Tag Archives: Beginning Woodworker

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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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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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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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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Choosing Tools for the Beginning Woodworker

I often see and hear questions about which tools a beginning woodworker should acquire. And the numerous recommendations, although varied, all seem to have a shopping list a mile long. So, I want to also provide my shopping list. And … Continue reading

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Woodshop Safety: Personal Safety Equipment & Accessories

As a follow up to the woodworking safety guidelines posted earlier, I want to discus some personal safety items.  These are things I currently have and use as the need arises. First and foremost I take eye and vision protection … Continue reading

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Installing Ball Bearing Guides on the Band Saw

I previously mentioned that where I was at the Portland Woodworking show I made some purchases. One of these purchases was a Carter ball bearing guide kit for the bandsaw.  The kit comes with two separate guide assemblies and the … Continue reading

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Would You Consider Reconditioned Tools?

Have you ever considered buying either used or reconditioned tools?  I readily choose reconditioned products over new.  Usually they are reduced in price sufficient to represent a significant savings over new.  I can only remember one occasion when the product … Continue reading

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The Choice Of Materials for Our Beginning Project

The project we have in mind dictates a significant part of the choice of material that is used.  For example, it would be highly unlikely that we would choose an exotic hardwood to make a saw horse.  Likewise, it would … Continue reading

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