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How to Build a Pipe Clamp Rack

By Jeff Williams on Woodworking, Workshop

How to Build a Pipe Clamp Rack Recently my family sold our home and we move to a different town. My formerly well set up shop in a two stall garage had to be completely packed up, transported, stored temporarily, and then moved back into the new shop. It was a long, arduous process and…

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Get Woodworking 2015: Boot Jack

By Jeff Williams on Woodworking

Get Woodworking 2015: Boot Jack Have you ever wanted to get into woodworking but weren’t sure where to start? There is a great event in the woodworking community that happens every year and it’s geared towards people like you, the brand new woodworker. It’s called Get Woodworking Week and every year more and more articles and…

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Bessey Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamps

By Todd Fratzel on Jigs

Auto-Adjust Toggle Clamps from Bessey Tools I have a serious fascination with clamps and tell everyone that you simply cannot ever have enough clamps. Clamps are that extra set of hands that help make us work  safer and more productive in the shop and on the job. Bessey Tools recently introduced an improved version of…

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Kreg Universal Bench Review

By Todd Fratzel on Benches

Universal Work Bench Frames by Kreg Work benches have been a staple in garages, workshops, woodshops, and basements for as long as man has been fixing and building things….forever! The number of designs is endless and everyone has their “way to do it”. That being said there’s always room for improvement and alternatives and Kreg…

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Thin Rip Table Saw Jig

By Todd Fratzel on Jigs

How To Make A Thin Rip Jig Cutting thin strips on the table saw can be quite dangerous and difficult to get precise repetition. One of the approaches to cut thin strips safer is to use a thin rip jig. There are lots of jigs you can buy for this purpose and also lots of…

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Basket Weave Cutting Board

By Todd Fratzel on Woodworking

3D Basket Weave Cutting Board – Maple, Walnut & Purpleheart 3D cutting boards are quite the rage in the woodworking arena these days. If you’ve never seen some of these you’re really missing out. Once you see them you too will want to jump on the bandwagon and make your own. As far as cutting…

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How To Make a Tablesaw Crosscut Sled

By Todd Fratzel on Jigs

Precision Tablesaw Crosscut Sled A precision tablesaw crosscut sled is one of the best workshop jigs you can make for woodworking projects. I’ve been putting this project off for such a long time and finally it made it to my priority list. I’ve got a really fun chess board project coming up and this will…

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JET JJ-6CSDX Review – 6″ Deluxe Jointer with QS Knives

By Todd Fratzel on Woodworking

JET 6″ Deluxe Jointer with QS Knives – Model JJ-6CSDX One of the last pieces of equipment to show up for my new woodshop was the JET JJ-6CSDX 6″ Jointer. The size of my shop dictated that I get a 6″ jointer so I opted for the JJ-6CSDX with an extra long 56″ table length.…

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