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How to Protect Pressure Treated Wood Underground

I was recently asked How to protect pressure treated wood underground. Pressure treated wood is a great way to protect your wooded areas from plant roots and termites without the use of pesticides. It is also easy to handle and can be reused many times before the wood needs to be replaced. For this reason,…

How to Clean Rusty Chisels

A chisel is a great tool for woodworkers, but they are not always easy to clean. In this post, we explain how to clean your chisels and keep them rust free. As a woodworker, you use your chisels often, so you should take care of them. When you don’t, they rust and become unusable. In…

Alternatives To Pressure Treated Lumber For Raised Beds

We have some interesting options for you. Every year, the typical homeowner gets more and more comfortable with the idea of building a raised garden bed. You may have built your first raised beds decades ago, but this year is different. You have decided to upgrade! If you are after Alternatives to pressure treated lumber…

How to Make a Jig for Sharpening Chisels

Making a jig for sharpening chisels is an easy project that can better edge, more comprehensive chisels. In addition to getting a better edge on your chisels, you can also make a jig that will help you sharpen your plane iron, jointer plane iron, and/or power shear. Making the jig Design and print out the…

What To Do When Polyurethane Won’t Dry

Many of us have suffered from the dreaded “polyurethane won’t dry!” problem and have been left with a sticky, shiny mess. So what’s the answer? Why is The Polyurethane Not Drying? When the polyurethane does not dry, the wood you are finishing contains natural oil, or you have applied the oil, and it has not…

How to Repair a Chipped Chisel

It all started when I chipped a piece of my chisel. I did not have it professionally fixed, but I did not want the chips to turn into cracks. So I tried to make a temporary repair. It did not work well enough until I used a chisel body filler. It was like a liquid…

How Long Should Deck Stain Dry Before Walking on it

Do you have a deck that hasn’t been stained yet? Wondering how long it’s going to take to dry and still be safe to walk on? This post will help you answer that question.  Many people are now looking to put wood on their deck and are considering a deck stain to protect their investment….

Can You Use Pressure Treated Wood Indoors?

Pressure treated wood is a common wood preservative used to keep wood in perfect condition for a longer time. If you plan to use pressure treated wood in your home, make sure you know how it’s diluted. Unfortunately, pressure treated wood is not permitted in most houses because it can be contaminated by molds like…