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  1. How to Make a Picture Frame with Cordless Tools

    makita cordless router


    Cordless tools have come a long way in a little more than 20 years. Now there are cordless versions of tools that we never thought possible. I this video you'll see how we used a cordless biscuit joiner , router, sander and even a miter saw to make a beautiful oak picture frame.



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  2. Making Furniture with Beadlock Floating Tenons

    beadlock jig and tenons


    In this week's Rockler demo, you'll learn how the new Beadlock Pro Jig makes it easy to create floating tenons when you're building furniture. The Beadlock system creates incredibly strong, totally concealed joints with only your hand drill. Just pop the included drilling guide into the jig in the ''A'' position to locate the initial holes, then slide it to the ''B'' position to drill the overlapping holes.



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  3. Magswitch Featherboards and Dial Indicator

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    Three new tool accessories from Magswitch are easy to attach and hold securely. Each Magswitch features a switchable magnet that clings to any ferrous metal surface.



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  4. How To Get the Most From Your Thickness Planer

    Jet JPW-13BT Benchtop  Planer


    Benchtop planers are an extremely useful tool for any workshop. The perform one of the most important tasks in woodworking — smoothing lumber and machining stock to a specific thickness. The Jet JWP-13BT Benchtop Planer with Helical Style Head is featured in this video.

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  5. Wood & Epoxy Coasters DIY Project

    epoxy and wood coasters


    These wood and epoxy coasters are a perfect DIY project to use up scraps of wood you have around your shop. It's also a great opportunity to make a project with epoxy without having to purchase gallons of it. I used MAS Table Top Pro Epoxy and Mixol Universal Tints to create the epoxy stripes. The skills you learn on this project can be applied to making larger epoxy projects, such as river tables and deep pour projects.

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  6. Video: Applying Wood Stain Demo



    Applying Old Masters wiping stain


    We've had to cancel our in-store demonstrations in the coming weeks, so we’re moving the demos online. This week Rob Johnstone shows you the basics of applying Old Masters Wiping Stain. and Old Masters Fast Dry Wood Stain.

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  7. Video: Mixing and Pouring Deep Pour Epoxy

    Pouring MAS epoxy to fill a void in wood


    Epoxy resins come in different formulas. MAS Deep Pour Epoxy consists of three parts resin to one part catalyst.

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  8. Video: How to Install Undermount Drawer Slides

    Installing undermount drawer slides in a cabinet


    Undermount drawer slides are totally concealed - no clunky metal to detract from the beauty of your wooden drawers.

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