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CNC: Cut More Than Wood

If you’re a CNC router user and want to get beyond cutting wood but are baffled by toolpaths, router bit selection, bit rpm and feed speed, we’re...

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How to Prepare Square, Straight Lumber

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...

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Bookmatched Slab Tabletop

What a beautiful slab of wood! This is a bookmatched slab, meaning it’s made up of two pieces that are mirror images of each other. Here’s how to...

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Bandsaw Circle Cutting Jig

Most woodworkers find the need to cut circles at some point, and there are multiple ways to accomplish the task. Router jigs are useful, but...

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Using Winding Sticks

When pieces are too big to be face jointed, but need to be flattened, winding sticks are a huge problem solver. This low-tech device, used in...

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Tips for Turning Large Bowls on a Midi Lathe

Woodturning has become one of the most popular crafts in recent years, and many woodturners start their journey by purchasing a midi lathe. Why...

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CNC: Cutting 3D Clipart

3D clipart is a wonderful way to enhance your CNC work. With the correct choice of toolpath and bits you can easily get incredibly detailed...

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Maintaining Cast Iron Surfaces

Shop chores aren’t usually at the top of my list, but when I do get around to them, I’ll treat my cast iron tops to reduce friction and help...

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CNC-Cut Hex Driver Tray

Don’t leave all those hex drivers rattling around in a drawer. If you have a CNC router you can easily make a tray for them. Having them standing...

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Tips for Turning End Grain Bowls

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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