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Router Table Safety Tips

The Router is one of the most used tools in my shop.  There are so many uses for it.  It's an extremely versatile tool with a plethora of bits and accessories that can be added to extend its uses throughout the...

Cutting a Log on a Band Saw

I recently created a project for my mother and father that involved turning a fallen tree branch (struck by lightning) into a Cheese Tray and Coaster set.  This spawned a lot of questions from my audience about...

How to use a Tape Measure (The Right Way)

A tape measure is one of the most important tools a shop can have. It's also one that surprisingly enough gets the least attention when it comes to learning and skill building. OK, but which tape measure do I n...

Why Your Jigsaw isn’t Cutting Straight

A jigsaw is one of the most fundamental tools of every workshop.  Yes. I meant to use the word workshop, rather than wood shop.  A jigsaw belongs in every shop.  Whether you work with wood, metals, plastics, or...

BLOG: Shop Updates & X-Carve Depth Issues Fix

Man I have had a busy week!  I didn't get near as much done as I would like to have gotten done.  I didn't get near as much time in the shop this week as I had hoped for either.  Between the holiday weekend and...

Handheld Router Safety Tips

I think most woodworkers would claim that a router is an indispensable tool.  Some may even consider it to be one of their most useful tools.  I know it is in my shop!  There's incredible versatility, attachmen...

BLOG: Setting up the X-Carve from Inventables

This week I've spent the evenings setting up the X-Carve from Inventables.  "What the heck is an X-Carve?" It's a CNC machine.  "What the heck is a CNC machine?" CNC stands for Computer Numerical Control.  B...