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    Working With Pallet Wood

    Working with pallet wood is all the rage these days. It makes sense. Pallet wood is typically free, and can yield some great looking material. Couple that with the fact that you’re recycling (or upcycling) and it’s a win-win. The problem? Getting the pallets apart. We’ll help you out with that. Tough as Nails Think… Read more »

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    Essentials of Good Design Part 1: Wood Furniture Design

    Unfortunately nobody is born with standout capabilities in wood furniture design. Many of us have developed our skills in the shop to form whatever joinery is necessary for nearly any given project, and apply a beautiful and durable finish to serve as the perfect complement, but one area where many of us admit to struggling… Read more »

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    Cutting Plywood Without a Table Saw

    Plenty of projects call for plywood or other sheet stock. If you don’t own a table saw, you might figure those projects are out of reach for you. Not so! Dave Munkittrick has come up with a great way to handle sheet goods. If you have a plywood-hungry project in mind, check out Dave’s great… Read more »

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    Introduction to Benchtop CNC

    One of the most popular new woodworking innovations is the benchtop CNC. CNC technology has revolutionized the cabinetmaking industry over the past decade, and now affordable benchtop CNC machines are entering the marketplace at a price point where small shop professionals and hobbyists can take advantage of this technology to perform detailed carving. The possibilities… Read more »

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    Electric Chainsaw + Log = Wood Turning Blanks

    Bowl turners are typically scroungers. They’re constantly on the lookout for cool looking logs they can turn into bowls. Once you’ve got the log, how do you handle it to easily and safely turn it into a wood turning blank? Here’s one approach. Why Logs? When a tree is first cut down, the wood will… Read more »

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    Safe Feed Direction With a Hand-Held Router Fence

    Adding a router fence to your hand-held router provides a great enhancement to one of the most versatile tools in your shop. A good quality router fence enables you to mill grooves, dadoes, and flutes, consistently following the edge of your wood router projects. Without a router fence, you are limited in the accuracy and… Read more »

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    Q&A with Roger Break

    Roger Break recently stopped in during one of our video shoots. It was very interesting to talk to him about his woodworking. He’s got a typical garage shop, and lots of his woodworking entails working with pallet wood. Knowing that a lot of people are interested in including pallets in their woodworking projects, we took… Read more »

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    Balance Your Bandsaw Wheels

    An out-of-balance bandsaw wheel, whether upper or lower, can cause you problems in a number of areas. First, it can produce excessive wear and tear on the machine, as the vibration can loosen bolts, transmit to the motor, and cause accelerated deterioration of important items such as bearings and tires. Also, the vibrating bandsaw wheel… Read more »

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    Build a Three Legged Stool

    This three legged stool is a woodworking project that you can complete in no time. Made from contrasting woods (cherry, walnut and maple in this case) it’ll be an attractive and useful addition to any room. Skills required You’ll need to be able to cut a perfect circle for the seat of your three legged… Read more »

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    Making Compound Cuts on the Bandsaw

    Bandsaws provide a unique capability to create large scale, curvaceous compound cuts. Just think of the capabilities that this provides for projects such as a cabriole leg, duck decoy, spatula, etc. The possibilities for three dimensional shaping are virtually endless with a bandsaw! This cool process can actually be performed using two dimensional patterns that… Read more »