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The MANY Advantages of a Smaller Diameter Blade on Your Table Saw
By Paul Mayer on October 29, 2020

Most woodworkers own a table saw, and the majority of those saws have a 10” blade installed on them.

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VCarve Pro: Importing Router Bit Profiles
By George Vondriska on October 27, 2020

Are you using VCarve Pro to design and toolpath your CNC projects? Let’s look at how you can easily import and add router bits to the software’s...

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Logs to Lumber on a Bandsaw
By George Vondriska on October 23, 2020

There are plenty of good reasons for mastering this process: Get species you can’t commercially buy. Control the dimensions of your stock. (Great...

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Make a Modern Graduated Strip Cutting Board
By Paul Mayer on October 20, 2020

In the past I ran a business with my father where we sold a variety of wooden products, and one of our all-time best sellers was this contrasting...

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Zero In On Your Origin
By George Vondriska on October 15, 2020

You may have had this experience on your CNC router; you’ve determined the XY origin for your project, and you need to get the spindle directly...

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CNC Hold Down Methods
By George Vondriska on October 13, 2020

When you use a hand-held router for your woodworking you get constant feedback on what’s happening. When you “rout” with a CNC, the machine is...

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How to Make a Barn Quilt
By George Vondriska on October 6, 2020

Barn quilts are fun to make, and a great way to let your creative juices flow. The barn quilt shown here is 24” x 24”, but you can make yours as...

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CNC: Same design, different toolpaths, different look
By George Vondriska on October 1, 2020

A really interesting aspect of doing CNC work is creating a design, and then experimenting with different toolpaths to get different results.

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Mortises on a Drill Press
By George Vondriska on September 29, 2020

Need to make mortises for an upcoming project? One of the easiest ways to make them is by using a drill press equipped with a Forstner bit. The...

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Solid Wood Joinery Using a CNC Machine
By Laguna Tools on September 22, 2020

Joinery is the method that woodworkers use to connect two or more pieces of wood. In its simplest form, it involves merely gluing, nailing, or...

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