Author: David D. Hughes

I just love creating things with my hands. It's amazing how little I appreciated learning these skills when I was younger. Today, it is a source of great joy. I whittle, carve, wood burn and more!

How to prep wood for whittling

How to prepare wood for whittling Whittling wood is often a hobby that some end up turning into a profession. It will take skill and precision, and also knowledge of how to handle both the wood and tools. Whilst this may not happen overnight, you have to start somewhere and the best place is at…

Surface Planer vs Thickness Planer | What You Should Know When Choosing

Two of the most commonly confused devices are surface planers and thickness planers when it comes to woodworking. Even though they look similar and both have the task of shaping and calibrating wood, there are some important differences between the two that every professional should know. Below is a detailed overview and comparison of the…

How many amps does a lathe use? + Other Key Questions

Lathe machines have enormous appetites. They use their fair share of electricity the instant you switch them on. As a result, while feeding your power equipment, you may have tripped a few circuit breakers in your shop. It’s better to check the wiring to ensure you have enough electricity for your hungry power tools. Check…

Difference between Powermatic 64a and 64b | A Detailed Contractor Table Saw Comparison

Choosing between the Powermatic 64a and 64b isn’t as straightforward as you think. They share some core features and functions. The average user may not be able to tell the difference between them. This article looks at each of these two contractor table saws. Understanding what each one offers will help you match the right…

Difference between Powermatic 45 and 90 | How these Lathes Compare

Choosing between the Powermatic 45 and 90 can be tough since there are a lot of similarities. There is a need for scrutiny of the projects and their construction. That way, you come up with Differences that will attract you to one power tool over the other. Compare speed, power, weight, price, and functionality. Below…

Belt Sander vs Belt grinder Head-To-Head Comparison | How to Choose One?

Choosing between a belt sander vs belt grinder is an exercise that requires knowing what each tool offers. Consider how size, speed, power, function, and design differences between the two. It takes time to match features to your preferences for the best pick. Below is a review of both tools that will take you through…

Wen 2305 Rotary Tool Review | Cheap and Powerful? Or Just Cheap?

The WEN 2305 Rotary Tool Kit has Flex Shaft that allows for precision details on your projects. It can be used on polishing, sanding, grinding, cutting, drilling, removing burrs, and shaping items. That makes it versatile and includes 80 accessories kept in the storage case. It can cut through wires, old glue, plastics, and wood…

Hand planer vs Thickness planer Comparison | Uses and When to Use Which one

To choose between a hand planer vs thickness planer, you must consider each tool’s features. Examine the characteristics of each planer tool to see which ones are right for you.  A hand planer is a tool used to plane or smooth wood. A thickness planer is a tool that you can use to plane wood,…