Category Archive for: ‘Woodworking’

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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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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How to Waterproof Your Wood

How to Waterproof Your Wood

Visit the Greek Isles, and you’ll notice something peculiar about the houses — they’re all made of stone! Naturally, the Greeks don’t have to worry about water damaging their building material, but in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, wood is the material of choice, and its porous nature can lead to warping and rot when exposed …

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Resources to Learn Basic Woodworking

Resources to Learn Basic Woodworking

If you’re wanting to get into routing but haven’t the slightest clue on basic woodworking, you may be looking for some resources. Luckily, we live in an age where information is widely available at the tips of your fingers and those with skills are almost always willing to teach newcomers. Whether you learn best in a hands-on setting or from …

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Finding Woodworking Classes

Finding Woodworking Classes

Whether you’re just starting out with woodworking or you’re a seasoned pro, wanting to learn some new tricks, woodworking classes are an invaluable resource. While there are a number of plans and books available for woodworking, being able to watch another person work gives you insight that’s hard to get from the written word. There’s just one problem… how are …

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Rerouting the New Year with New Projects

Rerouting the New Year with New Projects

Around this time of year, the “new year, new you” trend is in full swing. Instead of trying to reinvent yourself, though, why not try starting some brand-new projects with your router? The new year is a perfect break point from what you’ve been working on previously, and if you find yourself in a rut then a new project might …

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