Plate
Materials 4 - 5" long bolts 4 matching nuts 8 heavy duty flat washers 4 to 6 - 2" taper head screws Longer bolts to mount the router base to a thicker surface. These must match the thread of the original bolts that came with the router. 1 hunk of wood - 1 1/2" thick x 4" wide ...more
In this next tutorial, you'll be get some advice about reciprocating saws and chainsaws, and which is better to use in certain situations. Each saw has their own advantages when clearing out certain trees or debris on your land, but using the wrong can can damage the plants an ...more
In this two-part tutorial series from the Scrollsaw Workshop, Steve Good walks you through the process of creating a hollow vase entirely without a lathe. As always, the pattern is available, free of charge, through Steve's blog, scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com. Part 1 of 2 - H ...more
In this woodworking video workshop you will learn how to create a scroll saw pattern for a mini basket in Corel Draw X3 software. If you work on a scroll saw and are at all interested in making baskets, watch and learn how to draw this pattern in Corel Draw X3 and get started ...more
You've been captured, and your wrists are bound together with zip ties. Fortunately you prepared for this situation, and you have a bit of 550 cord in your shoe. Using the cord, you can escape the zip ties using the friction saw method. This tutorial from the folks at ITS Tact ...more
Lowe's teaches how to Use a Circular Saw and a Miter Box. You'll need to learn how to use a circular saw for this approach Learn how to guide the blade to make smooth cuts in your wood. You will also learn how to use a miter box to cut small wood pieces easily. Once you have m ...more
Watch this video from the Concrete Network to learn how to use the cut-off saw, used to cut control joints in concrete in order to prevent cracking.
dewalttv teaches you how to cut nested crown molding with a DEWALT miter saw. The advantage of this position is that it doesn't require a bevel angle. The bottom of the molding should be placed against the fence. To cut the right piece, set the miter to 45 degrees to the left ...more
The bezier tool in Corel Draw allows you to create a certain type of curve. In this tutorial you will learn how to work with and control the bezier tool in Corel Draw as you create scroll saw patterns.