CHEAP & AMAZING LUMBER: Tips & Plans for Building Fine Furniture from Construction-Grade Wood

  UPDATED 7Feb2020 + video: Cheap lumber meant for framing houses is the least expensive source of wood, and some of it also happens to be great for building fine woodworking projects of all kinds. Hard to believe? Perhaps, but it’s true. Even experienced woodworkers are […]

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HOW TO BUILD STAIRS: Watch Video Lesson on Cutting Stringers

In this week’s two-video episode see how stairs are supported on notched pieces called “stringers”; determine how many treads you need for a given stair installation; accurately mark a stringer for cutting; take a video tour of a cherry stair railing.
a circular saw and handsaw are used for cutting the stringers you’ve marked
the second video below shows how to build a fancy staircase railing

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GALVANIZED PIPE THREADER: See Amazing (and Super-Strong) Cordless Milwaukee Threader in Action

In this week’s video episode, learn how threads are cut on steel pipes with a machine; see a Milwaukee cordless pipe threader in action; understand how important cutting oil is to the process; watch curls of hot metal being cut from a pipe; and see how a simple clamp holds iron pipe securely while threading. Working with black iron pipe like this is the best kept secret of the workshop world.

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Enter to Win a DEWALT 20V Cordless Compressor

On March 3, 2020 one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a DEWALT 20-volt cordless air compressor & battery and charger. Sign up for the newsletter so I can notify you as winner.