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Terms of Use

This site is dedicated to providing useful content for our Woodworking Community.

There are important Terms and Conditions (“Terms of Use”) that you must know and are a condition of using this site, emails, communications, and their related content. By using this website, and/or participating in, viewing, or browsing content on this site or in any of our emails or other communications, sent to you or others, using downloaded or printed content from this site or emails, or any other content related to this site or emails, you hereby agree to the Terms of Use.  You also agree to the Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice (see below) on this site.

These Terms of Use are legally binding, and agreement by you with the owners/ operators of this site.  If you do not agree with these Terms of Use either in whole or in part, you may not and are not authorized to use this website, related emails or other communications or view related content, and/or in any way interact with any related functions on this site and/or communications and emails.  These Terms of Use may be modified at our (owners, operators, officers, employees, directors, and/or agents, (“owners/ operators”)) discretion at any time, effective upon posting.  You agree and certify that you are not a minor and have the ability to accept the Terms of Use, and are fully able and competent to enter into these Terms of Use, and agree to abide by and comply with these Terms of Use.  The owners/ operators of this site reserve all rights.  We (owners/ operators) may revoke our permission to you to use this site or its content at any time at our sole discretion for any reason.

You further agree that this site shall be deemed solely based in California, and if there is any dispute between you and this site and/or its owners/ operators, related to the Terms of Use or not, said dispute shall be governed by the laws of the State of California.  You also agree that the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts of the United States shall be located in Orange County, California.

Third Party Content and Links

This site and its owners/ operators may contain third party content, postings, guest writing or content, comments and/or links to third party websites that are not owned, endorsed, or controlled by this site or its owners/ operators.  We (owners/ operators) have no control over this content, and therefore we assume no responsibility for the content or third party practices.  By using any content of this site and/or third party content, you hereby and expressly release the owners/ operators of this site from any and all liability arising from your use of the aforementioned content thereof.  We make no warranties, guarantees, or any representation or endorsements of, nor assume any liability arising from, any third-party related service or product, advice and/or perceived advice, directive, banner advertisement, transaction, content that is posted, emailed, transmitted, linked, or otherwise made available via this site.

We (owners/ operators) reserve the right to remove, modify, abridge, or otherwise use, for any purpose or reason, any user-generated content posted or otherwise transmitted to this site or its owners/ operators.  While we do not assume any liability from, assume any obligation to remove and/or censor, or assume the responsibility to monitor any user-generated content, we reserve the right to remove such content due to apparent or actual illegal activity, offensiveness, inappropriateness, a violation of Terms of Use and/or rights of the owners/ operators of this site or others, threats, actual or perceived harm, unsafe directives, or any other reason at the sole discretion of the owners/ operators of this site.


You may link to this website provided no modifications are made to the portion of the content linked.

Data Security

You agree not to circumvent or otherwise attempt or actually breach, disable, modify, and/or interfere with any security feature of this site that attempts to prevent unauthorized access to content or information, or otherwise enforce limitations on use of this site or related content.  You agree not to collect any personally identifying information or use any content, information, or other related third party content or information in a way that will violate the rights of any person and/or entity.

You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt this site’s operations in any way.

You may not collect user names, email address of users, or any personally identifiable information from this site.  Any unauthorized use of this site is strictly prohibited, and any user in violation of these Terms of Use assumes all liability related to unauthorized use, including liability of damages to the owners/ operators of this site and/or any third party.  Appropriate legal action may be taken for any illegal or unauthorized use of this site or related emails.  You agree that monetary damages and injunctive relief may be required to compensate the owners/ operators of this site for any breach of these Terms of Use.

Some links are affiliate links, whereby a compensation agreement exists between a product or service’s merchant and the site owners/operators.  By clicking on this link, and/or making a purchase after clicking on the aforementioned link, the owners/operators may receive a commission.  Your support of this website is appreciated and we will only promote products and services we truly believe in.

