The Tools in My Workshop

So every once in a blue moose, I show off a project or two I have done to friends or family members. And oftentimes when I do so, I get questions about what tools I use to create my wood projects.

With that in mind, I wanted to give anyone interested a look into how my workshop is set up with the tools that I use to create my projects- as well as the perpetual nonsensical woodworking chatter this site has become! 🙂

My Scroll Saw


I use the DEWALT DW788 scroll saw for all my scroll saw projects.  I love this machine and would be very reluctant to part with it.  It was a bit more expensive than many scroll saws out there but as of now, it was so worth it.

Read our full DEWALT DW788 review here!

Backup Scroll Saw

WEN 3921

I also wanted to mention the WEN scroll saw. I did not purchase this scroll saw for my own use, but it did come in a close second on my list. 

The WEN 3921 is a bit cheaper if you are on a budget, and my team definitely did enjoy working with it.  It comes with some good features as well.

Read our full Wen 3921 review here!

Scroll Saw Blades

Olson Saw PG49802 Precision Ground Scroll Saw Blade

Flying Dutchman New Spiral Five Dozen Scroll Saw Blade Variety Pack

These are the current blades that I am using at the moment.  They are great blades and when the time comes I will likely purchase them again.

My Drills

Dewalt 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit

BLACK+DECKER LDX120C 20V MAX Lithium Ion Drill / Driver

You will need a drill for any workshop.  I currently have a DEWALT and a Black and Decker.  As time has gone on, my DEWALT is a little old and only an 18V.

Wood Clamps

Clamps are likely not a necessity for most people but I have found them quite useful when doing any sort of woodworking, including scroll saw projects.  I have the 6″ IRWIN’s that I use constantly.

IRWIN QUICK-GRIP 1964758 One-Handed Mini Bar Clamp 2 Pack, 6″


A sander with some power has become a necessity for me.  Doing Intarsia and other woodworking projects, I found I needed to have the capability to take off excess wood with ease.

WEN Oscillating Belt & Spindle Sander

It has done a very good job for the money and I am loving this sander.

I have also purchased some SandIts and something called Sanding Twigs.  After I scroll out many of my projects, I have debris and bits of wood that need to be sanded down or removed from the crevices, nooks, and crannies of the project.

These things are great for getting in-between those hard-to-sand areas on your scroll saw projects.

Wood Glue

I’m just going to say it.  I can’t get by without wood glue.  I need it and I use it often.

Elmer’s E7310 Carpenter’s Wood Glue Max, Interior/Exterior, 16 Ounces


I found a nice collection of wood on Amazon that I will continue to purchase for my scroll saw projects.

CherryOakMapleBlack WalnutZebra, and Purple Heart to name a few.

Scroll Saw Tape

Lastly, I wanted to mention the scroll saw tape I use.  I absolutely love this stuff and it makes things very easy to put a pattern on a piece of wood. 

20′ Roll – 8-1/2″ Stick N’ Release Scroll Saw Tape

It is essentially a double-sided piece of tape that holds well during your cutting, and when it is time for removal of the excess, it peels off easily.