Tips and Tricks Every Woodworker Should Know

Tips and Tricks Every Woodworker Should Know

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In this video we cover 4 woodworking tips which were submitted by viewers like you. The tips include setting blade height for perfect half laps, getting cleaner rip cuts on the table saw when cutting long tapers, using tape to dial in better fitting dados and grooves, and cutting perfectly sized dados and grooves by using a drill bit.

Submit your woodworking tip by emailing it to us at

Here’s what to include:
1. In the subject line of your email, include a short description of tip (example: “How To Chop an Onion w/out crying” )

2. In the body of your email, include a detailed description of your tip. If you have pictures or video, all the better. Anything that will help us to better understand your tip is appreciated. Don’t worry about high production on this stuff. We’ll take care of that.

3. Where you’d like to be credited. Your Instagram Handle, your YouTube Channel, just your name…or even anonymous. Just let us know.

Thank you to those who submitted tips for this episode

Half Lap Perfection – Phillip Taylor

Clean Taper Rips – Jeff Carrion

Tape Dado Trick – Mike Po (leave a high five)

Dado Drill Bit Trick – Chris Salomone and Shaun Boyd –

00:00 – Intro
00:23 – Perfect Half Laps
03:05 – Cleaner Cuts on Table Saw
05:27 – Micro Adjusting Router Cuts
09:12 – Perfect Width Dados


  1. William Olsen on February 15, 2022 at 10:33 pm

    Excellent tips. Super helpful.

  2. Wolfman on February 15, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    First off yes Please more!!!! Thank You for the great info!!!! Thanks everyone that shared!!!! 😃👏🙏👍😎😁🤘

  3. Mindy Hall on February 15, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Winner, winner chicken dinner!! Hope you decide to do more.

