Category Archive for: ‘General Woodworking’

How to Polish Wood

Polishwood

Wood has a sort of almost magical quality due to how it can seemingly take on many different forms. It can be sleek, rustic, elegant and there’s a huge variety of wood types to choose from. Wood is simply fantastic. Wood also gets scuffed up and dirty as everything does, so it’s important to keep it polished and clean. Wood …

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Buying Wood Online: Is it Legit?

Buying Wood Online: Is it Legit?

It’s 2020, so not only is it a new year, but it’s the start of a brand new decade and online shopping isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s gotten to where you can buy pretty much anything off of the internet; clothes, cars, furniture and even wood. Incidentally, that last one is why we’re all here today. Sure, you can …

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How to Add Detail to Your Woodworking Projects

How to Add Detail to Your Woodworking Projects

Shaping a straightforward shelf or creating a set of bag-toss boards is a great way to begin your woodworking career. After a few simple projects, however, you’ll probably want to branch out and begin adding detail to your work. If you’ve ever seen an expertly made wooden clock, beautiful handcrafted trim pieces or a piece of artisan furniture with lovely …

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7 Cool SketchUp Features You Didn’t Know Existed

7 Cool SketchUp Features You Didn’t Know Existed

If you’ve mastered the basics of SketchUp, you may be ready to move on to more advanced features to help visualize and plan your work. Fortunately, there are numerous plugins and hidden tips that can help you create the perfect 3D model. Many of the tools are free, but if you want to get deep into the software, you might …

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Introduction to SketchUp

Introduction to SketchUp

If you’re still designing your woodworking projects with old-fashioned pencil and paper, it’s time to get with the 21st century. There are a number of digital programs that can allow you to create virtual pieces before you even decide what wood to use. One of the most user-friendly programs out there is SketchUp, and best of all, there’s a free …

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How to Sharpen Your Saw Blades

How to Sharpen Your Saw Blades

Woodworking projects become a lot easier when you’ve got sharp blades to cut your material with. Sure, you can hack your way through a piece of lumber with a dull cross-cut saw or circular saw blade, but it tends to tear up the material and won’t give you the kind of clean edges you’re looking for in your finished piece. …

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How to Build a Shed

How to Build a Shed

So, you’re tired of seeing your outdoor accessories clutter up your basement. Or maybe you have a large amount of empty space in your backyard that you’d finally like to put to use. Regardless of the reason, you’ve decided to build a shed. Fortunately, creating a shed is both straightforward and financially feasible for most homeowners. Below, we’ll outline what …

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How to Make Your Own Wooden Doors

How to Make Your Own Wooden Doors

You can freshen up your home and make the place look new again with upgraded doors. The only problem — a new set of wooden doors can set you back a pretty penny. Instead of succumbing to the high price tag or going without, why not make your own doors? Sure, there’s some skill required — but with a decent …

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Kiln Drying 101

Kiln101

A kiln is an amazing tool to have if you’re interested in cutting and drying your own wood. Not only does it give you control over the condition your wood is in, but if you’re feeling especially crafty you can even build the kiln yourself. As with any tool, the kiln is only as effective as you allow it to …

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Taking Your Woodworking to the Next Level

Taking Your Woodworking to the Next Level

If you’ve been dabbling in woodworking and improving your skills, you might be wondering what the next step is. How do you take your woodworking hobby to the next level, no matter what your ultimate goals are? Here are a few ideas to help you improve your skill with wood. Experiment With New Types of Wood Look at the woods …

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