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A Beginners Guide to Woodworking Components and Tools

This guide will present you all the woodworking tools & components needed in your woodworker arsenal.

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HOW TO: Use varnishes, wood stains, and dyes

This ‘How to’ describes how to achieve the best possible finish for your wooden surfaces. It shows how to prepare surfaces, how to color them using wood dyes and stains, and how to apply different types of varnish.

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Wood Glue: Understanding different types of glue

If there’s one material, besides wood, that’s central to furniture making, it’s wood glue. Since ancient times, the glue has been used to assemble furniture and it’s not difficult to see glued pieces that are hundreds of years old. Just take a trip to an art museum and look at furniture from ancient Egypt or the European Renaissance. While the purpose of glue hasn’t changed over the years, the technology certainly has. Now there is any number of specialty glues designed for all sorts of different applications. Fortunately, only a few play an important role in furniture making.

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Woodworking Tips & Tricks

In this article, we present some tips for your woodworking projects. Have some questions about layout and measuring? Need some tips on woodworking glue, assembly, and fastening? Joints, finishes, cutting, sanding, you’ll discover a lot of tips to help you with your next woodworking project!

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Introduction to wood stains

Wood stains should be used to enhance the natural color of wood, rather than to try and hide or obliterate it. If the latter is your goal then the best bet is to use paint, not stain.

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Transparent finishes for wood

There has been a tremendous growth of interest in transparent wood finishes that enhance timber rather than hide it under the paint. Also, with the restrictions placed upon the use of hardwoods, there has been a marked rise in the popularity of materials that imitate these woods while using the more sustainable softwoods.

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A Guide to Woodworking Tools

Woodworking, the simple yet amazing hobby that has captured the hearts of so many. It doesn’t take much to get started, just a few basic woodworking tools. Once you have […]

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