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The Best Accessible Routing Tools

The Best Accessible Routing Tools

Needing reasonable accommodations can’t and shouldn’t stop you from the wide world of routing. Accessible shop features and tools are mostly easy to come by – and even those designed for typically abled people can almost always be adapted to work for you. Routing is for everyone, and accessible routing is within reach. Whether you’re working on setting up a …

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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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How to Choose the Right Power Saw

How to Choose the Right Power Saw

Just think how long projects must have taken in the days before the power saw! These days, there are more flavors of power saw than there are ice creams at the local Baskin Robbins. But how are you to know which one is best for your application? While we can’t go over every last variation of the power saw in …

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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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How to Sell Your Woodworking Items at a Craft Festival

How to Sell Your Woodworking Items at a Craft Festival

Woodworking is a fantastic hobby, but after a while, you’ll start filling up your garage and the rest of your house. Why not take some of your projects to a craft sale or festival to try earning money from your favorite pastime? If you’ve never sold anything at a craft festival, here are a few tips and tricks to make …

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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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