For a while, I had been working on saw horses with a melamine coated piece of MDF I picked up from the Ikea as-is section. After abusing that thing for 2 years, I figured it was time to embark on a build. My goal for the workbench was to make ...
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An engineer whose wife (a hardware store chick) encouraged to take on woodworking. As it happens, I am now an aspiring woodworking hobbyist, looking to learn while taking on practical and functional projects (e.g. cabinet and furniture building) to add to his home. Looking for tips on tools, techniques, and project ideas.
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After writing a blog article describing my table saw selection criteria, I wanted to share how that train of thought helped me make an informed decision on the right table saw (for me). Context: My reasons for replacing my Skil 3305 are documen...
Tools tools, I love toys, I mean tools #7: Replace or Modify - the tale and end of my low end jobsite saw
About a year ago, I was faced with a decision to replace or modify my $40 Black Friday table saw. The saw was a Skil 3305 table saw. Each time I used the saw, I was gripped fear of injury because the saw Proved to be impossible to properly al...
The table saw is my most used tool for woodworking. Given it’s utility in woodworking, it is arguably the tool that shouldn’t be skimped out on. Yet over the years, the question of “which table saw is right for me” questi...
The night before my trip to IKEA this past weekend, my wife asked me to pick up a few RIBBA picture ledges for my son’s room. At first I said “sure”, until I saw the price. Sticker-shock is an understatement as we both ag...