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Jigsaw vs. Band saw: Which is better?

April 4th, 2022|0 Comments

The saw industry can be complex and confusing, especially to beginners. Finding a saw that best suits your project description can be draining. Every saw available in the saw world has different functionality and application. [...]

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What Can I Use For Chainsaw Bar Oil?

April 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

Proper lubrication is important regardless of whether you are using a battery chainsaw, electric chainsaw, or gas chainsaw. The chain and bar should be well oiled to protect them from various issues such as corrosion, [...]

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9 Types Of Saws For Wood And Their Use

March 28th, 2022|0 Comments

Saws have been used by woodworkers since ancient times. Today, the market has a wide range of saws that are used depending on the material and cuts needed. It is important to have insights on [...]

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Can You Use Polyurethane Over Paint?

December 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Polyurethane can help to seal wood and other items for a long-lasting finish. Many ask whether you can use polyurethane over paint as it’s usually used over wood. As a type of plastic, polyurethane can [...]

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What is the Best Wood for Outdoor Decks?

December 7th, 2021|0 Comments

The options for deck wood are endless, but some are better than others. With the right choice, your deck can last longer and improve the atmosphere of your backyard. Both softwoods and hardwoods offer different [...]

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Can You Paint Pressure Treated Deck Boards?

December 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Pressure-treated wood can be both painted and stained with fantastic results. However, there are a few complications and considerations when it comes to painting your pressure-treated deck boards. Overall, painting the wood can help the [...]

Best Laser Levels for Deck Building

October 10th, 2021|0 Comments

Any Craftsman worth their salt has worked with a level before. These classic tools allow you to check to make sure that your work surface is as level as possible, helping you prevent an unwanted [...]

Does Vinegar Remove Paint from Wood?

June 5th, 2021|0 Comments

The vinegar sitting in your pantry can remove paint from wood. Not only is it an affordable option, but an effective one too capable of removing stubborn stuck-on paint from many surfaces. Even better, vinegar [...]

Can You Use Pressure-treated Wood Indoors?

June 1st, 2021|0 Comments

Pressure-treated wood can work indoors and outdoors; however, it’s not without controversy when used inside. Outside, pressure-treated wood has room to breathe and release all the toxic chemicals used to treat the wood. You do [...]

How Many Coats of Polyurethane Are Needed?

May 31st, 2021|0 Comments

Polyurethane makes a fantastic finish, especially for wood projects. The glossy finish protects the surface and helps it to last longer from scratches, water damage, and anything else. Too many coats can cause the surface [...]

Can You Use Non-Pressure Treated Wood Outside?

May 26th, 2021|0 Comments

Wood that has undergone a pressure treatment is more durable and less susceptible to decaying, infestation, mold, and even water damage. Non-pressure treated wood, however, is susceptible to all of these things and, therefore, will [...]

How Long Does Polyurethane Take to Dry?

May 22nd, 2021|0 Comments

The quick answer to how long polyurethane takes to dry is about day. However, the long answer goes over types of surfaces, drying versus curing time, influencing factors, and much more. Get all the facts [...]

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Choosing the Best Wood for Whittling

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Whittling wood is one of the oldest pastimes in history. Whether waiting by a campfire and whittling to pass the time or working on sculpting a beautiful decorative piece for a wooden structure, wood carving [...]