Category Archive for: ‘Woodworking’

Best Shop Safety Practices

Best Shop Safety Practices

Safety in the wood shop is important. You’re almost certainly familiar with all of the big shop safety rules and apply them whenever you’re working on a piece. Have you ever stopped to think about how different the safety requirements are for different pieces of equipment, though? Consider a table saw… that’s one tool that you never want to reach …

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First Aid for Woodworkers

First Aid for Woodworkers

For any woodworker, a workshop should be an oasis of creativity; however, it can become a dangerous torture chamber with even the smallest mistake. It’s easy for something to go wrong due to machinery complications, human error or a mixture of the two. Whether you’ve found yourself here as a preventative measure or as a last resort, it’s never too …

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4 Best Wood Values for Woodworkers

4 Best Wood Values for Woodworkers

Some woods are chosen for looks, some for economy and some for durability. But some woods offer value in a combination of all three characteristics. These four woods are easy to work with, great to look at, relatively inexpensive and fairly easy to source. While they might not be the most beautiful, durable or inexpensive woods on the market, they’re …

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5 Reasons to Make Friends with Your Saw Shop

5 Reasons to Make Friends with Your Saw Shop

If you’re like many people, you probably think of saw blades as being something you just replace when they start to go dull or wear out. When your equipment isn’t cutting as well as it used to, it’s easy to buy a new blade and either toss or recycle the old one. After all, blades are cheap enough, right? If …

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Ways to Overcome Woodworker’s Block

Ways to Overcome Woodworker's Block

Woodworking is a creative profession and when the inspiration is there, it can feel like you’re on top of the world. But when the creative well runs dry, it’s easy to be overcome by inertia. If you rely on woodworking to make a living, you don’t have the luxury of waiting for inspiration to strike. It takes effort to get …

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17 Things To Accelerate Your Learning Curve

17 Things 17 Things To Accelerate Your Learning Curve

These are the 17+ things that really helped me get going with woodworking. Hope it helps you as much as they did me. 1) If you are using Firefox browser, get a free add on YouTube download helper app. Search for videos on all aspects of woodworking that interest you and collect them. I watch a video on the topic …

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