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    Amaze all your woodworking buddies by showing off a perfectly polished soapstone project! George Vondriska teaches you how to properly sand a piece of soapstone and polishing soapstone with a rubbing compound from an auto parts store to remove all the sanding scratches and make the unique patterns of your soapstone pop.

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    Contributing Editor A.J. Moses makes a business out of using salvaged wood. In fact, he calls his company Castaway Woodworks because so much of the material he uses has, literally, been cast away by someone else. He takes a lot of pride in giving those materials new life. Working with reclaimed wood Using salvaged wood… Read more »

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    Buying a tip for power driving screws may seem like a no brainer but, like any tool, it pays to know what you’re getting and what you should be shopping for before making a purchase. This is especially true if you’re putting screws in with an impact driver. Impact drivers exert a lot of torque,… Read more »

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    Once people know that you do woodworking, they probably ask you if you can fix broken furniture, like a furniture leg repair that recently came into George’s shop. While every repair is different, here are some tips that will help you the next time a repair comes into your shop. Them’s the breaks.. Your first… Read more »

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    V-carving on a CNC wood router creates an amazing hand carved look. The letters or artwork you V-carve will stand in relief of the background. This may look complicated, but it’s pretty straight forward, with a little instruction. We’re here to provide the instruction. We’ll show you how to create the design on VCarve software,… Read more »

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    A CNC router provides a great way to do precise engraving of letters and artwork. Getting everything to look great involves properly handling the artwork, and correctly setting up the engraving tool path. Importing clip art You can engrave almost any piece of clip art that you find on the web. Importing your clip art… Read more »

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    How many power sanders are too many? Or, more importantly, how many power sanders aren’t enough? Contributing Editor A.J. Moses has come to recognize that increasing your collection of power sanders and can save you A LOT of time on your projects. Plus, he’s got some tips on how to best take advantage of owning… Read more »

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    Woodworkers are constantly on the lookout for good projects that can be built quickly and given as gifts to friends and family members. This custom wooden travel mug project scores a bullseye on that front, providing a highly coveted item that will be useful to any person on your list. The project features stave construction,… Read more »

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    Nobody wants a rat’s nest of wires in their shop. With every power tool you own having its own power cord, it’s easy for the cords to become a huge mess, tangled onto each other. Contributing Editor AJ Moses has tried a bunch of different cord wraps, looking for the best solution for this problem…. Read more »

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