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How To Guides

How-to Woodworking guides. Browse through our South African How-To-Guide articles on Tools4Wood. Repairs, woodwork plans and more.

How To Use A Countersink Bit

If you’re making a project and you don’t want the screw heads to be visible, you will need to use a countersink bit. And since PG Bison SupaWood is harder than pine, if you don’t countersink the screw heads will be visible. WHAT IS A COUNTERSINK BIT? A countersink bit… Read more

How To Build A Box Pelmet

We’ve previously discussed adding architectural detail to a home using crown moulding, cornice and moulding and trim. A box pelmet is one of those quick and easy do-it-yourself projects that adds instant impact to any room. PG Bison 16mm Supawood* is the best board to use for this project, as… Read more

How To Cut Angled Corners

When making picture frames, installing cornice or crown moulding, fitting skirting, dado or chair rails, you need to be able to cut angled corners for a professional finish. There are various methods of doing this. Compound mitre joint For compound mitre joints, such as those used for fitting cornice, crown… Read more

How To Cover Up Pocket Or Screw Holes

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Browse through some of our home improvement and home DIY projects and you will see that we love to use the pockethole jig for joining. Not only does a pockethole jig creates strong joints, it also allows you to hide the holes on the inside – or underneath – so… Read more

How To Use A Pockethole Jig

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Every now and again someone comes up with a bright idea for making woodwork easier. The pockethole jig is definitely one of those. You can use a pockethole jig to create strong joints between sections and design projects where the screws are almost invisible. I have been using my Kreg… Read more

How To Use A Planer

How To Use A Planer

On impulse, I treated myself to a Bosch Planer. It was on special offer a and thought it would be a nice addition to my growing power tool collection. When I finally took it out of the box a couple of months later, it was to discover that this is… Read more

How To Use A Router

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If you have the knowledge and know-how a router can be a very versatile tool. All you need are a few simple techniques and specialty bits and you can achieve perfect edge profiles, flawless dadoes and precision pattern cutting. The main key to success when using a router it to… Read more

How To Use A Compound Mitre Saw

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If you’re planning a major home renovation that involves cutting mitred corners and angles, then the Bosch Compound Mitre Saw is an investment well worth the expense. As a DIY enthusiast, this is one of my favourite tools to use. After unpacking the compound mitre saw it only took one… Read more

How to shop for a Drill/Driver

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Buying your first set of power tools can be intimidating. If you don’t know exactly what you want, you could end up with something you don’t need. In our how to shop for a drill/driver we take a look at where to buy a drill/driver and the various models available,… Read more

Create a safe space for DIY

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Crafting and DIY projects can be really satisfying if you don’t hurt yourself or anyone else while getting the job done. One of the best ways to protect yourself from injuries is to reduce the unexpected element in your projects. One simple solution: Have a dedicated workspace and maintain it… Read more

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