Use of Communication Services

This site may provide Forums, Blog Comment upload opportunities, the ability to post and/or submit content, information, opinions, responses, or other means of communicating with others (“Communication Services”).  You agree that you will not submit material that is copyrighted, protect by any intellectual property laws, conventions and/or treaties, protected by trade secret, or otherwise subject to third party rights, unless you are the sole owner of any and all such rights, or have permission from their sole owner to post said material, and you further have the ability to grant, and do grant, the owners/ operators of this site all of the license rights granted herein.  You agree not to publish and/or submit false or libelous information, publish and/or submit any misrepresentation that could damage any person and/or entity, submit content that is illegal, obscene, defamatory, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or otherwise encourages or entices conduct that could be considered a criminal offense, violate any law, violate the privacy of a third party, breach the security of any personal information of any person and/or entity, or otherwise publish and/or submit inappropriate content on or through this site or any related communication or email.  You agree not to impersonate another person or entity, modify, falsify and/or delete any author attributions or another person and/or entity’s content or postings, send unsolicited emails and/or spam to any person and/or entity, solicit any products and/or services to any other user without express permission of the owners/ operators of this site.  You may not post advertisements or solicitations without the express written permission of the owners/ operators of this site.  You agree that you will not upload, publish, post, and/or submit any files and/or links that contain and/or lead to viruses, corrupted files, or any other software or code that may damage the operation of another person or entity’s computer systems and/or operations.

You further agree that you are solely responsible for and assume all liability related to any content, links, information, and/or files (“content”) you post, publish, transmit and/or otherwise submitted (“posted”) to this site.  You agree to pay for all royalties, fees, and any other monetary damages owing any person and/or entity related to any content posted by you to or through this site.  You agree that you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any information you post to publicly accessible communication services of this site or related communications.

The owners/ operators of this site do not claim any ownership rights of the third party text, files, images, photos, video, audio, works of authorship, information or any other third party content that is posted to or through this site.  You continue to retain ownership rights to any content where you are the sole and rightful owner of said content you have posted, and you may use such content in any way you choose; however, you assume all liability for this content.  You agree that once you have posted content to or through this site, you grant the owners/ operators of this site all irrevocable license rights and non-exclusive rights necessary to continue to publicly display, modify, abridge, edit, reproduce, distribute, and/or sublicense all or part of said content to this site or third party sites royalty-free for any purpose whatsoever.  You further grant the right of the owners/ operators of this site or any third party to identify you as the author of any of your postings by name, email address, and/or screen name.

Member Accounts and Paid Content

Some features of this site require you to become a member and set up a member account (“account”) in order to use them.  You may not use another member’s account without permission of the owners/ operators of this site.  When you create an account with this site, you must provide all information required accurately and you shall update the owners/ operators of this site immediately if any information provided by you changes.  You agree to notify this site (owners/ operators) immediately if your account has been compromised, unauthorized use has occurred, and/ or the security thereof has been breached.  You agree to be solely financially responsible for all usage and/or activity related to your account.  We (owners/ operators) assume no liability for unauthorized use of your account, and you may be liable for the losses of the owners/ operators of this site or others due to such unauthorized use.  You may terminate being a member any time, by notifying us via “Contact Us” link and submitting a message saying you would like to “terminate” your account and your membership.  We reserve the right to terminate any account or membership and delete and/or disable your account without prior notice and at our (owners/ operators) sole discretion.  Upon termination of your account, a prorated amount of unused fees will be refunded, rounded to the nearest day.  Partial day fees will not be refunded.  The owners/ operators of this site are not responsible for any charges associated with connection to this site or associated content, including but not limited to telephone charges, internet service fees, wireless access fees, or another service fee necessary to access the aforementioned content.  You agree to be bound to these Terms of Use whether your account and/or membership has been terminated or remains active.

You agree to pay any periodic membership fees, applicable taxes and other charges incurred on your account set forth on this site to use and/or access the related fee-based services under your account.

The owners/ operators of this site reserve the right to modify, add content to, update, delete, suspend use or availability of any portion of the site, including fee-based services without notice, at any time, for any reason.

