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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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Triton’s newest benchtop sander offers two capable sanders in one convenient, clever package. It’s essentially an oscillating spindle sander with the added functionality of a small, stationary belt sander. 

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Check out these projects from our readers!

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I was doing a little shop reorganization when I came across a coffee can with the label “MISC” written on its lid in my grandfather’s handwriting. It contained a jumble of odd hardware from his shop and some that I had added over the years before losing track of it. 

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Depending on the drawer opening I need to suit, I’m discovering that the fixed template on my new dovetail jig doesn’t always allow for terminating a joint at each end with a half-pin, as in traditional dovetail drawer joinery. Is it a problem if a joint ends on a half-tail instead? 

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Like many woodworkers, I often pulled my old bevel-down Stanley #151 “gull wing” spokeshaves into play to help shape and smooth curved workpieces of all sorts, using the flat-sole version for straight or convex surfaces, and the radiused-sole model for concave shapes. 

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   We contacted some of our woodworking friends to see how the Covid-19 virus pandemic and quarantine might be affecting their lives. First and with utmost importance, it goes without saying that following guidelines, staying safe, maintaining one’s health, being aware of your surroundings, and taking care of yourself and each other are at the top of the list. Without a unified effort in the common goal of defeating this virus by doing our part, none of us would be able to sustain a healthy, productive woodworking lifestyle that we have all become accustom to loving!

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