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  • How to Use a Hand Plane on Short Pieces of Wood
    1:10

    Using a hand plane can be a great solution for cleaning up the surfaces of your boards, but using a hand plane on short stock can be VERY challenging. We need to make certain the plane won’t hit a clamp or hold down, and the piece being planed needs to be rock solid. Tom’s shop-made… Read more »

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  • 5 Tips on How to Use a Hand Plane
    2:04

    There’s more to knowing how to use a hand plane than simply pushing it across a board. A few simple tips can make the difference between a pleasant hand plane experience, and a lousy one. From wax to skewing to proper hand pressure, this hand planing primer will help you use a hand plane more… Read more »

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  • Why Use a Hand Plane?
    4:36

    If all of your woodworking has been done with nothing but power tools, and done successfully, you may wonder why you should bother learning to master the use of woodworking hand tools. In this video Tom Caspar provides a dose of reality on why hand planes are beneficial to use, and even perform some tasks… Read more »

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  • Making an Electric Guitar - Part 3
    10:46

    Ginny’s guitar is done! In this wrap up video you can hear the guitar’s “voice,” see the completed instrument, and hear Ginny’s advice for aspiring young guitar builders. If you haven’t already, be sure to catch parts 1 and 2 of this three-part series. Related Videos: Making An Electric Guitar – Part 1 Making An… Read more »

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  • Making an Electric Guitar - Part 2
    8:25

    Ginny’s journey in guitar building continues as she moves forward with the electric guitar she’s making for her boyfriend. Get caught up on her progress. Related Videos: Making An Electric Guitar – Part 1 Making An Electric Guitar – Part 3

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  • Making Your Own Sawhorse Desk - Woodworking Project
    1:09:11

    You probably already have sawhorses in the shop. How about adding them to your house? They make a very cool base for a desk. The joinery is elegantly simple. This video will also teach you some great techniques for adding solid wood banding to man-made materials to make the desk top. It’s time to mount… Read more »

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  • Understanding a Starter Set of Lathe Chisels
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    Are you ready to buy your first set of lathe chisels? Do you need a gouge, scraper, or parting tool? Or all of the above? Here’s some great buying advice that will help you choose your chisels. In addition to learning what chisels you need, you’ll see how the chisels are used.

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  • Lathe Project - Make a Coffee Scoop
    20:25

    Any coffee lover will appreciate this project; a custom turned coffee scoop. The turning process is pretty straight forward, but there are some tricks in mounting the blank and fastening the scoop to the wooden handle. Decaf or regular, this scoop will help keep your coffee habit satisfied.

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  • How to Power Sharpen a Round Lathe Chisel
    9:30

    Once you get the hang of it, sharpening gouges and round scrapers for your lathe on a low rpm grinder is very fast, letting you get back to turning quickly. The sharpening can be done freehand, but you’ve got to master a few tricks to make sure you get the sharpening right. Thankfully, the tricks… Read more »

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  • How to Build Cabinets - Finishing a Face Frame
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    When a face frame cabinet has been built from melamine or a similar material, you need to make sure that you don’t get stain and sealer on the melamine while you’re applying finish to the face frame. The solution is very easy. It’s all about prefinishing, but you have to take care with the finish… Read more »

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  • How to Cut Grooves in Wood for a Perfect Fit
    5:12

    Not a huge surprise, but 1/4″ plywood isn’t really 1/4″ thick. It’s typically undersized. If you use a dado head or router bit to make a groove to receive the plywood, it’ll probably be too big. Learn how to cut grooves in wood to receive plywood with a perfect fit. One saw blade, two passes,… Read more »

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  • Scribe on a Face Frame
    2:46

    If two face frame cabinets will be installed side by side or, if the end of the cabinet will be against a wall, it’s important that you leave an overhang on the face frame, called a scribe. This easy to do approach will allow the face frames to close seamlessly against each other, and allow… Read more »

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