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  • George and Jimmy’s Shop Tips

    When Jimmy Diresta and George Vondriska get together in the shop, there are bound to be some great tips going back and forth. Here you’ll find George and Jimmy in a casual conversation in George’s shop, talking about some helpful ideas that can make your time in the shop more productive and efficient. A few…

  • Hearing Protection from ISOTunes

    You’ve gotta protect your hearing. Most tools run around 105+ decibels. That needs to get toned down to 85 db or less to be safe. ISOTunes offers lots of products that’ll help you with this. What is ISOTunes Aware Technology? If you’re in a shop environment with other people you need to wear hearing protection…

  • The Latest in Freud Router Bits

    Benchtop CNCs have seen incredible growth in recent years. As the machines have gotten better, cutting tools have gotten better as well. Freud Tools, with a 60 year history in cutting tools, is applying the same technology they use on cutters for large format CNC routers to make bits for benchtop machines. Black I.C.E. Freud’s…

  • Next Wave Router Table

    Next Wave CNC has been known in the CNC industry for a long time. One of their latest innovations is the RS 1000 router table. Imagine CNC-like control of your router table fence and the bit you’ve installed in the table, and you have the RS 1000. The fob You’ll see a fob, or pendant,…

  • Shaper Origin and the Shaper Plate

    The Shaper Origin is an amazing tool. It looks like a standard router, but it’s actually a handheld CNC router. In order for the Origin to know where it is in the world the user adheres domino tape to the work and scans it with Origin. You can, instead, mount your work in the Workstation.…

  • What’s the Deal with SawStop?

    Accidents happen. In fact, when it comes to table saws, accidents happen every nine minutes. One out of every ten table saw accidents result in an amputation. That’s what makes SawStop flesh sensing technology so great. What does it do? If you touch the blade on a SawStop table saw it instantly comes to a…

  • New Triton Routers

    You know I’m a heavy router user, so I’m always excited when I see new routers in the marketplace. Triton Tools has two new candidates for you to check out, covering both the large router and small router ends of the field. 3.25 HP router If you’ve been around woodworking for a while you’re probably…

  • One-Handed Clamp Review

    As someone who works alone most of the time, clamping stuff together can offer challenges. I’m trying to hold something with one hand, manipulate and tighten a clamp with the other hand… This can get frustrating. Bessey’s one-handed clamps provide a great solution to this problem. Just like the name says you can easily manipulate…

  • Installing Euro Hardware

    Euro hardware, also called cup or concealed hinges, are great for a bunch of reasons: You can’t see the hinge from the outside of the cabinet The hinges provide lots of adjustment The case and door components can be unclipped, so you can easily remove the door It’s very important that the hinges are installed…

  • Creating a Waterfall Edge

    Waterfall edges add a beautiful, and slightly mystifying, touch to furniture. When done correctly the grain will flow, continuously, from a horizontal surface to a vertical surface. Waterfall edges are commonly used for table tops and legs, but can be used any place you’re creating a corner. Tools required When you cut a waterfall edge…