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Woodworking project: Ring Box

A Beautiful Ring Box

Weekend woodworking projects don’t get much easier than this! Tom Caspar shows you how to make a simple wooden box in only a few hours using scraps of wood. No special hardware is required—just one screw.

Establishing Cup Distance

Establishing Cup Distance for Euro Hinges

European hinges require a BIG hole in the door. Once the hole is drilled, there’s no going back. Take the fear out of getting the cup distance for Euro hinges right with this simple trick.

Fastcap Speed Skate

Fastcap Speed Skate Product Review

I’m a one-man-shop and, as a result, I’m always on the lookout for easier ways to move sheet goods around. Fastcap’s Speed Skate looked liked a good idea, so I figured I’d check it out. The Fastcap Speed Skate, $25, is specifically designed to help you roll, instead of carry, sheet stock around your shop…. Read more

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Nexabond Glue Product Review

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you had to add a small part to a project, such a piece of trim, and you didn’t want to drive a brad through it, but you couldn’t hold it for 10 minutes until the glue set up? The Nexabond glue product, Nexabond 2500S, provides a… Read more

Magazine Storage Box

Make Your Own Magazine Storage Box

Time’s a wasting! Bruce Kieffer shows you how to build these great last minute gift magazine storage boxes. Make one, or make a bunch.

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Why is Woodworking Good for You?

Woodworking can mean something different to everyone. For some it’s an opportunity to stretch the creative muscles. For others it’s a source of stress relief. For many of us, it’s a connection to our past or families. We wanted to know, what makes woodworking meaningful for you? How has it impacted your life? We posed… Read more

Jointing on a table saw

Jointing on the Table Saw

There are plenty of times when you need your boards to have a smooth, straight edge. No jointer? No sweat. With the help of a simple shop-made jig you can be jointing on the table saw. Even if you own a jointer, jointing on the tables saw is a handy technique to know about. If… Read more

Merrell Jungle Moc

A Shoe that Woodworkers can Stand for – Merrell Jungle Moc

Like many woodworkers, I have a shop with a cement floor. The rubber mats that I have strategically positioned around the work space help reduce the stress on my feet quite a bit, but when I spend a long day standing in the shop I experience achiness in my feet and fatigue in my legs… Read more

Homemade Walnut Knobs

Easy Shop-Made Knobs

Custom Knobs Create a Warm and Personal Shop Jigs are everywhere in my workspace. Taper jigs, custom sleds and even fixtures for boring holes populate my shop in alarming numbers. Single use jigs are crude, but jigs made for the long-term get special treatment. While cast plastic polycarbonate knobs are available at woodworking stores, I… Read more

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Upholster A Wrapped Seat Cushion

A customer came into my shop the other day and asked me to replace their uncomfortable and broken fiberglass kitchen stool seats. They wanted to reuse the adjustable chrome bases, but change the seats so they were cushioned and upholstered. I said sure, no problem, and I suggested a simple wrapped padded cushion. The techniques… Read more

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Build a Simple Dartboard Cabinet

When I added an electronic dartboard to my recently finished basement, I wanted to “class it up” a bit by building a cabinet to house the board. The cabinet serves a few important functions: It looks nice as it encloses the dartboard when not in use… Read more

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Hearing Protection for the Woodshop

Why Hearing Protection is Important My first job out of college was framing houses. The contractor I worked for was ‘old school.’ Protective gear like gloves, earplugs or safety glasses were generally viewed as signs of weakness. For a long time I tried to be a tough guy. After an afternoon of air-nailing fire blocking… Read more

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