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  • Easily Transfer Pics to Wood

    Wouldn’t it be nice if you could run a nice chunk of wood through your ink jet printer to lay down a color image onto your project? Of course it would, but most of us have enough problems with our home technology as it is without trying a stunt like that. Fortunately, there is a…

  • Shaper Origin: A Handheld CNC Router?

    The Shaper Origin has been in the marketplace for some time now. It’s a very unique and interesting tool. It looks like a hand-held router, but acts like a CNC router. We want to help you understand how the Origin works so you can decide if this tool would be a good addition to your…

  • Testing the New Bessey Track Clamps

    Bessey has developed a new set of clamps that are designed to work with the tracks (also called rails) that guide track saws. The EZR-SET clamps (two per set) slip into the bottom of the track and allow you to easily secure the track to your work. According to the company, the Bessey Track Clamps…

  • ShopBot’s New Edge Clamp Joinery Jig

    We commonly think of CNC routers as 2D platforms. Our work is mounted horizontally on the spoilboard and the CNC work is done on the face. ShopBot’s new Edge Clamp Joinery Jig changes that. Here’s what it’s all about. What it does The jig changes the CNC playing field by allowing you to mount boards…

  • Kreg Pocket Hole Jigs

    I love being in a position where I get to see new tools come into the marketplace. Yep, I’m a tool geek. Pocket holes are immensely popular, and very useful to woodworkers. Kreg has done a really good job with the features on a couple of their new pocket hole jigs. The 500 Series Their…

  • Build a Wood Box Storage System

    Who doesn’t need some box storage in their shop? And who doesn’t feel like their shop could be better organized? We all seem to accumulate a bit of clutter at times, and sometimes we have to admit that we spend more time looking for things in our shop than actually building our projects. Here we…

  • CNC 3D Machine Carving

    A wide array of amazing 3D clipart is available. 3D clipart, and the resulting carvings, will add a unique touch to your woodworking projects. If you don’t like sanding (and who does?) make sure you do these carvings with the right bits to ensure the best cut quality. 3D clipart If you don’t have the…

  • BenchTop Oneida Dust Collector

    When it comes to dust in your shop, it’s important to understand the cumulative adverse effect dust can have on you. You may not react adversely to it today, but that doesn’t mean you won’t later, due to exposure. Additionally, it’s just plain bad for you to inhale dust. The new BenchTop Dust Collector from…

  • Stop and Restart Your CNC Tool Path

    There are times when you can’t allow a CNC tool path to run completely from start to finish. Some CNC toolpaths, like 3D carvings, have exceptionally long run times. It’s also possible that you simply get called away from your shop and have to stop running your CNC mid-toolpath. Please don’t leave your CNC router…

  • Picture Perfect Frames

    Making picture frames is an extremely popular wood shop activity. What better way to show off that special picture than by making a special frame for it. Unfortunately, getting great miters can be challenging. MiterSet provides a great solution for this problem. How does MiterSet work? MiterSet is a block with a series of holes…