• 3:12

    Choosing a Table Saw Blade

    Choosing a table saw blade can be an intimidating task. There are numerous materials that are used in a shop, along with several different types of cuts, and a wide variety of blades that are purpose built for nearly every task that you can imagine on your table saw. If you own a table saw…

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  • 4:52

    Pattern Bit vs Flush Trim Bit

    A router allows the use of pattern bits and flush trim bits that both allow you to follow a guide and use that as a template for your work. The design of both of these bits includes a bearing of the same diameter as the cutter. The bearing is placed against the surface that is…

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  • 3:34

    Using a Metered Cup

    Many woodworkers are exploring the use of resin as a way to enhance their projects. One challenge that many resin users have voiced is when it comes to mixing the resin component in the specific ratio that is necessary to produce a solid material after curing. Ratios can be challenging to translate to specific measurements,…

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  • Epoxy dominoes
    15:35

    DIY Epoxy Dominoes

    If you enjoy playing dominoes, then you will love making and using your own epoxy dominoes set. Now, when you are on Woodworkers Guild of America, and you see a video about dominoes, you might jump to the conclusion that you are going to learn about making your own loose tenons to work with your…

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  • Wooden beer flight board
    20:56

    CNC Beer Flight Board

    If you like to drink beer, chances are that you’ve been to a brew pub and seen some of the clever beer flight boards that are used to tote the craft beers around. They are often as beautiful and unique as the beers themselves. George has captured the spirit of the microbrew trend as he…

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  • Machine on a plank of wood
    11:43

    What You Can Do On a Drum Sander

    Over the years I’ve been asked about drum sanders MANY times. Here’s an opportunity to see what a drum sander can do for you, and learn about the differences between drum sanders and planers. Abrasive planing With 36-grit sandpaper on your drum sander you can quickly clean up a surface, taking it from rough sawn…

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    3:39

    Understanding Janka Hardness

    With over 60,000 species of trees in existence, we woodworkers have an overwhelming number of wood choices available to us. So, how do you choose the right wood for your project? Cost, local availability, color, and figure are important characteristics to consider, and can be pretty easily assessed. Depending on your project, hardness might also…

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  • Dovetail sockets in wood near a table saw
    7:47

    Make Dovetail Sockets on your Table Saw

    The dovetail joint is not only one of the strongest joints due to the mechanical strength that it provides, it is also widely considered to be one of the most beautiful joints that you can create. This combination of strength and beauty make dovetail joinery one of the hallmarks of craftsmanship, so it’s a great…

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  • Cut plexiglass
    4:04

    Safely Cutting Plexiglass

    Cutting plexiglass can be an important step in some projects; perhaps for a glass door panel or protective cover for a table top. In a woodshop full of tools that are designed to part wood fibers, however, how can you produce a clean cut on something as fragile as plexiglass? And is cutting plexiglas a…

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