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Colin Knecht

About Colin Knecht

Colin has been a woodworker all his life; even from an early age, he enjoyed the creativity of working with wood. His first formal instruction came in high school when he was fortunate to be taught by a master woodworker. The teacher believed woodworking was more than making sanding blocks and door stops by coaching the students to make actual furniture. During the 3 years of furniture making, Colin also took one year of boat building where they built 2 boats a 14-foot runabout and a 16-foot sailboat. During this time he also took house construction where they built a 2-bedroom, 1,000 square foot house. This high level of early instruction formed the backbone of his lifelong knowledge and woodworking understanding. Throughout his career, Colin has also worked for years in the photography industry and spent many years in the high technology industry and all the while has spent his lifetime doing public speaking, training and presenting. These skills and knowledge are all now being brought together in his partnership business of and the associated YouTube channel to help and share knowledge with other new woodworkers and experienced woodworkers.

Router Basics: Work Safely – Work Confidently

With wood routers, working safely almost always equates to working more confidently. When you are not sure how to use a power tool, especially something as intimidating as a router, it can lead to bad cuts, frustration in woodworking and possible injury. There are lots of great things that can be...

5 FAQs on Routing Wood

Woodworkers ask me a lot of questions on routing wood, and many of the questions are similar, so here’s a short list of FAQs and answers to help you. Question #1 – I just purchased/inherited a router that only takes 1/4″ bits. Can I put 1/2″ bits in this router? Answer...

New Online Course – Router Basics with Colin Knecht

Many newcomers to woodworking consider routers scary and confusing tools. No wonder – there is so much to know about wood routing. Not only is there a wide variety of routers and router tables, but also a large range of bits, jigs and accessories. Even for experienced woodworkers this can be...