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 clean drum sander paper

You don’t need to call in the pros to clean your drum sander paper. No, you don’t need to buy a special paper cleaner. No, you don’t need to do anything other than toss old paper with a new one, lay it flat on a flat surface, and lightly run your beater over it before…

Alternative to sandpaper

While sanding woodwork, you’ve probably noticed that creating a smooth surface is often more hassle than it’s worth. Sanding creates dust, and as anyone who has opened a can of the stuff can tell you, the dust isn’t the kind of stuff that stays in the air for long. So, what is a good substitute…

Can I use an orbital sander between coats of Polyurethane?

Most people assume that an orbital sander is only good for sanding wood. However, when sanding wood, an orbital sander isn’t any better than a palm sander or (even) a sanding block. The secret to using an orbital sander between coats of polyurethane is to make sure you’re using a pad with dense foam and…

What is a drum sander used for

A drum sander brings power and precision to sanding wood and other surfaces, and it’s essential for anyone who works with wood. Whether for hobby projects or professional work, a drum sander can make wood sanding faster and easier. Drum sanders cut wood with a circular saw blade and move through the material similar to…

How to use a drum sander woodworking

A drum sander lets you control the amount and type of wood you use for your project. A drum sander can also be used for sanding large surfaces. But, like every tool, a drum sander has potential perils that you should be aware of if it is used as it should. A drum sander has…

Nova 1624 Review

Overview Nova 1624 7s is an entry-level lathe with versatility and power to offer many years of turning. It features an 8-speed range and a low speed of 215 rpm for the safe large piece and bowl turning work.  The steel and cast iron stand are in the Nova 1624 package. Full swivel head functionality…

Morse Taper 1 vs Morse Taper 2

A Morse taper is a taper that is one of a standard series used in the shank of tools to fit a matching taper in the mandrel of a machine tool. An MT1 and MT2 have the same taper per inch, but the length of the Morse Taper is different. You can take the taper…

Laguna Revo 12|16 review

Overview The Laguna Revo 1216 wood lathe is a compact size, and it does not make noise through sound or vibrations. Adjust the speed with ease. When changing speed, only open the magnetic belt cover doors, flip the cam-action lever and slide the belt to the other—Cam-action belt changes for low, medium, and high speeds. …