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Designing Your Own Tool Storage System

Considering Designing Your Own Tool Storage System?

A woodworking shop is always evolving. Sections and components are always being modified to work better. Naturally, the wood storage area should be adequate, but not so large that it overpowers the working and storage areas. Large stationary tools such as the table saw, power planer, jointer and others should be located near the wood. But shop layout isn’t all …

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5 Basic Clamps for Every Woodworking Shop

5 Basic Clamps for Every Woodworking Shop

There are enough clamp styles available to woodworkers that it’s tough to know which tools you absolutely need to have in your shop. Whether you’re a beginning woodworker who needs a full clamp setup or a veteran looking to re-evaluate a career’s worth of basic clamps, separating the necessary from the nice-to-have isn’t easy. Here are five basic clamp styles …

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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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Tips for Installing a Dust Collection System

Tips for Installing a Dust Collection System

There’s no way around it: wood dust is a health hazard. Multiple health agencies have classified wood dust as a carcinogen. As a woodworker, whether professionally or as a hobbyist, safety should be the top priority — even ahead of creating a quality product. This is where dust collection systems come in – the name is pretty straightforward for their …

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