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  • Top 10 Woodworking Tips

    Check out these great tips from our pro woodworkers for working faster, smarter and more efficiently in your shop.

  • Tool Tips: The Editor’s Favorites

    The Editor-in-Chief of We do everything by our own hands shares tips from the many pros he’s worked with and from his own years of woodworking and home…

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  • What is MDF? Plus Tips for Using MDF

    MDF (medium-density fiberboard) is inexpensive, durable, and a good choice for many woodworking and carpentry projects. Learn how to use it…

  • Make a Perfect Miter Joint

    In pursuit of the perfect miter joint? These tips for tighter miters cover common situations you’ll undoubtedly encounter in your…

  • Tips from a furniture maestro

    Our latest search for tips from professional woodworkers led us to Dave Munkittrick’s shop in Wisconsin. “Years ago we left the big city and…

  • Quick Woodworking File

    Make a slender woodworking file to use for sanding in tight spaces. First, find a paint stir stick. If you don’t have one stored in your garage…

  • Easy Glue Bottle Cap

    A medium-duty E-Z Ancor is the best glue bottle cap we’ve found. The narrow rectangular tip seals the opening of every glue bottle we tried. And…

  • Dish Soap Glue Bottle

    Small dish soap containers make great refillable glue bottles. If you’re a woodworker that purchases wood glue in bulk to save money, this hint…

  • Seal Outdoor Furniture Feet

    Extend the life of your outdoor furniture, planters and other items made of wood with this simple tip: Mix up a batch of epoxy and spread it on…

  • Chap Stick for the Toolbox

    While working as a telephone installer, I found that Chap Stick is not only a good remedy for chapped lips, it is also a handy pocket-size…

  • Custom Sanding Bows

    Screw strips cut from cloth-backed sanding belts to shop-made wood bows of different thicknesses and use ’em to shape and smooth furniture parts…

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