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How To Transfer a Photo to Wood

Posted: 03/22/2015 7:40PM

To transfer a photo to wood, start with a laser photo print, apply a transfer gel and follow these directions.


Free Webcast: Rough Milling Lumber for Small to Medium Woodshops

Posted: 03/06/2015 9:00AM

Learn about increasing lumber yield through best practices in rough milling lumber and solid wood machining for small to medium woodshops. This free webcast goes live March 26 at 1:00 pm CST.


How It Works: Dress Up Box Joints With Decorative Splines

Posted by Michaelle Bradford | Posted: 02/26/2015 10:17AM

See how to create a decorative spline for mitered box joints with this Lrge Box Spline Jig from Rockler Woodworking.


Combustible Sawdust - How to Protect Your Workers & Your Business

Posted: 02/16/2015 9:00AM

Combustible sawdust - comdust - is a threat to woodworking businesses, which can literally go up in smoke. Now comdust is drawing OSHA scrutiny to woodshops large and small over liability for worker safety. This free webcast goes live March 4 at 1:00 pm CST.




Video: How to Order Cherry Veneer

Posted: 02/10/2015 10:16AM

Timber Products Company Veneer Room Supervisor Lynn Campbell explains why Cherry is trending in popularity and the different slice options available.


UPDATE: Anchoring a newel post

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/21/2015 9:00AM

In my previous post, I promised to provide an update on how my plan worked for using a threaded rod to anchor a newel post. Overall, my plan worked, but not without some minor nuisances that always seem to happen in a home improvement project.


Flatsawn Lumber Is Not So Flat: How To Fix Cupped Wood, Pt. 3

By Scott Wunder Posted: 01/21/2015 9:00AM

Remember, wood moves and changes size all of the time. It is your job as a woodworker to understand how these changes happen, how to prepare for them and how to control them. Here's Part 3 in this series.


How to Remove Glue Squeeze-Out

By Randy Maxey Posted: 01/15/2015 9:00AM

I remember when I first started woodworking my dad would come up behind me as I was gluing up a project. “Got enough glue on that?,” he’d say. Glue was everywhere. I guess I was afraid of starving the joints of glue. I needn’t have worried with the amount of glue I was using.


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