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Stay up to date with everything that the Hand Made Mind Made team are up to by following along with our blog posts. This is where we will post informational articles about woodworking projects, woodworking guides, and other tutorials. We want to provide beginner woodworkers as well as experienced woodworkers with the educational information they need to master their craft. Please reach out to us if there are certain woodworking or craftsman topics you would like us to cover.

harbor freight drill press review
Product Review

Harbor Freight Drill Press Review

A drill press may not be used as frequently as table saws or other woodworking tools but it is still an essential tool for all woodworkers.  Whenever you come across a project that needs a drill press or drilling machine

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harbor freight folding trailer review
Product Review

Harbor Freight Folding Trailer Review

A trailer can be considered an essential piece of equipment for most woodworkers because you will end up needing to haul equipment, wood, or projects at some point in your lifetime.  But most woodworkers don’t want to spend the money

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how to use polyurethane for pictures on wood
woodworking blog posts

How To Polyurethane Pictures On Wood

If you are looking to seal pictures onto wood with polyurethane then you came to the right place.  In this article we will walk you through the entire process of how to polyurethane pictures on wood. Polyurethane is a great

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Complete review of Ultradeck decking material
Product Review

Ultradeck Review

In my years of woodworking I have used a wide variety of different tools and materials, but this past weekend I was able to use Ultradeck composite decking material for the first time.  I have built a few decks in

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best screws for plexiglass
woodworking blog posts

Best Screws For Plexiglass

Plexiglass is known for being a lightweight plastic that is similar to glass because it is clear but it is made out of plastic instead.  Working with plexiglass is difficult because of the unique material.  When you are looking for

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a complete review of the harbor freight dust collector
Product Review

Harbor Freight Dust Collector Review

If you are someone like me who is always making a mess in their workshop, then it is a great idea to invest in a heavy duty shop vacuum.  The problem I had was trying to figure out what the

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best finish for indoor cedar furniture
Woodworking

Best Finish For Indoor Cedar Furniture

Cedar furniture has a natural ability that helps it to resist insects, mildew, and rotting, which makes the process of finding the best finish for indoor cedar furniture much easier.  With furniture that doesn’t have these natural abilities it can

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the best finish for a plywood workbench top
woodworking blog posts

Best Finish For A Workbench

When you ask 10 different woodworkers what the best finish for a workbench is, you’ll probably end up with 10 different answers.  It seems like everyone I have talked to has a different opinion on what kind of finish they

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