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Things NOT to Learn the Hard Way

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Most of the points I am about to make are ‘old hat’ to the experienced lot of woodworkers and may sound a bit trivial. So we will direct the following to the folks that are just starting out in this … Continue reading

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Shop Tip: Wax On, Wax On Again

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A few years ago I discovered through a tip in a woodworking magazine that waxing the surface of your table saw was a good thing to do. Not being the wiser, I grabbed the nearest wax on hand, which happened … Continue reading

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Ridgid TS3660 Table Saw Review

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I know what you are thinking right about now, why review a saw they do not manufacture any longer. Oh, Ridgid® still makes table saws, just not this particular model and it is a shame. The TS3660 was one of … Continue reading

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Easily Convert an Origami Folding Rack to a Light Garden

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If you haven’t seen the Origami Folding Rack in action, it’s pretty impressive. You can fold or set up this sturdy shelving in 20 seconds or less – really. It’s extremely durable and versatile to use for temporary shelving, a … Continue reading

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DIY – Pull Out for those Plastics

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When it comes to aggravation in the kitchen, the culprit is often trying to retrieve the right food storage container (and lid), without creating an avalanche of plastics, every time you open that cabinet. And trying to find things in … Continue reading

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Dewalt DW735 13″ Thickness Planer Review

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When a power tool you have relied on for about eighteen years finally gives up the ghost, a feeling of panic sets in.  What the heck am I going to do now? I’m right in the middle of an important … Continue reading

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Hitachi DS12DVF3 Drill Driver Combo Review

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“You use 12 volt cordless drills?” That is a statement I have heard a lot over the last year or so whenever someone enters my workshop. The answer is, “of course I do, don’t you”, and here is why I … Continue reading

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Ridgid R350CHA Framing Nailer Review

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At the time of purchase about five years ago, most of the stick nailers on the market were close to or over the $400 mark. Today you can buy some brands for as little as $150. The Ridgid® is now … Continue reading

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Money Saving Hobby Wood

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Find hobby wood to build DIY projects Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions to Help You Save

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How to save in the new year; practical ways to save in the Year of the Rabbit Continue reading

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