Tips and Advice

Resource hub for all things Woodworking, as well as the latest news from Makers Manual! We aim to shed light on some of the confusing aspects of beginning in the hobby, as well as tool reviews, how to get the most from our furniture plans and all our policy information. We encourage you to comment in this section, we love to hear from you.

Pillar Drill Speed Guide

Pillar Drill Speed Chart

Pillar Drill Speed Chart that includes recommended operating speeds (in RPM) for common drill bits, diameters and materials.

Guide to Plywood Grades

A Guide to Plywood Grades

How Plywood is Graded and how to get the right sheet material for your project. What is suitable for construction, woodworking and furniture.

Best Woodworking Tool Shops in UK

Best Tool Shops in the UK

The best tool shops in the UK for woodworkers. From hobbyists to commercial workshops, these should meet all your tool needs.