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Watch as our woodworking experts share their secrets and demonstrate shop-tested techniques that you can use to complete your next woodworking project like a professional. You’ll learn how to make useful jigs, effectively utilize your table saw and apply finish to your new piece. Enjoy our free videos or subscribe now to gain unlimited access to unique premium content.

  • Using Contact Adhesive 6:15

    Using Contact Adhesive

    Contact adhesive is the preferred adhesive for adhering plastic laminate to a substrate. But the way contact adhesive is used is different from most other adhesives. If you don’t... Read more

  • How to Flush Trim an Overhang 3:39

    Flush Cutting an Overhang

    Instead of cutting mating parts to exact it’s often easier to cut one slightly oversize, and then flush trim the second piece to the first. And who doesn’t prefer... Read more

  • How to Finish the Ends of a Melamine Cabinet 4:17

    Finished Ends on Melamine Cabinets

    There are a lot of benefits to using melamine for cabinet cases. One downside with building melamine cabinets is that you end up with an unfinished melamine face on... Read more

  • Using Woodworking Software for Project Layout 6:04

    Using Woodworking Software for Project Layout

    When you use sheet goods in your shop how do make sure you’re getting the most you can out of each sheet? It’s relatively easy on small projects, but... Read more

  • How to Resaw on a Table Saw 4:49

    Resaw on a Table Saw

    We’ve already asked the question, “Should You Resaw on a Table Saw or Band Saw?” You decided this job should be done on the table saw. Now, we show... Read more

  • Should You Resaw on a Table Saw or Band Saw? 3:18

    Should You Resaw on a Table Saw or Band Saw?

    Do you need to resaw a board? If so, you could resaw on a table saw or a bandsaw. There are positives and negatives to both processes. This video... Read more

  • Cutting Non-Ferrous Metals on a Miter Saw 3:06

    Cutting Non-Ferrous Metals on a Miter Saw

    Cutting wood on your miter saw is pretty routine, but did you know that you can also use your miter saw to cut non-ferrous metals like aluminum and brass? ... Read more

  • Drilling Straight Holes with a Hand Held Drill 7:01

    Drill Straight Holes with a Hand Held Drill

    The best way to drill perfectly straight holes is on a drill press, but some projects are so large you can’t take them to a drill press. Or, you... Read more

  • Cutting and Installing Glass Door Retainers 3:22

    Cutting and Installing Glass Door Retainers

    When building glass doors on your woodworking projects, you’ll need to create wooden retainers that will keep the glass secure. You can make these simple glass door retainers using... Read more

  • Cleaning the Worm Screw on Your Table Saw 6:24

    Cleaning the Worm Screw on Your Table Saw

    Does your table saw (and your arm) complain every time you raise and lower the blade or change the blade angle? A little bit of cleaning will go a... Read more

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