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The sharp edges of my turning tools kept cutting the interior of their canvas carrying pouch. 

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For projects requiring several different-sized holes drilled to precise depths, I like to set up stop collars on the bits required rather than constantly changing the depth stop on my drill press.

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As I was cranking up my router for what seemed like the hundredth bit-change of the day, it dawned on me that the drive on the lift was the same hex drive as on my small cordless screwdriver.
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Plastic center finders are great for spindle turnings and smaller bowl blanks but won’t work for larger blanks such as those for platters.
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I developed this simple outfeed extension for my band saw to provide extra support while resawing. 

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I frequently find myself clamping fences and other fixtures to my table saw, bandsaw, and other machine tables. 

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When I tilt the table on my stationary narrow belt sander for beveled work, the gap in front of the belt grows wider to the point where smaller parts can drop through. 

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When a project requires you to draw a large circle, you don’t necessarily need a trammel. 

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When nailing or screwing together the corners of picture frames or even small boxes, you need a way to hold the parts together for fastening. 

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During a recent project, I realized that I needed a bench hold-down. I’ve seen commercially available toggle-style hold-downs that fit in 3/4"-diameter bench dog holes like mine but wanted the kind of extra strength that a screw clamp can apply. 

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