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  1. Will Sandpaper on My Table Saw Jigs Dull the Blade?



    Cutting through a table saw jig with sandpaper adhered to it


    Can the sandpaper attached to a cutting jig damage your table saw blade?

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  2. DIY Entry Shelf with Coat Hooks Project Plan

    wall shelf with coat hooks

    Learn how to make a wall shelf with coat hooks. It's a perfect project for your home's entry or a kid's bedroom. This is a project anyone can make with only a jigsaw, router and random orbit sander. In this case, Rob Johnstone uses the DeWalt 20v MAX Cordless Jigsaw , 20v MAX Cordless Random Orbit Sander and DeWalt Compact Router .



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  3. Best Way to Sharpen Mortising Chisels?



    mortise cut with mortising chisel


    What is the preferred method for sharpening a mortising chisel?

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  4. Non-sanding Solution to Blade Burn?



    Burn mark on the edge of a piece of wood from a saw cut


    Other than sanding, is there any other way to remove burn marks caused by a table saw blade?

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  5. Small Parts Taper Cutting Jig

    small parts taper jig

    In this Rockler demo video you'll see how the Rockler's Small Parts Taper Jig lets you cut precise tapers on small parts, lending lightness to blocky legs on chairs, sofas and occasional tables. It's also great for whipping out a handful of shims or opposing wedges for workholding applications. Its compact form factor is easy to store, easy to carry and easy to operate, especially on smaller machinery. The miter bar can be located in three spots to fit a wide range of saws, and features nylon set screws to remove the slop. Our comfortable Easy-to-Grip handle makes for comfortable, smooth-sliding operation, while two specially-designed compact hold-down clamps ensure your work won't slip, and allow cutting of narrow parts.

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  6. What Causes Wandering Tenon Cuts?



    A board marked for a tenon cut next to a stacked dado set in a table saw


    What causes cuts to wander when you're using a cabinet saw with a dado set?

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  7. How to Prevent Drifting While Ripping



    Cutting a long and thick panel with a table saw


    How can you prevent table saw drift when cutting large pieces of stock?

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  8. Resawing with a Band Saw: Basic Hows and Whys



    Resawing a panel into two parts with a band saw


    How to set up your band saw to resaw boards into thin stock. Choose the best resaw blade and resaw fence.

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