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Keyhole slots provide a great way to hang small cabinets and other projects. 

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Making a shelf for a wedge-shaped cabinet I built a while ago required sawing a fairly extreme taper on a 2 × 4' sheet of 3/4"-thick plywood. 

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Wanting to install some task-lighting at my sharpening station, I tried attaching an LED ceiling-mount, corded light fixture to the underside of the cabinet above the area. 

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Over the years, I’ve often used a single-edge razor blade to scrape dried finish drips and runs flush to the adjacent surface. 

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Squaring braces can be very helpful for assembling cases and drawers.

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Over the past 15 years, we’ve published hundreds of great tips and tricks to help you along your woodworking journey. 

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While serving in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, I picked up this tip working in the carpenter shop on an aircraft carrier. It allows you to clamp up a frame with nothing more than string and sticks. 

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A shoe-style push stick offers the best control over your workpiece. The long sole allows good downward pressure while the heel hooks over the end, offering positive forward feed force.

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Grinding a chisel or plane iron generates a lot of heat, and quenching the blade in water can create minute fractures that can affect the quality of the cutting edge. 

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