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Drawknife

Traditional draw knife A drawknife (drawing knife, draw shave, shaving knife)[1] is a traditional woodworking hand tool used to shape wood by removing shavings. It consists of a blade with a handle at each end. The blade is much longer (along the cutting edge) than it is deep (from cutting edge to back edge). It […]

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Festool

Festool is a brand of power tools from Germany. Festool Group GmbH & Co. KG is based in Wendlingen and is a subsidiary of the TTS Tooltechnic Systems holding company. It is known for its system-based approach on power tools and focus on dust extraction. The company was founded by Gottlieb Stoll and Albert Fezer […]

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Japanese saw

A dozuki. The Japanese saw or nokogiri (鋸) is a type of saw used in woodworking and Japanese carpentry that cuts on the pull stroke, unlike most European saws that cut on the push stroke. Japanese saws are the best known pull saws, but they are also used in Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Nepal. Among European […]

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Mortice Gauge

A mortise gauge is a woodworking tool used by a carpenter or joiner to scribe mortise and tenon joints on wood prior to cutting. Mortise gauges are commonly made of hardwood[1] with brass fittings.[2] Like the simpler marking gauge, a mortise gauge has a locking thumb screw slide for adjusting the distance of the scribe […]

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SawStop

Saw Stop table saw used at TechShop in Redwood City California SawStop is a table saw manufacturer headquartered in Tualatin, Oregon, US. The company was founded in 1999 to sell table saws that feature a patented automatic braking system that stops the saw within milliseconds if its blade comes in contact with the operator’s hand […]

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Popular Mechanics

This article is about the magazine. It is not to be confused with the album. Popular Mechanics (sometimes PM or PopMech) is a magazine of popular science and technology, featuring automotive, home, outdoor, electronics, science, do-it-yourself, and technology topics. Military topics, aviation and transportation of all types, space, tools and gadgets are commonly featured.[3] It […]

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Rasp

This article is about the wood working tool. For other uses, see RASP (disambiguation). Fine wood rasp Farrier using a two-sided file, double-cut on the visible side and rasp cut against a horse’s hoof A rasp is coarse form of file[1] used for coarsely shaping wood or other material. Typically a hand tool, it consists […]

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Wood veneer

Wood veneer RCA Dimensia console TV set In woodworking, veneer refers to thin slices of wood, usually thinner than 3 mm (1/8 inch),[1] that typically are glued onto core panels (typically, wood, particle board or medium-density fiberboard) to produce flat panels such as doors, tops and panels for cabinets, parquet floors and parts of furniture. They […]

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Roy Underhill

Roy Underhill (born December 22, 1950)[1] was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and was the first master housewright at the Colonial Williamsburg reconstruction. Since 1979, he has been the host of the PBS series The Woodwright’s Shop. Currently, the show is the longest running PBS “how-to” show.[citation needed] Underhill was introduced to traditional woodworking […]

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Woodworking

“Wood shop” redirects here. For the film, see Woodshop (film). Artists can use woodworking to create delicate sculptures. Woodworking is the activity or skill of making items from wood, and includes cabinet making (Cabinetry and Furniture), wood carving, joinery, carpentry, and woodturning. Contents 1 History 1.1 Ancient Egypt 1.2 Ancient Rome 1.3 Ancient China 2 […]

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