Limitations of Liability and Indemnity

You agree that any cause of action arising out of or related to this site must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, or such cause of action is permanently barred.

Under no circumstances shall this site, its owners, operators, officers, employees, directors, and/or agents (“owners/ operators”) be liable to you for any direct, incidental, indirect, exemplary, special, punitive, or consequential damages, lost profits or moneys whatsoever resulting from any errors, omissions, delays, failure to provide services, currency, mistakes, direction given, and/or inaccuracies of content or related content on or from the site or emails, personal injury or property damage related to the use of or access to this site or emails, any unauthorized access to or use of the servers for this site, any personal information and/or financial information stored in any data storage device, any bugs and/or viruses which may be transmitted to or though our (owners/ operators’) site by any third party, any loss or damage of any kind related to use of content related to this site, communications, or emails, including third party content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, whether or not the owners, operators, officers, employees, directors, and/or agents have been advised of the possibility of such liability and/or damages.  The aforementioned limitation of liability shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by law in the applicable jurisdiction.  You further agree that this site, or its owners/ operators shall not be liable for any third party submissions, or related defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct thereof, and you assume all risk of harm or damage from the aforementioned content.

This site is offered and operated from the United States of America, State of California, and makes no representations regarding the appropriateness and availability in other jurisdictions.  You agree to be solely responsible for any compliance with your local laws.

Our entire liability to you for any cause whatsoever, regardless of the form of the action, will, at all times, be limited to the amount paid, if any, by you to us for services during the term of this agreement.

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless owners/ operators of this site from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, expenses, attorney’s fees, or other moneys arising from your use and access to this site and/or emails, related content and/or third party content, your violation of any Terms of Use, your violation of any third party Terms of Use or right, violation of any privacy policy, copyright, and/or property rights of the owners/ operators of this site or any third party, or any claim that any related, posted, downloaded or transmitted content of this site, emails, or third party content caused damage to a third party.

If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing release, which, if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.”

The owners/ operators of this site reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not settle any matter without the written consent of the owners/ operators of this site.

Safety and Responsibility

Your use of this site and/or related emails and its related content is at your sole risk.  This site contains information related to topics where safety is an important consideration.  The content displayed and/or made available is for informational purposes only.  Before you choose to act on any information related to this site and/or related emails, you should independently confirm any facts that are related to your decision.  If you rely on any information, product, download, file, or other related content through this site or emails, you do so solely at your own risk.

The information, products, and/or services related to this site and/or communications or emails may include inaccuracies or typographical errors, and may be changed or updated periodically at any time.  You should not rely upon the advice or information related to this site or other communications for personal, legal, safety, or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional advice specific to your situation.

You agree to assume all responsibility and liability related to your use of tools, chemicals, supplies, and any other equipment and materials.  Home and commercial shops and/or buildings are governed by various regulations, and you agree that you are solely responsible to abide by any and all rules, laws, and/or regulations that apply to you.  Read, understand, and follow the manufacturer instructions related to any tool or device you choose to use.

Should you choose to engage in any activities related to the topics on this site and/or emails, you are solely responsible for following any and all manufacturer instructions, safe practices and/or related laws.

Woodworking and other construction-related activities are inherently dangerous.  Even the most benign tool, product, chemical or other material can cause serious injury or death if not used properly. Seek the advice of a qualified professional.  Adhere to all safety warnings and instruction manuals.  You expressly agree to hold the owners/ operators of this site harmless from any property damage, personal injury, and/or death, or any other loss or damage that may result from your use of this site or content.

No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from the owners/ operators of this site, or content, third parties, consultants and/or experts shall create any warranty not expressly made herein.


This site and related emails and other communications are offered to users and you “as is”, at your sole risk.  To the fullest extend of the law, this site, its owners/ operators disclaim all warranties, express or implied, related to this site and/or communications, emails, related content, and your use thereof.  We (owners/ operators) make no warranties or any representation about the accuracy, currency, relevance, suitability, comprehensiveness and completeness, usefulness, fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, and/or safety of any content related to this site, linked sites, third party content, communications or emails.  The owners/ operators of this site do not warrant that any functions or content, free or fee-based, will be error-free or uninterrupted.

