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One of the nice things about woodworking is generally we rely on the strength of the wood, softwoods are not so strong while hardwoods are much stronger and man-made woods can vary either way, but jointing them together presents a whole new world of possibilities ... and what are the strengths and weaknesses we should know about.
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One of the least common tools you will find in a woodworking shop is a Hydraulic Press ... like the one I have ...
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Woodworkers are fascinated by dovetail joints and the art of dovetailing. No other joint gets anywhere near the amount of attention as the lovely dovetail joint. There are so many ways of making dovetail joints, by hand, by machine and the numbers of different tools and jigs and assorted accessories to make these joints is really quite remarkable. Guess What ... here is yet another.
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This is a new kind of marking gauge for me, and as one who is not proficient and making dovetail joints, hopefully, it will make things a tiny bit easier ... but I do know that the only real way of making good, consistent dovetails is practice, practice, practice ...
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For most woodworkers, the Reverse Glue Joint Router Bit is not one of the more common wood router bits ... in fact, few even know about it. For cabinet makers, this is one their more common router bits and in some shops, there are router tables dedicated to this bit because it is used so often. The setting up of this bit can challenge your patience, but once set will give quality joinery to your project.
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In my case, I have not used this bit for many, many years so it was a good chance for me to give myself a bit of refresher in using this bit ...
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Clamping cauls have probably been around as long as woodworking, but they seem to come in and out of favor. New woodworking tools, attachments, jigs, and techniques come along on old ways are often forgotten. But not everyone has the latest tools, jigs, and techniques, in fact many, especially in woodworking, like doing things the traditional way and what could be more traditional than Clamping Cauls ....
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At one time, much earlier in my woodworking career, I used nothing but clamping cauls for all sorts of assembly and glue-up jobs. They worked great then and they still work great, I just don't use them much anymore, have fallen to another technique that I like, and that works well for me, the Dowelmax systems ... but that doesn't mean I have abandoned clamping cauls, they are still invaluable for certain jobs ...