How to safely cut a round wooden rod with accuracy

Cutting a round wooden rod proves to be both very difficult and quite dangerous especially when you need short pieces (for example when cutting hooks for a coat rack). The

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Checking the accuracy of a square

Regardless of their price, the commercial squares are not quite accurate. For example, to buy an accurate square I searched through a range of 4 prices and only found one

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How to build a wooden square

If you do not have a good 90 degree square, do not despair. Even with the help of an out of order square, you can easily build a wooden square

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Metabo DH330 Thicknesser review

Update: My final conclusion when I wrote this review on the Metabo DH330 was that I would no longer buy this model due to the high price of the original

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Emergency sharpening of the planer blades

The method described below is not at all suitable for everyday sharpening, which should be done with specialized equipment. But, if you find yourself in a situation when you really

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Custom made panel clamps – free plans included

We reduced a lot of the time for straightening a wooden countertop building a low budget set of 6 DIY 4-way panel clamps. They have a double-action: they tighten the boards and straighten the panel at the same time. Building them needs a little welding knowledge, but the plans are quite simple. You can find them here along with a short video to see exactly how they work.

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Drill angled holes with a hand drill

Although you can drill angled holes quite easily using a bench drill, there are times when you simply can’t use one. I found myself in this situation when I was

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