Festool Releases a New Plunge Cut Saw in May

April 26, 2013

The new Festool TS 55 REQ is one of the most advanced plunge cut saws and guide rail systems arriving on the market. A host of new features will make it incredibly easy and efficient to use. In short, any professional who has used it will tell you that it is simply the best track

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DIY How to Build a Wall Shelf

December 1, 2012

Wall shelves are all the craze these days. And why wouldn’t they be? Easy to install, they take up no floor space, yet offer all the convenience of a traditional shelf. In addition, wall shelves are become a staple in interior design. And though it is possible to buy floating wall shelves from discount design stores

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Festool Demo Day

November 6, 2012

Do you love power tools? Not just any power tools, but Festool power tools? Well, if you’re in Kansas City, what are you doing Friday, December 14th? Come join Schutte Lumber and Randy Johnson as he demos the new CMS Routing System, T1 15 Impact Driver and Domino XL Joiner. (If you’ve ever seen the show “Tool Time,”

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Father's Day Gift Ideas for Fathers that Love Woodworking

May 30, 2012

Skip the tie, and give your father something he will really love by surprising him with a new toy for his workshop this Father’s Day, June 17, 2012. Host of the PBS Television Series American Woodshop Scott Phillips recently released a video discussing his top picks for father’s day gifts this year. Here are the products Phillips

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How One Teacher & His Students Kept Woodshop Class From Being Cut

May 21, 2012

When cuts to education threatened to eliminate a woodshop class at Joe T. Robinson High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, one dedicated teacher refused to take it sitting down.  Mr. Howell Jackson, armed with his knowledge of woodworking and his passion for his students, was determined to fight the impact of the cuts by creating

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Woodworking World's Highest Honor: Challengers Awards

May 16, 2012

The International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair (IWF) is now taking entries for the 2012 Challengers Distinguished Achievement Awards. Known as the highest honor in the woodworking industry, the Challengers Awards competition takes place every two years to recognize those companies that introduce innovative and game-changing woodworking products including machinery, supplies and services. A recent news

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Tips for Best Practices in Drilling

April 20, 2012

Think of drilling like threading a needle; it’s sometimes a lot harder than you would think. Based off of a Start Woodworking article by Ernie Conover, here are the 7 best practices for safe and effective drilling. Identify and mark the center of the drill hole. Place a sacrificial scrap of wood underneath the work piece to prevent

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How to Make a Jig for Adjusting Miter Saws

February 8, 2012

Turn a scrap piece of plywood into a jig that will make setting your miter gauge quick and easy. From WoodNet.net, here is how to make your own jig miter adjuster. Take a piece of plywood that’s around 8″ by 12″ and rip both sides to make them parallel. Cut the other sides of the jig,

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A Look at the Top Power Tools of 2011

January 26, 2012

As the first month of the New Year comes to a close, the 2012 National Hardware Show, which takes place annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, is now only about 4 months away. While we wonder what the 2012 show will bring, we thought it would be appropriate to look back at the highlights form

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Children & Woodworking: Creating a Lifelong Passion

December 23, 2011

The fine art of handcraftsmanship in many cases is being lost these days and people are no longer taking pride in being able to say, “I made this.” Introducing children to the art of woodworking not only gives them that sense of pride in something they have accomplished on their own but a skill that

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