All hardwoods have vessels (little pipelines) that are used in sap production. The size and distribution of these vessels vary among species; some are visible to the naked eye. When the vessels are cut across the end grain, they’re often referred to as pores, thus hardwoods are known as “porous woods” (see below for further … Read more
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Common Types and Sizes Bevel-edge Chisel (at left): Long edges are ground to an angle to allow the tool to get into tight spaces, such as between dovetails. It is not designed for heavy chopping. A common variant is the paring chisel, which has a longer, thinner blade. Mortising Chisel (at right): A thick blade … Read more
Folks, this is it. The world won’t see another day like today, numerologically speaking, for almost 90 years. And savings-wise, we’re offering up deals at ShopWoodworking.com that you just may never see again in your lifetime – that is, unless you plan on living to Jan. 1, 2101 (yes, we plan sales up to a … Read more
Woodworkers from all across the country have been signing up in droves for our 31 Days of Christmas Sweepstakes. Hopefully you’re already in on the action – but in case you’ve been neglecting to toss your name in hat each day, I wanted to remind you of just how amazing tomorrow’s prize is. We’re giving … Read more
We’ve compiled some of our favorite woodworking gifts for the holidays over at our store. In the short-but-diverse list, you’re sure to find a gift for every woodworker you know – perhaps even yourself. Flexner on Finishing – Bob Flexner’s definitive guide to finishing has everything a woodworker needs to know – Save 40% The … Read more
For woodworkers everywhere, this year Christmas will last the entire month of December. Beginning this Saturday, we’ll be holding a sweepstakes every single day – that’s 31 fabulous prizes for 31 lucky winners, and over $9,000 worth of stuff! Check them all out here on the holiday prize calendar. The … Read more
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