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I have heard SO MANY people and even knowledgeable and experienced woodworkers who say, "I am afraid to use a router, they scare me". And there are so many things that routers can do, it's a sad that so many people cannot benefit from using them, so this video is meant to help some who fear using routers and show some of the many benefits that can be gained by overcoming that fear ...
And where better to start, that with what routers are available and some of the bits that can be used ...
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Understanding all the different ways of making cabinet doors is a great way of knowing more about woodworking and understanding which doors might be more suitable for different situations.
Before you begin making the door frames, it's wise to have some kind of an idea what you will want to put as panel in the middle of the door, or, will it be a Slab door ???
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This inexpensive and jig (that can often be made with off-cuts of wood) is the handiest jig you might have in your shop for aligning all sorts of woodworking projects and keeping them square, which of course makes them that much easier to work with.
Wood projects that are out of square and hard to work with, and for the woodworker, often disappointing to continue to work with or sell and there are only 2 things that contribute to out-of-square projects ....
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It's always easier to carry on doing things the way we always do, and only when things go wrong or when we get fed-up with things that aren't working right, are awkward or dysfunctional ... do we make changes, such is so with my Table Saw Sled.
I loved to hate my table saw sled, it was well built, and accommodated a variety of attachments (which I seldom used) and the main thing I needed it for was cross cutting wide boards that my sliding mitre saw could not cut. The problem with this, is just the weight of the sled would make me cringe at even the thought of dragging it out... 26 pounds of raw wood and plastic ...
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I do not ever recall ever seeing any kind of cabinet hardware made from Petrified Wood. I'm sure it exists somewhere, but must be very rare. I decided to make door pulls from petrified wood I collected a long time ago, what I wasn't prepared for was the whole new experience in learning and just how much work it would be.
I encountered may challenges with this project right at the start, and the first one was, what design did I want to make, because the would dictate what size the petrified wood pieces would need to be. I finally stumbled upon the semi angled appearance that I spotted somewhere, the thought it might be one of the easier kinds of pull, with not too much cutting and polishing involved.
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Here's a project I have been wanting to build for a long time. It's called many things, a Whiskey Cabinet, a Wine Cabinet, Collectables Cabinet and even a Library Cabinet, so it clearly has lots of uses and the one I am making will be able to adapt to many different uses simply by changing the inside shelving configuration which is easily done
by using a "pull-out" system, so any kind of shelving unit can be inserted according to use. This unit is what is known as a "floating top" because at first glance, the top appears to be floating above the legs.
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