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Tools & Craft #92: How to Choose the Best Dovetail Saw for Yourself

Today I had the opportunity to chat with a customer about dovetail saws, and he asked me the same question that I get all the time: what makes one …

Woodworking

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 …

Woodworking

Quick Caulk Clamp

Save face by reaching for a caulk gun to finish a glueing project if you've forgotten your clamps.<p>I forgot to take clamps to a recent project and …

Woodworking

The 8 Secrets to Get Your Team to "Own" Their Jobs (Which of these principles of effective leadership are you ignoring?)

Do you feel like your staff comes to you to solve problems and put out fires they should be able to handle themselves? Here are 8 simple steps to get them to actually "own" their own job and free up your time...<p>Wouldn't it be nice if your staff could handle things by themselves without asking you …

Leadership

Mass Timber is in for massive change

<b>We talk a lot about the wonders of wood construction but really, the industry is just getting started.</b><p>Mass Timber is all the rage in the construction …

Woodworking

Best Horror Movies For Free That You Probably Haven’t Seen: ‘Bubba Ho-Tep,’ ‘Night Of The Demons,’ And ‘P2’

If you’re looking for the best horror movies for a scary weekend, there are a trio of underrated gems currently streaming for free. From a film …

Horror

Awesome Custom Made Silent PC Finished With Wood And Rope

Those of you looking for inspiration for your next PC build may be able to take ideas from the awesome custom silent PC built by Twisted Sifter to …

Gear & Gadgets

Cool Electrician Tools and Equipment

A Wire Stripper and So Much More<p>This smart little tool does a lot—it works as a wire stripper, sheathing cutter, wire bender, measuring gauge and a …

Woodworking

The Best Dovetail Saw for Beginners

I get asked all the time about which dovetail saw is best for a beginner. It’s a difficult question because saws now come in a crazy variety of …

Woodworking

A Dovetailing Kit for Beginners

Last week I discussed the Zona Razor Saw and how it’s the ideal saw for beginning dovetailers. It’s just $12 to $15 and cuts extremely well. This saw …

Woodworking

PopWood Playback #14

I pulled together five videos this week that I think you’re going to love. We kick it off with Third Coast Craftsman and his copper and barn wood …

Woodworking

10 Underrated Horror Movies That Are Actually Scary AF

Horror movies aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, that is for sure. While some people love it, there are those who can’t stand the idea of them. Over the …

Horror

Architectural Sketches 003 – Japanese Playhouse

Architectural sketches typically fall into two distinctive camps (other than “Great!” or “terrible”) and the relative purpose of those sketches seem …

Woodworking

Poor Man’s Belt Grinder – Mark 1

©Charly, all rights reserved. Click for full size.This was the first iteration of my belt grinder. I built the whole thing out of scraps and it was …

Woodworking

Former Navy SEAL commanders who have been training business leaders for years realized too many people make the same mistake

After their first book, 2015's "Extreme Ownership," became a New York Times bestseller, Navy SEAL commanders Jocko Willink and Leif Babin soon found themselves with a global fan base.<p>As time passed, and they had more interactions with devoted readers through their leadership consulting firm, …

Military

Nintendo eShop Switch sale: OXENFREE $5, The Bridge $4, Pinball Arcade FREE, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Today we have another nice batch of discounted digital Switch and 3DS games via the Nintendo eShop. On top of a nice list of price …

Pinball

The Six Best Science Fiction Novels Of 2018 (According To The Hugo Awards)

Image: Tor Books<p>Over the weekend, the premiere award in science fiction and fantasy writing - the Hugo Awards - announced their six finalists for …

Science Fiction

A Deep-Space Disaster Gets Weirder By the Second in Suspenseful Short Film Hyperlight

<i>Hyperlight</i> opens with a disoriented astronaut in crisis mode, trying to reconnect with both her ship and her mission partner—who also happens to be …

Short Films

Build your own angled wine rack

<b>Make your DIY angled wine rack with these easy steps:</b><p>Using 2×6 pine boards, lay your bottles out to determine the correct spacing. Cut your holders …

Woodworking

11 Tools to Take Your Woodworking Projects from Hammer & Nails to Fit & Finished

Most of us get into woodworking from a practical point of view: we need to work on something around the house, so we head to the home center and get …

Woodworking

Handgun Grips: What Works, What Doesn't

Get a grip. No, I mean get a good grip on your pistol. With the right instruction, the gun will become an extension of your hand and arm and allow …

Self Defense

This One Kit Has Everything You Need to Survive an Outdoor Emergency

• Compass material: 550 Paracord<br>• Paracord length: 8'<br>• Paracord strength: 550lbs<br>• Blanket dimensions: 7' x 5'<br>• Flashlight strength: 500 lumens<br>• Flint life: up to …

Camping

This DIY Coffee Maker Will Brew the Best Cup You’ve Ever Had

Unleash your inner handyman with this brew system<p>Your electronic coffee maker may be convenient—but how many times have you poured yourself a cup, only to find a watered down, bland version of what you were hoping to get? If you want something done right, sometimes you really do have to do it …

Woodworking

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 …

Makita’s rugged coffee maker runs off drill batteries and is perfect for building sites

Japanese company Makita has made a sturdy coffee machine aimed at construction workers<p>Japanese power tool manufacturer Makita is branching out into …

Coffee

Michael Fortune's Auxiliary Bandsaw Fence

Glossary of Joinery

Girt To Post Joinery<p>The most basic joint in timber framing is the <i>Mortise & Tenon</i> joint, illustrated here in the Girt (beam) to Post connection. Many …

These 10 movies are so scary that viewers are forced to switch them off midway, says Netflix

After the success of Veronica, the new horror film released on Netflix, whose claim to fame was that several audience members were too scared to …

A $25 investing course will teach you forex trading (so you can make the big bucks)

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

A Dovetailing Trick for Beginners

I don’t think I’ve cut a single dovetail for eight months – my work has been mostly chairs and casework that relied on other joints. So I’m a bit out …

Woodworking