Bobby Baird

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The Lumber Rule – How to Calculate Board Feet

A must-have tool for the lumberyard by Greg Paolini In addition to my truck and a pile of cash, there’s always one other thing I take to the …

Woodworking

How to Stain Wood in 7 Easy Steps

How do you revive tired hardwood floors or a piece of antique furniture? Answer: You stain 'em back to their former glory. There's no need to walk …

The BARN Workbench — Part One

I have a confession. I love workbenches. My first project as a hobbyist was a workbench and ever since, I’ve been in love with all the things a good …

Workbenches

Farmhouse Outdoor Glider Bench

1<p>Step 1<p>Assemble two pairs of Arm Frames. Drill pocket holes in the 16" pieces. Start by adding the bottom 16" piece to the 35" piece and the 24" …

Best Miter Saw Blade - Reviewing 2018’s Top Rated Picks & Buying Guide

Best Miter Saw Blade – Reviewing 2018’s Top Rated Picks & Buying Guide<p>When searching for the <b>best miter saw blade</b> for your needs you’ll need to …

Woodworking

Oil & Varnish: A Refresher

If you go back to the early issues of U.S. woodworking magazines in the 1970s and ’80s and read about oil finishes, you’ll come away confused. The …

Carpenter's Workbench Build

There's a million ways to make a workbench. If you want one for using hand tools, the experts seem to agree on two core features: it needs mass, and …

Woodworking

Seven Secrets of Successful Woodworking Jigs

Like most woodworkers I have a bunch of jigs kicking around the shop and like most guys my age I have firmly held opinions. As a reader I’ve seen …

WATCH THIS before buying a carbide helical (spiral/segmented) jointer/planer cutter head

Finish Your Finish

I’ve always believed that if a project’s finish doesn’t pass the “touch test”—when running your hands over the project, you feel a flawless, …

Woodworking

Tools & Craft #35: Designing a Moxon Vise

It takes clamping to a new level (literally)<p>In the past few years what has become to be known as a "Moxon Vise" has become a pretty popular workbench …

Bench Planes: The System of Three

We rethink the Western bench plane system. All you need to know is that there are three tools, three setups, three jobs and three surfaces. by …

Woodworking

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Step: 1<p>STEP ONE: Build the sides. Drill ¾” pocket holes into the 1x12 sides and attach it to the 2x2 legs with 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and wood glue. …

Woodworking

Learn About Jointer Knives From Doug Dale

In the video below, Doug Dale discusses the evolution of jointer knives, and shows how he changes the segmented cutters on a helical head.If you’ve …

Woodworking

I have a dust collector...Why is my shop so dusty?

Assembly Table with Torsion Box

Here’s an assembly table I built earlier this year. There are two main points of interest. The table itself was built by laminating 3/4” Baltic birch …

Woodworking

​How can I fix those annoying squeaks in my home?

A rumble here, a noise there – hearing sounds coming from your house is completely normal, seeing as it’s made up of a multitude of materials, wires, …

Home Improvement

The Universal Multipurpose Workbench

On Instructables, more than everywhere else, almost all projects will come out from some kind of workbench. However, and after quite a bit of …

Woodworking

How to Make the Ultimate Garage Workbench

For the past six months, I've been hammering and banging on a flimsy folding plastic table. That's right. I'm a full-time DIY and how-to blogger, a …

Free Compost Bin Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about free compost bin plans. I have designed this wood compost bin so any person with minimum woodworking …

Woodworking

Knotty Alder sofa table

This is a nice project to make out of some of the short pieces lying around in the cutoff bin. Made from Knotty alder and finished with danish oil …

How to Waterproof Wood - 3 Ways

That natural beauty demands protection! Choose the products and techniques that work best with your wood.<p>Photo: istockphoto.com<p>Some of most …

Build a Workbench / Table Saw Outfeed Table

You don’t have to use a table saw for long to realize the importance of having nice outfeed support when ripping longer material. Roller stands can …

Hardwood Rug

Instructables inspires me to make stuff. That is one of my very favorite parts of this site. I would have never thought to make wood sandals or a …

Woodworking

Crosscut Sled For The Table Saw - A Simple Table Saw Sled

Simple Crosscut Sled<br>For the Table Saw<p>You might want to make this dedicated crosscut sled if you cut a lot of stock at 90 degrees to the blade. It's …

20 Must Know Woodworking Tips

New to woodworking or having trouble with certain projects? Whether you are a beginning woodworker or expert, these tips from the pros will speed up …

Woodworking

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How to Get a Smooth Paint Finish without a Paint Sprayer

A smooth factory finish is the ideal paint finish for cabinetry. A professional cabinet finisher would normally use a paint sprayer, but today I’m …

Building A Spindle Sander For The Drill Press

Building a spindle sander for your drill press can be a very handy accessory around the shop when it comes to shaping a piece of material. Building a …

Woodworking