DIY Woodworking Bench Dogs

I hate to drill holes in my WorkBench I have always used clamps to hold down what I am working on but sometimes the clamps do not reach far enough in to hold anything down. I have been thinking about #Bench Dogs

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Getting the Most from your Combination Square

A Combination Square.  A Must Have Tool. There are some tools that you should not live with out and the #combination square is one of them.  Get a good quality one as it will last a life time and the cheaper ones

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How To Make A Small Woodworking Chisel

Make you own Wood Chisel. For those of you who are just beginners or even us advanced woodworkers, this plan may not be for you. You do need a lathe to complete it and most of us do not have the space

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Sharpening the Cheap and Easy Way

What a Cheaper way to Sharpen your Chisel? If you are light me, you stayed away from sharpening your chisel as it seemed like it was a daunting task.  Which Stone to buy, sharpening angles and the fear of making your chisel

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Old Woodworking Marking Gauge

Whats a woodworking marking gauge? I just love this series from David Stanton where is his looking into his great grandfathers woodworking tool box.  I always learn something new about tools from his videos This video is about Marking Gauges.  When I

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How to Clean Your Hook-and-Loop Pad

Cleaning Your Sander’s Hook-and-Loop Pad. One of the things that always happens is that the loops on my sander get clogged with sawdust.  Now, I bought one of these with a vacuum attachment thinking that that would never happen.  Well I was

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Beginners Woodworking Tools – Chisels and Gouges

An Introduction to Chisels And Gouges At some point when you are working with wood, you will use a Chisel and possible a Gouge. Both do the same function of taking off slivers up to big chunks of wood.  The basic difference

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Beginner Woodworking Tools

What Tools do you need to Start? I loved this video about the tools you need to start. We all talk about starting with hand tools, me included, but we are in the 21st century as Steve points out and power tools

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