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Tapegauge

Upgrade your old tape measure with the Universal Tape Gauge (U.T.G.) by Dowelmax that fixes the age-old problem all tape measures have: inside measurements. 

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Madeinusa

July always starts with a bang.  You have to like a holiday that combines patriotism with barbeques, parties and fireworks.  As we celebrate Independence Day it’s a good time to stop and consider the blessings of living in the United States.  Our freedoms and standard of living are the envy of the world.  

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Bits

Most of us don’t give a lot of thought to drilling, but all holes are not created equal.  There is a big difference between punching a hole in a 2×4 and boring a precise hole for furniture joinery or a hinge.  It’s easy to get a hole that is out of round or has splintered edges.  To drill a satisfactory hole, you need the right type of drill bit.

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Superduper

Ever wonder about difference between super glue, crazy glue, instant glue and CA glue?  Actually, they’re just different names for the same product.  The technical name is “cyanoacrylate”.  CA glue really is “super” – a one square inch bonding of cyanoacrylate can hold about a ton.

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Chooseweapon

Not all brushes are created equal.  You can find cheap, throw-away brushes for less than a dollar or spend over $20 for a high quality brush.  The size and shape of the brush will be dictated by your project.

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Superglue

Super glue really does deserve its name – a 1-square-inch bond can hold more than a ton.  It looks like water, so what makes it so powerful?

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Edge

When you look at the furniture nearby, those decorative edges were probably created by a router.  You can make furniture, doors, boxes and other projects without a router, but they’re hard to beat when you want to add detail and take your project to the next level. 

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Want your next project to go more smoothly? Try this expert advice on transforming roughsawn boards into well-selected work pieces. 

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Mixing paint can be fun and a little addicting – and sometimes it’s just the ticket when you need that perfect color for your project. Let Woodcraft offer a few tips and tricks for getting just the shade you’re looking for.

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