using a jointer

Great Jointer Tips and Tricks Part One

A high-quality woodworking jointer is a powerful and useful tool that you’ll use in just about every one of your woodworking projects. The following tips and tricks will help make sure you get the most out of it as possible. Inspecting Fence Before you start using your jointer, you need to inspect the fence to […]

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wood finishing by hand

What Every Woodworker Needs to Know About VOCs

You may have heard the term low VOC floating around in the last few years. Perhaps you are concerned for the environment and want to use products that are eco-friendly. Perhaps you want to make products that people enjoy having in their homes. Either way, you need to know about VOCs and how they relate to woodworking. Today, We are […]

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Miter Saw Blade

Cleaning Your Miter Saw Blades

Miter saw blades often get coated with pitch, sap, and other wood by-products of the cutting process. Leaving it on the blade can create excessive friction and can lead to quick blade wear. Follow this simple blade cleaning process to ensure the health of your blade. Unplug your saw and open the top to expose […]

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using an orbit sander

Taming Your Orbit Sander

Random orbit sanders are one of the most powerful and useful sanders on the market. However, they have a tendency to be a bit…hard to handle for some people. You really have to know how to use these babies to get the best out of them. Follow these simple tips to get the best possible […]

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gasoline powered professional chainsaw on pile of cut wood

Common Power Tool Maintenance Tips: Part Two

In part two of our basic power tool maintenance series, we’ll look at more complex machines and help you keep them running smoothly. Chain Saws Chain saws are highly adaptable tools that can be used on a wide variety of projects. Keep it in tip-top shape by: Cleaning fuel cap vents with a toothpick. Opening […]

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