The Best Drum Sanders for Woodworking

The Best Drum Sanders for Woodworking

March 30, 2021 5 min read

Drum sanders are powerful, high-performance machines that can be used for most woodworking projects. The key to a successful outcome, however, is choosing the right one for what you’re working on. 
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The Best Orbital Sanders for Woodworking

The Best Orbital Sanders for Woodworking

March 22, 2021 5 min read

Orbital and random-orbit sanders are different tools that let you excel at different applications. Understanding their strengths and drawbacks will ensure that you choose the right sander for the job every time.
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The Best Types of Wood for Knife Scales

The Best Types of Wood for Knife Scales

March 03, 2021 6 min read

When you make knives, you know the type of material you use for the scales is almost as important as the steel chosen for the blade. The right one will complement the finished knife and add to its beauty and function. We analyze some of the most popular handle materials in this post. 
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Steel Stock Knife Making

The Best Types of Steel for Knifemaking

February 15, 2021 5 min read

Although design and formation techniques are important, the type of steel you use makes a key difference in how your finished knife performs. This post dives into how to select the right steel for your blade.
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How to Heat Treat a Knife

How to Heat Treat a Knife

February 02, 2021 5 min read

Your knives need to be hard enough to maintain their edge yet flexible enough to endure regular and sometimes intense use. In this post we'll cover the steps to properly heat treating a knife. 
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Stock Removal vs. Forging for Knifemaking

Stock Removal vs. Forging for Knifemaking

January 21, 2021 5 min read

Knifemaking is an ancient art. Over the centuries, many methods have been used to produce strong, high-quality blades, but today hobbyists and professionals alike use one of two approaches: stock removal and forging. In this blog, we’ll review how each process is carried out and why knifemakers might prefer one over the other.
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Perfecting The Craft Annual Scholarship

Perfecting The Craft Annual Scholarship

January 11, 2021 3 min read

The Perfecting The Craft scholarship is an annual $500 scholarship designed to help propel students to become masters of their craft. We hope to encourage students to genuinely reflect on what they want to provide the world and how they are working to build the necessary skills. 
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How to Restore Auto Headlights Permanently

How to Restore Auto Headlights Permanently

December 30, 2020 3 min read

When your auto headlights cloud up like this, it reduces their brightness and gives the vehicle an impression of being poorly maintained. Learn how to permanently restore them with Red Label Abrasives.
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How to Diagnose and Fix Belt Sander Tracking Problems

How to Diagnose and Fix Belt Sander Tracking Problems

December 17, 2020 5 min read

When you’re experiencing tracking problems with your belt sander, it can be more than a minor nuisance. Left unchecked, it can negatively impact your bottom line by interfering with production schedules and creating expensive waste. Learn how to diagnose and fix tracking issues.
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What are J-Weight Belts and What Are They Used For?

What are J-Weight Belts and What Are They Used For?

December 02, 2020 3 min read

Choosing the right backing and thickness means a long working life and superior results while the wrong one could lead to premature tearing, workpiece scorching, and more. Learn about J-weight belts and what they're used for.
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What Sanding Belts Does Jason Knight Use? Red Label’s EdgeCore Ceramic Belts!

What Sanding Belts Does Jason Knight Use? Red Label’s EdgeCore Ceramic Belts!

November 17, 2020 2 min read

How does Jason craft these incredible blade creations? He currently has a three part online course that divulges all of his production secrets, but Jason also recently spoke with the team at Red Label to let us know that an important of his process includes Red Label’s EdgeCore Ceramic belts
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How to Use a Belt Grinder for Knife Making

How to Use a Belt Grinder for Knife Making

November 11, 2020 7 min read

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