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  • Planer Snipe and Preventative Solutions | WWGOA

    Planer Snipe Breakdown and Preventative Solutions

    Learn the secrets for dealing with snipe on a benchtop planer. Benchtop planers are a great asset to any woodworking shop. They enable us to prepare rough lumber for use in our projects, and to machine stock to a precise dimension. One common problem that can occur when running a board through a portable planer

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  • 3 Useful Raised Panel Router Bits | WWGOA

    3 Useful Raised Panel Router Bits

    When it comes to making raised panels for doors, it’s hard to beat the work that can be accomplished by raised panel router bits. You’ve got choices; vertical panel raiser, horizontal panel raiser, or horizontal panel raiser with back cutter. Your selection could be based on your woodworking project, or on what type of router

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  • Standard & Low Angle Block Plane Overview

    Standard and Low Angle Block Planes

    Looking for buying advice on hand planes? This is for you, helping you determine if a standard angle or low angle block plane is best for you and your projects. Which is easier to push through the material? Which provides less chance of tear out? Which is best for cutting parallel to the grain? Across

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  • " Sharpening Chisels: High Speed vs Low Speed Grinders "

    High Speed Grinders vs. Low Speed Grinders

    I love sharpening my lathe chisels on a grinder. It makes for fast sharpening, which means I can get back to my lathe turning quickly. When it comes to sharpening chisels, as opposed to shaping, a metal edge, a low rpm grinder offers a lot of advantages. There are uses for high speed grinders too,

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  • How to Sharpen a Spokeshave

    How to Sharpen a Spokeshave

    The blade on a spokeshave is very small, which can make it difficult to sharpen. But if the spokeshave is going to work correctly, it needs to be sharpened correctly. This video takes you from lapping to the correct grind angle (and how to achieve it) to honing. You’ll see a great trick for producing

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  • Setting Up and Using a Spokeshave

    A spokeshave can be a versatile tool to use on your woodworking projects, but only if it’s correctly set up. Bevel up or down? Blade parallel or skewed? How do you take the backlash out of the adjustment nuts? And what about spokeshaves that don’t have adjustment nuts? Tom Caspar has the answers and will

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    Hearing Protection for the Woodshop

    Why Hearing Protection is Important My first job out of college was framing houses. The contractor I worked for was ‘old school.’ Protective gear like gloves, earplugs or safety glasses were generally viewed as signs of weakness. For a long time I tried to be a tough guy. After an afternoon of air-nailing fire blocking

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  • Versatility of a Surface Sander

    Versatility of a Surface Sander

    With all the woodworking tools on the market today, a surface sander may be towards the bottom of your “must own” list. However, after adding a surface sander to his shop, George Vondriska explains how it has quickly become one of his favorite woodworking tools. George takes you through how a surface sander can save

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  • Using a Clear-Cut Stock Guide from JessEm

    Tools We Love: JessEm Clear-Cut Stock Guides

    I’ve long wanted some type of hold-down hold-in system that was faster, easier, safer, and more flexible than the traditional feather boards. Here it is! Thank you JessEm for figuring this out. Plus these new clear-cut stock guides are darn cool looking… and I’m a sucker for cool looking tools! What they are The system

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  • Wobble Dado Heads

    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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