• 5:03

    Make Curly Maple POP

    Have you ever seen a piece of curly maple with a flat surface that looked like it was actually sculpted and contoured? This curly maple finish effect is caused by the way that light interacts with the different grain patterns in the curly material, and many woodworkers agree that is one of the most spectacular…

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  • 4:35

    Logs to Lumber with a Chainsaw

    Many woodworkers are intrigued by the idea of going from logs to lumber using a chainsaw. It can reduce or even eliminate your materials cost, as well as allow you to gain access to many species that are not commercially available. Going from logs to lumber requires you to put a bit of “sweat equity”…

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  • 9:48

    Huge Log, No Forklift, No Problem

    Good news, I have a sawmill. Bad news, I don’t have a forklift. And the platform for the sawmill is about 36” above the ground. If I were using the sawmill all the time I’d invest in a forklift or front end loader. But since I only use the Logosol mill every once in a…

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  • 3:54

    Kreg Circle Saw Straight Edge Guide

    It’s common to use a circular saw to cut sheet goods down to a manageable size. The challenge can be getting those cuts straight. In this video, George Vondriska demonstrates how Kreg Straight Edge Guides can help. Their adjustable aluminum straightedges provide a perfectly straight path that guides your circle saw for an even cut…

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  • 7:34

    Shou Sugi Ban: Using Fire to Preserve Wood

    Have you ever built an outdoor project and wondered what your options were for protecting it against the elements? To keep outdoor pieces looking their best, it’s important to finish them in a way that will prevent deterioration that can often occur through prolonged exposure to moisture. There is a wide variety of commercial product…

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  • 18:11

    2020 Product Showcase: Arbortech Power Carving Unit

    If you want to get away from “flat work” woodworking and try something really fun and creative, give power carving a try. You can grab what might otherwise be firewood and, with a little work, turn it into a bowl, platter or some other cool thing. Arbortech’s Power Carving Unit works very well for this.…

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  • 5:19

    VCarve Pro: Importing Router Bits

    VCarve Pro is one of the most versatile software platforms on the market for controlling CNC machines, with more capabilities than most users ever have the opportunity to explore. The application includes a large number of profiles for CNC router bits so that you have the freedom to choose a bit that meets the requirement…

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  • 12:41

    2020 Product Showcase: Woodmaster Helical Head

    Woodmaster machines are the multi-tool of a woodworking shop. They can be used as a planer, drum sander, molder or gang rip. That’s A LOT of tools in a really small footprint. The planer head The Woodmaster helical planer head provides an amazing shear cut. Each individual cut is set at an angle to the…

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  • 8:35

    2020 Product Showcase: Woodpeckers Drill Press Table

    Lots of drill presses come with tiny tables. Those tables can work OK for metal working processes, but not so well for woodworking, where we typically work with larger parts. Woodpeckers’ Drill Press Table is a wonderful addition to woodshops. Benefits – The Woodpeckers Drill Press table provides lots of surface area for your projects.…

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