General Routing

"Often I’ll conceive and execute a project just because it’s something I want to do, not necessarily because I think it will sell. Most woodworkers don’t allow themselves this freedom." Victor Di Novi

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Shop Safety

"A tool is but the extension of a man's hand, and a machine is but a complex tool. And he that invents a machine augments the power of a man and the wellbeing of mankind." Henry Ward Beecher

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Show N' Tell

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman, but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist." Louis Nizer

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Tools & Woodworking

"He that is good with a hammer tends to think everything is a nail.To the man who only has a hammer in the toolkit, every problem looks like a nail." Abraham Maslow

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Drawing 101

Woodworkingdraw

Woodworking has been around for as long as, well – probably for as long as humans have been cutting down trees. Computers, on the other hand, have only become ubiquitous in the last few decades. Even so, there are some who seem to feel that using CAD (computer-aided design) software to draft projects is far superior to manual drafting. There’s …

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Drawer Slides 101

Woodendrawer

Without drawers, we’d have nowhere to put our socks, underwear, or other clothes. Sure, we could hang things up, but who on earth feels like doing all that work. Nope, just cram your shirts in the drawer and be done with it. In order for our drawers to do all of that beautiful storage stuff, though, they have to open …

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Best Measuring Devices for Woodworking

Best Measuring Devices for Woodworking

Precision woodworking is an artform that requires a lot of math, and just like any other trade, you need the right tools to do the job well. Some of the most important tools when it comes to working with wood are those that help you measure accurately and efficiently. While you can often make do with just a tape measure …

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How to Build a Wooden Door From Scratch 

How to Build a Wooden Door From Scratch 

Building a door from scratch can seem like an intimidating process. With the right guidance and tools, however, you’ll create a wooden door perfect for your home. Before diving in, have an idea in mind of what you want your door to look like. You’ll also need to know whether it’ll be outdoors or indoors. From there, you can follow …

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How to Fix Your Woodworking Tools

How to Fix Your Woodworking Tools

If you enjoy working with your hands and don’t mind the occasional splinter, woodworking is one of the best hobbies you can take up — at least, until your tools break. Instead of running out to buy new ones, why not repair them instead? Here are some tips and tricks to help you fix your woodworking tools. Look for the Obvious With …

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How to Build a Wooden Utility Cart

How to Build a Wooden Utility Cart

Sometimes your workshop can get cluttered, and storage can become an issue. If you’re an experienced craftsman or are just starting out, you may want to invest in a wooden utility cart. This project is time- and cost-effective, ideal for beginners and experts alike. A utility cart is a practical project. As you build it, you create a place that …

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Best Resources for Learning CAD

Learncad

Computer-aided design (CAD) software is for more than just creating designs, you can use it to modify, analyze and improve existing ones as well. CAD can improve the designer’s productivity as it makes it easier to produce high-quality designs, communicate through documentation, and it allows designers to compile what they’ve created into one location which can make for easier accessibility. …

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6 Router Bits for Household Projects

6routertips

Routers are fantastic tools to have, they let you drill, cut and make joints into the wood. You can make smooth edges, carve in nice designs – they’re a tool that you can get a lot of mileage out of and of course, the bit is what makes all of that wood cutting goodness happen. Without the bit, you’re not …

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Lighting Your Shop: 4 Things to Consider

Woodshoplights

When it comes to working in your shop, having good lighting is essential. Not only does good lighting help you better see your work area, but it can also prevent accidents that can occur with poor lighting. If you’ve never picked out lighting, though, how are you supposed to know what the best lights are to meet your shop’s needs? …

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Top 5 Hand Soaps for Woodworkers

Top 5 Hand Soaps for Woodworkers

Cleanliness is one aspect of woodworking that is often overlooked, despite the fact that the regular cleaning of one’s hands and workspace is vital in preventing unnecessary injuries and ensuring the creation of a quality product. Woodworking requires the handling of chemicals and substances that shouldn’t remain on human skin for prolonged periods, and while gloves offer protection, they aren’t …

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