Posts by Wilbur Pan

Wilbur is a woodworker who lives in New Jersey. He enjoys all aspects of woodworking, but especially projects that can be done with hand tools.

Save Your Saw: How to Sharpen a Bandsaw Blade

Using a Dremel to touch up the back of the tooth

When a bandsaw blade becomes dull, you could replace it with a new one, but sometimes you can get some additional life out of your old bandsaw blade by resharpening it. This may seem daunting, but it's easier and quicker than you may think.

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Gluing Up Panels in 4 Easy Steps

Using clamps to keep the ends even

Have you ever started working with a piece of wood only to find it isn't wide enough for the job? Fortunately, there's a surprisingly simple fix for that. Learn how to glue up narrow boards to make wider ones here.

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Top Tips for Choosing and Using Wood Rasps

A cabinetmaker’s rasp

Are you tired of working with straight lines, and want to shape wood into curved forms? Rasps are one way to accomplish this task. Learn about what to look for in a rasp, and how to use them for shaping.

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How to Flatten a Board Using a Plane

Planes with thin and thick shavings

Hand planes are usually used to get very thin shavings, but when you need to use a plane to remove wood quickly, they can be adjusted to achieve quicker results. Learn how here!

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