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Finding affordable lumber has always been a mainstay for woodworkers, and when you tie our dwindling natural resources into the conversation the time is right to look at milling your own lumber. This seven-part weekly video series takes you through how to find lumber, how to operate a sawmill, details on types of sawing methods, stickering and drying and ultimately advice on using a mill as part of a business. Learn what you need to know to understand Milling Your Own Lumber.

A Sculpted Side Table

Lathe and handwork yield a seamless transition from turned legs to a flush apron on this sculpted side table.

Enjoying the Creative Process

I think one of the most rewarding parts of being a woodworker is the creative process. You start with an idea, either a request from someone or just something you want to build. It begins as an image in your head; a table, cabinet or in this case a candle holder. Now that “concept” can…

Tool News: Portable Dust Filtration

In the battle against fine dust, Powermatic has delivered an intriguing new option–the PM 1250 Micro Dust AFS–for portable dust filtration.

Any VFD Users Out There?

I am venturing into the world of VFDs for the first time and I think I’m nearly caught up to speed, but would love some input. If you’re not familiar with the term, it stands for variable-frequency drive and it allows you to run 3 phase equipment from a single phase power source. It’s a solution that many enthusiasts of old machinery have adopted to get industrial equipment running in their home shop.

I Can Do That!

Let’s make something together! Join your hosts, Andrew Zoellner and David Lyell. Our I Can Do That! series features long-format builds that are designed to be as instructional as possible. Each episode is around 30 minutes and walks you through the entire build.

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Handplane Essentials with Christopher Schwarz

Christopher Schwarz has been finding and re-habbing handplanes for more than a decade. In this collection he shares his hard-learned knowledge to help you create a piece of working art for your own workbench. Follow Christopher’s step-by-step approach, and you’ll end up with a vintage (or new) tool that performs perfectly.

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