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Woodworkers who prefer to use "traditional" woodworking techniques and joints will appreciate that accuracy in making these joints is paramount and that way you get to the point of making accurate joints is through practice, practice, practice. For many of us who are part-time or novice woodworkers, getting that practice in is a tedious job, so we look for other means of achieving the same results.
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Cutting mortises by hand, or even with machines, especially for new woodworkers who are trying to follow the traditional techniques can be frustrating and for many, takes the fun out of woodworking ... but there are many ways of making mortises ...
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The one thing I like most about woodworking is that if you need some sort of a special piece of furniture, with a little bit of wood and a few hours of time you can build something that not only looks and works great but soon becomes a family heirloom ...
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This little table can easily be built in a day ... but you might need another day or 2 to apply the finish, depending on what you use, and it's sturdy and just the right size for a living room end table.
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I seem to have been working more with natural wood the past few years but have been thoroughly enjoying getting back to working with plywoods and MDF materials. I love how quickly you can make things from many of these double sided or single side plywoods. You just need to take a few minutes to plan your cuts, but when that is done, you can very quickly make some excellent furniture pieces.
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In my case, I was in need of an "open concept" TV stand. I need to be open to accommodate a couple of speakers that seem to be well placed under the Television to help conserve floor space. I decided to help match other furniture, a very light colored finish would be best and I found a nice clear top coat, in a very matte finish that I tested and liked ...
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It's fun to use different materials and different techniques from time to time in woodworking because it helps to expand our knowledge, techniques, and experience. Oh, and the fact that I am able to cross something off my list of "things to do around the house" is an even greater motivator. Not that are on my list were put there by me, and the shelving unit in the laundry room is one of them that was way down my list, but, while I have these Maksiwa Machines, the Edge Bander and Trimmer, I might as well use them while I can ...
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I don't often get a chance to use Melamine products because I am usually working with natural woods, so this is a real treat for me to work with something totally different and when it's done being built ... it's ready to use, no sanding, no prep work, no finishing ... it's ready to use right away ...