  4. Lothar Lustig on February 15, 2022 at 10:35 pm

    The prophetic – mathematical proof of the existence of GOD :
    The Bible contains more than 3,000 prophetic sayings (prophecies) which have already been fulfilled. An easy example to comprehend is the dispersion of the people of Israel announced by God (Deuteronomy 28:64–65), and the subsequent promise of returning to the land of Israel by the prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 16:14–15) which was realised by the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, almost 2,000 years later. No other book in world history can claim this kind of reliability and accuracy.
    This provides us with a unique criterion to validate the truth. Is it possible that people over a period of 1,500 years could foretell so many precise predictions? Did they come true just by chance or was it only possible because God was the author of the Bible, who alone in His omniscience can utter prophecies that can be veri-fied in the course of history?A simple analogy can help us evaluate the likelihood of a chance outcome. Imagine a huge anthill where among a mass of black ants we suppose just one red one. It is easy to comprehend that to locate that single red ant by chance (e.g. with covered eyes) will be almost impos-sible, and should the number of black ants rise even fur-ther, the likelihood of finding the only red one by chance will reduce even more. The question now is:What must be the number of ants in the anthill so that the likelihood of picking the red ant just by chance is equal to the probability that the 3,268 prophecies can be fulfilled by chance?We will begin with an estimation. Would the number of ants required be that that would fit in a bathtub (V = 0.4 m3) or do we need a volume the size of the amount of water in the Lake of Baikal (V = 23,600 km3) or even a volume the size of our planet Earth (V = 1.1 x 1012 km3) to contain them? The calculation shows it still wouldn’t suffice. What must we do? Must we even think about filling our huge universe (V = 1.2 x 1070 km3) densely with ants or even two or three of them; perhaps
    100 (102) or 1,000 (103)? Only the mathematical cal-culation will satisfy all our imaginations and tell us the actual number of universes; it is an unconceivable 10896(10 with the exponent 896). What does this immense number — a one followed by 896 zeroes — of universes completely filled by ants tell us?The likelihood of the fulfilment of more than 3,000 proph-ecies just by chance is practically void. The results of the numerical calculations show such gigantic numbers that it will overstrain and surpass all our thinking and imagi-nation and thereby prevent us from fairly evaluating or assessing this reality. The complete mathematical proof can be found in my book “So steht’s geschrieben” (ISBN (978-3-89397-982-0) [“So it is Written”). The amazing result can be summarized in short:By means of the “Prophetic–mathematical proof of the existence of God” the likelihood of an omni-scient and almighty God, which is identical with the God of the Bible, is proved.So three significant consequences arise from this proof:1. The Bible is from God and is true. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
    1. The Bible is from God and is true.No group of human beings is able to express any proph-ecies that in total will come true. The true author of the Bible is the omniscient and almighty God (2 Timothy 3:16). Therefore the Bible is true. Jesus prays to His father in heaven: “Thy word is truth” (John 17:17) and the apostle Paul confesses: “I believe all things which are written” (Acts 24:14). He trusted God even without knowing the “Prophetic–mathematical proof of the exis-tence of God”.
    2. There is no other God than the God of the Bible.None of the ‘proofs of the existence of god’ provided in past times confirm a certain god. They are all presented to us in such a general way that each religion can make use of them for itself. Contrary wise, the “Prophetic–mathematical proof of the existence of God” explicitly refers to the God of the Bible and His Son Jesus Christ.
    No such confirmation can be provided by any other reli-gious cult. The Bible says that mankind has proclaimed an uncountable number of gods: “For though there be those called gods, whether in heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) but to us there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him” (1 Corinthians 8:5–6). But in Psalm 96:5 the Bible discards all the idols in the various religious cults.To serve idols is not a matter of fact. In the story of Christ’s temptation (Mathew 4:10) Satan demanded that Jesus should worship him. With a word from God He chased him away: “You shall worship the Lord your God, and him only shall you serve” (Mathew 4:10). According to the statements of the New Testament, in idolatry you will serve evil spirits, that is the demons (1 Corinthians 10:20), and by doing so are worshipping Satan, which Jesus so vehemently has condemned. Idolatry is a sin that excludes from heaven. (1 Corinthians 6:9f; Galatians 5:20–21; Revelation 21:8; 22:15)
    3. Atheism is disproved. Atheism can be disproved scientifically in two ways — by means of the ‘Natural law of information’ and by the ‘Prophetic–mathematical proof of the existence of God’. The Bible judges atheistic thinking in Psalm 14:1: “The fool has said in his heart, ‘There is no God.’” Also it is written: “But it shall not be well with the wicked, neither shall he prolong his days which are as shad-ows” (Ecclesiastes 8:13). Atheists not only clutch at a void but they are on their way to eternal perdition, too: “But he that disbelieves (in the Lord Jesus) shall be con-demned” (Mark 16:16).
    Salvation is possible !!!
    " Open your mouth to the dumb, to the rights of all weak " !!! Proverbs 31: 8

  5. Draztiq Meshaz on February 15, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    *buries usually buried tip in a tip video

    love you guys

  6. Mojo Neko on February 15, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Cool. I just discovered your channel. I’m trying to build a pair of Tower Speaker Cabinets from 3/4" Red Oak. This project is definitely going to push my wood working skills so I need all the help I can get. These are high end speakers so I want the cabinets to look nice. Where are you at? Maybe I should just hire you to make them for me. : ) Thanks for the video! Liked and subscribed. : )

  7. 翰的木作之旅 Han'sJoinery on February 15, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Tape is a good thing!

  8. Antonio Forteza on February 15, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Feedback? I really enjoy it and I got excited. Really very good tips and fun to see. I just forget to give high five as you publish the next video in the last part of the take. But perfect information for me. Will see them all. Please go on.

  9. Galen Neibarger on February 15, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    I love these guys for making a fun way to do tips in woodworking Thank you all. I look for more tips and tricks from you guys in the future!

  10. Dougie Young on February 15, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    Fantastic video and top tips…..Thanks Guys👍👏👏👏👏😃🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿🍺

  11. Secoba Airways on February 15, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Good video guys, useful and well presented

  12. Philip Selman on February 15, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Hey guys please don’t screw with something that is so helpful. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  13. cody on February 15, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    Nice video I learned something from each tip thank you

  14. Jerimiah Kent on February 15, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    That flat tooth is called a raker tooth. Most standard blades will not have this because they are setup as ATB (alternating tooth bevel). Some people try to use a chisel but I have never had luck with that. A standard stacked dado set has always worked best for me.

