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Don’t Toss the Leftovers From Your Last Woodshop Project

July 1, 2015

When working with wood in Kansas City, it’s almost inevitable that you’ll have some leftovers after you finish a project. Many people will simply toss these leftovers. However, this is a huge waste, especially when considering the fact that you can use your wood leftovers for other purposes. The following are a few ideas for how

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Add Extra Workspace to Your Wood Shop With This DIY Project

June 26, 2015

Does it seem like your workshop is growing smaller because you are using up more and more of its space? If so, you’re probably wondering if there’s any way you can add extra work space without having to expand your wood shop.  We recommend achieving this by building a fold-down workbench, which will make your

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Vastly Improve Your Jobsite’s Efficiency With a Festool Multifunction Table

June 22, 2015

When it comes to investing in a stable workbench, you won’t want to skimp on quality. A good workbench will help provide precision, efficiency and quality. According to a recent review by Robert Robilard, the Festool MFT/3 Multifunction Table meets all of these requirements. The Festool MFT/3 has a lot going for it. It’s incredibly

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Budgeting Guidelines for 3 Home Improvement Projects

June 17, 2015

If you plan on doing a couple of home improvements, one of the first things you’ll want to do is figure out what your budget is. The following are three home improvement projects and some basic guidelines for budgeting for them: Adding trim – Trim may seem like a very small home improvement project, but it

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Make it Easier to Keep Your Landscape in Order by Building a Space to Store Your Tools

June 12, 2015

One of the best ways to keep your landscape in order is by making sure that you keep your tools organized and maintained. Leaving your gardening tools all over your landscape is a good way to ensure that they get dirty, lost or rusted over time. Which is why you should build a space to

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Know the Requirements of Your Woodcraft Project Before Picking the Wood

June 8, 2015
choosing the right wood

Choosing the right craft wood to work with is just as important as planning out your project before you get started. The wrong wood can result in costly errors, not to mention that the wrong wood may be a more expensive, higher quality wood that wasn’t necessary for the project you are doing. This is

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Tips for Finishing a Dense Tropical Hardwood Deck

June 3, 2015

Using dense wood is a great idea for building a hardwood deck, since it will help make it more durable and resistant to insects and rot outdoors. Unfortunately, denser wood does tend to make the deck difficult to finish properly. This is because dense wood often has a closed grain and is naturally oily. The following

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Add Some Extra Charm to Your Garden by Building an Adorable Gate

May 25, 2015

Are you thinking about sprucing up your garden’s design a little bit? Doing so can not only help make your garden more visually pleasing, it can help boost your home’s curb appeal! Even something as simple as building a charming gate can have a huge impact. You don’t necessarily need to have a fence wrapping around

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How to Narrow Down Your Wood Choice When Planning a Project

May 20, 2015

There are a number of decisions that you’re going to have to make when you first begin a woodworking project, but one of the biggest factors of a successful project is the wood you pick to make it. The following are a few tips for choosing what type of wood you want to use: First

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Looking for a New Miter Saw? 3 Reasons to Consider the Kapex KS 120

May 15, 2015

If you’re serious about woodworking, then you are going to want a miter saw for your woodworking shop. While there are plenty of high quality miter saws out there, we highly recommend the Kapex KS 120 miter saw. The following are three reasons why you should pick up the Kapex KS 120: It has a durable

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