Tag Archives: Woodworking tips

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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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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A new Saw Blade Does Wonders for My Compound Miter Saw

I purchased a new saw blade for my compound miter saw today. I was amazed. What a difference. The saw now cuts very nicely. With the previous blade I might have thought that the saw cut by burning the wood. Now, … 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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Use a Dremel Tool as a Scroll Saw

I hope you were able to take advantage of the deal on the re-con Dremel rotary tool. Here’s a video showing how it could be used in lieu of a scroll saw.  Even though I think comparing it to a … Continue reading

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More on Reconditioned Tools and Black Friday

I had it all figured out.  I had intended to buy reconditioned. (See previous post.)  I had decided on a combination set 18v lithium compact drill/ impact driver made by Milwaukee for $179 with shipping included.  Wow! Then along came … 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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Portland Woodworking Show

I attended the Woodworking Show in Portland Friday. Yeah, I know it’s taken me until today to post on it.  This was my first woodworking show.  I’m a beginner, you know.  Anyhow, I was very impressed with most everything I … Continue reading

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