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Benefits of Ventilated Face Shields for Turning

I’m addicted to woodturning, and I can no longer deny it. As part of fully embracing this passion, I have accepted two factors associated with...

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Saving That CNC Carving - Unplanned Re-Carving

How many times has it happened to you? You are finished with your CNC carving and realize the name is spelled wrong or something is not right with...

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Jointer vs. Planer: What’s the Difference?

A jointer and planer are mechanically similar; a set of knives that is powered by a motor, whirling away and removing stock from the surface as a...

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Flatten Log Cookies Using Your CNC Router

Woodworkers have become very intrigued by the prospect of working with log “cookies.” They’re using small-scale versions as centerpieces on tables...

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CNC: Relief Cut Lettering

Making signs on your CNC router? Incorporating relief cuts, so letters and objects are raised in the final piece, creates a very attractive look.

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Tune Your Jointer for Peak Performance

My jointer is one of the most heavily used tools in my shop. I use it for everything from face jointing rough stock, edge jointing to glue up...

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Which Finishes are Best for a Cutting Board?

Most woodworkers make a cutting board at one point or another. Some of us even get addicted to making these simple but beautiful accept pieces to...

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CNC Router FAQs: Everything You Should Know

In the early years of CNC, many systems were modified to fit the existing standard machines. Today, almost any machine tool is available in a CNC...

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How to Make Easy DIY Curvy Inlay Cutting Boards on a Bandsaw

Here’s a fun project that looks challenging and draws lots of accolades from customers and admirers, but it’s actually a pretty simple cutting...

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Marking on Metal with a CO2 Laser

So, you’ve picked up a CO2 laser, and engraved onto a variety of materials; perhaps wood, ceramic, maybe even leather.

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