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Product Review: Milwaukee Tool M12 Heated Hoodie

By Matt D'Anca Posted: 01/10/2015 1:39PM

This heated Milwaukee Tool hoodie is one of those items I never would have purchased for myself, but I can no longer live without (like my first iPhone). When I got it, I couldn't see much need for it as a woodworker.

Product Review: Milwaukee Tool Backpack

By Matt D'Anca Posted: 01/10/2015 9:00AM

I'm a workshop guy, and I do my best to stay in my workshop, because I like it there. I know where everything is in my workshop. But I do have to go on-site for installs. When I do, I like to carry as little as possible. To that end, this backpack is fantastic.

Patching over a Knot: How To Make the Best of It

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/09/2015 6:04AM

By the time I routed the profile along the edge, I saw a knot would be visible on the finished project. So here's a fix you can try when you encounter a board like that.

Flatsawn Lumber Is Not So Flat: How To Fix Cupped Wood, Pt. 1

By Scott Wunder Posted: 01/07/2015 9:36AM

Quartersawn lumber stays flat, but flatsawn lumber does not (ironic, I know). Flatsawn lumber cups during the drying process and it even cups after it’s dry if not cared for properly. Today, we'll look at ways to avoid and deal with this issue in Part 1 of this series.

CNC Machine Options to Consider Before Buying

By Jared Patchin Posted: 01/06/2015 1:59PM

In my first post a few months ago, I mentioned how my company was considering adding a CNC machine to the shop.Today, I want to discuss what my business is looking to get out of a CNC machine and how those needs translate into actual machine specs.

How To Patch Over a Knot: Wunder If This Will Work

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/06/2015 6:04AM

Like most woodworkers, I've used the old recipe of mixing sawdust with glue, using the fine dust from my random orbital sander. But one problem with mixing with glue is that it’s hard to sand.

Tool Review: Milwaukee 12V LED Lantern

By Matt D'Anca Posted: 01/03/2015 9:00PM

I've always hated flashlights that were part of rechargeable tool lines. My old attitude was: thanks, but I'll use my Maglite. Milwaukee shut my mouth with this one. This little lantern is so simple and effective...and because it's a lantern, not a is dramatically more useful.

Let It Sit or Use It: How To Acclimate Lumber in Any Season

By Scott Wunder Posted: 12/29/2014 2:10PM

To get lumber to the right moisture content, it’s not as simple as just letting the wood sit before you use it. Sometimes letting the wood acclimate to its new environment is actually a bad idea.

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