Top Five Tools for Woodworking

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Whether you like working with wood to create something artistic or want to learn to make your own furniture, you need to have the right tools to work with this medium. Tools wood allow you to cut, sculpt, chisel and polish a piece of wood to create a sculpture or a practical object. Here...

How Build a Scrollsaw Out of a Jigsaw

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Earlier today I showed a video on building a drill powered scroll saw. Well this one is a LOT simpler to build. You can even use it in place of a bandsaw if you get a high powered jigsaw for the project. Though the jigsaw isn’t as strong as a bandsaw, a very good jigsaw...

Make Spindle Sander Out of Your Drill Press

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It isn’t difficult to make a simple spindle sander. (later today you will see another post on how to do so.) It is even less difficult to turn your drill press into a spindle sander by adding these handmade sanding devices to them. Especially if you have above a 1.5 Horsepower drill press do these...

Top 12 Sources of Free Recycled Wood for Your Woodworking Projects

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As much as people wish otherwise, there is no such thing as “free” anything, especially not free wood. When you are thinking about the cost of things it is imperative that you include the cost of your time and your tools. Otherwise you are dreaming when you think of things as being free. However, if...

How to Make Your Own Kitchen Cabinets

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Many woodworkers, especially those that have just started out, haven’t taken on a job as large as making cabinets. Some may look at them as an overwhelming project, but this doesn’t have to be the case. Not for simple ones at least. A cabinet is basically 3 parts – the box, the face frames, and the...