Purchasing lumber online - stack of rough cut lumber

Buying Lumber Online – Is It a Good Idea?

If you’re into woodworking or DIY projects, you know that finding the right wood can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking for specific types. Fortunately, buying lumber online can be a great solution to this problem. However, is it a good idea to purchase wood online without being able to examine the quality beforehand? …

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Hot pyrography pen creating art on wood

How Hard Is Pyrography? A Complete Beginner’s Guide

Are you new to woodburning and curious about how difficult it is to learn? If you are like me when I first started, you may assume that it is challenging and takes talent and skill to pull off an exceptional piece of art. I have been learning this art for a few years now and this …

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Raw walnut lumber stacked

Why Is Walnut So Popular?

If you are an avid DIY enthusiast or a woodworker, then you may have noticed an ever-increasing trend of walnut being the go-to wood for many DIY projects. From furniture to art pieces, walnut wood is making a splash in the DIY world. The beautiful grain patterns, durability, and unique color make it a popular …

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Is Woodworking a Good Hobby? Everything You Need to Know

Woodworking is a very popular hobby that many people enjoy in many different ways. Some do it for fun and as a way to relax while others do it to save money and create amazing pieces of art. No matter the reason, woodworking has many benefits and can be a wonderful hobby IF you have …

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Laser cutter cutting plywood

Get to Know Laser Cutting: What is It and How Does it Work?

Laser cutting is a dream for those who need to make accurate cutouts while maintaining speed and consistency. This specialized method of cutting has become increasingly popular in recent years for its ability to cut intricate pieces made from wood, MDF, metal, acrylic, paperboard, and more. Hobbyists, DIYers, and professionals alike make use of it …

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Spiral scroll saw blade cutting through wood

What Are Spiral Scroll Saw Blades Used For?

Spiral scroll saw blades are unique in the way they are designed and they have a specific purpose. Unlike most scroll saw blades that have teeth on one side, spiral blades have teeth arranged in a spiral pattern. This pattern runs throughout the entire length of the blade. Why is this and what are they …

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Desktop Eyeglass Holder Scroll Saw Pattern

Ever sit your eyeglasses down somewhere and aren’t sure where you put them? Of course you have! It probably happens multiple times per day. I can say for certain that it happens to me more times than I care to admit. I generally blame my wife for misplacing them or a burglar that has passed …

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Sealing an engraving on finished wood

Do You Need to Seal a Laser Engraving?

Engraving wood can sometimes be a challenge when trying to attain a nice clean look. There are a few different schools of thought on how best to seal both the wood and the engraving to achieve the best results. Though the process may be different depending on your specific scenario, my experience has taught me …

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Laser engraver engraving a piece of wood

Should I Buy a Laser Engraver? 10 Questions to Ask

A laser engraving and cutting machine can be a handy tool for the workshop and the technology continues to get better and better. What used to be a purchase that was out of reach for the average person, has now become an affordable tool for nearly anyone. Whether you are a hobbyist or someone looking …

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Example of staining first on scrap wood

Should You Stain Before or After Laser Engraving?

Engraving and finishing wood is a tricky process that can lead to mistakes if not done properly. There isn’t always a clear way to accomplish it as it will usually depend on your specific application. However, there is a general rule that I have settled on after testing various staining and finishing techniques. Staining before …

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