Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'shop tips'

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small workshop ideas #22: Cheap Workshop ideas Part 2

07-04-2021 12:47 PM by oldguy2 | 0 comments »

l. Silica Packs for moisture and no rust. I have had 2 basement and 3 garage shops. These are free in many clothes or box items. Save em. just put them in the tool drawer or in a nylon hose as a group. Maybe once a year if they need to be dried out, just a brief microwave time and they are good to go. I never had any rusty tools in 20 plus years in my PA shops.2. Cardboard Patterns…rarely spent a dime or dollar. Last year in desperate times I used a cereal box. wow what great ...

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Top 10 Do's and Don'ts for Woodworkers & Makers

04-21-2017 03:50 AM by WoodWorkLIFE | 10 comments »

This had been eating at me for a while, and I had to get it off my chest. I hate talking to the camera, but I hope it comes through. These are some tips about how to be a better member of the community and how to get the most enjoyment out of your shop time. Send me an “Amen Brother” if you agree, I hope this helps eek just a little more enjoyment out of the craft/hobby. Thanks for watching, please like and subscribe! View on YouTube RickWood.Work.LIFE

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Squaring the edge of cheap lumber with 2 tools in 30 seconds

07-14-2014 02:42 AM by jordanp | 4 comments »

I kind of stumbled on this method by accident.I haven’t tested it on hardwood but your big box soft wood lumber works perfectly.. Tools needed. Stanley No. 95 or equivalent (veritas or LN)Block plane or smoothing plane set for thin shavings. I usually take 8-12 passes with the 95 each direction,This is usually enough to get rid of that rounded edge you getWith big box store construction grade lumber. But wait! I just changed directions against the grain!Doesn’t matter...

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Shop Tips #1: Filling Brad/Pin Nail Holes

02-14-2014 01:10 PM by CoolToolShed | 2 comments »

Here’s a “Shop Tip” that some of you probably already know, but for those who don’t, this could save you a bit of aggravation! Here’s a link to the short video:

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ACW Article In America's Best Workshops 2013

03-23-2013 05:44 PM by Todd A. Clippinger | 25 comments »

Exciting News! The latest issue of America’s Best Workshops 2013 hits the shelf on March 26, ‚Äčand the American Craftsman Workshop has been included! Rather than being one of the featured shops, I actually have 4 pages of tips that other woodworkers might find helpful. The article is titled “Pro Ideas for Your Shop.” All images used with permission of WOOD Magazine & America’s Best Home Workshops 2013 4 Gold Nuggets From The ACW ‚ÄčIn the article I shar...

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What am I missing? #1: re: tenon cutting and jigs and such.

02-05-2011 04:43 PM by woodklutz | 8 comments »

Why if we can cut a tenon on a table saw router table or band saw with out a jig device do we purchase or make devices to create them?I tseems is so simple with a few carefully measured cuts the job is done. So I ask very seriously why? What am I missing. This question also applies to the myriad of accessories that you are told you need because you discover that if you did not know they existed you would have made it yourself out of necessity from scraps and felt proud that you did. It ...

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Make a Crosscut Jig (for circular saw)

01-30-2011 05:44 PM by Ryan Bruzan | 5 comments »

While it would be great to invest in a multi-function sliding table saw for precision cross cuts with precision guides, rails, stops, etc., such is not always possible for whatever reason. In this video I will show you my version of a $7000 cross cutting jig less than a 30-minute investment to make it. Enjoy…

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