• Using route table as a joiner
    4:04

    Kreg 520 Pro vs 720 Pro

    Kreg’s 520 Pro and 720 Pro are both great pocket hole jigs, but they offer different features. If you’ve been thinking…Hmm, the 520 Pro vs the 720 Pro, what gives? We’re here to help you out. This video explains the differences and commonalities between these two jigs. Overview Both jigs do a great job of…

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  • Using a router table as a joiner
    7:01

    Use Your Router Table as a Jointer

    The starting point for most projects is creating a perfectly straight, smooth and square edge on your boards. This is especially true when you’re gluing boards edge to edge. Want a seamless glue joint? You need to start with a good edge. If you have a router table, you also have a jointer, the perfect…

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  • Different bottles of glue
    19:46

    George and Jimmy’s Glue Tips

    Jimmy DiResta was in George’s shop recently, so the two of them got together to talk about glue tips. Like choosing the right tool, it’s important to choose the right glue, as well as the right techniques for applying the glue. Filling voids CA (cyanoacrylate) glue is great for filling voids. Mix it with sawdust…

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  • Handheld router
    15:26

    Handheld Router Basics

    Handheld routers can add so much to your woodworking and your shop, but it’s very important that you use them correctly. Routers run at a very high rpm and, of course, they’re used with very sharp bits, so can be dangerous if used incorrectly. Buying advice The router used in the video, a fixed base…

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  • Machine on a plank of wood
    11:43

    What You Can Do On a Drum Sander

    Over the years I’ve been asked about drum sanders MANY times. Here’s an opportunity to see what a drum sander can do for you, and learn about the differences between drum sanders and planers. Abrasive planing With 36-grit sandpaper on your drum sander you can quickly clean up a surface, taking it from rough sawn…

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  • Lever clamps
    4:29

    You Should Know About Lever Clamps

    You may have a boat load of clamps in your shop that have screw threads. As you spin a handle the threads turn and tighten or loosen the clamp. Lever clamps are completely different. They have more of a gear/ratchet/cam system. As you move the lever an offset cam puts pressure on the clamp head,…

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  • Wood table with tools
    5:46

    Fall 2021 Product Showcase: Bora Centipede

    It’s common to run into scenarios where you need a work surface, but you don’t want to burn up floor space by permanently adding a workbench to your shop. Bora’s Centipedes provide excellent solutions for this problem. What’s available? In this video we’re working with the 2×4 Centipede, but you can also get it as…

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  • Aquacoat samples on wood pieces
    7:54

    Fall 2021 Product Showcase: Aquacoat

    Do water-based finishing products provide the same protection as solvent-based products? Spoiler alert…yes. We did the KCMA (Kitchen Cabinet Manufacturers Association) test on three Aquacoat products, and they passed with flying colors! The test Grab some kitchen items you’d hate to have spilled on a table and we’ll get the test going. We’re using grain…

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  • Woodmaster product
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    Fall 2021 Product Showcase: Woodmaster

    The Woodmaster planer is a multi-function tool. It can be used as a planer, drum sander, molder and can also be used to gang rip pieces. With all those functions it’s good to know what it takes to change over from one function to another. It’s important to know that Woodmaster has done a very…

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