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    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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    3:39

    Understanding Janka Hardness

    With over 60,000 species of trees in existence, we woodworkers have an overwhelming number of wood choices available to us. So, how do you choose the right wood for your project? Cost, local availability, color, and figure are important characteristics to consider, and can be pretty easily assessed. Depending on your project, hardness might also…

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  • Dovetail sockets in wood near a table saw
    7:47

    Make Dovetail Sockets on your Table Saw

    The dovetail joint is not only one of the strongest joints due to the mechanical strength that it provides, it is also widely considered to be one of the most beautiful joints that you can create. This combination of strength and beauty make dovetail joinery one of the hallmarks of craftsmanship, so it’s a great…

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  • Bandsaw
    7:47

    Fall 2021 Product Showcase: Grizzly 9” Bandsaw

    There are a ton of great features on the Grizzly G0803Z bandsaw. This 9” saw has a quick release on blade tension, dust collection port, blower to keep dust off your line of cut, built in light and laser guide. When changing blades it’s hard to beat having a quick release on the blade tension.…

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  • Embedding objects into an epoxy pour
    1:48

    Embedding Objects in Your Epoxy Pours

    Epoxy can be fun to work with once you get the hang of it, and it can be used to add beautiful features to your projects. Make your epoxy pours and projects even more unique by embedding objects in the epoxy to give the appearance of floating down your river table. Pouring in Layers To…

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  • Pieces to build a countertop
    15:47

    How to Build a Countertop

    It’s likely that every woodworker has had the idea, at one time or another, to build their own countertop. Maybe it’s for a kitchen or a shop fixture, but the idea of extending those woodworking skills by incorporating in some high quality laminate materials is appealing. While it might seem like it requires a completely…

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  • Freud ball nose bits
    4:27

    2021 Product Showcase: Freud Ball Nose Bits

    You may not be good at breaking out the carving tools and carving by hand, but with the help of a CNC router and the right router bits you can easily carve incredibly intricate shapes in wood. 3D carving on a CNC router isn’t difficult to set up, but to get the best level of…

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  • Cabinet door
    3:44

    Cabinet Doors Without Striped Panels

    Have you ever seen a cabinet door that had an awful looking unfinished stripe on one or both sides of the door? Yuck! Striped panels appear because wood expands and contracts due to seasonal fluctuations in humidity. One important piece of knowledge that every woodworker has to have is that this seasonal movement is unavoidable,…

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  • Sawing into a large log
    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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