  15. frank marra on February 15, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    Great tips

  16. Ryan R. on February 15, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Awesome video!
    Question: I noticed you don’t use a dado stack, can you explain why?

  17. Freddy Wertz Creative on February 15, 2022 at 10:50 pm

    Very, very good tips here ! I am not into woodworking yet but I plan to build furnitures for my future home currently in construction, and such details always "fear" me because I think that perfect details are what make any piece of work look professional. I am looking forward to test those tricks in a near future !

  18. Thomas Bridges on February 15, 2022 at 10:55 pm

    These are great helpful things to try and remember. Please keep them coming TY

  19. Frank on February 15, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    This is awesome. I am a pretty seasoned woodworker and didn’t know these. Great job guys. Keep this “Tips” concept going!

  20. barry bortnick on February 15, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Maybe the ATB kerfs leave extra room for the glue up?

  21. Chris Gault on February 15, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    Very helpful… Thanks!

  22. Kenneth Kassabian on February 15, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    That last tip is exactly what I need for my next project. Thanks guys.

  23. Steve James on February 15, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Great video, except for the dork that wears a knit hat indoors like a punk.

  24. Ian Hurley on February 15, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Love this channel guys! I’m always looking for tips and tricks to speed up my woodworking. I’m looking for a trick to plain wider than 6" but under 13" as my jointer will only handle 6". Plus the boards are 6′ long. Thanks

  25. Michael Gallagher on February 15, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    More nonsense

  26. memikecraig on February 15, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    New to wood working. I cannot tell you how helpful and inspiring your videos are. Thank you for this.

  27. Bob Whelk on February 15, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Get that man sandwich.

  28. Chris Cunicelli on February 15, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Unnecessary to try to make us laugh guys. Good tips are worth tuning in for and you have done that. Just a suggestion.

  29. Quantiples on February 15, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    I like the drill bit spacer idea. Glad I just purchase the brass gauges which will work the same.

  30. Jim Clack on February 15, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    I do enjoy you woodworking tips, but one question – why always use walnut for your demos? Such an expensive wood.

  31. Andrew Davis on February 15, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Love the tips. Keep up the good work.

  32. James Hooker on February 15, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Awesome video! More please!

  33. Blayne on February 15, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    wasn’t the guy with the hat the insurance salesman in Ground Hog’s Day?

  34. derek haydon on February 15, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Nice tips. Stuff the adds where the sun don’t shine!

  35. Peet Koolstra on February 15, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    These are great tips. I’m one of the guy’s that do alot by hand. But I did see another thing in the burning tip. Clean up your sawblade, and you will have a smoother cut, so also less burnings.

  36. social3ngin33rin on February 15, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    quite good 🙂

  37. Chris Hince on February 15, 2022 at 11:17 pm

    Next level tips! Not just the usual use tape to prevent tear out on plywood. I really enjoyed it. Keep it up.

  38. Mike Droc on February 15, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Love the tips. You guys are great love all the content. Do you thing you will make an episode on how you make the video content for you tube? I would like to know how it all comes together.

  39. M K on February 15, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Hi guys, I enjoy your tips. You don’t need the ball passing to make them interesting. It is actually distracting and sort of gimmicky.

  40. paul elliott on February 15, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Lose the ball

  41. Dave J on February 15, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Being a woodworker myself the best tip I can offer is


  42. R P on February 15, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    So that’s why dad used to call them popsicle shims.

  43. Hilda Robert Rodriguez on February 15, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    How about tips for circular saw cuts. Many of us don’t have table saws.

  44. Steve Wenger on February 15, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Love the tips, and love the Cubbies hat!

  45. Dana Skubic on February 15, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Great tips, thanks for sharing them

  46. BDB on February 15, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    So are we just going to ignore the blue mouth

  47. slowrvr on February 15, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Looking forward to more of these

  48. Cornelius Fehr on February 15, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    I love the tape tip

  49. Phillip Fonville on February 15, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Lots of useful tip and trick in this video!

  50. Jeff hydroshots007 on February 15, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    I really enjoy the tips. You can never learn the "only way to skin a cat" (sorry cat-people). I’m also amazed by the quality of "scrap wood" you use.