Category Archive for: ‘Tools & Equipment’

Tips for Working with Jigs

Tips for Working with Jigs

Every woodworker wants his or her time in their shop to be efficient and productive. Some of the most important tools in the shop are the jigs used to help make your work cleaner and easier. Jigs are physical versions of workshop shortcuts, tips and workarounds that can actually make a job fast and fun, although they won’t necessarily give …

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Designing Your Own Tool Storage System

Considering Designing Your Own Tool Storage System?

A woodworking shop is always evolving. Sections and components are always being modified to work better. Naturally, the wood storage area should be adequate, but not so large that it overpowers the working and storage areas. Large stationary tools such as the table saw, power planer, jointer and others should be located near the wood. But shop layout isn’t all …

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5 Basic Clamps for Every Woodworking Shop

5 Basic Clamps for Every Woodworking Shop

There are enough clamp styles available to woodworkers that it’s tough to know which tools you absolutely need to have in your shop. Whether you’re a beginning woodworker who needs a full clamp setup or a veteran looking to re-evaluate a career’s worth of basic clamps, separating the necessary from the nice-to-have isn’t easy. Here are five basic clamp styles …

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Tips for Installing a Dust Collection System

Tips for Installing a Dust Collection System

There’s no way around it: wood dust is a health hazard. Multiple health agencies have classified wood dust as a carcinogen. As a woodworker, whether professionally or as a hobbyist, safety should be the top priority — even ahead of creating a quality product. This is where dust collection systems come in – the name is pretty straightforward for their …

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