• Recent Articles

  • Hottest Threads

    Jim Koepke

    Not in my Home!!!

    Thread Starter: Jim Koepke

    These home helpers have not appealed to me, now they seem even more treacherous: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/technology/alexa-siri-hidden-command-audio-attacks.html?action=click&module=Ribbon&pgtype=Article

    Last Post By: Carlos Alvarez Today, 3:04 PM Go to last post
    Mike Walsh

    (new) Rough Cut

    Thread Starter: Mike Walsh

    Tom McLaughlin (Epic Woodworking) sent out an email this morning that he'll be replacing Tommy MacDonald on Rough Cuts. The show is now partnered with Fine Woodworking and will be renamed Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking. Tom was a guest a few times on the old show and great to watch (IMO). Should...

    Last Post By: Van Huskey Today, 4:57 PM Go to last post
    John C Cox

    How do you guys get Aldi chisels to hold up?

    Thread Starter: John C Cox

    What's the secret sauce on these Aldi chisels guys? Paul Sellers sings the praises of these up and down - even going so far as to declare them close to equal to his favorite vintage chisels..... So far - they haven't really held up well for me.... But I am willing to try different things. ...

    Last Post By: steven c newman Today, 9:50 AM Go to last post
    Bram de Jong

    Tapered chisels & honing guide

    Thread Starter: Bram de Jong

    Hi all, Got the lovely honing guide from LN which is great for plane irons. However, most of my (old / second-hand) chisels are tapered... Are there any tricks for putting the tapered chisels into the honing guides? Bram

    Last Post By: lowell holmes Today, 10:23 AM Go to last post
    Steve Mathews

    SawStop 3hp or 5hp?

    Thread Starter: Steve Mathews

    I'm wrapping up the details of my next cabinet saw purchase but haven't decided yet whether to get the SawStop Industrial 3hp or 5hp. The 3hp cabinet saw I had previously served me well and never seemed to lack power. Rob Cosman in his review of the same saw stated he never had a situation where...

    Last Post By: Mike Heidrick Today, 3:35 PM Go to last post
    David Weaver

    What Wood for Chisel Handles?

    Thread Starter: David Weaver

    Good morning ladies and gents. I just picked up a delta mini lathe over the weekend seeing as it looks like delta is trying to blow them out (they were $199 at rockler down the street, and I see they're as cheap as $159 on the web). I also picked up some kingwood and lignum vitae to turn...

    Last Post By: Jim Koepke Today, 12:55 PM Go to last post
  • Call for Articles

    Do you have woodworking knowledge you're just dying to share?
    Want to be an author at Sawmill Creek?

    Now you have a new area to publish articles!

    If you want to publish an article, you can join our authors group, which gives you access to a forum which is open only to would-be authors at SawmillCreek. This is a staging area for new articles, where you can post a new article, and we'll review for publication. Once you're ready to publish it, we'll promote it on the front page of SawmillCreek!

    The process is simple:

    1. Join the Authors group by visiting this page.
    2. Once you have access, visit the Authors forum.
    3. Start your article by creating a new thread in that forum.


    If your article is too long for a single post, don't fret ! Spread your article over multiple posts, and we'll merge them together into a single post when the article is ready to be published.

    Try posting pictures inline for visual interest.

    Choose a catchy, yet descriptive title!

    Writer's Block?

    We're looking for tool reviews, woodworking tips, woodturning techniques, jigs and fixtures, finished projects step-by-step, finishing techniques, social woodworking experiences, and even good compilations of our existing thread topics.

    Good luck and Happy writing!
    _Aaron Koehl_