Category Archive for: ‘Tools and Equipment’

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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Does Your Shop Need a Kiln?

Does Your Shop Need a Kiln?

Allowing lumber to sit outdoors or inside to reach the desired moisture content before working with it may be the easiest, least expensive way to season wood, but it’s also the slowest. And drying times can differ significantly depending on wood types, the primary moisture level in the green wood, its thickness and density, drying environments and processing methods. On …

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Features of an Awesome Shop Router

Features of an Awesome Shop Router

A badly-chosen shop router can leave you with a hollow feeling inside – and lead to frustrations about time, effort and even the quality of your work. Choosing the best router for your shop doesn’t have to be a nightmare, though. There is a wide selection of models at different price points with different features available on the market. Plunging …

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4 Tips for Choosing Woodworking Hand Tools

4 Tips for Choosing Woodworking Hand Tools

Being a woodworker, whether as a professional or a weekend hobbyist, makes you an important part of a rich, long-lasting tradition of art and culture. Since the dawn of time, wood has been used to create shelter, boats, farming implements, household items and art. As civilizations around the world advanced, existing tools were improved and new tools were invented to …

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The Right Router Bit Can be Essential

The Right Router Bit Can be Essential

A serious woodworker can always find some way to accomplish a task, even without the right tool for the job. But for many tasks, the right router bit can be essential to doing it right. Even if you already own all the basic router bits available, you’ll eventually come across a situation where you need one you don’t have in …

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Tips for Dust Collection in a Home Wood Shop

Tips for Dust Collection in a Home Wood Shop

Dust is the bane of the woodworker; pretty much everything you do in your shop creates dust. Some woods create pretty hazardous sawdust and inhaling it can irritate your lungs or cause other medical problems. Larger shops have dust collection solutions in place to greatly reduce these problems, but they aren’t always appropriate for smaller home wood shops. That doesn’t …

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A Woodworker’s Guide to Table Saws

A Woodworker's Guide to Table Saws

If you’re interested in woodworking, you may want to consider buying a table saw. This style will offer you the advantage of speed and accuracy when working on your projects. Before you make a decision about buying one, though, consider your choices carefully. Decide What Types of Projects You’ll Be Working On How often will you be using the table …

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The Advantages of Owning a Small Drying Kiln

The Advantages of Owning a Small Drying Kiln

One of the great things about working with wood is that nature itself provides you with plenty of raw materials for your projects. Collecting your own wood gives you a wider variety of choices beyond what’s available at your local mill or lumber supplier and the shapes and sizes of the wood you collect can even inspire your work. You …

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Pros and Cons of Woodworking with Manual Tools

Pros and Cons of Woodworking with Manual Tools

There are unlimited options for those who love working with wood. You can do amazing things with routers, CNCs and other machines, but there’s something to be said for working with manual tools as well. If you’ve been thinking of taking up manual woodworking, here are a few things that you should consider. Manual tools aren’t for everybody, but it …

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