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

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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Do You Have an Inventory of Your Tools?

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There’s nothing that hinders productivity like swearing you had just the right bit you needed for a project, but tearing apart your entire workspace, you come up empty-handed. Keeping an inventory of your tools is important to keep your workshop running smoothly, but it’s also useful for making informed purchases to add to your collection and handy when filing for …

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How to Get Started in Woodworking

How to Get Started in Woodworking

There’s something both primal and eminently satisfying about working with wood, especially when you get to sit back and see the fruits of your labor once you finish the job. If you’ve never picked up a hammer for anything other than hanging a picture on the wall, it might seem a little intimidating, but we’re here to help. Here are …

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How to Build Wooden Shelves for Your Garage

How to Build Wooden Shelves for Your Garage

A garage isn’t complete without shelving, but purchasing metal shelf kits can put a pretty sizable dent in your wallet. One alternative is to build them out of wood for a fraction of the cost. Here are some easy-to-follow steps to help you make wooden shelving for your garage. Design Your Shelves Before you start digging out tools or purchasing …

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5 Deck Building Tips

5 Deck Building Tips

Adding a pressure-treated wooden deck to your home doesn’t just improve the look of your yard and give you somewhere to hang out and barbecue when the weather is nice. It can also add up to $9,000 to the value of your home. While you can hire someone to do the work for you, building a deck yourself can be …

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Where Can You Sell Your Projects?

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Etsy is the go-to spot to list handcrafted goods, no doubt. But the site is highly saturated and competition is steep. Even if you use Etsy as the primary spot to list your router projects, it’s smart not to put all of your eggs solely in that basket. By diversifying where you sell, you’ll have more eyes on your work, …

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