• Using fire to preserve wood
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    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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  • Arbortech power carving unit
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    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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  • Laptop open on a work desk
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    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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  • Woodmaster Helical Head
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    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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  • Wooden drill press
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    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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  • Machine for wood working
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    2020 Product Showcase: Castle 110

    Castle has been in the pocket hole business for MANY years. Their large scale machines have been used in commercial cabinets shops for years. It’s great to see the Castle 110, a machine that takes advantage of Castle’s extensive history and makes it available at the consumer woodworking level. What’s with the angle? Here’s the…

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  • Titebond bottles
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    2020 Product Showcase: Titebond Speed Set

    Just when you think, “What could possibly be new in the glue world?” Titebond introduces Speed Set to the woodworking market. It has a significantly faster clamp time. Meaning, you can safely remove the clamps from your work much sooner than with other glues. Clamp time Recommended clamp time for most glues is 30-60 minutes.…

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  • ShopBot Handibot
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    2020 Product Showcase: ShopBot Handibot

    ShopBot’s Handibot is a very cool CNC machine. Unlike lots of other CNC routers, it’s portable. The cutting window in the machine is 6” x 8”, but work can be tiled allowing you to cut any size you want to cut. Text to 3D artwork, this machine has lots of capabilities. Driving the Handibot There…

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  • Wood working tools
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    2020 Product Showcase: Easy Wood Tools

    Easy Wood Tools introduced a larger version of their hollow vessel chisels. They’ve had mini hollowers available for a while. It’s great to see these larger scale tools in the marketplace. Both sets of chisels are carbide-tipped. What’s the deal with carbide? Carbide-tipped lathe chisels offer the benefit of never needing to be sharpened. When…

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