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Saving Money by Building My Shop Doors

This past fall, as the temperature began to be cooler and cooler, I decided it was time to finish building my shop doors.  This was a project that I started over a year ago, but as with many of my projects, it was set aside for more important things. I have a walled...

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Why Learn Drafting?

These days most companies (at least those that do some form of design work) use some type of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) system. It wasn't all that long ago, maybe 15 or 20 years, that much of this work was still done on drafting tables with t-squares, triangles,...

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5 Ways for Finding Time for Hobbies & Yourself

Finding time for hobbies can be really frustrating at times.  Lately, I have hit a stretch where I have not been able to get out into the shop.  Being a hobbyist woodworker, time in the shop seems to come and go in cycles. There are times when I could go out to the...

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Too Many Projects, Not Enough Time

My father in law stopped by the other day and I was showing him around my workshop. I found myself continually pointing to piles of lumber, each of which belonged to a separate project, each incomplete. I had several rather large projects going on.  These were just...

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The Track Saw Jig: Down & Dirty & Insanely Easy

"A track saw jig.  That's what I need.  Why don't I have one?  Why do I continually frustrate myself by trying to set up my straight edge for my circular saw." That's what I was saying to myself the other day when I was getting ready to rip some plywood. In the past,...

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Hand Screw Clamps: 8 Unique & Interesting Things to Know

When I started woodworking and researching which tools I should buy first, I totally overlooked wooden hand screw clamps.  It was years before I finally added them to my shop.  Honestly, I thought they were an old fashioned tool that was only found in places like...

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5 Types of Small Woodworking Projects to try

Lately, I have been questioning my choice of projects and I think I need to start focusing my efforts on small woodworking projects rather than on large ones. This past weekend, I was out in my workshop desperately trying to finish up a couple of doors that I have...

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The Most Important Tip for Successful Blogging

There is a difference between being a hack blogger and being a polished blogger who is going to attract a quality audience.  We all want to be the latter.  But running a professional-looking blog isn't always easy. To have a classy-looking blog you need to work on it...

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About Me

Hello, my name is Dennis Caskey. I have been a hobbyist woodworker since 1999.

I have a day job, a mortgage, a home with an extra deep 2 stall garage, and a family to support. I have a lovely wife and two teenage boys who are now taller than me, (it is very hard for me to admit that).

Woodworking is a passion for me. For over 20 years I have worked in ..... Read More

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