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  1. Clamp-It Corner Jigs and Corner Clips Make Building Cabinets Easier

    Clamp-It Corner clamps and clips


    One of the most important factors when assembling cabinets is to make sure the case pieces are square to each other. And, assembling cabinets can be a challenge when you're working alone. Learn how the Rockler Clamp-It Corner Jig and Corner Clips make it easier to assemble perpendicular cabinet and box corners.

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  2. Rolling Clamp Rack Stores Your Clamps and More

    pack rack clamp cart

    Rolling clamps around your shop is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to uses for the Rockler® Pack Rack® Plus. With vast amounts of interior space and a few simple add-ons, it also accommodates a huge variety of tools and supplies. Best of all, it smoothly rolls wherever you need it most, keeping everything you need close at hand and neatly organized.

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  3. How to Machine Rabbets - A Free Video from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship



    Using a table saw blade to cut a rabbet on table saw


    A rabbet is when the material at the edge of a board is removed, usually along the grain, but can also run along the end grain. Rabbets are often found in the back of a carcass to house a back panel and in door frames where glass may be inserted. Rabbets are also found on panels where the edges are removed to fit into a frame. This video covers the various scenarios and types of rabbets.

    This video was produced for its free video library by The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The Center is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design.

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  4. Will a Sander Cause Snipe Like a Planer?



    A piece of lumber that has been freshly run through a stand-up planer


    Will using a different tool eliminate the chance of snipe while smoothing out a board?

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  5. Bubinga: Guibourtia tessmannii



    Man standing with large log cut from bubinga tree


    A convincing substitute for rosewood, this beautiful lumber is now CITES protected.

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  6. 2021 Last Minute Gifts for Woodworkers

    woodworking tools with a Christmas bow

    What are the best gifts for woodworkers? Here are five woodworking gift ideas that any woodworker will love. It's not too late to stop by your local Rockler store or order online. These are woodworking tools that just about any woodworker can use, no matter what type of projects they build or tools they already have in their workshop. If you want more gift ideas for woodworkers, check out our 2021 Gift Guide. Or, consider making one of the woodworking project gift ideas you'll find in our Handmade Gift Guide .

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  7. How to Cut Carcase Miters - A Free Video from the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship



    Two small cabinets made with carcase miter joinery


    A carcase miter is a miter, a 45-degree joint usually, on a wide board that makes a carcase, as in a cabinet or case piece. The special aspect to using a miter in case construction is that it allows the grain to "wrap around" the piece.

    This video was produced for its free video library by The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. The Center is a nonprofit, international woodworking school dedicated to providing the best possible education in wood craftsmanship and design.

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  8. Video: Organizing a Crafting Workbench



    Adding drawers, shelving and tool holders to a crafting workbench


    In this video, Michael Alm helps organize a workbench by adding tool holders, drawers and more.

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