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How to Build a Workbench from Dimensional Lumber
How I built a workbench for woodworking out of dimensional 2x4's and 2x6's. Minus a few pieces of poplar used to make some leg wedges and select pine on the woodworker's vise, this workbench is made from spf. Come see how I did it.
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| Categories: Woodworking, Wood tools | Tags: workbench, woodworking, how to build a workbench, dimensional, lumber, spf, work, bench | View Count: (298) |
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How to Turn a Pen on a Shopsmith Mark 5

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How to Turn a Pen on a Shopsmith Mark 5
A couple years ago, I decided I wanted to turn pens. The only lathe available to me was a Shopsmith lathe. The principle and basic operation of pen turning is the same on a Shopsmith, but the mandrel used is a little different...
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| Categories: Woodworking, Turning | Tags: shopsmith, slimline, pen, pen turning, how to, lathe, shopsmith lathe | View Count: (750) |
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How to Make Wooden Curtain Rod Holders

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How to Make Wooden Curtain Rod Holders
These are pretty simple curtain rod holders made from wood, and can be made from scrap wood, or even a short piece of three dollar two by four. Sure beats paying $7 dollars for just a couple of unattractive metal ones.
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| Categories: Woodworking, Basic wood builds | Tags: curtain, rod, holders, curtainrod, curtainrodholders, curtainrodholder, screw, wood, howto | View Count: (1738) |
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Basic Woodworking Terms -  KERF {aka Saw Kerf}
What exactly is kerf and saw kerf? How do you set the kerf of a handsaw anyway?
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| Categories: Wood tools, Woodworking | Tags: kerf, saw kerf, woodworking, woodworking terms, terms, sawkerf | View Count: (625) |
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Building a Workbench With a Door

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Building a Workbench With a Door
If you have a spare door laying around taking up space, you can put it to good use in the shop as a workbench. This is how I did it. From the frame which I built from 2x4‘s up to placing the door as the workbench top.
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| Categories: Woodworking, Shop updates | Tags: workbench, workbench build, how to build a workbench, workbench on the cheap, cheap workbench, woodworking | View Count: (1554) |
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Shop Update - Finding a New Wood Shop

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Shop Update - Finding a New Wood Shop
After months of having to do my woodwork outside; fighting rain, snow, and mostly sun and and heat, I finally have a new wood shop! This is the story of how it came to be.
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| Categories: Woodworking, Shop updates | Tags: woodworking, moving, shop, wood shop, woodshop, wood, work | View Count: (547) |
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How to Make a Dovetail Pen pt 2 Turning the Pen Blank
This is part 2 of of the dovetail pen making.
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| Categories: Turning, Videos, How to dovetail a pen | Tags: | View Count: (404) |
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How to Make a Dovetail Pen pt 1 Dovetailing the Pen Blank
Have you ever thought about doing strange and odd things? Like putting a hand cut dovetail into a pen blank? Well a few weeks ago some folks in one of my woodworking groups were talking about how bad pine was to work with and cracking some jokes about putting dovetails in pine wood.
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| Categories: Turning, Videos, How to dovetail a pen | Tags: | View Count: (527) |
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How to Modify A Woodworking Chisel

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Have you ever needed a woodworking chisel that was smaller than the ones you have but just don’t want to pay the price for a specialty chisel? Well I’m going to show you how to modify the the cheap box store chisels.
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| Categories: Woodworking | Tags: chisel, how to, modify, modify chisel, specialty chisel, specific tool, woodworking | View Count: (465) |
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Turning a Dovetail Pen

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This is how I sort of challenged myself do putting a dovetail into a slimline pen. Was easier than I thought, but still a putting a dovetail in a slimline pen blank proved to be a woodworking challenge.
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| Categories: Woodworking | Tags: dovetail, dovetail pen, dovetail pen blank, how to dovetail, pen blank, pen kit, pen turning, turning a pen, woodworking | View Count: (510) |
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