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Interesting Facts about Woodworking You Never Knew

Think you know everything there is about woodworking? Most woodworkers are up to date on the latest woodworking news, but here are some interesting and obscure facts about woodworking even the most seasoned workers might now know! The Biscuit ...

Softwood vs. Hardwood

Whether seasoned woodworking veteran or wet-behind-the-ears beginner, it’s important to identify the perfect type of wood for your project. If building furniture, cabinetry, flooring or small trinkets and toys, make sure you choose the right wood ...

Start Them Young: Woodworking for Children Under Five

Working with one's hands is becoming a fading enterprise. With a more service-oriented and urban culture predominate, the percentage of Americans that dabble in woodworking--whether professionally or as a hobbyist--has dwindled. Yet, interest ...

Can I Cut a Curve with my Circular Saw?

Circular saws are for cutting straight lines and jig saws for curved lines. Right? Well, you already know that circular saws can cut curves - just look at the edge of that piece of plywood you cut freehand. You know the one I'm talking about - the ...

Listen Up! Think About Your Ears!

We woodworkers are a bold crew. We move things we shouldn't. We put our fingers in harms' way on a regular basis. We put up with sawdust. All for the love of the art and craft of carpentry. We wouldn't have it any other way. Something we put at ...

An Abundance of Wood

We are blessed to live in a country with such an abundance of natural resources. One of the resources we woodworkers appreciate the most is the wide variety of wood available for the home craftsman, the artist and the home builder. While there are ...

Random Orbit Sander or Orbital Finishing Sander: Which Is the Right Tool for Your Job?

As with many things in life, having the right tool for the job can make the difference between completing your task in a timely and enjoyable manner, and getting it done in twice the time, and with a lingering sense of frustration. Most home ...

Evaluating and Using Woodworking Plans

A set of woodworking plans is a road map to help you build a particular project.  To find your best plans, you will match the plan to your woodworking skill level. Some plans are little more than a measured drawing and material list.  These are ...

The Beauty of the Tool

Let's take a couple of minutes and ponder the tool. We started with a wheel and a lever and a stone axe. Now, if you have the equipment and the inclination, you can sit at your computer to design a carving, hit enter and let the CNC router take care ...

What is a Cordless Impact Driver and When Do You Need One?

It is often said that good things come in small packages, and the tool we are discussing today is no exception. Recently the cordless impact driver has gained popularity exponentially, but what exactly is it, and does the average consumer really ...