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28 Secret Clamping Tricks from Woodworkers

Clamps are a woodworker's best friend, and there are endless ways to use them in the workshop. Here are 28 of our most unique and useful clamping …


Tricks for truing lumber without a jointer

Your grandad may have reached for a hand plane to flatten boards without a power jointer, but today there's an easier way. With a few common power …


Bandsaw | Resaw Tips from a Professional Woodworker | Master Your Bandsaw

Square the Bandsaw Blade and the Board<p>Making sure the bandsaw blade is perpendicular to the table is especially important when you’re resawing a wide …


Shop Made - Table Saw Miter Sled for Perfect Miter Joints

How 6 Different Stains Look On 5 Popular Types of Wood

We’ve been wanting to do a wood/stain study for years now and in my head, I wanted to do <i>every</i> type of wood with about 20 different stains each. But …


Adjustable Taper Jig for Table Saw - Cheap and Easy!

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22 Vacations that Will Change Your Life

1 of 22<p>Cooking on the Amalfi Coast<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 22<p>Kayaking Mexico's Sea of Cortez<p>3 of 22<p>Setting Sail in Sausalito<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 22<p>Going Wild …

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DIY Perpetual Flip Calendar

Flip calendars are a neat little piece of history. Sold as tourist trinkets, they sit on your desk and show the current day of the month and, …


Ⓕ Best Way For Gluing Wood Together To Get Thick Pieces (ep86)


Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers

Home › Woodworking › Woodworking Tips › Measuring Tips and Techniques for DIYers<p>Use these clever tricks to work faster and better


Resawing: Basic Hows and Whys - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To

Print<p>Print<p>So you can use a band saw to slice thin pieces of wood from bigger pieces of wood … what’s the benefit? Why not buy your wood sliced thin …


How 6 Different Stains Look On 5 Popular Types of Wood

We’ve been wanting to do a wood/stain study for years now and in my head, I wanted to do <i>every</i> type of wood with about 20 different stains each. But …


Biscuit Joiner, Why Biscuits Telegraph & How to Avoid Biscuit Telegraphing

How to cut tenons on a TABLE SAW SLED!

These Are the Best (and Cheapest) Times to Visit Alaska

Most Americans, upon first traveling to Alaska, are shocked to realize just how big the state is. Yes, it’s part of the United States, English is …

Woodworking Tips and Tricks / 5 Hacks for Clamps: Part 3

Don’t Glue Anything Without This Handy Reference Chart

For years I wondered why all my beautiful small-scale models kept falling apart. I underestimated the most important factor: adhesive. You can glue almost everything with super glue — but some materials just won’t stay together. Is it possible to glue rubber to glass? Will plastic stick to wood? …

Ⓕ Perfect Dados Without A Dado Blade - No Measuring & No Math (ep82)


Fielding-Smith Furniture Launches with a Collection of Contemporary Furniture

Designer/maker Douglas Fielding-Smith recently launched his new, Redditch, England based company, Fielding-Smith Furniture, where he focuses on …


Removable Shop Drawers for Better Tool Transportation and Storage

Easier than fishing multiple tools out of multiple plastic cases<p>Something I like about the EZSTAX system is how the designers have considered the …

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5 Quick Drilling Hacks Part 2 - Woodworking Tips and Tricks


2 Adjustable Saw Mill Sleds For A Bandsaw

The Best Oils & Techniques for Finishing Wooden Kitchen Tools

Over the past twenty years of working with wood, I have applied many finishes such as soap, shellac, oil, varnish, lacquer, polyester and polyurethane, and urishi. I have poured finishes, mopped them, sprayed, brushed, burnt, rubbed, and polished. I have even experimented with <i>not</i> finishing wood …

A Cleaner Way to Putty Nail Holes - Woodworking | Blog | Videos | Plans | How To

Print<p>Print<p>A reader’s tip makes cleaning up excess wood putty a thing of the past, using something all of us already have in our workshops. Chris …


No-fuss mortise setup

I like to cut mortises and stopped grooves using the router table. Here’s my method for skipping the hassle of a time-consuming trial-and-error setup …

Tips for Tight Miters

Pro tricks for air-tight joints<p>Use a Shim to Cut a Back Bevel<p>Cut a back bevel on miter joints that are open in front but touching at the back. To …


How to Get Bentwood Results Without Steaming: You Can Buy Bendable Hardwood

Pure Timber's "Cold-Bend hardwood"<p>Want to design a furniture piece or interior that incorporates bentwood, but don't want to deal with the hassle of …


Clever Homemade 3D Router Table

“Suso,” doing business as Paoson Luthier, is an instrument maker and woodworker in Galiza, Spain. Besides being known for his impressive instrument-making skills, he’s also known for making the cleverly-designed router tables, table saws, and belt sanders that he uses in his woodworking.<p>Paoson …

Workshop Tips and Helpers

Make your shop more efficient with these handyman tips and hacks<p>Save Your Back and Knees With a Rolling Seat<p>A rolling creeper seat doesn't need much …

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