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Monthly Archives: May 2017

How to Use a Miter Gauge (A Short SU Guide)

The miter gauge is an important piece of equipment that all table saw owners should add to their system. Not only are they useful for making cross-cuts, since most table saw blades can be angled up to 45-degrees, the miter gauge will give your saw the ability to

How to Use a Core Drill

A core drill is simply a drill that is designed to cut holes into concrete and masonry in a way that removes the core of the hole as it works. We have covered the different types of core drill in detail here. The most common

A Close Look at European Hinges for Cabinet Making

We recently published an article that took a look at boring jigs and reviewed 5 of the best currently available on the market. One issue that came up from a number of readers is the question of the European hinge system. While we did recommend

A Short History of the Shirasaya Sword

A lot has been written about the history of the Katana and Wakizashi sword. We have covered some of the story here and here respectively. The Shirasaya on the hand gets scant mention and is often overlooked when it comes to detailing the history of

Best Drum Sander for the Money (Top 5 Reviews)

What is the best drum sander on the market today? Like any good tool there are a wide range of brands adding their products into the mix. Knowing which to go for can be difficult. That’s where this guide aims to help. We’ve taken 5

Sword Play – 4 Essential Samurai Techniques

The Japanese samurai were the warrior elite in ancient Japan. Highly trained, with considerable skill the samurai were adept in battle and were masters of the sword. The Samurai were extremely disciplined with a code of conduct that was followed by all that were part