Wood

When to Reach for the Blow Torch
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When to Reach for the Blow Torch

Antiqued, weathered wood is a hot commodity these days. If you have a torch, water... More

SkilSaw Worm Drives – Quality and Durability
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SkilSaw Worm Drives – Quality and Durability

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A Trip to the Lumber Mill

Here is a video of the operations at one of Hancock Lumber’s mills in Maine. More

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Chinese plywood is about to go up in price

In response to an unfair trade petition by U.S. manufacturers of hardwood plywood, the U.S. Commerce Department is going to impose up to a 27% duty on imported Chinese plywood. More

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New Tax on Wood Creates Confusion in California

As of January 1, California retailers have been required to collect an extra one percent tax certain lumber products. Plywood, framing lumber, and unfinished decking are among the products subject to the tax. Doors, windows, trim, and other more heavily processed items are not. More

Woodworking Blades
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Woodworking Blades

Irwin's sub-brand Marples, a name best known for chisels, has just released a new... More

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What's up with Canadian Woodworkers?

And I mean that in a good way. I keep running across incredible inventions by Canadian woodworkers and it makes me wonder if there's something in the water up there or if maybe they get snowed in and spend all winter in the shop. More

Tool Test: Six-Inch Jointers
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Tool Test: Six-Inch Jointers

Jointers are the go-to tools for straightening and squaring lumber, and... More

Launch Time 2010: Delta Machinery Laser Drill Press
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Launch Time 2010: Delta Machinery Laser Drill Press

The 18-inch Laser Drill Press (18-900L) has a 16-speed (170-3,000 rpm) heavy-duty... More

Launch Time 2010: Greenlee Nail Eater Augur Bits
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Launch Time 2010: Greenlee Nail Eater Augur Bits

Innovative replaceable cutting tips on new Nail Eater wood-boring auger bits can... More

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