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A ‘bit’ About Drill Presses

A ‘bit’ About Drill Presses

A woodworking workshop is incomplete without some way of putting holes in wood. And while hand-held drills will make holes successfully, they are inaccurate and underpowered. The fundamental hole-making machine that you will find in every good workshop is the drill press.
Bevel Envy - Treatments Available via Machine Therapy

Bevel Envy - Treatments Available via Machine Therapy

Sharpening induced anxiety is better known as Bevel Envy. A debilitating condition that affects a broad range of woodworking practitioners. This may seem like a joke, yet if you are unable to sharpen well for whatever reason - it will limit you in the craft.

Bevel Envy - Sharpening by hand, the essential tools

Bevel Envy - Sharpening by hand, the essential tools

Sharpening by hand, the essential tools

Sharpening induced anxiety is better known as Bevel Envy. A debilitating condition that affects a broad range of woodworking practitioners. This may seem like a joke, yet if you are unable to sharpen well for whatever reason - it will limit you in the craft.

Donna suffers from bevel envy. She loves woodworking yet is not confident with sharpening. And not having the confidence to sharpen her tools is a major mental barrier for Donna. Don’t get me wrong, she has worked on this core skill. But the truth is, Donna is not sure exactly what she is trying to achieve, and she is quite unsure on how to achieve it.

Bevel Envy – The Source of Woodworker Anxiety

Bevel Envy – The Source of Woodworker Anxiety

Sharpening creates anxiety. Known colloquially as Bevel Envy. Sharpening related anxiety is a curse upon the new woodworker and somewhat experienced enthusiast alike. To be fair, not all woodworkers suffer from this debilitating condition. There are after-all plenty of ‘pros’ out there who have successfully mastered this discipline and can sharpen a blade that will cut through time and space itself. How do we know this? Simple, they will tell you.
Building Your Own Dust Collection System - Part 2

Building Your Own Dust Collection System - Part 2

Dust collection can be a complex undertaking for many woodworkers. So, to help you out, we have taken what we know and created this dust collection guideline written in two parts:

  • Part 1 – The Dark Arts of Dust Collection
  • Part 2 – Designing and Building Your Own Dust Collection System

Part 1 focuses on the conceptual elements of designing a system and the common gear you will need to build one.

Building Your Own Dust Collection System - Part 1

Building Your Own Dust Collection System - Part 1

Dust collection can be a complex undertaking for many woodworkers. So, to help you out, we have taken what we know and created this dust collection guideline written in two parts:

  • Part 1 – The Dark Arts of Dust Collection
  • Part 2 – Designing and Building Your Own Dust Collection System

Part 1 focuses on the conceptual elements of designing a system and the common gear you will need to build one.

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