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The Importance of Moisture Equilibrium

The following content is syndicated content. A tree consists of a series of veins through which sap travels up and down the trunk from the roots to the outer branches. Once the tree is cut into lumber, the veins shrivel, reducing the cross-grain size of the wood as it dries. However, the moisture content of […] Read more
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Tuning-up Your Air Compressor

The following content is syndicated content. Traditional pneumatic tools require a steady source of compressed air. To provide this source of power, you need a reliable, properly-functioning air compressor. While most modern air compressors are pretty maintenance free, there are some things you can do to keep your unit running in top condition. In Read more
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How to Make a Built-In Bookcase Cabinet

The following content is syndicated content. A tall built-in bookcase cabinet is a great compliment to any set of cabinets if you have extra wall space, because it allows you to display not only books, but trophies, memorabilia, framed photos and other family mementos. A built-in bookcase is a pretty simple item to build, and […] Read more
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The Beading on the HIghboy

The following content is syndicated content. May 6th, 2014 in blogs This is the lower section of a William & Mary Highboy. There are many details to work out on a complex piece like this one. For example, there is a thin beading that is applied to the scroll work on the […] Read more
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Use Your Table Saw Safely

The following content is syndicated content. Study after study has shown that more injuries from woodworking tools are attributed to the table saw than any other tool. By a wide margin, too. I think it’s safe to say that many of these injuries are caused by carelessness or a lack of following some basic safety […] Read more
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Adirondack Chair — Placing the Back Slats

The following content is syndicated content. How to Cut Sliding Dovetail Joints Best Tabletop Finish Dedicated Sled Delivers Perfect Finger Joints How to Drill Windsor Chair Mortises Read more
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Screw Threads in SketchUp

The following content is syndicated content. Mounting Knife Hinges in Curved Doors How to Sharpen a Card Scraper Five Minute Guide: Glue-Ups Dedicated Sled Delivers Perfect Finger Joints Read more
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Set Up Shop Fast With Rockler’s Steel Shop Stands

The following content is syndicated content. Setting up shop isn’t just about buying the right tools. You need work surfaces where you can get the most out of those tools, and you need space to store them so that they’re protected and out of the way but still close at hand. And it would be […] Read more
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Tips for Removing Nails from Wood

The following content is syndicated content. Recycling lumber is a great way to build projects with a ton of character. Some woodworkers specialize in finding old buildings that are destined for demolition and recover the old beams and boards for use in woodworking projects. Often these old boards will produce results that would be very […] Read more
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Avoiding Drilling Blowouts

The following content is syndicated content. Some drill bits, particularly large-diameter bits, tend to cut very aggressively, which can lead to a blowout on the back side of the board being drilled when the bit pokes through. This is especially problematic using auger bits and spade bits, which often tear rather than cut the wood […] Read more
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