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Mukwonago, Wisconsin, resident Drew Christensen is the proud owner of a brand-new SawStop Compact Table Saw and Stand after he was selected as Grand Prize Winner of the “Woodcraft Sawsome Sweepstakes!” Texas and Colorado residents won Runners-Up prizes. Woodcraft partnered with SawStop to sponsor the sweepstakes. 

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I suspect that a lot of empty nesters would like to convert a kid’s former room into a usable space for other pursuits while still having it available for visiting friends and family. 

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When used correctly, epoxy can be an adhesive, a filler or a coating. The key is to match your formula to its intended use, then measure very carefully. 

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When inspiration strikes, make sure you have some basic tools, accessories and supplies on hand for spring indoor and outdoor home projects. Woodcraft has selected a few handy helpers to get you started.

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Co-hosts Scott and Suzy Phillips invite The American Woodshop viewers to join them as the series begins its third decade on public television.

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What’s with all the stools lately? 

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If you’re anything like me and most of the woodworkers I know, you can glance around your shop and find more than a few abandoned projects. In one form or another, you have probably paused your progress on a project, small or large, and started something else.

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I make a lot of wall-mounted pieces designed to be hung via keyhole slots or sawtooth hangers. Many of these pieces aren’t symmetrical, however. So the hardware or slot must be located off-center to hang straight. Figuring out just how much off-center can be tricky.

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Over the years, my bench grinder has proved to be a valuable addition to my shop. It still runs like a champ, but the original, clear plastic guards yellowed and cracked some time ago. Rather than spend the time and effort to find OEM replacements, I made my own from a pair of inexpensive safety glasses meant for short-term visitors. 

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If you don’t have a metalworking vise in your shop, securing metal parts such as screws and rods can be troublesome. They may slip in the jaws of your workbench vise, or the hard material may damage the vise’s wooden faces.

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