Tag Archives: woodworking

  • Product Review: Rockler Bench Cookie

    Posted on August 1, 2015 by DIY Guide in Product Reviews, Workshop.

    Securely holding your work in place is an age-old problem. Using standard clamping methods like bench-dogs, hold-downs, router mats, and a host of other methods have been used to keep your work where its supposed to be. Bench cookies are the very latest tool to add to your workshop ‘must haves’. They’re an elegantly simple solution […]

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  • DIY Wainscoting

    Posted on July 1, 2015 by DIY Guide in Home Improvement Projects.

    Preparation Several days before painting or installation, bring the panels inside to acclimate them to your house. Stack them horizontally, placing thin blocks of wood between the panels so air can circulate. This allows any excess moisture to escape and helps reduce expansion or contraction.  Remove any base moldings in the room where you will […]

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  • Tailor-Made Tools

    Posted on April 24, 2015 by DIY Guide in Power Tools, Workshop.

    My father is a big DIY person. He’s very handy with the hammer and can fix just about anything. His passion however is building furniture. This is why, just last week, he showed us his newest power tool purchase. He bought himself a reciprocating saw. He said he saw it in on one of those DIY […]

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  • Claw Hammers

    Posted on April 18, 2015 by DIY Guide in Demolition, Hand Tools, Workshop.

    Every homeowner should have at least one claw hammer in their tool box. Claw hammers are so named because the flat head of the hammer is asymmetric to the claw end of the hammerhead. Claw hammers are most efficient and usually used while working with wooden surfaces. A 16-ounce model is usually considered the most versatile. It […]

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  • Carpentry The Old Fashioned Way

    Posted on April 12, 2015 by DIY Guide in DIY Cabinets, Hand Tools, Workshop.

    When it comes to carpentry, the process of crafting wood is often just as enjoyable as the end product.  In a time when there is an electric equivalent to most of the standard hand tools, some people lose sight of the importance of appreciating the crafting process.  While crafting with electric tools can be enjoyable […]

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  • Woodworking is More Than Just a Hobby

    Posted on March 28, 2015 by DIY Guide in Hand Tools, Home Improvement Projects, Power Tools, Workshop.

    I always looked up to my grandfather, a self-made man who only spent a year or so in college but had somehow managed to learn four languages. While he enjoyed the finer things in life – French wines, sailing on Lake Huron, etc. – he was also one of the hardest workers I’ve ever met. […]

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