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  1. Track Saws and Circular Saw Fundamentals

    Cutting lumber with festool track saw

    There are a number of aftermarket products and a shopbuilt jig that can give your circular saw a performance boost without breaking the bank. Here are some options.

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  2. Guiding Accessories for Circular Saws

    Rockler bench dog pro circular saw cutting jig

    There are a number of aftermarket products and a shop-built jig that can give your circular saw a performance boost without breaking the bank. Here are some options.

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  3. SawStop CTS Compact Table Saw

    Running lumber across compact sawstop saw

    SawStop's 10" CTS delivers same industry-leading safety system in a portable, space-saving design.

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  4. Dust Collector Project Plan

    Char Miller-King standing next to dust collector

    Working in a small shop with little to no wall space can be a challenge. This project solves that challenge by mounting a Dust Right Wall-Mount Dust Collector 1250cfm on a stand with casters. This is typically used as a stationary dust collector, but this cart makes it mobile. This cart can be built with one sheet of plywood and a few 2x4’s in just a few hours!

    Project design and plan by Char Miller-King from The Wooden Maven.

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  5. Five Useful Tools for Installing Trim Molding

    trim molding jigs and tools

    What tools do you use to install trim molding? These innovative trim molding jigs and tools can help you make installing your window, door and crown molding much easier.
    Rockler Trim Gauge
    Rockler Bench Dog® Bullnose Trim Gauge
    Bench Dog Crown Cut
    Rockler Speed-Cope Crown Molding Jig
    Rockler Crown Molding Support

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  6. Sofa Table Project Plan

    man sitting on sofa with computer on sofa table

    I like working and eating while sitting on my sofa, but I don’t have a stable table surface that slide up close for my computer or food. So, making a solid and stable sofa table (you could also call it a TV tray) has been on my project list for a long time. This table features two support legs on opposite side from the sofa, so that the bottom supports can slide under a sofa or chair and the tabletop can slide over the cushions. I used Rockler Heavy-Duty Cross Dowels and Bolts to make a rock solid connection between the table legs and stretchers. These fasteners are easy to install with the Rockler Heavy-Duty Cross Dowel Drilling Jig.

    Project design and plan by Alex from Bevelish Creations.

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  7. Making Woodworking Jigs with T-Tracks

    t-track woodworking jigs

    Rockler has designed several woodworking jigs that make it safe and easy to complete common woodworking actions, such as making miter cuts, making cross cuts, or milling joinery. But sometimes you need to make a special jig for a specific woodworking task. Rockler Universal T-track and accessories can help make these jigs adjustable and more versatile. The Universal T-track features a unique "stacked" T-slot that accepts both 5/16" T-bolts and 1/4" T-bolts, as well as 1/4" Hex-bolts. The T-tracks are available in 2 ft, 3 ft, or 4 ft lengths. The free jig plans featured in this post are examples of the many ways you can incorporate t-track in your jigs. You may find these jigs useful for your projects or they may be the inspiration for your unique jig design.

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  8. The Rockler Dovetail Jig - Beyond the Basics

    Rockler complete dovetail cutting jig with included accessories

    If you're like most woodworkers, you've spent a lot of time picking out the best woodworking machinery, hand planes, chisels, scrapers, rasps, clamps and all manner of specialized jigs, tools and accessories that help make your work more accurate and go more smoothly.

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