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  1. 2020 Black Friday Sales Highlights

    black friday sales preview

    In this week's Rockler demo, we take you on a quick store tour to see some of the best Black Friday deals for woodworkers. We hope you have a safe and happy holiday season. Find a store near you. We look forward to helping you create with confidence.

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  2. 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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  3. Folding and Portable Rock Steady Work Stand

    working with rock steady work stand

    In this Rockler demonstration we take a closer look at the Rockler Rock-Steady Folding Steel Stand Rockler Rock-Steady Folding Steel Stand. Stowability and strength make the Rock-Steady Folding Steel Stand an excellent choice for supporting router tables, T-track tables and other work surfaces wherever space is tight. Thick gauge steel, strong pivot points and anti-racking supports give the stand a weight capacity of up to 200 pounds. When you're done using it, just pull the pins, lift up on the table, and fold the legs for compact storage against a wall or transport to the jobsite.

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  4. How to Make a Small Gift Box with a Bookmatched Top

    small walnut box

    In this Rockler demo you'll learn how to make a small box with mitered corners and a bookmatched top. You can build this project using just one 3/4' x 3-1/2' x 24" piece of stock. This is a perfect project for those scrap pieces laying around your shop that are too small for most projects, but too interesting to throw away. You can also use the same plan and techniques to build larger versions of this box. Resawing with a bandsaw is the key technique used to make this box. A drum sander makes cleaning up the cuts a breeze.

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  5. Five Tips for Making Mitered Picture Frames

    picture frame clamp

    In this Rockler demo you'll learn several tips that will help you make picture frames. We all know that there are a LOT of different styles and joint options for making picture frames. The most common feature mitered corners. And why not? They’re quicker to make than other options, they’re classic and of course, exceedingly functional. But notice that I didn’t say easy! That’s because as you probably already know, 45-degree miter joints like these can be tricky to cut, glue and clamp up accurately. And the wider the frame members are, the more challenging they can be. But, here are five things you can do to up your odds for success when making frames like these.

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  6. Make a Mid-Century Modern Starburst Clock

    mid-century modern starburst clock project

    In this Rockler demo you'll learn how to make this wooden version of an iconic mid-century modern style wall clock. If you’ve got a band saw, router table and a tapering jig that works on either your table saw or band saw, this clock could be hanging on your living room wall and marking the hours after just a day or so of time in the shop.

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  7. Using a CNC to Make a Football Serving Tray

    football-shaped snack tray with chips and salsa

    In this Rockler demo you'll learn how to make this fun football-shaped serving tray. With two chip compartments and a central dip recess, this is a classic snack tray. We made it from 1-3/4" thick mahogany, but any species would be fine. We also glued two 3/4" by 1-1/4" maple strips into grooves we cut in the blank, which end up looking like the white stripes on either end of a real football.

    If you have a CNC router, the CNC .tap and .crv files to make this project are available as free downloads. If you wish to make the tray the old-fashioned way, we have a PDF pattern to download that you can use to make a flush routing pattern for your handheld router.

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  8. Best Workbench Upgrades

    woodworking workbench

    The workbench might be the single most used tool in any woodworker’s shop. But a workbench doesn’t need to feature fancy joinery or details, It only needs to be flat, sturdy and at a height that you can work comfortably. Any other features you add to your workbench should depend on the kind of work you do. Instead of talking about workbench design or how to build a workbench, this video will show you several simple upgrades you can make to whatever you’re using as a workbench.

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