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What Gauge Nailer for Woodworking?

What Guage Nailer? So you are making good progress on collecting the tools needed for woodworking, but you are getting closer and closer to the point making the decision on what guage nailer to buy.  Doing it by hand is not working and your nailset, no matter how careful, will usually miss one or two and wind […]

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Ridgid Trim Router Cabiner – Lean Shop Organization

Why 5 trim routers? Trim routers are very popular in our woodworking shop. From rounding over edges or using a straight bit to mortise some hinges, they are used on nearly every project. We have corded models in our shop for the longest time. Ridgid just released their brushless 18 volt model that is fantastic. […]

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Spring Loaded Thin Ripping Jig

Spring loaded! Our initial jig (Make Your Own Thin Rip Push Jig for a Table Saw) performed excellent but it had one flaw, you needed to take it on and off every time you wanted to load material into the blade. This took time and was a bit cumbersome. In our woodworking shop, if there […]

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Shop Tip: Flush Cut Dowels with a Chisel Dowel

Flush & Smooth! Many woodworking joints can be made stronger with dowels.  In many cases, these dowels as to the decor of the project, but the dowels need to be flush cut with the surface to look good.  This process can be intimidation as you risk cutting into your perfect work piece with the saw or chisel […]

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Build a Simple Spline Jig To Strengthen Miter Joints

Stronger Picture Frames Simple miter joints are useful in many projects, but the miter joint itself is simply not that strong.  Adding splines to these joints will make them much stronger and it is also very easy.  There is no need to purchase a spline jig.  We can simple grab some scrap wood from other […]

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Shop Made Router Base – Build It Yourself!

Build A Router Base In Woodworking, there are many items that you simply cannot buy.  Even if you can buy them, why would you when you can have the satisfaction of building them yourself with little to no cost.  A router base is a very popular project that is very simple to build.  In this […]

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Miter Saw Station Plans with Drawers using Kreg Trak and Stop System

Perfect Miter Saw Bench The perfect miter saw bench includes drawers, a stop system for repeatable cuts and a perfectly flat surface to cut on.  Well, at least in our shop that is the perfect miter saw bench.  Each shop and each individual will have to decide what is perfect for their uses and shop. […]

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Muck Daddy Dual Textured Wipes Work Awesome

Muck It Up Muck Daddy’s slogan is you much it up, we clean it up and they are not kidding.  We have used the Muck Daddy wipes in the workshop for the last month and we are addicted.  We have gone as far to say that these wipes have changed how we will work in […]

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Controling Dust in a Small Workshop

Wood Dust Safety Many woodworkers start out in a small room or basement as they grow tools and skills to continue their hobby.  Beyond hobbyists, finish carpenters also work indoors a can be susceptible to harmful sawdust.  This might sound odd because most people seem to believe that the most dangerous part of woodworking is […]

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Portamate PM-3500 1500 lb. Adjustable Mobile Base

Heavy Duty Mobility Portamate now has a heavy duty mobile base that has a 1500 lb. weight capacity, the PM-3500.  This opens the doors to woodworkers, shop owners, and DIY enthusiasts to have mobile table saws, band saws, planers, jointers, workbenches, and many other items that are heavy in the workshop.  I have Portamate’s 650 pound unit under […]

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Lisle Magnetic Socket Holders

Toolbox Organization Toolbox organization is important when completing a project in a timely manner.  It reduces frustration of knowing you have the tool needed, but not having a clue where it is.  Toolbox organization also helps you keep more items in your toolbox.  John recently got a new toolbox and some new sockets.  It was […]

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Cleaning Hand Tools

  We had a guy’s night at the shop a few days ago and we had a large amount of tools out. We were looking at them, comparing styles and discussing what we thought about them.  Then one person who is not in my shop often said, “All these tools look new, why have them […]

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