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    Many woodworkers have a love/hate relationship with MDF. The good news is that it’s very inexpensive, and machines well. The bad news is that MDF isn’t much to look at. This leaves a lot of woodworkers wondering about techniques for painting MDF. Antiquing The real gee whiz part of the technique we’re teaching in this… Read more »

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  • Rock Your MDF
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    MDF is a popular material to use for a variety of woodworking projects because it is inexpensive, dense, extremely flat, can hold a crisp edge and comes in large sheets for efficient material use. All of these attributes make it desirable for use in cabinetry, shop jigs, and also projects created on a CNC. As… Read more »

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    There can be real value in getting your tools used instead of new. However, used tools can have their “warts.” Every once in a while our readers, and the director of our woodworking videos, run into problems working with these older tools, and come to us with their questions. In this case, the table saw… Read more »

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  • Flattened slab
    6:20

    Wood slabs can make great tables. The problem is getting them flat. The coolest slabs are usually too big to go through a planer or sander, and end grain slabs shouldn’t go through a planer anyway. Fortunately, there is an easy way to flatten any oversized board using a shop-made jig and a router. Here’s… Read more »

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  • Resawing Table Saw - Bandsaw Combo
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    Resawing is a great way to efficiently size your lumber to the desired thickness, and unlike planing to thickness which causes you to destroy the portion that you remove, with a resaw cut you can utilize both pieces. You can resaw narrow boards on a table saw, and wider boards on a bandsaw if yours… Read more »

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    2:05

    It’s a very common question. Can end grain cutting boards be sent through a planer to get them smooth and flat? This video conclusively answers this question for you, and explains the safety concerns that accompany planing end grain cutting boards. What is an end grain cutting board? End grain cutting boards start out as… Read more »

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  • Sight in Your CNC
    2:56

    CNC projects are commonly laid out on the computer relative to an XY origin on the board you’ll be cutting. When you bring the project to the CNC, the machine needs to be zeroed precisely where the XY origin is on the board. Here’s a great tip for simplifying zeroing your X and Y axes,… Read more »

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  • WGA 011935f_d1h41u_c Kreg - Clamping Solutions
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    Looking for cool clamping solutions for your shop? The new Automaxx clamps from Kreg are worth a look. They provide excellent clamping power and, amazingly, they auto adjust to varying thicknesses of stock. No fussing with the clamp capacity; just squeeze and go. Applications Kreg makes their Automaxx clamps in a variety of configurations. Whether… Read more »

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    I get asked, all the time, about using a jointer to face joint opposing faces of a rough sawn lumber. Will this work? Can it be done? If not, why not? The answer; a jointer will do a great job of getting two opposing faces smooth and straight, but it WON’T guarantee that the two… Read more »

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