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Woodworking Safety Part II: Essential Woodshop Safety Supplies

Woodworking Safety Part II: Essential Woodshop Safety Supplies

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

Part I of this series covered safety attire that should be worn or available for use in a woodshop. In Part II, we cover some essential safety precautions to help prevent injury or provide first aid should an accident occur in the woodshop. First have on hand a fully stocked first aid kit. Continue reading →

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Wood Sanding Tips for a Smooth Finish

Wood Sanding Tips for a Smooth Finish

by Guest on Feb 8, 2011

For projects such as staining or refinishing wood furniture, a quality sanding job will significantly contribute to the workmanship of the final piece. To achieve the best results, wood should be as smooth as possible before paint or stain is applied. Adhering to these sanding best practices will put you on track to achieve a polished wood finish: Continue reading →

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Power Tool Safety Starts with Common Sense

Power Tool Safety Starts with Common Sense

by Guest on May 15, 2012

Power tool safety means taking necessary precautions to avoid killing or injuring yourself or someone else when working with power tools. Every home project means subjecting yourself to objects and substances that can burn, electrocute, cut, or stab you; sever an extremity; or permanently injure your eyesight or hearing. Make sure you don't do any of these things by exercising common sense and anticipating problems before they occur. Continue reading →

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Plug-in or Cordless: Pick the Right Drill for You

Plug-in or Cordless: Pick the Right Drill for You

by Guest on May 15, 2012

For the average Do-It-Yourselfer, we can't imagine a toolbox without a drill. Unlike hammers, drills attach things with less noise and less effort.. When you are ready to start using power tools, please do consider learning more about power tools safety first. Your first decision is whether to buy a corded electric drill (which plugs into an outlet) or one of the new cordless drills powered by a rechargeable battery pack. Learn the advantages of each type of power drill and what is the best fit for you. Continue reading →

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Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Wooden Kitchen Bar Stool

Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Wooden Kitchen Bar Stool

by Guest on May 15, 2012

It's handy to have a couple of wooden bar stools in your kitchen, for sitting on whilst preparing food, reading a magazine while enjoying a cup of coffee or for relaxing on whilst entertaining guests. The backless bar stool here has a simple and versatile design and can be finished in whatever color you choose to match to your kitchen's décor. Continue reading →

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Top 10 Power Tools Every Builder Needs

Top 10 Power Tools Every Builder Needs

by Guest on Jul 3, 2012

Power tools are a category of tools which require less human input. These tools are specifically meant to make most basic functions in the life of a builder easy and stress free. So if you're planning to refashion your house, take note of the following important 10 power tools. Continue reading →

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Tips on How to Maintain Power Tools

Tips on How to Maintain Power Tools

by Guest on Oct 26, 2012

Power tools make our lives easier. If you've ever tried to cut down a tree using an axe and then done the same using a chain saw, you definitely appreciate the back-saving difference. To ensure that you keep safe when using the tools, you need the knowledge of two factors; how the tools function and what powers them. Equally important, this information will help you use the power tools appropriately to ensure that your tool delivers maximum efficiency for a long period of time. Continue reading →

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5 Crucial Points of Discussion in Context of Banjo Fittings

5 Crucial Points of Discussion in Context of Banjo Fittings

by Guest on Apr 3, 2013

In today’s world of highly advanced technologies, each and every day some new forms of tools and equipments are seen to be used by various people in various corners of the world. The functionalities of each are different from the other. The sizes are also variable. There are certain devices that are too small in size but can perform work on versatile note. Some others are huge enough but the works are limited. But in case of the large ones, the works that are done are of high quality. Continue reading →

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Cutting the Confusion on Setting Bandsaw Blade Tension

Cutting the Confusion on Setting Bandsaw Blade Tension

by Tom Grant on Apr 18, 2013

Every woodworker will have their own unique method for determining the correct blade tension on a bandsaw.  Some may rely on sight or even sound to check that they have the correct setting, and others will use expensive equipment to get an accurate reading.  Attempting to saw a piece of dense material with an incorrectly calibrated blade could result in an uneven finish, and possibly ruin many hours of work.  To avoid this it is essential to check that your bandsaw is set to the correct tension for the thickness of the blade, and some methods employed by other workers may prove inaccurate.  Continue reading →

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Top 3 Power Tools Every Woodworker Should Have

Top 3 Power Tools Every Woodworker Should Have

by contentblvd on Jun 8, 2013

Woodworking machines are the fundamental gizmos required by a craftsman looking to set up a new carpentry shop. There is a miscellaneous anthology of woodworking power tools available on the market. However, while on a budget or perhaps if you are planning to open up a new workshop, it is paramount to invest in the most vital of machinery at first; one you simply can't do. The woodworking machinery being fairly weighty and on the bulky side, is the reason carpenters choose to work on their project entirely in one place (usually a shop) and then have the finished project delivered to the intended site. Continue reading →

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