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  1. Best Way to Cut Half Laps?



    Using a dado stack to cut half lap joinery


    What is the suggested method for cutting and joining half laps?

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  2. Best Way to Cut a Tearout-free Shelf Radius?



    Cutting edge on shelving with spiral cutting router bit


    What is the best way to avoid end grain tearing on shelving?

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  3. How to Cut Through Dovetails with the Leigh D4R Pro Router Jig

    leigh dovetail jig demo

    In this Rockler demo video you'll learn how to cut through dovetail joints using the Leigh D4R Pro 24" Dovetail Jig. Dovetail joints are one of the hallmarks of fine woodowrking craftsmanship. This jig makes cutting both key and mortise fast and foolproof. The Starter Kit includes a unique, two-piece bushing. Install the sleeve to rout the mortise, then remove it to rout the bow tie key. Since the same template is used for both, you're guaranteed a perfect fit.

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  4. Patch or Replace a Centerboard?



    Rock damaged plywood sailboat centerboard


    Can you patch a damaged sailboat centerboard or should it be replaced?

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  5. Cutting Exotic Hardwoods?



    Laguna resaw king bandsaw blade


    What blades will cut extremely hard exotic hardwoods?

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  6. Ripping a 50-degree Bevel Angle?



    Finding angle for bevel cut with ruler and protractor


    How do you cut a bevel angle greater than 45 degrees?

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  7. How to Cut Perfect Miter Joints?



    Using a table saw sled to cut a miter


    How can you set up an old table saw to cut great miter joints?

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  8. How to Cut Accurate Circles in Plywood?



    Panel and blank cut with Rockler circle cutting jig


    What is the easiest way to cut circles in plywood for Lazy Susans?

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