Professional Status

This site is not operated under the auspices of any professional license, title, or other certification.  The owners/ operators may possess such professional licenses, titles, and/or certifications, but are not offering any professional advice, direction, and/or other information under any guise of said professional licenses, titles, and/or certifications.  You are encouraged to seek your own professional advice and/or services as appropriate.


If a dispute arises under this agreement, we agree to first try to resolve it with the help of a mutually agreed-upon mediator in Orange County, California, United States of America.  Any costs and fees other than attorney fees associated with the mediation will be shared equally by each of us.

If it proves impossible to arrive at a mutually satisfactory solution through mediation, we agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration at the following location:  Orange County, California, United States of America, under the rules of the American Arbitration Association.  Judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitration may be entered in any court with jurisdiction to do so. 

Survival of Terms

If any provision of these Terms of Use is deemed to be invalid or partially invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, and shall remain in full force and effect.  Any waiver of any term in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and the failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such provision or right.

This agreement (Terms of Use), including the Privacy Policy and Copyright Notice supersedes any other agreement and/or understanding, written or oral, between the owners/ operators of this site and any person and/or entity.

Please review these Terms of Use frequently, as they may change from time to time.  Exercise common sense when using this site and with your interactions with others, and respect the rights of the owners/ operators of this site and other users so we can all benefit from our Woodworking Community.

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(Please click here for more information on our Privacy Policy below.)

Copyright Notice

This site, the content on this site, and all software and source code, with the exception of third-party generated advertising is hereby protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation under U.S. copyright laws, intellectual property laws, trademarks, treaties, international conventions, and any other related laws.

Copyright-protected material includes, but is not limited to, text, displayed content, embedded codes, text, photographs, logos, images, graphics, video, audio, ideas, designs, data, charts, flowcharts, outlines, checklists, layouts, methods of display and presentation, embedded routines and programs, file attachments and downloads, fee-based services and information, free services and information, and products.

Web Links

You may create web links to any URL associated with and/or linking to this site, including articles. Who doesn’t love sharing?


Go ahead and use the content for your personal use; that’s what it’s for…you. However, you may not copy, reproduce in any form, in whole or in part, publish, distribute, sell, display, modify, transmit, create derivative works, or in any other manner exploit the content or services of this site for commercial or non-personal use. You may not remove any credit, copyright, or trademark from any printed or electronic documents or material.


Of course, you may download material for your own personal use, but may not offer for sale nor sell any works of this site or any derivative works without prior written consent of the owners and operators of this site and domain. If you distribute any works and/or material from this site or related communications (including emails) you must leave any attributions intact, and, if none exist, provide attribution to

Respect of Third-Party Copyrights

You must respect the copyrights and trademarks of third-party content displayed on this site. You may not remove or alter any copyright, trademark, or credit from any content.


Other usage terms may apply. See also the Privacy Policy below.

All rights are reserved to the owners of this domain.

We are not responsible for any user-generated content, such as blog comments and forum posts. This includes any issues related to accuracy, safety, usefulness, and/or copyrights.

Copyright Infringement

If you believe your copyrights are being infringed by any content or user-generated content on this site, notify us in writing pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCS), 17USC 512 (c) (3).

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Privacy Policy

Your Privacy is a priority to us. The following outlines our practices related to the privacy of information you provide to this site, and how it may be used. See also our Copyright Notice above. We will never sell your information to a third party entity or individual, and we treat your information as we want ours treated.

Opt-in Emails

Any email you receive from us is the result of “opting-in”, where you provide your email address and/or other information to our site, and are sent a “confirmation email” where you click on a link to confirm your registration. Your email address is never sold or given to others except to complete or deliver an order, and to facilitate the third-party email opt-in service.

Any email you receive from us has an option to unsubscribe, usually located at the bottom of the email.

