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Woodworking April 2012 Archive

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How to Make Perfect Box Joints

Sunday April 29, 2012
Through Dovetail joints are commonly used for basic drawer construction and in building cases such as a cedar chest. This joint is sturdy and has a classic look. However, dovetails ... Read More

Hitachi DS18DBL Cordless Driver Drill Review

Tuesday April 24, 2012
Over the past number of years, Hitachi has established themselves as a manufacturer of quality cordless drills. With their latest offering, the DS18DBL, Hitachi has upheld this fine tradition. This ... Read More

Woodworking With Oak

Saturday April 21, 2012
Walk through any fine quality furniture showroom, and you'll find plenty of pieces made with varieties of oak. This hardwood is quite popular for making furniture because when used properly, ... Read More

All About Sanding

Thursday April 19, 2012
One of the most important steps in the finishing of any woodworking project is the surface preparation, and likely the most important factor in surface prep is sanding the project ... Read More

International Woodworking Fair 2012

Tuesday April 17, 2012
The 2012 International Woodworking Fair is fast approaching. In what may be the largest fair devoted to woodworking, IWF is held every two years at the Georgia World Congress Center. ... Read More

Master Mechanic Swift Driver Ratcheting Screwdriver Review

Sunday April 15, 2012
With the proliferation of cordless screwdrivers, drills and impact drivers, traditional screwdrivers are much lower on the tool "totem pole" than they used to be. If you have one or ... Read More

Thoughts on Storing Mechanical Fasteners

Saturday April 14, 2012
When working on a project that uses mechanical fasteners, woodworkers often end up with a variety of extra screws, nuts and bolts left over. It is wise to store these ... Read More

Save $20 on Porter-Cable Tools

Monday April 9, 2012
I don't often write about sales promotions, but this one caught my eye and I felt compelled to pass it along. Tool King is having a Porter-Cable sale! You can get ... Read More

Spring Clamps

Sunday April 8, 2012
As a woodworker, you know that you can never have enough clamps in your woodshop. In many cases, clamps can be expensive, which especially affects woodworkers on a budget. A ... Read More

Learn the Basics of Woodturning

Thursday April 5, 2012
One increasingly popular aspect of woodworkingis woodturning. Woodturning is comparatively safe, can be done comfortably by people of nearly any age, and a little practice can yield some remarkable results. But ... Read More

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