Woodworking

My broad category that envelopes mostly woodworking, but also captures some of my CNC and CO2 Laser posts.

This picture has shows my food grade barrel with WoodRiver 4" Cyclone Separator Port Kit attached. My Jet 1.5HP Dust Collector and PVC fittings.

My Simple Dust Collection Solution

My Simple and Cheap Dust Collection Solution Hey Ya’ll, Royce from Hill Country CNC & Woodworking again, here to talk about my Dust Collection! I think this is probably the number 2 or 3 most discussed thing woodworkers tell stories about around the campfire at night. But seriously, I see and hear people spending thousands …

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Wood stack at Dakota Hardwoods in San Antonio, TX.

Choosing the right material for you next CNC project.

What material should you use for your next CNC project? Woodworkers, Craftsmen, CNC Operators and Laser Engravers are always pondering, “what material should I use next?”   The answer is as infinite as the question and really can’t be decided here. Too many follow on questions, this is just more of a philosophical view of …

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This is an image of Purpleheart wood blanks.

Purpleheart Wood (the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly).

Is Purpleheart Wood a choice for woodworking projects? Let me start by saying, as a woodworker, you just have to be enamored by the beauty of some hardwoods.  We all grew up coloring trees with our super fat Crayola Brown Crayon. Who knew that their were colors like Purpleheart, Bloodwood, Canarywood or Tulipwood. Unfortunately, sometimes …

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