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Effects of Moisture On Wood

Woodworking Beginner’s Guide To Understanding the Effects of Moisture on Wood

Wood is hygroscopic, meaning that whether it’s a standing tree or a piece of furniture, it will continue to absorb or give off moisture in a constant attempt to achieve a percentage point that is in equilibrium with its environment,

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Portable Electric Tools

7 Portable Electric Tools No Beginners Woodshop Should Be Without

 Setting-Up Your Home Woodworking Shop — 7 portable electric woodworking power tools that no beginner’s woodshop should be without Most beginning woodworkers have a tough time selecting the best woodworking start-up tools. Somewhere in a corner of the basement

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Woodworking Sawdust

Why Beginning Woodworkers and Old Pros Alike Should Seek Dustless Woodworking

Make no mistake about it – WOODWORKING DUST IS HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH AND POTENTIALLY DETRIMENTAL TO YOUR SPOUSAL RELATIONSHIP As much as you probably enjoy woodworking, you simply cannot deny one of its biggest hassles. That hassle is woodshop

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Fixers and Helpers

Fixers & Helpers No Home Woodshop Should Be Without Make no mistake about it ALL WOODWORKERS MAKE MISTAKES AND NEED HELPERS It’s a fact of “life in the woodshop”. Virtually EVERY project includes at least one mistake – and more

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Wood Shop Design Layout

Locating Tools and Workspaces For Optimal Efficiency Home garage and basement workshop space allocations and organization are two important issues for beginning woodworkers and “old pros” alike. A FEW GREAT TIPS TO HELP YOU CREATE THE IDEAL WOODSHOP PLAN THE

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Scroll Saw

Four Power Tools For Specialized Operations

4 Must-Have Power Tools For Beginning Woodworkers Who Are Hoping To Perform Specialized Woodworking Operations

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Table Saw

Must-Have Stationary Power Tools

3 Must-have stationary power tools that every beginner’s woodshop needs PLUS 2 more that would be nice-to-have Most beginning woodworkers have difficulty selecting the best start-up tools for a beginning woodworking shop. Maybe you’re one of those who knows little,

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Wooden Toys

Top 10 Best Selling Wood Crafts To Make

Top 10 Best Selling Wood Crafts to Make Woodworking is a labor of love that takes not just skill, but the intricacies and detailing which make it so appealing. Just the sheer amount of patience and dedication which goes into

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More Power To You — All About Shop Lighting and Power Requirements

More Power To You — All About Shop Lighting and Power Requirements Unless your woodworking shop plans call for it to function with lanterns and no power tools (which is highly unlikely), now is the time to start thinking about

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Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Staining Wood

Top 10 Tips and Tricks for Staining Wood There is nothing more authentic than wooden flooring or furniture gracing a space in your home. It’s classy and provides a very versatile presence. But with age, it can incur wear and

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