If you’ve ever looked for a set of router bits for making cabinet doors you know there are a lot of choices. You might say there are more choices than you can shake a cope and stick at. There are reversible bits that you have to disassemble, matched sets that you have to change in and out, and prices varying from dirt cheap to crazy expensive. The cheap stuff will leave you wondering if they’ll even make it through the job.
Have you ever struggled to make a hole in a project because you didn’t have a big enough drill bit? Heck even if you did have a huge bit was the hole clean, accurate, and burn free? Whenever we need to make large holes here in the Wood Lab we reach for our Circle and Radius Cutting Template.
I always tell people woodworking is in my blood. Many of my family members were woodworkers of some form or another. Not only that, quite a few were musicians as well. To top it all off my last name is Gibson. Looking back it all makes sense that I would want to build instruments. Even though I didn’t get the chance to spend a lot of time with my woodworking family members growing up, I have always been drawn to the wood shop and had the desire to make things with my hands. Continue reading
Its that time of year when we all start looking at home remodeling projects. These are the days when the bathroom or kitchen remodel happens, the buildout of the wet bar in the basement, or possibly the new backyard deck. One project that I frequently get asked questions about is how to make custom flooring. So how do I turn my beautiful hardwood lumber into flooring? It’s easy with Infinity Tools Tongue and Groove Flooring router bit set with nail slot. Continue reading
Learning woodworking isn’t easy. We make so many mistakes when we first start, from minor ones to some that can ruin a piece you’ve slaved over. We read magazines and watch videos and get lost a lot in between. We hear a ton of contradicting advice from every magazine and blog. What tools should I buy? What magazine should I read? What kind of joint do I use? Continue reading
Every once in a while you run across a product that makes you wonder; “why didn’t I get this sooner?” In the Infinity Wood Lab, the Incra Miter 5000 Miter Sled definitely fits that description. In fact, it wasn’t until we started using the Incra Miter 5000 that we decided it would be a no-brainer to offer this to our customers. Continue reading
The moisture content of your wood is one of those horrible little things that you must constantly be aware of. No one wants to build a cabinet and then find out a year later that a panel has shrunk by a 1/4″ or more. Some of the more common moisture problems that can occur are shrinking, warping, swelling, delamination, bad finishes, and loose joints. Most of these problems can be solved by Continue reading
Ogee, Round, Bevel & Radius, Shaker, Mission, Standard, and Traditional…these are all names that have been given to Rail and Stile router bit door making sets since the invention of the router. With no exciting new profiles in years, the cabinet door naming business has been stuck in a rut…until now. Continue reading
Cutting thin strips of wood on the table saw can be a scary daunting task. Not only is it hard to maintain accurate even pressure against the fence when pushing a narrow strip of wood past the blade, but there is the possibility of the wood getting bound up between the saw blade and the fence causing kickback. Continue reading
I know a lot of woodworkers who bang their heads against the wall whenever they are trying to figure out joinery for their projects. They struggle with the different hand cut methods or don’t have the funds to invest in some of the very expensive joinery systems on the market. This is one of the reasons I’ve become fond of the Continue reading