12 Ways To Keep Yourself And Others Safe In A Woodworking Shop

August 11, 2016

This Post is courtesy of guest blogger Abe Knepp of www.itsamishmade.com Whether you’re in a woodshop for work, or to visit for some other reason, safety must always be a top priority. People lose body parts and even their own lives in woodshops every year. The following 12 tips will help reduce your risk to

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Coming March 1st, the Festool Vac Sys Clamping System

February 11, 2016

You may not have realized you needed this, but you do! Work more efficiently and comfortably with the new VAC SYS System. With proven vacuum-based suction clamping, the VAC SYS provides a highly effective and ergonomic work platform for nearly any project. Effectively clamp material or a workpiece for effortless machining and finishing while protecting

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The Best Rot-Resistant Woods for Outdoor Projects

July 6, 2011

Whether you are building a sandbox for a child, a compost bin for a garden, a bench for a patio, or an entire deck, the wood needs to be carefully selected. An outdoor project requires strong, durable wood that resists rotting as much as possible. Here is a quick guide to the types of woods that

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What is the Right Screw for Your Project?

April 16, 2011

Knowing what screw to use for your specific project can cut cost, minimize the need for renovations and improve durability and longevity in your structure. Machine Screws are threaded along the entire shaft and can be used in conjunction with a nut. Machine Screws work best in pre-drilled holes since they do not create their

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Make a Heart-Shaped Wooden Picture Frame

February 11, 2011

Need a quick do-it-yourself project to show someone you care on Valentine’s Day? A homemade gift is always well-received, and a heart-shaped wooden picture frame is an easy project to make that has a lot of sentimental value. Here are the materials you will need: Heart-Shaped Wooden Picture Frame 6″ X 6″ X 3/4″ lumber

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Wood as Contemporary Art

October 1, 2010

Schutte Lumber Company’s customers are not only remodelers, contractors, and do-it-yourself types, they are also artists, as our post about a stunning handcrafted wooden kayak demonstrated. We found another great example of wood as contemporary art on the Contemporist blog. This amazing wood sculpture, “Purple Horizon,” was created by Canadian artist Dave Hogg from purple

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Tell Us About Your Woodworking Projects

August 25, 2010

With the rise in computer-assisted design, we have a renewed appreciation for traditional crafts such as woodworking. The tradition is kept alive at places such as Maine’s Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, which was profiled in Architectural Digest. Here woodworkers’ creations, such as the fluted butternut bowl above, are celebrated, and woodworking education and resources are

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Dark Walnut On Trend for Fall

August 18, 2010

A shift toward using dark wood in the home has sparked increased demand and consumption of walnut, reports Woodshop News, and retailers such as IKEA are promoting new walnut products for the fall. No wonder everyone is falling in love with walnut–the dark brown North American hardwood is a dynamic material used for fine furniture,

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