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From Rob's Bench:

The myth of the simple deck reno: Part 2

Building the deck
I’m writing this three days after starting what was to be a one-day deck reno, but I may be getting way ahead of myself. Let’s just call this Day 2.
Home Improvement:

The smart home

The smart home
Here are some ways that you can control a wide variety of basic home functions and features through a mobile device that provides a considerable degree of convenience in managing your home. Some devices enable you to take a more active role in safeguarding your family and your possessions.
Shop Tools:

Air out your shop

Air compressors
An air compressor is a convenient and versatile machine to have in the workshop. They’re great for working on furniture or cabinetry, and they’re just about indispensable when doing any kind of renovation work.
Woodworking News:

Designer-grade teak

mys-teak flooring
The perfect wood for furniture, tongue and groove flooring, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, bowls, boards, and much more.

Until June 30, 2021, simply mention you saw this post in shopNEWS when you contact Mys-TEAK and you will get a 25% discount.
Finishing Skills:

Polishing and buffing a finish

polishing and buffing a finish
As with all fine finishes, prep­aration is key. You simply cannot achieve a deep shine without the underlying sur­face being smooth and completely free of surface glue.

Win a Badger #5 straight turning tool

Win a Badger #5 Straight Turning Tool
The Badger #5 Hunter tool was designed for the box makers and the turners who like to work on smaller but deep vessels.
Woodworking News:

Excellent noise protection, top-notch sound quality, and a respectable run-time

Isotunes LINK
The ISOtunes LINK is a dual product - an earmuff that provides protection against harmful noise (it has a 24 dB noise reduction rating) and speaker headphones that provide high-fidelity stereo sound.

Small shop survey

Milwaukee 2462-22 Impact Driver Kit
Complete our short, four-question survey and we'll enter you in a draw to win this premium Milwaukee 2462-22 Impact Driver Kit.

Share your photos

Sumac Box
You are invited to share your project or workshop photos with our readers.
Sumac Box by Terry Mader
Words for Woodworkers:
john brown
"By all means read what the
experts have to say.
Just don’t let it get in the way
of your woodworking."
John Brown, chairmaker
Chad Martin

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