Advice on Finding the Best Woodworking Tools

Finding the best woodworking tools is a mixture of personal preference and advice. What may be best for one person could not be the best for another person. So, the only way to find the best tools is to look at what the experts say and then use your own opinion to make the final […]

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How to Shop for Woodworking Jigs

It only takes one drilling mistake to convince a woodworker of the value of a good jig. A jig is an essential piece of equipment for your home workshop. Woodworking jigs are frames or boxes made to stabilize your work while you locate and even up drill holes. Jigs are a terrific way to space […]

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Backyard Campfires

Last year, for our wedding anniversary, I purchased my wife Becky a fire pit table to go on our deck. What a great purchase! We’ve enjoyed hours upon hours of sitting around our “backyard campfire”. (Hint – you can get firewood dirt-cheap out of the Home Depot or Lowes cull bins. And, make sure you […]

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Blocked Toilet Info

Having done this more than once (damn low flow toilets), I feel somewhat expert at it by now. However, I did check out some answers on Yahoo and thought some of the suggestions were pretty good. I’ll list them at the end of this post. First, if the water is very low in the toilet, […]

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Router Bit Basics

A router bit is a tool for woodworking giving a quality finish to woodwork. It cuts wood providing a way to give a clean and even a decorative edge to woodwork. The following is some basic information about router bits to get you started in your woodworking efforts. The Parts of a Router Bit Here […]

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A Primer on Selecting and Using the Right Table Saw

A great starting point for anyone considering buying a table saw. Just imagine – the sharp, toothed blades of a table saw ripping through your stack of wood, cross cutting them with pinpoint accuracy on the marked line. Or consider this scenario: trimming little pieces of wood to create a straight cut catering to the […]

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Start to Finish: The Endurance Test

This is info from an article in the June, 2000 issue of Woodworker’s Journal. Picking the “best” finish for your most recent woodworking triumph may seem like a daunting task, given the confusing array of choices. To make the correct choice, start out by answering three primary questions before you begin: 1. How durable does […]

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Oh No! I Drowned My ‘Maters!

In a previous post (Topsy Turvey ‘Maters) I reported my experiment with upside-down tomatoes. Warning! DO NOT DO IT THE WAY I DID IT!! I am guessing (well, it’s more than just a guess) that the peat moss method should not be attempted by rank amateurs like me. I think the peat moss hold ways […]

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Rows of Veggies

I have almost the entire vegetable garden planted (seeds), and I think we’re pretty much finished with any landscape planting we planned for this year. Here’s a row by row acount of the vegetable garden: Bed 1: 2 rows of carrots 2 rows of radishes (already getting thinned out). 2 rows of lettuce Bed 2: […]

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