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Natural Paint Finishes in 2020

Today’s finishes? no matter how effective they might be as a long term protector of timber they inherently have negative environmental side effects. Paints that have good protection tend to contain toxins and often carbon-based. We are told again and again how bad carbon-based toxins are. Good old fashioned oil-based paints obviously contain oil hence …

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What is Sharpening? and Tools for Sharpening?

What is Sharpening? And Tools for Sharpening Sharpening is the process of grinding or polishing an edge onto a hard material for the purpose of cutting.  Sharpening woodworking tools The woodworker will sharpen a chisel to effortlessly cut wood. As a woodworker, I will sharpen my tools multiple times during my day. How often will depend …

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Stropping vs Honing…I just use the palm of my hand!

Stropping vs Honing…I just use the palm of my hand! In this article, I talk about why you need to learn to strop and your stropping material options and methods. But first, let’s define what the difference is between stropping and honing. There seem to some confusion understandably. Honing is the process of sharpening on …

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How to Change Band saw Blade and Set-Up Guides-The easy way

Is it difficult to change a Bandsaw blade The changing of the bandsaw blade does not need to be daunting. In this tutorial, I will show you how to change your old bandsaw blade with a new one. I have been through all the anxiety associated with the band saw and I will share with …

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