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Tablesawn Circles

It's easy to cut perfectly round tabletops of almost any size on your tablesaw. All it takes is a simple jig (<b>Fig A</b>)<br>and careful setup. With this …

Woodworking

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 …

Woodworking

How to: Build Shop Cabinet Doors on the Cheap

There are plenty of shelves in my shop that need doors to keep out the dust, and to keep the look of the shop more streamlined. These cheap doors are …

Best Cabinet Table Saws Reviews in 2018 | Knowledge Base

There are several types of table saws designed to serve different needs. While mainly used in woodworking, table saws can also cut through plastics …

Make this 3D Printed Laser Engraver for Just $20

The 3D printed photon printer, a micro laser engraver by Stephen Brockett, is the result of a weekend project that just kept on going, with both the …

5 Table Saw Jigs Every Woodworker Should Have

I spend quite a bit of time setting up for projects on the tools. It’s amazing how much time it takes to make a few simple yet complex cuts. For the …

Woodworking

Convert an Old Fridge into a Wood Kiln

I’m going to take you through the process of turning an old fridge into a wood kiln, or as I call it: the <i>k</i><i>ilnerator</i>.<p>The kilnerator is great for drying out green (wet) lumber, which is its sole purpose in my shop. This wood kiln design is simple as it does not need a dehumidifier, fans, or even a …

Woodworking

17 DIY Furniture Ideas

These DIY furniture ideas allow you to spruce up your own space with your own hands. These creative crafts create all kinds of funky furniture pieces …

Furniture

Ladder Lumber Rack

Amazing Woodworking<p>You May Also Like :<p>35 Corner Drawers and Storage Solutions for the Kitchen<p>Check out this amazing log cabin at $60,900 at Conestoga …

An Introduction to Wood Species, Part 14: Poplar

This often-overlooked wood is affordable, stable, easy-to-work and takes stain well<p><b>Poplar</b><p><i>Lirodendron tulipifera</i><p>Poplar, lacking bold coloration or an …

Dutch designer turns solid wood into a curiously bouncy seat

Carolien Laro has designed what may well be the first wooden stool to flex and bend under a person's weight. Experiments with traditional wood sawing …

Filson Chelan Chair

Summer is nearly upon us, and with the arrival of warm weather comes the opportunity for plenty of impromptu outdoor sitting. Keep your buns …

11 Things to Know Before Visiting the Lumber Yard - Quiet Corner

Choosing the right wood for a home improvement project can be tricky for experienced woodworkers and novice DIYers alike. Luckily, knowing a few key …

Watch a Circular Saw Blade Get Transformed Into a Two Handle Straight Drawknife

As always, John Heisz can transform old, rusty blades into lovely works of art. This time, he turns a circular saw blade into a drawknife. A …

How to Cut Rough Edge Board | Table Saw | Slab | Cutting

Print<p>Print<p>How to cut a straight edge on rough, waney, live-edge or waney stock boards.<p>The first step when milling rough lumber into usable stock is …

Tools & Craft #11: Using the Right Tool for the Job Starts With Choosing the Right Material for the Tool

When to use metal and when to use wood<p>In Japan, bench chisels and other chisels for striking are always "hooped," meaning there's a metal ring …

Japanese Wood Joinery Techniques - Quiet Corner

Before there were complex wood glues and screws, Japanese craftsmen used a series of interlocking joints to connect wood for structures and beams. …

Easy Wooden Mallet

Introduction: Easy Wooden Mallet<p>I made a mallet years ago; it was a block of wood with part of an old broomstick glued in as a handle (photo 2). It's …

Build This Rustic Farmhouse Table

Farmhouse furniture is meant to be a little imperfect. That makes it hard to screw up<p>There's no better way to give thanks than to gather family and friends around an enormous table to share a feast. A farmhouse table would be the perfect spot. You could make one out of construction lumber and …

Build A Miter Sled Jig To Cut Perfect 45 Degree Corners

Jigs make life so much easier, and when you build one yourself it's even better. Make perfect 45 degree mitered corners every time with this …

Hidden Bookcase Doors to Secret Lair

Cast Your Own Concrete Charm<p>Restoring 20 Years Old Bench<p>Modern Plywood Chairs - 2 Chairs,1 Sheet of Plywood<p>PVC Class<p>Niiice! This is one of the …

Woodworking

DIY Desk with Vinyl Flooring Top

Hello to all fellow Instructablers and Woodworkers!I would like to share my new desk that I made with you.The old one in my bedroom got too small so …

Woodworking

Wood burning 101 - Techniques and Tricks

Hello everyone!This tutorial will give you a nice compilation of techniques and tricks for wood burning in any level of detail. As someone who loves …

Woodworking

Daily Afternoon Chaos (24 Pictures)

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Secret Drawer: Bookshelf Hides Magnetically-Locked Storage

Picture the process of thieves rummaging through your home. Would they find your stash of valuables taped to the bottom of a drawer or under a …

Avant-garde

Make A Door Buck

Tip: Make A Door Buck<p>As demonstrated in a recent project, working on a door is a little easier when you have a few simple jigs, like this door …

Woodworking