Woodworking Machinery – Gifts For Woodworkers

Large Box Being Tape Closed

This is the third and final part of my Gifts For Woodworkers series and this time we are going to look at a few workshop machines that can add another dimension to a woodworking enthusiasts creativity. When you think of machinery the natural reaction is to think the cost will be astronomical but this is … Read more

Power Tools – Gifts For Woodworkers

Since we’ve already covered hand tools (along with some workshop consumables) in my previous article it’s now time for the second in this series of three articles. This list of ‘Gifts For Woodworkers’ will cover power tools I feel are going to be appreciated by any keen woodworker who receives them. For me personally, I … Read more

Hand Tools – Gifts For Woodworkers

A gift being handed over

Yes, it’s that time of year again. Hard to believe that Christmas is approaching at twice the rate of a Japanese high speed train but the fact of the matter is, it is just around the corner. Not that Japanese high speed trains go around many corners, the Shinkansen as they are known, travel on … Read more

Makita XOB01Z 18V Cordless Random Orbit Sander Review

Makita XOB01Z 18V Cordless Random Orbit Sander Review

This Makita cordless random orbit sander, the XOB01Z (or DBO180Z depending where you are in the world), is one of only two cordless sanders in the Makita LXT range (the other being the XLS01Z Cordless Drywall Sander). I bought the ‘tool only’ version to complement my growing arsenal of cordless Makita power tools. I’m fortunate … Read more

12 Simple Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Let’s look at some of the best woodworking tips and tricks for beginners and experienced woodworkers alike. These are ones that I use myself so you can rest assured they are tried and tested.I will add further articles with more tips and tricks from time to time so watch out for them in the future. … Read more

Essential Woodworking Hand Tools for Beginners

A question that always comes up from anyone starting out woodworking is ‘What are the most essential woodworking hand tools for beginners?’. As anyone with even a small selection of woodworking tools will tell you, they are not cheap, so any purchase has to be carefully considered. It is also very likely that you will … Read more

Meditation Bench – A ‘Pi’ from American Walnut

Meditation Bench - A 'Pi' from American Walnut

This meditation bench is a follow on from my Live Edge Cutting Board in an earlier article. Actually, it’s really a precursor because this is where the ‘off-cuts’ of American Walnut, that I used in the cutting board, came from. They were leftover from this meditation bench (or sometimes called a Yoga Bench) which I … Read more

Live Edge Bread Board – Walnut and Cottonwood

Live Edge Bread Board angled view

I made this two-tone live edge bread board from an off-cut of cottonwood and some American walnut I had leftover from other projects. That is the great thing about woodworking, there are an infinite amount of small to medium items you can create from pieces of wood you have lying around your workshop. So it’s … Read more

About Rab

Hi everyone and welcome to this ‘Lets Get Woodworking’ website. Woodworking has been a passion of mine since I was 12 years old. I purchased my first set of woodworking tools at the tender age of 15 and still own that set in its entirety which is pretty amazing given it is over 40 years … Read more