Category Archive for: ‘Tools and Equipment’

How to Use a Sander

How to Use a Sander

Have you ever observed a finely crafted piece of furniture, the handle of a beautiful knife or a lacquered wood picture frame and wondered how someone managed to bring the grain and texture out? What gives it that amazingly smooth, yet nuanced appearance? Chances are it was sanded, and you can make things that look like that if you learn …

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Keeping your Shop Clean and Organized

Why Keeping your Shop Clean and Organized Matters

Nothing beats the satisfaction of a finished project, except maybe looking at your workspace and seeing it tidy and spotless, with everything in a clearly labeled, designated space. Keeping your workshop clean and organized isn’t just a nice thing to have, it’s a necessity for efficiency, security, and safety. A Clean and Organized Shop Improves Efficiency Be honest – when …

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Get an Air Compressor for Woodworking

Why You Should Get an Air Compressor for Woodworking

If you’ve spent your DIY career relying on electrical tools, it’s time to give pneumatic a look. Air-powered tools are powerful, quiet and often more efficient than their electrical or battery-powered cousins. Plus, you can take them just about anywhere. Whether you’re a hobbyist or a professional craftsman, making the switch to air tools can give you a broader, more …

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Converting your Garage into a Workshop

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Converting your garage into a workshop can seem like a dream come true. It’s easy enough to work in your garage, but to truly turn it into a dedicated space for your woodworking requires a little bit of thought and effort. Take the following questions into consideration when embarking on a project to convert your garage space from the storage …

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Avoiding Table Saw Injuries

Avoiding Table Saw Injuries

You’ve got the itch. You want to create something, something big. Is it time to add onto the porch? Expand the deck? Or maybe the back steps need a facelift. Whatever you plan, you’re about to bust out the woodworking tools, including your trusty workhorse, the table saw. But before you hit that power button and start guiding wood through …

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7 Whittling Tools Worth Considering

7 Whittling Tools Worth Considering

Long-time whittlers and carvers are always on the lookout for new, innovative knives and tools. Experienced whittlers know there’s no such thing as a “best” knife, but this craft is all about the tools.  The market is flooded with kits, but it’s best to avoid these simply because even the highest quality sets will often include one or two tools …

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The Best Nail Cutting Tools for Woodworkers

The Best Nail Cutting Tools for Woodworkers

A day is going to come where you’re going to have to cut nails. We’re not talking about fingernails, but rather the ones used to hold your work together. If you work with salvaged wood, you might also have to cut stubborn nails from your materials before using them in a project. Some nail cutting tools are better for certain …

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Respirator Care and Feeding

Respirator Care and Feeding

Your respirator is one or the more important pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) in your woodworking shop. Respirators filter out tiny particulates and fumes, keeping your lungs safe during dangerous jobs. While the damage caused by not using a respirator or not keeping it in good, working condition, might not be readily apparent, it could easily show up weeks, …

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Portable Workbenches Make Any Place a Woodworking Space

Portable Workbenches Make Any Place a Woodworking Space

There is no doubt that one of the most important woodworking tools is a workbench. It gives every woodworker the essential ability to secure a piece of wood to something solid, especially if you prefer working with hand tools. You have two choices: buy a pre-made bench or make your own. Whether you’re a master woodworker or a weekend warrior, …

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Safety Tips for Working with Table Saws

Safety Tips for Working with Table Saws

More than 60,000 table saw injuries occur every year. About half of those are from hobbyist woodworkers and half are on-the-job injuries. While not every accident may not be avoidable, observing good safety practices when working with a table saw can save a lot of pain, lost hours and possibly limbs. Make a Habit of the Obvious The basics of …

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