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    Build a Live Edge Table: Part 3

    This is Part 3 in our three-part series on building a live edge table. In this installment we’ll flatten the slab, apply finish, and install our legs. The legs we chose are steel hairpin legs, which really complement the design. Flattening We’re working with a maple burl, which means the grain is going in many… Read more »

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    Build a Live Edge Table: Part 2

    This is Part 2 of our three-part series on building a live edge table. In this installment we’ll look at bookmatching our pieces, design considerations when working with slabs, and getting the slabs joined using steel pins. Beauty in the eye…. There’s no one right way to put projects like this together. Be ready to… Read more »

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    Build a Live Edge Table: Part 1

    Live edge projects (also called natural edge) can be absolutely stunning. The slabs are typically not square or rectangular, so working with them can be a little tricky. In this three-part project series we’ll take you through the steps we followed to make a gorgeous live edge table. Material A variety of species and looks… Read more »

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    HVLP Sprayer Techniques for Your Woodshop

    If you’re making woodworking projects, you need to put finish on them. This may have you interested in an HVLP sprayer for your shop. HVLP (high volume low pressure) sprayers have really advanced in recent years. One of the largest benefits of HVLP is the limited overspray you get when using them. The package The… Read more »

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    Determine the Ideal Depth for Any Dado Cut

    Dadoes provide an excellent way to join cabinet sides to shelves, but in order for the joint to be strong the dado cut needs to be right. There are two common conventions for determining the depth of a dado cut, and we’ll explain them here. Why a dado? Dadoes are significantly stronger than a butt… Read more »

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    Using a 4 Jaw Chuck When Turning a Bowl

    Woodturning is a blast, and we at WWGOA love to make videos that cover lathe techniques. But like anything worthwhile, there is some setup involved before the real fun can begin. With woodturning one of the key steps is to get your work piece mounted securely on the lathe. There are numerous ways that this… Read more »

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    CNC Overview: What is a CNC & How is it Used?

    With CNC machines hitting the woodworking tool marketplace in a big way, you may be wondering what is a CNC? Here’s an overview for you to help you understand what the deal is with CNC. What drives the machine? The first step is programming on a computer. Don’t sweat the programming too much. In most… Read more »

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    Make an Oval Box and Textured Lid with a CNC

    The oval box project taught in this video is a great CNC project. You’ll learn how to create an oval (which is really easy to do with software). The wall thickness of the box is created with an offset function, and we’ll transfer the oval used for the base of the box to the lid,… Read more »

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    Post Haste Project: How to Square a Board

    Squaring a board is one of the most basic skills a woodworker must have. If you’re not starting with a board that’s square six sides, it’s hard to make a woodworking project that’s square. Check out this Post Haste video to learn, in just over a minute, how to square a board. Tools used You’ll… Read more »

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    A Beginner’s Guide to Hardwood and Sheet Stock

    A common woodworking question is, “Where should I buy my material?” This is a great question. Home centers are not always the answer. Hardwood suppliers are often a better source for material for your woodworking projects. The difference Once you start shopping for and using hardwood suppliers instead of home centers for your project material,… Read more »