I have shared many videos and tutorials using one (or all three!) of my Makita routers. They have been useful for so many of my projects and I feel very comfortable with them. Recently I added a Festool router to my collection and I'm here to give a candid review comparing both brands. There are a few things I was even surprised about and want show you some of these new features.
I grew up in Northern British Columbia so I know how to use a chainsaw - then why do I prefer a Prazi Beam Cutter for my woodworking shop? I'll quickly go over the reasons I love this circular saw attachment.
How do you preserve the character and beauty of reclaimed wood and get the clean functional finish? You use wood filler! I have a one brand that I've had much success with and I'd love to share my process for using it. Wood filler can be sanded and stained like hardwood so it's the perfect assistant for your salvaged wood projects.
There is one thing you can always count on when it comes to working with wood... sawdust. Sawdust everywhere. The amount I have to sweep everyday has drastically gone down since I added this unit to my shop. Let's go over the reasons why I love the Mirka Sanding System.
One of the expected challenges when working with reclaimed wood is CRACKS. When working on my projects I thoroughly inspect all the wood both for it's character and it's strength. If the existing cracks can be worked with then I pull out my top secret weapon for crack stabilization.... the SLABSTITCHER!