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Hard or Soft: What Wood Do You Use?

If you have wood projects in mind then you know that you will need a lot of tools and motivation to complete it! It’s so often when it comes to working with large projects, we end up beginning it successfully and not completing it for another month. With the proper knowledge you can complete your project as fast as you began.

Safety Tips for Woodworking

Any experienced woodworker will tell you the first rule in the shop is safety. Here is a beginner’s guide to safety considerations before starting any woodworking projects.

The Ten Commandments Of The Wood Shop

While keeping the rules of the Wood Shop is a serious matter, we hereby offer The Ten Commandments Of The Wood Shop, a lighter take on some common wood shop rules. Go ahead… print them up and post them around your shop, and please stay off the ponies.

African Wooden Carvings and African Tribal Masks

The country of Kenya boasts some of the most skilled producers of African wooden carvings and African tribal masks in the world. The wood carving industry in Kenya is large, with an estimated 60,000 people depending on it for their primary source of income. African tribal masks are one-of-kind works of art, having unique, meaningful characteristics. One West African tribe that is known for upholding this sacred tradition is the Maasai people out of Kenya. For the Maasai tribe of Kenya, the age-old practice of wearing the African tribal masks is what allows them to connect to the souls of their long dead ancestors.

Great Woodworking Projects Require Great Plans – What You Need To Look For

If you want to have great finished woodworking projects, you need to start with great woodworking plans! Have you ever found yourself neck deep in sawdust, trying for all your worth to get your woodworking projects parts to fit together and they just won’t go according to the plans? What went wrong? Sometimes, it’s pilot error, we all make mistakes sometimes.

April Is National Woodworking Month – Twelve Great Ways To Celebrate

Yes, there really is a holiday for everything, and this one is a long one, National Woodworking Month! I suppose the reason us woodworkers get an entire month is because most all of our projects take longer than a day. I mean, can you imagine how rough Mothers Day would be if it took three weeks to bake a cake for her? I guess flowers do take a while to grow, but still, it only takes a second to hand them to Mom. I personally think mothers are at least as important than wood…

Woodworking Project: Built in Book Cases

My wife and I are very voracious readers. In our house not having a good book to read is almost a criminal offense.

Guidelines For Building A Shed Foundation

Learn how to build a deck tier foundation for your shed. See which type of foundation is the best and why.

A Simple Woodworking Plan – How to Pick the Perfect Piece of Wood

Have you ever had to buy lumber? Have you ever seen someone inspecting a piece of wood and not know what they are looking for?

The Truth About Free Shed Plans

Learn why free shed plans are not the greatest choice and why. Also see some great tips on getting quality plans for your shed.

I Just Loved Making Things Out Of Wood

From a very young age I was always making things weather it was ramps to jump over with my bike or skis to use when the snow fell four foot deep. Ill never forget strapping those two finely crafted floor boards to my feet and proudly heading out into the middle of the road for their test run.

Different Wood Stains for Your Small Woodworking Project

The two types of stains I am going to compare are gel stains and thin-bodied stains. They both have their fair share of uses.

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