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How to Build a Cajon Drum Like a Pro

Cajon drums produce a professional percussion sound and are easy to build in a typical hobbyist woodworking shop. Joe Cruz is a professional Cajon builder and provides the basic information needed to build one including a scaled drawing. The Cajon (pronounced ka-hone’) is a wooden percussion instrument that is simple to make, can be played…

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Wood Carving Disc for your Angle Grinder

Add a power wood carving disc to your angle grinder, and you can open up a whole new world of woodworking project possibilities. But if you’re new to this game, the dizzying array of product choices might leave you more puzzled than excited. Let me take some of the mystery out of the process and help you choose your first power carving disc.

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Stopped-Cut Bent Lamination

My family lives in Northern Michigan, where we get tons of snow. While we love to cross country ski in the woods, we also like to go for walks out on the snow-covered road. I wanted to pull my two-and-a-half year old daughter in something a bit more stylish than an orange or red plastic…

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Delta 12-1/2″ Midi-Lathe Model #46-460

Compact lathes were an instant success when they first hit the market. Their low cost and portability opened the doors to prospective turners who needed more funds or space required for full-size lathes. Unlike most of us as we mature, compact lathes have grown in power, capacity, and refinement without putting on too much weight.…

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Creative Designs with Router Templates

Using a Router and Template to Make Creative Designs. I would like to share some thoughts about creating repetitive designs with a router and a template. To make a template, we embrace the skills of our ancestors – the pattern makers. I am referring to the folks who carved patterns by hand, before the age…

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How to Make an iPad, iPhone, Tablet, or Smartphone Stand

This clever and gorgeous iPad stand is a great last-minute gift project; you can complete it over the course of 2 to 3 days. The stand has both a high and a low setting, and to amaze the audience, the leg seems magically held in place! The secret? Small rare earth magnets. Almost everyone has…

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Steps for Air Drying Lumber

Like many woodworkers, I go through a lot of hardwood. Lots, and lots and lots of it. And at the $4-$8 per board foot price that I normally pay at my local premium hardwood retailer, this takes its toll on my family’s budget. I have tried buying lower grade lumber and dealing with the knots…

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Laguna Revo 18|36 Lathe: Product Review

Laguna recently introduced a new lathe to its product line: the Revo 18|36. This tool features a 2HP motor, variable speed control, and lots of neat features for both bowl and spindle work. Paul Mayer has put this lathe through its paces with many hours spent on a variety of turning projects, and shares his…

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