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Prevent wood from splitting when nailing

Here’s a little trick to help make sure wood doesn’t split or crack when you’re nailing it. This trick doesn’t need special nails or equipment, and seems to work well with big nails or small nails. Ready? Here we go. Step 1: Take a nail, turn it upside down Step 2: Tap the nail’s pointy […]

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Kreg pocket hole jig system

Woodworkers probably have more tools (toys?) to choose from than any other hobby or craft. The range of jigs and tools designed for a specific need are mindboggling. They’re not cheap, either. So, needless to say, I hummed and hawed about buying a pocket hole jig for close to a year. When I finally bought […]

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