11 Essential Jointer Safety Tips for Woodworkers


When working with a jointer, or any woodworking tool for that matter, prioritizing your safety is paramount. This starts with the gear you wear. This isn’t just a recommendation; it’s a fundamental practice for anyone stepping into a woodworking shop. …

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19 Awesome Miter Saw Stations!

Here are some really impressive miter stations. I have no affiliation with any of these; I am sharing them because I think they are great designs! ALMighty Miter Saw Station with Flip-Top Lathe by Michael Alm One of my favorite …

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Guide To Essential Hand Tools In Woodworking


Woodworking is a craft that combines skill, creativity, and the right tools. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve been shaping wood for years, the tools you use can significantly impact the quality and enjoyment of your work. Recognizing that …

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What Is Lathe Swing?


We recently wrote about lathes and, in particular, a mandrel, a tool used with lathes that hold a work piece at the center so the spin of the piece is balanced. This is an essential element of turnery, and it …

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How Long Do DeWALT Batteries Take To Charge?


Ever found yourself in the middle of a project, only to be halted by a drained battery? As a woodworker, I know the importance of efficient tool use, and a key factor is understanding ‘How Long Do DeWALT Batteries Take …

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What Is A Woodking Lathe Mandrel?


If you’ve read previous articles I’ve written, you know my brother is a turnery artist in Boston.  His work is stunningly beautiful, true works of art. I especially loved his spring 2022 collection from spalted maple.  His lathe talent is …

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16 Or 18 Gauge Nailer For Baseboard?

16 Or 18 Gauge Nailers

Interior trim work signals you are nearing the end of the carpentry work for that reno job or room addition in your home.  It is the “home” stretch if you will.  Window and door trim, maybe some crown moulding, maybe …

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Is Black and Decker A Good Brand?


This question often surfaces among both new and experienced woodworkers and DIY enthusiasts. I understand the dilemma of choosing the right brand that balances quality with affordability. Black and Decker, a name synonymous with power tools, offers a range that …

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Alternatives To Festool Domino

Festool Domino

Our woodworking projects go in cycles.  A burst of enthusiasm overcomes us, and we rush to the shop for the next project.  Or, a particular need arises, whether it’s a desk for one of the kids or a new platform …

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How Does SawStop Detect Fingers?

Finger Saw Blade

No matter how many times I watch the SawStop video demo using a hot dog to show how quickly the blade stops spinning when it comes in contact with the dog, it still amazes me.  The mark left on the …

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