12 Free Router Table Plans that are Surprisingly Simple

  • January 29, 2019
black router table

Most woodworking projects require some degree of precision. You can get by with subpar measurements for some things, but if you’re building something placed prominently in your home — especially something that might affect its value — you’ll want to get it right so it looks and fits together snugly. We went out and found […]

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13 Free Beginner Woodworking Projects that are Easy & Simple

  • January 22, 2019
modern platform bed

One of the hardest things about getting started on a woodworking hobby is knowing what to build first. It’s like an art student who sits down at a blank piece of paper and is stuck immediately on what first to try to draw. It’s really that first step that is the hardest to take. We’ve […]

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12 Awesome Woodworking Projects for Kids to Build

  • January 15, 2019
homemade candy dispenser

Few things are as fun and entertaining, yet rewarding, as finishing a project with your kids. They get the joy of using their imaginations and using tools like adults, parents get the joy of spending time with the youngsters doing something positive, that teaches and that creates something the family can enjoy for a long […]

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12 DIY Plant Stand Ideas for Outdoor and Indoor Use

  • January 8, 2019
plant stands

No two houseplants look the same. They look different, and you want to present them in your home in a way that accentuates their individuality. That goes into how you take care of them, and it goes with your choice in planter and even planter stand. Planters come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, […]

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Voltmeter vs Multimeter: Which is Right for Your Needs?

  • December 6, 2018
voltmeter vs multimeter

Do you need a voltmeter or a multimeter? You may already have some idea as to what the differences between these models are, but it never hurts to double-check that what you know is correct before you buy. Or, if you have no idea which kind will be right for you, then you should read […]

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Who Invented the Monkey Wrench?

  • December 6, 2018
monkey wrench

Amazingly enough, the history of the monkey wrench is shrouded both by mystery and controversy. Hoaxes in recent years, amplified by the internet, have suggested various false origins for the tool. One of those suggests that African-American boxer Jack Johnson invented the tool, and the racists of the time added the label “monkey” as a […]

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7 Essential Power Tools for Beginning Woodworkers

  • December 6, 2018
Essential Power Tools

If you’re looking to set up a woodshop as a hobby or as a potential career, then you need to get the right equipment. While you could spend thousands of dollars equipping your shop with every possible tool, it’s more important to get the tools that will give you the most flexibility. You don’t have […]

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Pin vs Pinless Moisture Meters: Which is Best for Your Needs?

  • December 6, 2018
differences between pin and pinless moisture meters

There are two basic meters for measuring the moisture content of wood. One uses pins that measures the electrical resistance between the two to determine moisture content. The other, a pinless meter, shoots out little electromagnetic pulses when placed next to the wood. The right meter for you depends on what you need it for. […]

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Framing Nailers vs. Finish Nailers: What’s the Difference?

  • December 4, 2018
framing nailers vs finish nailers

Framing nailers and finish nailers are both nail guns in the same way that pick-up trucks and sporty convertibles are both cars.  In a broad sense, they do the same jobs, but most users would not consider them entirely interchangeable.  So how are they different? Framing Nailer = The Pick-up Truck The framing nailer is […]

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How Much Should you Tip a Handyman?

  • December 4, 2018
handyman tools

Tipping is loaded with stress and expectation.  Everyone wonders who they should tip, and who they shouldn’t, and how much, and when, and how.  Theoretically, tipping is provided to anyone who provides excellent service.  But there are some situations that practically demand tipping, no matter how good or bad the service – your waiter – […]

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