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CNC Hold-Down Strategies
By George Vondriska on November 24, 2021

You’ve got to have your work secured, and secured well, when you’re running your CNC router. You simply can’t take a chance that your work will...

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Five Pen Turning Tips From Brandon Branch
By Paul Mayer on November 15, 2021

Turning pens is a favorite pursuit of many craftsmen for a number of reasons:

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Make a Spring Seat Cushion
By Willie Sandry on November 1, 2021

I needed to reupholster a large Stickley rocking chair, and discovered the old seat frame was damaged. So, before I could tackle the upholstery, I...

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Using Your CNC Router As A Plotter
By George Vondriska on October 27, 2021

Did you know you can use felt tip markers instead of router bits in your CNC?  This allows you to use the CNC as a plotter.  No special software is...

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Choose the Right Dust Collector
By Paul Mayer on October 11, 2021

Breathing wood dust is a known health hazard, so as woodworkers we owe it to ourselves and our families to invest in proper dust collection. There ...

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Laguna 1412 Bandsaw Plasti-Dip Rubberized Knobs
By Willie Sandry on October 4, 2021

The ceramic guide system is the primary reason I selected the 1412 bandsaw. With 5 ceramic points of contact above the table, and 5 points of contact...

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Make a Tongue and Groove Door Frame
By George Vondriska on September 29, 2021

If you have a router table and a tongue and groove router bit set you can easily make frame and panel doors. It’s a simple process and creates a...

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A Better Way to Build a Serving Tray
By Paul Mayer on September 27, 2021

Many years ago I received an order from a client for a serving tray, and she wanted the popular style where you start with a thick plank and dish out...

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Easy Drawer Corners with Lock Rabbets
By George Vondriska on September 15, 2021

I love using this joint on drawers. It’s so fast! With one set up you’ll cut the corner joint and the groove for the drawer bottom. This works great...

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Gluing Tips and Tricks
By George Vondriska on August 25, 2021

If you’re doing woodworking, you’re using glue. Here are some great tips and tricks that’ll help you with your gluing up processes.

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