Category Archive for: ‘Woodworking’

6 Tips for Professional Woodworkers

6 Tips for Professional Woodworkers

Whether you’re looking to become a professional woodworker by taking your hobby to the next level, you’re embarking on something new for the first time or you’re already a pro looking to brush up on your craft, there’s always something to be said for learning new tricks of the trade. From your materials to the way you use them, there …

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Butcher Block Projects 101: Getting Started

Butcher Block Projects 101: Getting Started

Butcher’s blocks are kind of like the tanks of the chopping block world. They’re generally built tougher and sturdier as they’re used for cutting meat as opposed to cutting boards which are generally used for cutting vegetables and fruits. Butcher’s blocks are typically used in butcher’s shops although there may be some of you reading this that own one yourselves. …

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Grain Options for Butcher Block Projects

Grain Options for Butcher Block Projects

Butcher blocks have probably been around for as long as people have been cooking their food. Wood is an excellent surface to cut on and has always been widely available. Long popular in Europe and other parts of the world, butcher blocks are becoming more and more popular in homes in the United States as well. If you do an …

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Drawing 101

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Woodworking has been around for as long as, well – probably for as long as humans have been cutting down trees. Computers, on the other hand, have only become ubiquitous in the last few decades. Even so, there are some who seem to feel that using CAD (computer-aided design) software to draft projects is far superior to manual drafting. There’s …

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Drawer Slides 101

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Without drawers, we’d have nowhere to put our socks, underwear, or other clothes. Sure, we could hang things up, but who on earth feels like doing all that work. Nope, just cram your shirts in the drawer and be done with it. In order for our drawers to do all of that beautiful storage stuff, though, they have to open …

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Best Measuring Devices for Woodworking

Best Measuring Devices for Woodworking

Precision woodworking is an artform that requires a lot of math, and just like any other trade, you need the right tools to do the job well. Some of the most important tools when it comes to working with wood are those that help you measure accurately and efficiently. While you can often make do with just a tape measure …

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How to Build a Wooden Door From Scratch 

How to Build a Wooden Door From Scratch 

Building a door from scratch can seem like an intimidating process. With the right guidance and tools, however, you’ll create a wooden door perfect for your home. Before diving in, have an idea in mind of what you want your door to look like. You’ll also need to know whether it’ll be outdoors or indoors. From there, you can follow …

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How to Build a Wooden Utility Cart

How to Build a Wooden Utility Cart

Sometimes your workshop can get cluttered, and storage can become an issue. If you’re an experienced craftsman or are just starting out, you may want to invest in a wooden utility cart. This project is time- and cost-effective, ideal for beginners and experts alike. A utility cart is a practical project. As you build it, you create a place that …

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Best Resources for Learning CAD

Learncad

Computer-aided design (CAD) software is for more than just creating designs, you can use it to modify, analyze and improve existing ones as well. CAD can improve the designer’s productivity as it makes it easier to produce high-quality designs, communicate through documentation, and it allows designers to compile what they’ve created into one location which can make for easier accessibility. …

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Lighting Your Shop: 4 Things to Consider

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When it comes to working in your shop, having good lighting is essential. Not only does good lighting help you better see your work area, but it can also prevent accidents that can occur with poor lighting. If you’ve never picked out lighting, though, how are you supposed to know what the best lights are to meet your shop’s needs? …

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