Non-Identifying Information

Information that is non-identifying, such as site traffic patterns, what internet service provider, operating system, or type of browser you are using, etc., may be shared to improve the site or to provide you a customized user experience.

Identifying Information

Personally identifiable information is generally provided by you and collected when you opt-in our email registration process, subscribe to various services or programs, participate in forums, comment on a blog post, provide a guest blog post, order a product, contact us, or participate in a survey. Upon giving identifying information, you are giving us permission to use that information as described in this Privacy Policy and elsewhere on this site. The information you supply is used specifically for the purpose for which it is provided, to contact you regarding this purpose, to offer products and/or services, or to improve our site. It may be given to affiliates to provide the services for which you opt-in, but we will not sell it to unrelated parties.

Cookies and Web Beacons

Like other sites, we may use third party advertising entities that display advertisements when you visit our site, which may collect information about your visit to this site and other sites to customize the ads to your perceived interests.

We also use cookies, which are files placed in your browser’s files to store your preferences. These cookies may be linked to personally identifying information upon opt-in actions you take on this site. To improve this site we use cookies to better understand how this site is most often used, to enable you to use the site’s shopping cart, to offer products and services, and to personalize your site visit. They allow us to count you as a visitor to the site so you are recognized and can receive a site visit that is more relevant you.

You can, at your computer, choose to disable or partially disable our cookies or third party cookies in your settings (both browser and internet security programs), but this can limit your ability to interact with our site and other sites.

Web beacons are elements of code placed on a web page to collect data regarding how visitors use our site, count the number of visits to various pages, which pages were visited, to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor, etc.

Order Processing

Upon placing an order with this site, we collect personally identifying information, which will be used to fulfill your order, to contact you regarding your order as necessary, and may be used to update you on the product or service you ordered, and on other products or services which you may be interested in. We will not sell this information.


Sometimes we offer surveys to obtain the opinions and preferences of our audience. We will use the information provided by participants to improve the site, offer products and services, but is not sold to third parties.

Information Sharing

Sometimes we may provide services or offer products on this site in cooperation with a third party, and information is shared with them as necessary to provide those services and/or products to you. We sometimes employ other individuals or entities to provide for certain functions for this site, and this may necessitate access to identifying information, but they are not allowed to use it for any other purpose.

In the event that our company is acquired, customer information will be one of the transferred assets. However, it remains subject to the pre-existing privacy policy.

While efforts are made to secure identifying information, we cannot guarantee that collected information will never be disclosed or otherwise used by a third party in violation of this privacy policy.

Public Postings

Posting blog comments, forum comments, etc. is a great way to join the conversation on your passion. Keep in mind, though, this is a public posting and personal information will be accessible by others.

Links to Other Sites

On this site we include links to other sites we think you’ll appreciate, but we cannot control their privacy policies, or their use of information. When you click on a link, and another site opens in a separate window, our privacy policy no longer may apply. You should read and understand the privacy policy of any site you visit via a link on this site. We do not necessarily endorse everything on these linked sites; they are provided for your convenience and reference to help our community. We do not pass along personal information when you link to another site.


We reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy from time to time, for any reason, and are effective immediately after posting, unless otherwise indicated. Any changes to this privacy policy that are published on this site are effective upon that posting without notice. By continuing to use this site you agree and accept such changes.

Use by Minors

This site is not intended for unsupervised use by minors. We are not responsible for any access or use of this site by minors. Parents are responsible for controlling access to the internet by their children. We encourage parents to go online with their children and supervise what they’re accessing at all times.

Our Commitment

We employ procedures that we believe provide adequate security to information we collect on this site to prevent unauthorized use or access. We advise you to use a secure web browser, secure your own passwords and computer, and log off when finished using a shared computer.

We take information you provide and we collect very seriously, and look at privacy issues from a customer point of view in that we wouldn’t want our personally identifying information to be sold or otherwise provided to irresponsible individuals or entities. Therefore we are careful to use your information in a responsible manner and for purposes as outlined in this privacy policy.


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