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10 Best Selling Woodworking Projects

To all The Crafty woodworkers out there. Are you looking for some projects that you can be proud of but also sell and make a little money out of your own little shop? Manual Woodworkers have considered this but they’re either not sure what will sell or how much profit they can make off of it. The thing is if …

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Practicing Hand Tool Safety: A General Guide for Woodworking

Hand tools, like most sharp, pokey, metal things can cause some significant bodily damage if used incorrectly. To stay safe, you should prepare and practice a number of basic habits. These habits will become preventative measures which will give you the best chance at avoiding missing fingers and huge splinters. Below is the general categories that most of your safety …

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Hand Tool Woodworking for Beginners and Mere Mortals

Most people who love beautiful furniture, decorative molding, and carved artwork also admire the craftsmanship that goes into creating them. Every would-be cabinetmaker dreams of becoming the next Duncan Phyfe, creating miraculously detailed furniture, but woodworking with hand tools can be much less intricate and still provide this satisfaction. This article will cover how to get started with hand tools …

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Woodworking without Power Tools or Electricity

You know what? I get it. Wood projects capture the imagination. After browsing Instructables you got excited. Start way to many projects. You have an unfinished Jelly Bean dispenser, German beer mug, or maybe even a Cigar Box Ukulele taunting you on your Work Bench. But every time you get started you run up against the same problem. You don’t have …

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10 Beautiful Woodworking Joints: You Can Forget the Nails

When you think about building something out of wood, be it a chair, dresser, or simple cabinet. The first thing most upcoming woodworkers gravitate towards as the ‘go-to’ method of joining the wood together and making sure it stays that way is the trusty, time-tested, nail. Guess what, you may not realize it but you do NOT need anything more …

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4.5 Ways to Drill a Hole without a Power Tools

As I started this site I’ve really made it a priority to minimize the amount of Power Tools in my life. Even drills! I even learned to drill a hole without the telltale whir of a power drill. That may sound strange but after years of a high-stress job I decided to pick up a hobby that would force me …