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Paul Mayer is a guest blogger. He operates under the name "ToolMetrix" (because of his passion for detailed tool analysis) and his work can be found on his: YouTube Channel: ( Instagram Feed: ( Facebook Page: (
Turn a Magnetic Bottle Opener Without a Hardware Kit
By Paul Mayer on May 31, 2021

Here’s a bottle opener with a unique design that you can quickly produce in quantities. The cute little opener costs virtually nothing to make, and...

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Four Advantages of a European Style Table Saw Fence
By Paul Mayer on May 10, 2021

I recently had the opportunity to spend some time in my shop with the Laguna Fusion F2 and F3 table saws, and in the process I was introduced to the...

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Get Professional Results with Wipe-on Polyurethane
By Paul Mayer on April 26, 2021

You’ve poured your heart and soul into a woodworking project, and demonstrated your proficiency in the craft. Now it’s time to put apply a finish,...

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How to Install Inset Drawers with a Perfect Gap
By Paul Mayer on April 12, 2021

Sometimes a furniture project calls for inset drawers, and it can be a humbling experience to try to install the drawer fronts with a consistent gap...

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How to Make and Install Great Face Frames the Easy Way
By Paul Mayer on March 29, 2021

Face frames are a great way to create a professional look for your cabinet, tying together the cabinet carcase and providing visual continuity...

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Test Drive - New QuadTec:I Carbide Insert Planer Head on the PX|12 Portable Planer
By Paul Mayer on March 15, 2021

I recently had the opportunity to spend a few days working with the Laguna PX|12, which is a portable planer that uses the new QuadTec:I cutterhead...

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Five Tips For Better Panel Glue-Ups
By Paul Mayer on March 8, 2021

Gluing multiple boards together to form a larger panel is one of the core, essential skills that every woodworker should master early on in their...

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How to Prepare Square, Straight Lumber
By Paul Mayer on February 22, 2021

Many woodworkers build their first creations with a misguided belief that the lumber that they buy from the home center or lumber yard is square and...

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Tips for Turning Large Bowls on a Midi Lathe
By Paul Mayer on February 9, 2021

Woodturning has become one of the most popular crafts in recent years, and many woodturners start their journey by purchasing a midi lathe. Why not?...

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Tips for Turning End Grain Bowls
By Paul Mayer on January 26, 2021

The majority of wooden bowls are turned with the grain orientation such that it runs horizontally through the finished piece, with end grain...

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