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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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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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