The Poseur’s Guide to Woodworking

This edition of The Poseur’s Guide To Woodworking is directed toward those who want assume the mantle of woodworking expert without necessarily knowing the difference between a miter and mortise. (What, you worry? Keep reading and you’l learn to tell vive la difference between a miter and mortise. It’s a pretty big chasm.)


A dado is a term that woodworking poseurs should really learn to toss around as casually as Paris Hilton tosses aside underwear. A dado is nothing more complicated than a wide slot or groove used for joining together pieces of wood.

Pin Knot:

Get to know your lumber defects if you really want to pull off being a woodworking poseur. A pin knot is a small blemish less than a half inch in diameter. As in: “That pin knot is kind of like the extra weight that Marilyn Monroe was carrying in Some Like It Hot; maybe not desirable per se, but it doesn’t ruin the package in and of itself.”


It may sound like a rapper’s name, but toenail is something completely different in woodworking and carpentry. Use toenail as a verb to mean that you are going to fasten with diagonally driven nail from the side of a one board into the flat of another board.

(Completely inappropriate digression: Diagon Alley in the world of Harry Potter translates into diagonally. Think about it.)


To score something is merely to mark it for cutting. Scoring can result in notches or line drawing or even cut itself if one with an awl.


How we Southerners pronounce the word “all.” An awl is also a very sharp pointy sticky thingie that looks like an icepick except it has a rounded bulb-shaped handle.

Butt Hinge:

Insert your own joke here. A butt hinge is simply any regular old flat hinge of the type found in any home.

T G;:

You will know you are a real woodworking poseur when you toss around this term. It is short for tongue-and-groove boarding.

Tongue and Groove:

You know that boarding where one pieces slides into another piece? This here thing is that there thing.


The miter is a joint that is formed by an angle of two beveled pieces of wood. Usually performed by the best miter saw for bevel cutting.


A mortise is a hole that is cut into one piece of wood to receive a tenon that protrudes from another piece of wood to create a really nifty bonded joint.


A tenon is the protruding piece of wood that fits into the mortise…

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Tips To Make Educational Videos

Talk about videos that stand out in the crowd educational videos are definitely on the top. Here are some tips to remember while you make educational videos:

  1. Keep a check on the length:

Lengthy videos are good. But how effective is the time used? That is the question. If you are teaching a one line concept in a video that goes for an hour, it would not make any sense. Make video that is crisp and clear. Start with a brief and catchy introduction. If you wish to gain your viewers’ attention it is the first few seconds that matter the most. It should be catchy and short.

  1. Choose a simple tone:

People connect better with videos with a simple tone. Stick with delivering information that actually matter. People view the videos to make thins simpler on the topic that they are looking for. You should not make things more complicated there.

  1. Understand the audience:

Are you making simple videos for the school students or videos for the students pursuing higher education? The age of the audience, the demographics would all determine the content and the style of your video. You should understand what your audience would already know and what they would wish to learn.

  1. Humor rules:

Witty videos, those that maintain a subtle sense of humor would be the ones that actually draw people’s attention. Smaller children for example like videos that are funny. Choose a fun play way method to educate. This in fact applies to people of all age groups.

  1. Keep it practical:

Choose content that would involve the audience to get down and do something. Practical videos talking about concepts that can actually be applied in real life would be the ones that are better accepted. Include simple examples and experiments for the audience to feel the need to keep coming back for more.

You can now easily buy views for your videos. This is how people can get even a million views on YouTube.…

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