Makita MLT 100 Table Saw | User Review

Makita MLT 100 – User review For many professional woodworkers, their table saws form the cornerstones of their woodworking operations. For hobbyists, the situation is very much the same with the only real difference being that as hobbyists, we try and scale down a bit from the large, high powered cabinet saws often used by professionals. For woodworking hobbyist and DIY junkies, benchtop table saws are often the most logical…

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Best Value Miter Saw For DIY | 1 Year User Review – METABO KGS 254 M

Metabo KGS 254 M Sliding Compound Miter Saw Reviewed After being away on a short hiatus I figured I’d jump right back in by telling you about a sense of admiration I have discovered for a seemingly lesser known brand of power tool. An admiration that is largely owed to my decision to purchase the Metabo KGS 254 M Sliding Compound Miter Saw. I bought my Metabo Miter Saw little under a year ago after…

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Building an All-IN-ONE woodworking workstation – PART 1- Plans With Video Instruction

  Making the most of a small workshop In an attempted to make the absolute most of my ridiculously small workspace, something I think most woodworking hobbyist can relate to, I have decided to break down my shop and start over. The decision was made quite suddenly after having to continuously navigate my cluttered workshop. A feat that often resulted in an irritated woodworker aka, me. I figured that the only way…

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DIY Curved Inlays For Better Chopping Board Designs

How to make wooden cutting boards with inlay designs     Cutting boards Most of us start out making these and many of us keep making them long thereafter. Why? Because their easy to make, stylish and functional. Whether you are making it for yourself or as a gift for someone special, cutting boards are great woodworking projects. Grouping together offcuts from different species can produce all kinds of beautiful results but…

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Easiest Way To Straighten Rough Edge Lumber Using A Table Saw

Simplest squaring of rough cut lumber using a table saw     On the odd occasion, the component on your table saw that is largely responsible for its impressive accuracy becomes obsolete. These are situations where you need to rip a piece of lumber with rough-cut or uneven edges. The fence on your table saw is a huge asset in your tool arsenal but when the lumber to be cut…

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Chisel Sharpening Basics That Produce Razor Sharp Chisels

It’s easy to have razor sharp chisels There is no substitute for sharp equipment when it comes to woodworking. The edge of your equipment will in many cases determine the quality of your crafted projects. This is particularly true for wood carving or when it comes to making quality wood joints like box joints. For some time I was under the impression that to sharpen tools, like chisels, is an act…

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Flip Tray Drill Bit Organizer And Storage Cabinet | Free DIY Plans

Drill and router bit organizer build tutorial and plans     Making the most of a small woodworking workshop has to start somewhere. Why not start by organizing and storing the range of bits laying around our shops in a convenient wall mount drill bit holder and save ourselves the frustration of trying to find the right drill bit in the cluttered space that is our workshops. The beauty of…

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18V VS 20V Cordless Drills – Don’t Fall For A Gimmick

20V MAX vs 18V – Breaking down a battery Recently, during the course of a lazy Sunday afternoon, surfing around on social media, I came across a comment thread discussing cordless drills. The original post was enquiring as to the best brand but the conversation quickly turned into an argument (as it often does on social media) about which voltage makes for a better cordless drill, 20V MAX or 18V?. More…

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Repair OR Replace Faulty Cordless Drill Batteries?

Cordless is convenient Sacrificing a little torque allows us to cut the cord and end up with an on-the-go portable power tool. Yes, cordless is convenient but the convenience does, unfortunately, come with a drawback. Batteries Cordless power tools operate with DC voltage supplied from a battery and unfortunately, the brains of the world are yet to develop a battery that can last forever. Though battery technology has experienced some major advances…

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