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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Community

Reinventing the Circle: How Do You Cut Yours?

Cutting Circle

Even though it seems like it should be a simple task, cutting a circle with a router is a lot trickier than most people think. There are a few different ways to get the job done, and the method that works best for one person may cause someone else nothing but frustration. If you’ve been struggling to create a good-looking …

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How to Sell Your Woodworking Items at a Craft Festival

How to Sell Your Woodworking Items at a Craft Festival

Woodworking is a fantastic hobby, but after a while, you’ll start filling up your garage and the rest of your house. Why not take some of your projects to a craft sale or festival to try earning money from your favorite pastime? If you’ve never sold anything at a craft festival, here are a few tips and tricks to make …

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Choosing the Right Gloves to Wear

Choosing the Right Gloves to Wear When Woodworking

High-speed power tools and splinters are two realities of woodworking that are not going to change any time soon. Safety is always a concern when working on projects, and keeping your hands safe is right up there with eye, ear and lung protection. So what makes a good pair of gloves for woodworking jobs? You might be surprised to learn …

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What is a Lumber Crayon?

What is a Lumber Crayon?

Woodworking projects of all types invariably lead to the same problem: sorting and tracking all the different kinds of lumber and scraps you have laying around. Sure, there are chalk markers and grease pencils, but both are messy to handle, can be hard to clean up should there be a spill or mismark and require frequent refilling or peeling. When …

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How to Fix a Wooden Garage Door Panel

How to Fix a Wooden Garage Door Panel

Keeping your home secure and well-insulated is important, and your garage door does both. So when your garage door is damaged, it’s a priority to get it repaired. But having a professional come out can cost you hundreds of dollars. What if you were to just fix the door yourself? You can do this — and it’s not that difficult …

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Tips for Refinishing a Pool Deck

Tips for Refinishing a Pool Deck

The sun is shining and the weather is warm. There’s no better time to take a dip in the pool. The only problem is, the deck is an unsightly mess you want to hide from guests. Luckily, it’s easy to spruce up a worn-out pool deck. You don’t have to tear out planks or break up slabs of concrete. Instead, …

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Getting Started with CNC

Getting Started with CNC

Computer numeric control, better known as CNC, is a process by which a computer uses a specially designed router or other cutting tool to create complex designs in wood, metal or plastic. The result is designs that are routed into the wood or other material with a significant degree of precision. Not only are the lines and curves of the …

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How to Choose the Right Saw Blades

How to Choose the Right Saw Blades

Choosing the right tools for your woodworking project could mean the difference between a project with clean cuts and sharp edges, and one that looks like you hacked at it with a bread knife. Not all saw blades are of equally high quality, so here are some easy-to-remember tips and tricks to help you choose the right blades for your …

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Wood Carving 101

Carving 101

Carving is one of the most common activities that comes to mind when the average Joe thinks of woodworking. While there’s a lot of woodworking that doesn’t involve carving at all, the image of a woodworker coaxing out designs by hand with carving tools is a strong one. If you’ve never tried your hand at carving wood, it could unlock …

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5 Easy Woodworking Projects to Get Started On

5 Easy Woodworking Projects to Get Started On

Woodworking is a fantastic way to work with your hands and get the satisfaction of creating something that looks amazing, but if you’ve never picked up a saw or a hammer in your life, it can be hard to know where to start. There are tutorials by the score on the internet for amazing projects, but many of them are …

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