WWGOA’s Top 7 of 2018

As we near the end of 2018, WWGOA is looking back at what videos and articles our community has found most useful. We’ve rounded up our top 7 most popular videos and articles, picked by YOU. Read below to see the best of 2018.

1. Wood Joints: Which Woodworking Joints Should You Use?

There are a wide variety of woodworking joints to have in your arsenal. Some are better than others, depending on what you are building. That’s why we’ve put together a master lists of joints and how to use them!

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2. 5 Expensive, But Worth Every Penny Woodworking Tools

Woodworking can be an expensive hobby, and it can be difficult to decide what tools you want to invest in. WWGOA contributor Seth Keller has put forth his top 5 list of expensive, but “worth it” tools to help inform your decision making. Every woodworker has different needs, but there’s a place for these tools in every shop.

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3. The Difference Between a Jointer and Planer

Beginning woodworkers all ask this basic question; what is the difference between a jointer and a planer? The answer is simple, a lot! And is there such a thing as a jointer planer. No! Read this article to understand each tool, and how to use them.

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4. 7 Ways to Upcycle Your Sawdust

Sawdust. We all have it, and we all have to deal with it. That’s why we’ve put together a list of ways to upcycle your sawdust, so you can get some extra value out of it!

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5. Router Woodworking Basics: How to Use a Router

Routers are an extremely useful tool and can be used for so much! But if you’ve never used one, they can be a bit intimidating. There are different types of routers, and different uses for them. Check out this guide to understand which router is best for you, and how to use it.

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6. Hand Nailing with No Hammer Kisses

If you’re not using a pneumatic nailer and find yourself hand nailing something, you might end up hitting your project instead of the nail. It happens to the best of us. Hammer kisses aren’t very attractive on a finished product, so we’ve got a simple, cheap way to avoid marring your projects.

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7. Make an Instant Drawer

Make a rock solid drawer the quick and easy way! All you need is a router table, a slot cutting router bit, and a little practice. Soon, you’ll find yourself churning out perfect drawers in no time.

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What was your favorite video or article from WWGOA this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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5 Responses to “WWGOA’s Top 7 of 2018”
  1. Dennis

    It looks like the “How to use a router” item #5 may be linked to the article on sawdust by mistake.

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      Hi Dennis. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This has been fixed.
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  2. Richard

    How about providing an index/table of contents for the videos? Paging through them to find what I want is a real pain. Search helps some, but a title index would be more useful.

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  3. Peggy Collinsmith

    I serve on the board for an awesome non-profit who is teaching kids how to use traditional hand tools. Many of the kids they mentor would be labeled as “at risk”. The work that Hands On Deck has done with these kids and where they are today is nothing short of amazing.

    I am reaching out today because Hands On Deck was chosen to be one of 40 non-profit organizations to be beneficiaries of Give Big Green Bay. This is a 24 hour Online Giving Campaign. Our gifts will be proportionally by the Packers. But we also have a real chance to will another $5,000 if we can get 450 people to donate $10. It is super easy & secure to give. G0 to: http://www.givebiggreenbay.org/organizations/hands-on-deck You can also learn more about Hands On Deck.

    I apologize if this is not the proper venue for passing on this type of information. I just know woodworkers

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