Don’t you just hate it when you are working on a woodworking project, and somewhere along the way you discover that something just isn’t right? You’ve read the instructions and you’ve followed the plans, but for some reason your pieces don’t fit correctly, or your outcome just looks wonky. It makes you just want to pull your hair out and scream. 😉 Well, before you sacrifice your hair, first take a look at the reasons why woodworking projects fail. I bet you will discover that your problem is one of these 7 issues.
It seems like I am always adding new tools and gadgets to my workshop, but no matter how much I have, there is always something else that I know that I need. Trying to decide exactly what to buy and what to wait on can sometimes be confusing. Other than the actual tools that are needed to do a job, there is so much more that can be necessary. So, I took a good long look at my workshop and narrowed down an accessories list that I feel contains 10 workshop item must haves.
I love my Kreg Pocket Hole jig, but my favorite is the newest K5. If you enjoy DIY woodworking, a pocket hole jig is something that you should really consider. It makes it easy to make strong connections without needing a lot of specialty equipment. Also, the screws themselves act as a clamp, drawing the butt joints together. You don’t get that benefit from biscuits or dowels.
Self-Drilling Drywall anchors
I hate having to pre drill holes for wall anchors. Then, having to hammer the anchor into the wall, only to have the anchor fail, leaving a nasty hole in the wall. Not to mention, you can not get a fresh anchor to sit snuggly in the same hole. So, you are left with either trying a larger anchor or shifting over to a new spot on the wall. Plus, it is such a hassle lugging out so many tools (drill, drill bit, screw driver bits, hammers, etc.) just to hang one item. So, when I first discovered these self drilling anchors, I was apprehensive about their claims of ease and weight capacity. However, I decided to give it a go, and I am so glad that I did. I began using them for all of my interior wall decor that required anchors.