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Meet the Woodworker: Paul Sellers

Meet Paul Sellers, winner of the “Best Hand Tool Blog” category in the 2016 WWGOA Blogger Awards! October 2016, WWGOA hosted a competition dedicated entirely to all those talented woodworkers out there who share their work with the blogosphere. We asked you to nominate and vote for your favorite bloggers, and now we’re thrilled to…

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12 Woodworking Projects and Gift Ideas for the Kitchen

Much like wood shops, kitchens are full of tools and utensils. Why not customize some of them? You can build lots of useful items for your kitchen right in your own shop! These projects are great ideas for gifts too, who doesn’t like to receive something handmade? Walnut Knife Block Minimize clutter and organize your…

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7 Ways to Upcycle Your Sawdust

Got lots of sawdust sitting around your shop? Of course you do, you’re a woodworker! Whether you burn it, compost it, or trash it, we’ve got some ideas on how to upcycle some of those shavings.

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4 Ways to Make a Wooden Bottle Opener

Whatever your bottled beverage of choice, we’ve got ideas on how to open them. You can make a simple handheld bottle opener design, or a wall-mounted number that catches the cap with a magnet feature. In any case, bottle openers are simple and useful projects that also make great gifts. Repurpose Old Openers with New…

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6 Woodworking Projects for the Garden

Whether you’re planting vegetables, flowers, or shrubs, there’s a good chance your garden could be improved with some custom woodworking projects. Or maybe you’re looking for a gift for the gardener in your life? Either way, WWGOA has a variety of useful woodworking ideas for you to build for your garden this season.

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Tips for Building and Hanging a Bat House

Quite possibly, no creature is more misunderstood than the bat. An important part of our ecosystem, bats do a number of useful things for humans. According to BCI (Bat Conservation International), there are more than 1,300 species of bats, and they all help us in different ways. Insectivorous bats keep the bugs at bay and…

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What Our Members Are Working On

We love hearing about what our members are working on in their shops. When we asked on Facebook to share a photo of your most recent woodworking project, we got a bunch of great responses! Here are some of our favorites. What’s keeping you busy in the shop this week? Leave a comment and let…

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The Big Green Egg Cart

I occasionally like to take on unusual woodworking projects, so when my friend asked if I would help him build a rolling cart for his new “Big Green Egg” grill, I didn’t hesitate to dive in. My only concern was that putting wood so close to a source of fire gave me the “willies”, but…

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Wobble Dado Heads

I find that I’m asked pretty frequently about wobble (adjustable) dado heads. You can’t blame folks for asking. A wobble head is a lot less expensive than a stackable head. So why don’t woodworkers use them much? About the Blade A wobble head consists of one blade mounted on a hub. Dialing the hub allows…

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