Category Archives: beginning woodworking

Preventing and Removing Rust

It’s not my intention to belabor the obvious, but woodworkers need tools.  And the tool to work properly needs to be in good condition.  Ideally, the tools should be clean, shiny and sharp (assuming it’s a cutting tool). I have … Continue reading

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Woodcarving: a Book Find

Saturday, at a garage sale I found this book for a dollar. I’m not expecting to get into wood carving, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The book has some plans and some very interesting and useful ideas and … Continue reading

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Print Graph Paper From Your Own Computer

Have you ever needed graph paper for some planning or layout when it was not convenient to rush off to the store?  What if you could simply print it from your computer? It’s really easy and readily available, and did … Continue reading

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How Owning Wood Became a Crime

Attention woodworkers! Did you know that owning wood might be considered a felony? Well, neither did I, that is until today when I learned that armed Federal agents raided the facilities of Gibson Guitar in Nashville and Memphis. Was the … Continue reading

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Choosing the Correct Blade for Your Saw

Do you think all saw blades are the same?  Choose different blades for different purposes and functions. This video from Beachside Hank will help you select and care for the blades for your table saw.  But, now that I think … Continue reading

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Basic Woodworking Tools for Beginners

In earlier posts I discussed selecting woodworking tools for us beginners.  And I just found this video from Finewoodworking.com. Technorati Tags: Beginning Woodworker, beginning woodworking, Woodworking tools You may also be interested in . . .Tool Review: Milwaukee 18v Lithium … Continue reading

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A Cutting Board Project, but Wait

My next project was supposed to be an end grain cutting board.  I’m a member of the Lumberjocks forum and another member, LazyLarry led a group of us building a cutting board project. You may need a translator.  He’s an Aussie, … Continue reading

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Tool Review: Milwaukee 18v Lithium Cordless Drill

A while back I purchased a Milwaukee ½ inch 18 volt lithium compact cordless drill driver.  The actual purchase was back during black Friday days following Thanksgiving.  I know, I know.  It’s been a long time and why didn’t I … Continue reading

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Simple Puzzle for the Beginning Woodworker

My latest woodworking project was this simple puzzle that I procured from Steve Ramsey over at Woodworking for Mere Mortals. Steve, in addition to having the drawings for the project and a completed puzzle, also recited poetry, a la Dr … Continue reading

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Circular Saw Joinery

In an earlier post I suggested a list of woodworking tools.  I had stated that woodworking could be done with some very basic tools and that a fully equipped workshop was not a requirement. This Wood Magazine video demonstrates construction … Continue reading

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