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When feeding plastic laminate on the table saw, the material tends to pinch in the gap under the rip fence. 

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Makeshift drum

Sometimes I make little turned vessels with drilled-out interiors, and need to clean up the relatively deep openings.

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Dog holeclearner

I was having trouble sliding my 3/4"-diameter metal bench dogs in some of my workbench dog holes. Upon closer examination, I found that a couple of the problematic holes were a hair undersized, and a few were contaminated with glue or paint drips.

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Wcm square

I recently discovered a simple way to locate a faceplate precisely over a center point on the end of a turning blank.

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When faced with spray-finishing a half-dozen Windsor chairs, I realized that I needed a rotating platform. 

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Wcm square

It can be hard to know when to sharpen a table saw blade. 

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Tips87 4

Solid wood door panels should be finished before installing them in their grooves during frame assembly. 

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I found an inexpensive way to reduce the dust in my shop using a $20 box fan outfitted with a $5 furnace filter. 

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Tips87 2

In my work, I often need to secure oddly shaped pieces in my bench vise.

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Tips87 1

I make a lot of utilitarian boxes by simply gluing the bottom panels to the undersides of the box walls.

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