Kreg Rip-Cut and cutting tips

Building laundry room cabinets

I've used my Kreg Rip-Cut tool a few times now and it's definitely become a workshop fav.  I've tried other circular saw cutting guides for ripping sheetgoods before with disappointing results.  I was skeptical about this one being any different.   I was dead wrong.   The Rip-Cut giv Continue Reading

Gadgets for the New Carpenter

gadget guide for the new carpenter

I covered all the power tools I use on a regular basis in my Power Tools for the New Carpenter post.  There are a few other tools and gadgets I use when building cabinets and buit-ins that help me get professional results.  If you are a new carpenter and want to have everything on hand for that next Continue Reading

Power Tools for the New Carpenter

power tools for new carpenter

So you want to be a carpenter?  Sweet!  Now let's get you geared up. Maybe you don't want to be a "carpenter" per say, but you want to build something ... and just don't know where to start?  Don't know what tools you need?   I get asked for my 2 cents on this subject all the time -- so here's Continue Reading

Random Orbital Sander {Workshop Fav}


I've had a LOT of different sanders over the years:  belt, square, little triangle shaped ones...but the random orbital sander is my Go-To.    I had to buy a new one a few weeks ago because:  1.  the hook and loop pad on my old sander was worn out,  2.  it takes 24 hours to glue a new pad on and 3 Continue Reading

The 411 on Paint Sprayers


Ever since I mentioned it on Facebook and on my Library reveal post, I've gotten tons of emails and Facebook messages asking for information on the paint sprayer I purchased.  So here it is in a tidy package:   My 2 cents about paint sprayers, what I purchased and how it worked for me. First o Continue Reading

Improved Dust Collection (workshop fav)


Up until recently, I've just been using a regular old Shop Vac for dust collection and I used to constantly have to replace my filter because it would bet so clogged with fine dust that the vac would lose suction.  Last year, I added an Oneida Dust Deputy cyclone to improve my shop vac dust Continue Reading