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Blog Survey 2014 Tell Us Your Opinion

Posted by on September 11th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Last year around this time we ran our first ever reader blog survey.  The feedback we got from that effort was hugely helpful and we made a number of changes as a result.  Today and for the next couple weeks, we’ve opened up another survey.  Please take a minute and tell us what you like, Read the full article…

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6 Cabinet Building Challenges

Posted by on September 11th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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If you’ve been following along with out blog lately, you know that we’re knee deep into our home office renovation.  This project has taken us the better part of nine months and we’re finally a couple weeks away from putting it to bed.  I’m in the middle of assembling our new built-in cabinets that we Read the full article…

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Introduction to the Thickness Planer

Posted by on August 26th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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In this post you’ll learn: – How to use a thickness planer – Why you should consider using one – The difference between rough cut lumber and S4S Back in 2005 when I was building my first set of kitchen cabinets, I made an impulsive purchase and bought a used thickness planer I found on Read the full article…

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Blogging 3 Years Later

Posted by on August 17th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Just last month, this blog of ours turned 3 years old.  If you’ve been reading our stuff this entire time, thanks a bunch.  Chances are however, you’re probably a new reader or you’re landing on this site for the first time and if so, welcome.  I decided to write a post about my experience with Read the full article…

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Table Saw Basics

Posted by on August 10th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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This week I’m back in the shop continuing to make progress on our home office built-ins.  So far I’ve got all the hardwood cut to width and length.  Next up will be a run through the thickness planer and then the router table.  If you recall, these cabinets are going to get a bead detail Read the full article…

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An Intro to Routers and Router Tables

Posted by on July 31st, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Whenever I get a new newsletter subscriber, one of the first emails I send to them asks a basic question.  “What would you like to see”?  Recently, I’ve gotten at least a dozen replies specifically asking for more information on routers.  Most express an interest in simply learning the basics about them. So, I’ve finally Read the full article…

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Setting Up Shop: Table Saw Upgrade Part 3

Posted by on July 28th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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This past week the family and I spent a few days vacation in Cape May, NJ.  Been going there since I was a kid.  Great family town.  Lots of beautiful Victorian style homes.  Made a visit to the Cape May Brewing Company while we were down there and tried some of their delicious beer.  Got Read the full article…

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Setting Up Shop: Table Saw Upgrade Part 2

Posted by on July 21st, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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“Let’s start over.” That’s what I said to myself a couple of days ago.  In case you missed it, I built the top to my table saw work station out of 2x4s.  I was planning on building the rest of it out of 2x4s too and while I was reasonably satisfied with the results so Read the full article…

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Setting Up Shop: Table Saw Upgrade #1

Posted by on July 13th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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If you’ve been following along lately, you know that we’re knee deep in our home office renovation.  In our last post, we discussed the work we’ve done to date and what work was coming soon.  We’re starting the second half our office project today by upgrading my main workshop power tool, the table saw.  For Read the full article…

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Get on Board with Our Cabinet Build

Posted by on July 7th, 2014. Follow him on Twitter.

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Happy Monday, folks.  We hope all of our American readers enjoyed their 4th of July weekend!  Lisa and I took the kids over to the USS New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.  It’s the closest Battleship to our home in South Jersey.  I’m a HUGE fan of the Iowa Class Battleships. Gotta tell you… I was Read the full article…

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