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A Guide to Accurate Drilling using Brad-Point Drill Bits

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Brad-point drill bits are your best friends as a woodworker. Not only are they unlikely to wander once you start drilling; they also offer sharp, clean cuts, and boast great dependability as long as you buy the right ones. But why brad-points? And what factors should you consider when shopping for brad-points? Why Brad-Points? The brad-point drill bit is a compromise between a regular-point twist bit and a spade bit, featuring the grooved shank of the former and the flat-edged tip of the latter.  However, a brad-point doesn’t wander like a regular twist bit and it’s outside cutting edge produces...

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Resawing on a Bandsaw - Tips, Techniques & Consdierations

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Resawing on a Bandsaw | Tips, Techniques & Considerations You have a nice piece of lumber, some Ash or Rosewood, you’re just dying to turn into a jewelry box, or a bookshelf.  Before building your project, you’re going to have to do some resawing to make thinner boards you’ll need to complete your piece. The saw you need to use depends mostly on the dimensions of your cut. For thicker cuts that need to be completed along the grain, a bandsaw is generally preferable, especially for straight cuts where the wood is much thicker or for making curved cuts for...

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Easy-to-Build Miter Stop

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This miter stop is super easy to build and will save you alot of money compared to those expensive miter stops for sale.  Put a t-track in the top of your miter saw fence and your are halfway there.  Birch was used for the miter stop itself.  The miter stop hinges at the back so it can be moved out of the way.

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Building Woodworking Clamp Storage

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A good way to store your clamps as well as many other ideas on shop storage.

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Building a Tool Rack (American Woodworker Magazine publication)

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American Woodworker magazine published this tool rack in the October/November 2006 issue.  It was designed by the owner of Woodshopbits.com and will fit most any tool as the holders are customized to fit each individual tool.  This is much better than the old pegboard style.  Made from poplar, this tool rack will be a great addition to your workshop. You can adapt it to hold your drill bits, saw blades, router bits or almost any handtool.

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