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  1. Cutting Circles on the Band Saw



    Circle cut with a small jig and a band saw


    How to make and use a simple shop-made jig for your band saw that will have you cutting perfect circles in no time.

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  2. Band Saw Blades: Five Fast Facts



    Coiled band saw blade


    There's more to the unsung band saw blade than might meet the eye. Here’s your quick study.

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  3. How Can I Set Accurate Bevel Tilt Angles?



    Using a bevel gauge to set a cutting angle


    Is there an easy way to accurate set a bevel angle?

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  4. How to Cut Plywood Squares Diagonally



    Making a diagonal cut using a crosscut sled


    How do you safely cut diagonals on the table saw?

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  5. Introduction to Steam Bending Wood

    steam bending kit with coat hook project


    In this Rockler demonstration you'll learn how to use the Rockler Steam Bending Kit to bend pieces of wood to form interesting pieces. The basic techniques you'll need to get started are demonstrated to make a set of coat hooks. You can find the plan for these coat hooks in the July/August 2021 issue of Woodworker's Journal Magazine.



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  6. Steam Oak Before Bending?



    Using a steam bending box to shape a piece of wood


    What is the best option for forming oak around a rounded plywood edge?

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  7. Does Ripping and Re-gluing Fix Cupping?



    Matching up parts of a large panel for regluing


    Do you need to rip cut larger panels to prevent warping down the line?

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  8. How to Square-Up Parts on a Table Saw



    Using crosscut sled to cut small case parts


    What is the best and most safe way to square up case parts on a table saw?

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