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  1. How to Build a Kitchen Island with Pre-built Panels and Butcher Block



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    A kitchen island can make a very nice upgrade to your home, adding both utility and value. If you have the room for it, an island like the one I’ve built here can even improve the efficiency of your cooking workflow, not to mention adding a cozy place for two people to sit and enjoy a meal.

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  2. Table Saw Dust Collection Tips



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    If you're like most woodworkers, a table saw is the most often used tool in your shop. Getting adequate dust collection to it should be a primary concern. But not all table saws are set up to make dust collection easy. Open based contractor saws present a particular dust collection challenge. Two of our woodworking experts offer a few tips on the subject.

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  3. How To Build a DIY Clamp-On Router Table



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    To save a bit of money and get more use out of his workbench, the author constructed his own quick and easy router table. A router table doesn’t have to cost a fortune or weigh a ton to deliver professional results. My version’s 1" thick top doesn’t even require a cabinet base or legset. It simply clamps to my workbench. The project features an adjustable split fence with dust collection, plus a router lift made from ordinary home-center hardware. By removing three pairs of carriage bolts and wingnuts, I can remove the lift, router and fence easily for convenient storage.

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  4. 10 Woodworking Christmas Gift Ideas

    gift ideas pictured bandy clamps, bench cookies, project mat


    Let's face it, regardless of what holiday you celebrate this time of year (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivas or other) finding the perfect gift for the woodworker in your life can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are 10 gift ideas perfect for makers of any skill level.

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  5. Video: How To Clean Paint Brushes

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    Here's how to clean paint brushes to keep them in the best condition. You'll get the best painting and finishing results by using a good quality brush. Keep your paint, stain, and top coat brushes like new by cleaning them correctly.

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  6. Video: Organizing Drawers with the Lock Align System

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    Organize any drawer—and keep it that way—with the Rockler Drawer Organizer System. Use the interlocking trays, bins and dividers to build a tidy grid of compartments that is customized not only to the size of your drawer, but also to the tools and hardware that you need to sort. The trays interlock side-to-side and line up end-to-end to fill out drawers of any width or depth.

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  7. Video: Hanging Hoses and Cords on a Ceiling Track

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    Clean up the clutter and hazards in your shop caused by loose cords, hoses, and cables on the shop floor or benches. The Rockler Ceiling Track System features hooks that keep your cords and hoses off the ground, but roll freely along a ceiling track so you can sand, saw and rout without fighting with them. They can also be used to hang doors for finishing or to hang tools and utility lights.

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  8. Video: Tips for Restocking Safety Gear

    tips for restocking safety gear


    Clean up the clutter and hazards in your shop caused by loose cords, hoses, and cables on the shop floor or benches. The Rockler Ceiling Track System features hooks that keep your cords and hoses off the ground, but roll freely along a ceiling track so you can sand, saw and rout without fighting with them. They can also be used to hang doors for finishing or to hang tools and utility lights.

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