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Gettingstartedwithcnc1

CNC (Computer Numeric Control) technology is becoming more and more affordable. That’s not to say these machines are cheap, but for the investment of two to three thousand bucks, you can employ a quite capable workshop assistant that can do a lot for you, including creating signs, shaping templates, making parts, cutting joints, and even carving forms. 

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Thermallymodifiedwood4

In the last decade or so, the lumber industry has developed a process that takes wood a step beyond kiln-drying: thermal modification. This process makes wood highly rot-resistant without having to infuse it with toxic chemicals as is the case with pressure-treated lumber.

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Greatgear101 1

Traditional dowel joints have fallen out of favor for good reason. They are inherently weak in cross-grain installations due to minimal long-grain-to-long-grain mating glue surfaces. Miller Dowel Co. compensates for this problem with their unique stepped dowels. 

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Many woodworking operations require temporarily fastening things together in a way that allows harm-free detachment. That’s where double-faced tape rolls to the rescue. 

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Pithy observations on work and wood

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It's time! We're taking a leap and start Renovating My Kitchen part1 - Building the Cabinets. My wife is 37.5 weeks pregnant and we need to get things moving on the kitchen if we don't want pure mayhem before our new addition arrives!

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Apr2021 chad stanton furniture maker difficult woodworking techniques done easy video

Master furniture maker Chad Stanton demonstrates complicated woodworking techniques such as perfectly tapered legs, angled mortises, and hand-cut tenons in this video, part of his continuing build of a mid-century dining room table. 

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20210430 carl jacobson woodturning top 5 wood turning tool questions600

Carl Jacobson is known for his amazing wood turning work and creative projects. In this video he shares the top 5 questions he gets about the tools and accessories he uses. 

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John malecki pt2 kitchen renvations avoiding problems tips600

Running into problems, in a home reno project? Of course! John Malecki's latest video installment of his Renovating My Kitchen Series, pt 2 Building Doors, brings on some problems that must be overcome! 

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John malecki pt3 how to plan kitchen renovations demolition issues600

This is probably John Malecki's favorite step in this project so far...Part 3- DEMOLITION! In this series, Renovating My Kitchen, kitchen/home projects can be full of lessons for even the experienced builder. 

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