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WWGOA’s Top 10 of 2017

With 2018 just around the corner, WWGOA has taken some time to look back at your favorite articles and videos from the last year. We’ve picked out our most popular woodworking topics of 2017 for you to check out below! 1. WOOD JOINTS: WHICH WOODWORKING JOINTS SHOULD YOU USE? There are tons of woodworking joint…

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Abrasive Cleaner Stretcher

I regularly use abrasive cleaner sticks to prevent burning and extend the life of my drum sander belts. I hate to throw away the nubs when they get too short to hold against the spinning drum by hand, (I prefer to sand wood, not fingertips). Instead, I epoxy them onto some 1 x 2 scrap.…

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How to Use a Belt Sander Like a Pro

Many woodworkers are afraid of using a belt sander, and you can’t blame them. Used incorrectly, a belt sander can ruin, in seconds, a project that you spent days building. I’ve succeeded in making some reasonably flat boards into moonscapes, thanks to improper use of a belt sander. But I’ve learned from this, and want…

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Hand Abrasive Planer

I reach for my hand abrasive planer whenever I need to flush up hardwood edging to a veneered surface, sand a table top, or flatten figured wood. It never leaves tear-out like my iron planes and it never creates dips and divots like my power sanders can. I also use it to joint the edges…

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