Angle the back. Tilt the saw blade to 45° and cut away the back of the blank to complete the molding.

Finishing Disasters

What to do when trouble strikes by



Unless you like the look of bare wood, finishing is a necessary evil. I say "evil" because very few woodworkers I know actually enjoy it. In fact, many of us who have been stung by disaster at finishing time come to dread this crucial step in the woodworking process.

But we can't let finishing demons spoil our projects— or our enjoyment of woodworking. As a woodworker and journalist, I have had the opportunity to hear about all kinds of finishing disasters. And (I must confess) I've certainly made a few myself. In this article, Til share some of the most common ones, along with some helpful advice that might help you fix similar errors, or—better yet— avoid them entirely. ►

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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