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Best wood vise for a workbench: 5 unique types of woodworking vises

Buying the best wood vise requires understanding where you’ll mount it, jaw size and how large of workpiece you’ll be clamping. But if you haven’t purchased or used a vice in awhile you’ll also want to understand features like quick release, pivot jaws, brands and your benchtop thickness. So, in this article learn how to pick the best vise for your bench. A woodworking vice puts that perfect finishing touch on any bench. And while it’s possible in a lot of …

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DIY Guide to a Clear Coat for Wood (Best Clear Wood Finish)

Looking for a clear wood finish for your next project? Not sure if you should use an oil or water based finished? Or perhaps you’re concerned a finish will yellow? From cabinets to cutting boards, in this article learn what the best wood finish is for your project.

Best Dust Collector for Woodworking Shops

Ultimate Guide: Best Dust Collector for Woodworking [2021]

You already know this, but the best dust collector isn’t the same from workshop to workshop. While small shops need innovative solutions to maximize suction in tight quarters; large shop dust collectors need massive air flow with optimal ducting to control dust. In this article you’ll learn what the right dust collector is for your size workshop, tools AND budget.

How to Make a DIY Weekend Workbench

Simple DIY weekend workbench plans, supplies and construction tips

Building a DIY weekend workbench is possible with just a few upfront purchases, some basic planning and a few tools. Need plans or ideas on what to include in a bench? Not sure if you have the right tools? In this article we’ll show you how to tackle an at-home workbench. A few years ago I had to part with an oversized workbench to make room for other tools. With 8″ steel casters, a 40″ height for easy sanding cubbies …

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Best Way to Heat a Garage

Best way to heat a garage: 9 garage heaters [Small and Large]

The best way to heat a garage is with a power friendly heat source that maintains heat when you need it. Want something you can install yourself? Looking to heat a workshop when you need it? Or, need to keep a garage around 50-degrees for a freezer or refrigerator? In this article learn what your options are and what might be best to heat your garage.

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How to build wood garage cabinets (10 DIY tips)

For a lot of home woodworkers our projects don’t happen because setting up the tools to build can take as long as building the project. And I know, because I’ve been in this situation. So, rather than continue to let organization prevent progress it’s time to build your own wood garage cabinets.

How to Glue Wood Panels

How to glue wood panels: 10 step guide to a quality panel

One of the easiest, but most feared tasks for new woodworkers is learning how to glue wood panels. Is the wood dry enough (or, why does that matter)? Do I need to alternate grains? What’s the best wood glue? How long does it need to dry? Learn how to properly glue wood panels in this guide.

Best Screws for Outdoor Use

What are the best screws for outdoor use (and what NOT to use)

If you haven’t built an outdoor structure before a common question is a basic, but great one: what are the best screws for outdoor use? Can I use galvanized (cheapest) or do I need to invest in stainless screws? Will all screws work with my types of wood? In this guide learn how to pick the right exterior screws for your project.

Woodshop Dust Control Systems Safety - Tools to Make Cabinet Doors

7 Simple Tips for Woodshop Dust Control to Help Your Lungs

In an age of heightened concern with respiratory illnesses it’s important to keep our airways clean. And a woodworker owes themselves and their family a new look at woodshop dust control to reduce the amount of sawdust exposure to their lungs. And I have to admit I’ve inhaled too much dust in my woodworking career. Way too much. When I first started work at a two-man cabinet shop back in the mid-90’s I was young and ignorant to the impacts …

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