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  • Build a Flush-Trim Base for Your Router
    Most woodworkers are inveterate tinkerers.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    April 17, 2013
    Accurate Cuts on Long Workpieces
    The simple stop block—when coupled with a well-built crosscut sled—excels at making repeatable cuts to a consistent length.
    by Stephanie Fuda - administrator |
    April 3, 2013
    How to Cut With a Scrollsaw
    The scrollsaw is an extremely versatile tool that uses fine blades under tension to do fine cutting work that other motorized saws can't do.
    by StartWoodworking - member |
    March 27, 2013
    My wife bought me a pretty nice mitre saw for Christmas. Double bevel, sliding, the works. My task, build shelving that wraps around a corner with invisible mounts.
    by dv8withn8 - member |
    December 20, 2012
    Woodworking Book Giveaway
    ***UPDATE, March 1, 2012*** Congratulations to our lucky winner, Jim Crockett. His comment was chosen at random. Leave a comment for a chance to bring home a copy of "Routers and Router Tables."
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    February 23, 2012
    Simple Stop Block Keeps the Dust Out
    A stop block is perhaps one of the most common shop devices used in woodworking.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    February 2, 2012
    Drill Guide for Super-Straight Holes
    Recently, while building a Shaker writing table, I needed to drill dowel holes in the front faces of my table's legs, after the table
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    November 9, 2011
    How to Build a Router Jig for Perfect Dadoes
    A handheld router is an incredibly versatile tool, and when you're just starting out, it's among the four most useful handheld power tools you can have in your arsenal.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    November 9, 2011
    Woodworking without a Tablesaw
    Learn how to build basic furniture projects without a tablesaw.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    October 26, 2011
    Hey Everyone.  I thought this time I'd give you my 2c worth on stationary power tools.  
    June 19, 2011
    How to Use Pocket Hole Joinery
    Pocket holes are a fast and efficient method of joinery that any novice woodworker can handle.
    by Ed_Pirnik - member |
    June 1, 2011
    Power Sanders 101: ROS, Belt, Spindle
    No one loves sanding, but there is no avoiding it for smoothing wood, and occasionally shaping it too.
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    March 22, 2011
    Drilling Safety
    Sometimes it is easier to bring the drill to the workpiece; and other times, the workpiece to the drill press.
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    January 7, 2011
    Circular Saw Safety
    Tips on staying safe when using this hand tool
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    January 7, 2011
    Miter Saw Safety Tips
    Best practices for using this tool safely
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    January 7, 2011
    How to Rip Large Sheets of Plywood on the Tablesaw
    A straightforward procedure for cutting sheet goods to size
    by Kelly_Mehler - author |
    November 15, 2010
    How to Tame Router Table Tearout
    Zero-clearance trick is the secret to eliminating tearout
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    November 15, 2010
    Tame Tearout on the Tablesaw
    Zero-clearance trick is the secret
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    November 15, 2010
    Tame Tearout on the Jointer and Planer
    Paying attention to grain is critical
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    November 15, 2010
    How to Tame Tearout with a Circular Saw
    Supporting wood fibers is the secret to eliminating tearout
    by Asa Christiana - editor, fine woodworking magazine |
    November 10, 2010
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