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Flattening a plane sole typically involves rubbing it on an abrasive that’s sitting atop a dead-flat surface like a cast iron table saw wing or slab of reference granite. 

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Even with a crosscut sled, trimming small parts on my table saw requires placing my fingers uncomfortably close to the blade. 

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Here’s a great accessory for minimizing tearout when making 90° cuts on your power miter saw. 

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I recently built a large slab table that required a lot of epoxy filling. I devised this router jig to help with the leveling of the hardened epoxy. 

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I use Vernier calipers to measure my progress when turning tenons. I set the caliper jaws to the desired diameter of the tenon, and then hold the jaws against the turning in progress until they slip over the tenon section. 

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Faced with the prospect of having to drill a 1/4"-diameter hole through the center of four dozen short lengths of 3/4"-diameter dowel, I needed to come up with a way to quickly position the pieces without having to find the center of each one. 

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It can be a hassle to remove glued-on pattern material from pieces after they’ve been sawn up. 

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I recently had to outfit a set of drawers with 1/8"-thick dividers. I needed the dadoes in the drawer sides to be snug, but not so tight that the dividers couldn’t be removed easily by hand.

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If you don’t have commercial miter clamps, here’s an effective way to glue up a mitered frame without them. 

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Whether you want to repair, expand or update your home’s current deck or would like to build a brand-new one, warmer weather is prime time for outdoor projects. Danny Lipford, national home improvement expert and host of Today’s Homeowner TV & Radio, shares his best advice for successful deck building.

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