Category Archive for: ‘Woodworking’

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

Woodshoplights

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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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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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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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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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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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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