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Turntable for Spray Finishing
By Willie Sandry on March 22, 2021

I like to spray my finishes for all sorts of woodworking projects. Whether the topcoat is shellac, lacquer or polyurethane, spray finishing gives...

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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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Fairing Strip with Ruby Twine
By Willie Sandry on March 1, 2021

A bandsaw is the perfect tool for cutting curves for all sorts of woodworking projects. I like to build arts and crafts style furniture, and many...

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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...

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Bandsaw Circle Cutting Jig
By Willie Sandry on February 15, 2021

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
By George Vondriska on February 11, 2021

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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CNC-Cut Hex Driver Tray
By George Vondriska on January 28, 2021

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
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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Choose the Right Glue for your Woodworking Project
By Paul Mayer on December 17, 2020

There are often debates among woodworkers as to which glue is the best overall glue to use. When you choose a glue for any given woodworking...

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Five Holiday Woodworking Project Ideas
By Paul Mayer on December 15, 2020

This is a fun time of year to be a woodworker, because everyone loves a handmade gift. If you still haven’t decided what to make for people on...

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