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Woodworking Tools You Can Make ("Better Homes & Gardens")

Provides diagrams and instructions for making useful hand tools, power tools, accessories, and shop organizers

Table Saw Book, The: Completely Revised and Updated (A Fine Woodworking Book) Kindle Edition

The table saw is the cornerstone of any woodworking shop, and this book in its first edition quickly became the standard reference. Written by the …

Easy Woodworking Plans For The DIY Woodworker | Woodwork Plans

It doesn’t really matter if you’ve practised woodworking for many years or if you’re still a rookie, you can always have use for some easy …

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Choosing Power Drills for Woodworking

If you were to stroll through any home center's power tool section and take a look at the drills, you'd find that almost the entire selection is made …

Tips for Woodworking with Maple

Along with cherry, walnut, and oak, maple is considered to be among the favorite hardwood choices for furniture building. Maple is generally …

How to French Polish a Woodworking Project

French Polish is a finish commonly found on antique furniture. It is often mistakenly referred to as a substance to be applied to wood, but in …

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Woodworking Fasteners: Working With Wood Screws

Wood screws are probably the most commonly-used mechanical woodworking fasteners. They are used primarily for connecting wood to wood and are …

Woodshop Safety Rules Every Woodworker Should Know

01 of 10<p>The first and most important rule of woodworking is to wear appropriate safety equipment. While hearing protection is necessary for some very …

Learning Woodworking - Basics for Beginners

01 of 08<p>With sharp hand tools and unforgiving power tools, woodworking can be a dangerous activity. By following some basic safety rules, though, you …

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Skill Builder — Understanding Basic Woodworking Tools

Getting Started with 5 Basic Hand Tools<p>First off, I’m going to focus on what I consider to be the five basic hand tools for working with wood. These are the fundamentals that will allow you to build most anything. Keep in mind that no one tool is right for everyone. The hammer that I love might be …

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8 Alternative DIY Woodworking Projects

It's easy to get romantic about woodworking—little ribbons of poplar curling from the plane, sunlight glinting off the chisel's steel, the silence, the scent—but the spirit of the endeavor is function, not art. With all due respect to the tinkerer-philosophers of the world, these eight alternative …

Types of Wood Species for Woodworking

01 of 07<p>Oak is one of the most popular woods utilized in furniture making. There are many varieties of oak, but most have very similar qualities for …

Types of Wood Species for Woodworking

01 of 07<p>Oak is one of the most popular woods utilized in furniture making. There are many varieties of oak, but most have very similar qualities for …

Power Machinery for Woodworking

01 of 06<p>The table saw is typically considered the centerpiece of the wood shop. Since so many tasks can be done on the table saw, it is often the one …

Woodworking Tips and Tricks To Fix Problems

01 of 10<p>Even the most meticulously-cut halves of a mitered corner don't always line up perfectly. Because wood is a material that is constantly …

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Woodworking Tools

Woodworking is a skill in which the phrase “the right tool for the job” is particularly applicable. In my time as a woodworker I’ve come across interesting tools that have struck my fancy. Some of the tools chosen for this guide are for practicality, and some are esoteric gems that are handy in the …

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How to Use a Circular Saw Safely When Woodworking

It is statistically shown that more severe, debilitating injuries occur from the table saw than any other woodworking machine or power tool. However, …

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Top 6 Kitchen Woodworking Plans and Projects

01 of 06<p>If you're looking for one of those gift ideas for the proverbial "person who has everything," build them a hardwood bread tray. This unique …

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How to Make Shop-Built Woodworking Jigs

01 of 07<p>The table saw is probably the most versatile woodworking machine in the woodshop. In many woodshops, the table saw is the one tool around …

Planter Box Plans - Free Woodworking Plans

01 of 10<p>Download the Free Planter Box Plans<p>Every patio or deck can be made all the more attractive with the addition of plants and flowers. However, …

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Using Spruce, Pine and Fir (SPF) Lumber

If you take a stroll through your local lumberyard or the lumber department of your big box home center, you'll find a few rows of dimensional SPF …

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Woodworking Safety Equipment for the Workshop

Woodworking can be a dangerous hobby. By following a few common sense rules, you can decrease the risk of serious injury. Develop the habit of using …

Hardwood Properties of Woodworking With Walnut

Woodworkers tend to favor working with specific hardwoods much like auto mechanics tend to prefer working on specific brands or models of cars. It's …

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18 Free Woodworking Plans and Projects

01 of 18<p>Make a Garden Planter Box<p>Each of the images in this gallery shows a free woodworking plan available with step-by-step instructions. Some of …

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Architectural Art Carved Out At NK Woodworking

[Photo: Tom Wright]<p><b>Traditional craftsman quality combined with a modern artistic style.</b> That's the goal of NK Woodworking. Started by Nathie Katzoff three years ago in South Seattle, he and his staff strive to provide clients with furniture that has an everlasting quality as well as being a piece …

Circular Saw Woodworking Tips

01 of 07<p>While the table saw is probably the most useful power tool for a woodworker, for a carpenter on a job site, the most useful power tool would …

Woodworking With Hardwood Lumber - Wood Working Materials

Varieties of hardwood lumber are the staple materials for the woodworker, particularly those who focus on fine woodworking projects such as …

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7 Power Tools Every Woodworker Should Have

01 of 07<p>While some people consider the circular saw to be more of a carpentry tool than a fine woodworking tool, I would tend to disagree. There may …

Tips for Woodworking, Sanding, and Finishing Cherry

Cherry is a favored wood among furniture builders for its deep richness and for the color that only seems to improve with age. It sands to a very …

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