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

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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The Best Accessible Routing Tools

The Best Accessible Routing Tools

Needing reasonable accommodations can’t and shouldn’t stop you from the wide world of routing. Accessible shop features and tools are mostly easy to come by – and even those designed for typically abled people can almost always be adapted to work for you. Routing is for everyone, and accessible routing is within reach. Whether you’re working on setting up a …

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How to Set Up Your Garage for Woodworking

How to Set Up Your Garage for Woodworking

You’re new to woodworking and have completed a few projects. You know that you want to continue to practice your craft, but there’s no room. So it’s time to set up a workshop where you can plan out and complete more complex pieces. Your garage is the perfect place to do it. But where to begin? In this article, we’ll …

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How to Choose the Right Power Saw

How to Choose the Right Power Saw

Just think how long projects must have taken in the days before the power saw! These days, there are more flavors of power saw than there are ice creams at the local Baskin Robbins. But how are you to know which one is best for your application? While we can’t go over every last variation of the power saw in …

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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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