Woodworking on a Budget

By Scott Arnold

Setting Up Your Workshop – 7 Tools You Need Woodworking is a tedious and time consuming task that is attempted by many, but mastered by very few.  Many beginners who are trying to get started in woodworking often worry about their budget and try to figure out how they are going to get started. Great…

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Making a Carpentry Template

By Robert Robillard

Making and Using Carpentry Patterns and Templates Making and using carpentry patterns and templates help to make woodworking and construction projects efficient, repeatable and accurate. Templates are usually low cost to build, and an accurate way to transfer spatial measurements to any sheet material or flat surface. Once made, a template can be used, over…

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Circle Cutting Band Saw Jig

By Robert Robillard

Cutting Circles On A Band Saw Cutting circles freehand with a jigsaw or band saw is not easy and never precise. A friend of mine called today and told me she needed a 32” round piece of plywood to temporarily protect a glass table.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to discuss making…

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Applying Solid Edging To Plywood Edges

By Robert Robillard

Plywood is a perfect material for cabinet, bookcase and bookshelf making. The only negative to using plywood is its exposed veneer edges. There are a lot of ways to cover these edges from solid wood veneer to thin edge strips to full thickness solid wood edging. This article will discuss applying solid edging to plywood…

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How To Make A Pipe Clamp Storage Rack

By Robert Robillard

Pipe Clamp Storage Rack Workshop Tip I’m a neat freak and hate when my shop is a mess.  Part of being neat is being organized. You can never have enough clamps so recently I decided that I needed a better way to store my pipe clamps.  My clamps range from 24 inches to 60 inches. …

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Bessey General Purpose Clamp Kit

By Phil Benevides

Bessey General Purpose Clamp Kit on the ACC Job-Site Every good woodworker and carpenter will tell you, you can NEVER have enough clamps. So when it comes to buying new clamps or more clamps or extra clamps, it’s not a question of “if” but “when”. So whenever you decide to add to your collection, or…

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The Wood Working Shows

By Robert Robillard

Woodworking Show The Woodworking Shows is a traveling woodworking show that visits dozens of cities each year. At these shows, are tool and product demonstrations, educational seminars, hands-on training, and great discounts on new tools. For the past 30 years, The Woodworking Shows have established a following of woodworkers passionate about tools, techniques and hands…

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Blending New Wallboard To Old Wallboard

By Robert Robillard

Adding New Walls Next to Old Plaster Walls I run a remodeling company and on many projects we find ourselves removing portions of rooms to access pipes and wires and later blending new wallboard to old wallboard.  sounds simple enough and it is if you take a few preparation steps. Many folks feel that you…

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