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Box finished open

Box-building is rewarding, but nerve-wracking. As your work on a box progresses, the risks associated with errors increase sharply, and one mistake could mean scrapping the whole thing and starting over. Hinge installation is often the last step in the process, so many woodworkers are understandably anxious about it. The huge and bewildering number of hinge options can make just selecting a hinge a daunting task.

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Hangups

It can be a bit tricky to fasten pictures and shelves to your walls, particularly if the item you are hanging is heavy or needs to hold a heavy load.   Drywall has limited strength and the studs in the wall just never seem to line up with the spot you want to hang something on.  Fortunately there are a number of clever and useful hangers that can solve most any hanging problem.  The option you choose will depend on the type of hanging and the weight involved.

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Drawerslides

Charles Neil explains cablinet drawer slide installations.

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Cabinethinges

Charles provides some insight into cabinet hinges that is sure to help with your cabinet doors and hanging decisions.

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Bits

Sort out the different kinds of drill bits with Charles Neil.

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Brushingup

Charles explains some differences in the variety of brushes available on the market today.

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Continuoushinges

Learn how to install piano hinges.

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152703lidsupport

It is important to take a few minutes to calculate the required inch-pounds for any lid to ensure proper and safe function of the hardware.  The lid supports are very popular with children’s toy boxes and blanket chests.  These usually have heavy doors, which we don’t want to slam shut and injure children.

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Shelving

Managing the lumber supply can be a challenge in any woodshop, but it’s a problem worth solving.

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Dowelscrew

Woodcraft Magazine reviews the Confirmat-Style Starter Kit

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