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  1. Understanding Jigs and Fixtures

    Rockler thin rip table saw jig installed on saw

    Most woodworkers are familiar with jigs and fixtures, but in case you're not, they're handy devices that supplement woodworking tools and machinery, usually by helping guide stock or a tool through a cutting, drilling or other machining operation.

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  2. Design the Best Tool Stands and Work Tables for Your Workshop

    workshop with shop stands

    Create the perfect cabinet, work table or shop cart system for your workshop. The new Rock-Steady Shop Stand Kits feature strong heavy-gauge steel construction and pre-drilled holes for easy assembly and accessorizing. These are the best workshop stands in the business. Mix and match shop stand dimensions to suit your needs. Choose from one of our complete kits or select individual shop stand components and accessories. Our Rock-Steady Shop Stand Configurator makes it easy to design and shop for the perfect custom workshop stand.

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  3. Install the Best Dust Collection Hose Fittings

    ready mount dust fitting

    Mounting dust fittings to a wall can be a hassle, involving trips to the hardware store, a hodgepodge of parts, and shaky results that slide around when you need to attach or detach a hose. Ready-Mount dust collection fittings make it much easier: The sturdy teeth on the fitting interlock securely with the Ready-Mount Brackets (#65053, sold separately), offering a secure hold and allowing positioning at just about any angle.

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  4. Video: Building an Expandable Pedestal Dining Table

    Pedestal dining table with expanding center

    In this video, Shaun Boyd designs and builds an expandable restaurant-style table.

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  5. How to Make a Twelve-piece Puzzle

    Otter photo twelve piece jigsaw puzzle

    This fun little project puts together a few different woodworking techniques and only takes an afternoon to make.

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  6. Smoothing Out Curved Parts

    Using a sanding drum to smooth the curve in a woodworking part

    There are two popular methods for using a template to smooth out the edges of curved parts: a flush-trim router bit, and a sanding drum equipped with a template guide. Both have their advantages.

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  7. Where to Buy Hardwood Lumber Near Me

    man shopping for lumber

    Where are the best places to buy hardwood lumber? You obviously can't do woodworking without wood, but many new woodworkers aren't sure where to find quality hardwood lumber. Rockler has increase the variety and quantity of hardwood that is stocked at both the Rockler retail stores and online at In this Rockler demo, we'll give you a tour of a Rockler retail store lumber department, show you the lumber you can order online, and share some alternative hardwood lumber source options.

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  8. The Basics of Wood and Water

    Testing the moisture content of lumber with a moisture meter

    There’s just no way around it: Moisture in the air causes wood to change in size and often in shape.

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