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Variable Router Jig | Woodpeckers OneTIME TOOL

Variable Router Jig | Woodpeckers OneTIME TOOL

Routers are versatile! There is no doubt that routers are an extremely versatile tool in the woodworking shop. They can complete simple edge profiling tasks to complicated joinery operations. With a quality router, some accessories and jigs, someone can do a large portion of a project with a router. Accessories are something that really separates a specific […]

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Ridgid R86044B Vs. Makita XTR01Z | Trim Router Battle Comparison

Ridgid R86044B Vs. Makita XTR01Z | Trim Router Battle Comparison

Which trim router is right for you? Before we get into the nitty-gritty details, we want to provide a little context to this battery power trim router comparison. We are not 100 percent sure there will be a clear winner in the end. We have both units in our professional woodworking shop and they each […]

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Rockler Miter Fold Dado Set Demo and Review

Rockler Miter Fold Dado Set Demo and Review

Drawers and Boxes are Everywhere! Whether you are getting something out of your kitchen, bathroom vanity, garage shelves or your TV cabinet there is a darn good chance you will open a drawer. These drawers are technically boxes and boxes are found all around as well. Not so much wood but boxes are the go […]

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Makita 18v LXT Brushless Compact Router Review | XTR01Z

Compact/Trim Routers In our opinion, compact routers or trim routers are an essential part of the woodworking shop. We use them for a variety of tasks from light to medium duty material removal. They are typically used for edge work that can consist of flush trimming laminate, flush trimming edge banding, edge profile (round-overs, chamfers, […]

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GAME CHANGER | Festool Vac-Sys Vacuum Clamping System

GAME CHANGER | Festool Vac-Sys Vacuum Clamping System

Work Holding Working with any material in any working environment, there are two main points to review when talking about work holding. Work height and orientation. If you cannot have your material in the location and orientation your work becomes increasingly less enjoyable and less comfortable. For discussion purposes, this blog will lean towards woodworking […]

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ShopBot Tools Desktop Max | Delivery, Setup, First Cuts

CNC Should Not Be Intimidating Just like anything else in life, if you don’t know much about a topic they can be intimidating. CNC machines most always intimidate folks right off the bat. Well, we are here to tell you that they don’t need to be. You can certainly pick multiple routes that can be […]

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Woodpeckers OneTIME Tool | TrueSquare

Having the right tool for the job No matter what you are doing or where you are doing it, having the right tool for the job makes things go a lot easier, faster, and the process more enjoyable. In the woodworking shop, we can have up to 15-20 different items in our tool aprons or […]

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Makita 18v LXT Cordless Biscuit/Plate Joiner Review

Makita 18v LXT Cordless Biscuit/Plate Joiner Review – XJP03Z

What are biscuits for in woodworking? Biscuits offer excellent alignment and measurable strength in a woodworking joint. A biscuit joiner makes a matching shaped mortise in the two pieces of wood that are meant to be joined together. A biscuit is a small pre-manufactured piece of wood that goes into the mortise aligning the two […]

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Shop Organization and Dust Control – Rockler Dust Right Products

A clean and organized shop = safe shop Having a shop in a messy and disorganized state is a big moral killer in our woodworking shop. We like to work in a clean space that is organized and provides a efficient working environment. This environment is allows the workers to get their job done in […]

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Kobalt 24 volt MAX Brushless Circular Saw

Kobalt 24 volt MAX Brushless Circular Saw If you were at Lowes and walking down the power tool isle, the Kobalt’s circular saw in the 24 volt MAX lineup would catch your attention. It boasts some pretty spiffy specs at an affordable price. We tested the circular saw on a out-feed table project and during this […]

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Woodworking Gift Ideas – Over $100

Gift ideas! Buying a gift for the woodworking in your lift is difficult. You don’t know what they have, what they don’t have, what they want, what they need, or what works with the items they already have. If you are looking for ideas, this is intended to provide you some ideas and inspiration when […]

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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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