power sanding

Five Best Safety Tips for Power Sanding

No woodworking project is complete without a heavy-duty sanding job. Sanding helps eliminate annoying grit and splinters and makes it easier to paint or stain your masterpiece. However, if you’re power sanding, you need to follow these five woodworking tips to avoid serious injury. Always Wear Eye Protection Although power sanders quickly hone your wood […]

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Quarter-Sawn Lumber

What Will Quarter-Sawn Lumber Mean for My Wood Project?

Quarter-sawn wood definitely costs more than plain-sawn. Quite a bit more. That being said, it has definite advantages when it comes to your woodworking project. Let’s look at just what it means for your next project. Plain-sawn wood is pretty cut and dried, so to speak. It involves simply cutting off slabs of a log […]

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Safety Tips for Your Cordless Drill

Using a cordless drill may seem like a relatively simple process, but there are several risks to improper drill use. Eliminate these dangers by following these basic cordless drill safety tips. Avoid Touching the Bit Many amateur carpenters don’t realize how hot a drill bit gets after several minutes. Trying to change a drill bit […]

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laquer boards

Choosing the Right Finish for Your Wood

Every woodworking project needs a great finish. You can put hours into carving, sanding and turning, but if you don’t finish it well, it isn’t going to stand the test of time. Whatever your project, whether an antique restore, a new table or refinished wood floors, you are going to want to enhance its beauty […]

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woodworking chisel

Five Woodworking Tools To Get You Started

Woodworking is a challenging but rewarding interest. While it does take time to develop your jigs and intarsia skills, it all begins with having the right tools to make your initial projects productive and achievable. If you’re just getting started with woodworking, here are five woodworking tools that will help make the job a little more workable. […]

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