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There are a lot of questions that come up when beginning woodworking; our blog posts are loaded with advice, tips, and reviews to help you get started fast.

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7 Types of Drill Bits You Need

By Greg | October 25, 2018

7 Types of Drill Bits You Need Portable electric drills, whether corded or cordless, need different types of drill bits and accessories to make them useful. Page Contents There are seven basic types of drill bits:Twist Drill Bits Brad-point BitsSpade BitsMasonry BitsForstner BitsCountersink BitsHole-SawsScrewdriver bitsFinal Wrap-up There are seven basic types of drill bits: Twist Drills …

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Portable Electric Drills

Every Woodworker Needs A Portable Electric Drill

By Greg | October 23, 2018

Every Woodworker Needs A Portable Electric Drill The first tool we need to talk about is the portable electric drill. I can’t even imagine trying to accomplish any project in woodworking or home repair without a good quality electric hand drill. A drill is invaluable and is the most widely sold and used power-tool on the …

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How to buy wood

How To Buy Wood

By Greg | October 11, 2018

How To Buy Wood When learning how to get started woodworking, you will soon take the much-anticipated trip to the lumberyard or the specialty hardwood store to buy the stock for your first project. Page Contents Learning the Lumberyard LingoThe Wonderful World of WoodTypes of wood in a log:Board terminology:Types of Boards or Planks:Board surfaces:How to Calculate Board Feet …

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Tape Measure for Woodworking

A Tape Measure for Woodworking?

By Greg | October 6, 2018

A Tape Measure For Woodworking? One of the first tools you need to get started woodworking is going to be a good tape measure. There are a lot of measuring devices for woodworking, but most people don’t think of a tape measure for woodworking. Most often, a tape measure is seen as a contractor’s tool or for someone working …

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Woodworking Safety for beginners

Basic Woodshop Safety Rules for the beginner woodworker

By Greg | September 23, 2018

General Woodworking Safety Rules To keep yourself out of the obituaries or to avoid a nickname like “Lefty.” Please follow these General Safety Rules as you get started woodworking. Woodworking is a fantastic hobby, but it does come with inherent risks. Anytime you use tools that cut wood; common sense tells you that those same tools will cut skin easier. These woodshop safety …

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How To Get Started Woodworking

By Greg | September 14, 2018

How to Get Started Woodworking. Woodworking is one of the best hobbies around, and it will provide a lifetime of enjoyment, but for beginners, getting started can be frustrating. Please use this guide and get the basics you need for a smooth start. Many people get started woodworking because they see a wooden piece of …

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