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  1. Mistakes with Wood Can Cause DIY Furniture to Crack

    May 16, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    We build our DIY furniture projects with wood, but do we really understand how wood works? If we build without …
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  2. 9 Pocket Hole Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

    April 25, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    Setting up the Kreg Pocket Hole Jig and using it to build DIY furniture is sooo easy! Despite that mistakes …
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  3. 3 Reasons Why You Should NEVER Use a Palm Sander

    April 18, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    A palm sander is one of those tools I bought thinking I would use all the time, but the fact …
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  4. The Rookies Guide To Building DIY Furniture

    April 11, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    So you want to build some DIY furniture? What tools do you need? How do you setup your workshop? What …
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  5. 6 Resources to Supercharge Your DIY Skills

    March 28, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    Do you want to start building DIY furniture, but feel you don’t have the necessary DIY skills? Have you built …
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  6. 3 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Pocket Hole Drill Bit

    March 21, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    If you’re like me, your Kreg Pocket Hole Jig gets a lot of use. Which means the pocket hole drill …
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  7. Why I Only Use Elmer’s Wood Glue MAX

    March 14, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    Over the years I’ve tried all sorts of wood glues for my DIY furniture projects, but now Elmer’s Wood Glue …
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  8. Book-Matched Panels Give DIY Furniture an Upscale Look [VIDEO]

    February 28, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    Looking for ideas to add style and give DIY furniture an up scale look? Add a book-matched panel! Learn how to make them with this easy tutorial.

    Today we’re gonna kick up our woodworking skills and add style to our DIY furniture projects with book-matched panels. Book-matched …
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  9. 5 Unexpected Uses for Painter’s Tape

    February 21, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    We all know how to use painter's tape for painting projects, but it has other unexpected uses. Here are 5 tips why you'll want to add painter's tape to your tool box!

    As DIYers, we all have a pencil, a hammer and screwdrivers in our tool box. But do you have painter’s …
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  10. 6 DIY Table Saw Stations for a Small Workshop

    January 31, 2017 by Scott - Saws on Skates

    A Table Saw Station turns a benchtop table saw into cabinet style table saw. These 6 DIY projects show how to build a DIY table saw station - great space-saving ideas for your small workshop!

    Most of us with small workshops usually end up with a benchtop table saw. It’s not that we wouldn’t want …
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