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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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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.

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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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5 best garage pegboard organizers that install in minutes

Organizing your tools in the garage always includes a wall arrangement. And using one of the best pegboard organizer systems will provide easy, configurable access to your most used tools. While it’s possible to hide all your tools in a drawer or cabinet it makes them hard to find.  Especially your most used tools like hammers, hand saws and screwdrivers. But finding the best pegboard organizer can be equally challenging as I’m guessing you, like me, want to avoid the …

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overhead garage storage

7 best overhead garage storage racks

While you can build your own storage rack there are many reasons to instead search for one of the best overhead garage storage racks that are ready to hang. Due to the risk of overloading a homemade shelf (do you know the load rating of what you build?) and honestly the cost comparison between a DIY solution it makes a lot of sense to buy vs. build. And, most of the best overhead garage storage systems are under $200 (and …

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Woodworking Hearing Protection Ear Muffs

Best Bluetooth woodworking ear protection: earplugs, ear muffs and more

Woodworking is a high decibel hobby and woodworking ear protection is a MUST.  Looking for the maximum decibel reduction protection? Or, wondering if there are Bluetooth earplugs or ear muffs to let you answer calls or listen to music? In this article we’ll cover all types of hearing protectors for woodworking. In a connected world it’s tough to be in the workshop and not hear your phone or messages come in.  But at the same time you need a hearing …

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Home Woodworking Shop Setup

A home woodworking shop setup is never simple. Because each space is unique you’ll need to consider cars, wood storage and need for portability vs. fixed tools. #1 – What Do You Need From Your Workshop? For the moment don’t look at your available workshop space as that’s more than likely not going to change.  Focus instead on how you’ll plan to use the space – from projects, tools, and demands of the space for lighting and heat. What Projects Will I …

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