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10 Steps to Perfectly Surfaced Stock Downloadable Technique

10 Steps to Perfectly Surfaced Stock Downloadable Technique
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Discover new life for your warped, cupped and twisted stock by putting three essential power tools to work in your shop. Save money by starting with rough-cut lumber - and save lumber with these surfacing secrets.

4 Must-Know Table Saw Safety Techniques Downloadable Technique

4 Must-Know Table Saw Safety Techniques Downloadable Technique
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A good table saw is the centerpiece of a woodworker's shop. Proper table saw technique is one of the keys to craftsmanship. This article contains four time-tested safety techniques.

6 Tips for Doweling Success Downloadable Technique

6 Tips for Doweling Success Downloadable Technique
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With a doweling jig, handheld drill outfitted with a brad point bit and some dowel points, you can build sophisticated projects in no time. It's inexpensive, strong and fast. What more do you want in a joinery system?

Biscuit Joiners: Beyond the Basics Downloadable Technique

Biscuit Joiners: Beyond the Basics Downloadable Technique
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Precise, efficient and effective, the biscuit joiner and its pressed-wafer companions may lack for pizzazz, but they make up for it in practicality. And their versatility may surprise you.

Choosing the Right Turning Tools Downloadable Technique

Choosing the Right Turning Tools Downloadable Technique
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Bowl gouge, spindle gouge, detail gouge, roughing gouge, double-ended bowl gouge - what does it all mean? With new tools rapidly appearing in catalogs and on store shelves, it's easy to get confused. Here is some information to help you decide which tools to purchase: either for getting started or for advancing in your turning craft.

Drill Press Techniques Downloadable Technique

Drill Press Techniques Downloadable Technique
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For a long time, the drill press has been a machine-shop tool moonlighting in a woodshop setting. Now, a few toolmakers are designing drill presses with woodworkers in mind. Bolstered by these new tools, woodworking opportunities abound.

Eight Super Drilling Jigs Downloadable Technique

Eight Super Drilling Jigs Downloadable Technique
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Make your drilling tasks faster, more accurate and even fun with these easy-to-make jigs. Sandor Nagyszalanczy teaches you to use super sharp drill bits to improve your work and time in the shop.

Lathe Sanding Secrets Downloadable Technique

Lathe Sanding Secrets Downloadable Technique
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Can't afford your own personal shop "sanding sherpa"? The next best option is to follow our author's tips on minimizing sanding misery

Resawing Basics Downloadable Technique

Resawing Basics Downloadable Technique
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Resawing is a simple process when you have the right equipment - but why, some ask, go through all the bother?So you can use a band saw to slice thin pieces of wood from bigger pieces of wood ... what's the benefit? Why not buy your wood sliced thin to begin with, or just plane or sand it to thickness? Here are five good reasons right off the top of my head: First, you'll get the best use out of expensive or beautifully figured wood. Second, you'll be able to create book-matched, slip-matched or swing-matched panels. Third, you'll have a method to efficiently use salvaged or reclaimed lumber of large dimension. Fourth, you will be able to create your own lumber from a tree ... or even from firewood! And fifth, when you get good at it, you can begin to make your own handmade plywood.

Texturing Wood for Dramatic Effects Downloadable Technique

Texturing Wood for Dramatic Effects Downloadable Technique
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Some woodworkers like to sand and finish their projects until they are "as shiny as plastic," and that's just fine and dandy. But there are other options to try.

Turning Holiday Ornaments Downloadable Technique

Turning Holiday Ornaments Downloadable Technique
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Ornaments are a favorite around many shops, signaling the start of the holiday season. The turned variety give you a chance to stretch the creative process on the lathe.But be warned, your relatives and friends will all be waiting to see what this year's ornaments will look like, and to add one to their collection! Like potato chips ... you'll NEVER make just one!

Using Glue Blocks for Woodturning Downloadable Technique

Using Glue Blocks for Woodturning Downloadable Technique
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Glue blocks are a great method of attaching a bowl blank to your lathe. There are other methods, such as double-face tape and chucks - and a knowledge of all these options will help you decide which technique is best for specific circumstances.

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