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  • Woodworking for Beginners: Q & A Session
    7:32

    Every once in a while we get a visitor in the shop during a video shoot. This happened a few months ago when Greg Timmerman paid us a visit. He had some great questions about setting up his table saw, table saw blade selection, and routing dadoes in panels. Check out our Q and A… Read more »

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  • How to Cut Grooves in Wood for a Perfect Fit
    5:12

    Not a huge surprise, but 1/4″ plywood isn’t really 1/4″ thick. It’s typically undersized. If you use a dado head or router bit to make a groove to receive the plywood, it’ll probably be too big. Learn how to cut grooves in wood to receive plywood with a perfect fit. One saw blade, two passes,… Read more »

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  • How to Sharpen a Spokeshave
    13:40

    The blade on a spokeshave is very small, which can make it difficult to sharpen. But if the spokeshave is going to work correctly, it needs to be sharpened correctly. This video takes you from lapping to the correct grind angle (and how to achieve it) to honing. You’ll see a great trick for producing… Read more »

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  • Finish a Bridal Joint on Tom's Band Saw Fence
    9:38

    When it comes to wood joinery, bridle joints are incredibly strong. One way to make the bridle of the joint is on the bandsaw. It takes correct setting of the fence, scrap pieces, and test cuts, but once you’ve got it set up you’ll find that it’s easy to make a great fitting joint.

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  • Hiding Screw Pockets 007729f_d1e19u_c
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    Screw pockets are a great way to put projects together, but are unsightly. If the pocket holes on your project are going to show when it’s done, there’s a great (and easy) way to hide them. All it takes is glue, dowels and some hand tools. You can even turn pocket holes into a decorative… Read more »

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  • Resawing Wood Using a Bandsaw Resaw Fence
    4:10

    Turning a miter gauge into a bandsaw resaw fence is a great idea. But only if you know how to set the fence up for drift compensation. It’s a simple process, but has to be done correctly or your resaw work won’t come out right. A simple test cut is all that’s required to establish… Read more »

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    A spokeshave can be a versatile tool to use on your woodworking projects, but only if it’s correctly set up. Bevel up or down? Blade parallel or skewed? How do you take the backlash out of the adjustment nuts? And what about spokeshaves that don’t have adjustment nuts? Tom Caspar has the answers, and will… Read more »

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    Planers can do so much for you, they’re pretty high on the must-have list of standard shop tools. But they’re machines that are full of horse power and have a very high cutter head speed. There are a lot of things that can go wrong. From hearing protection to where you stand, there are some… Read more »

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    The problem with providing outfeed support for a bandsaw is that the table is so darn high. Most standard roller stands and supports won’t extend enough to get to the right height to match up with the bandsaw table. You may not know it, but you’ve probably already got a solution for this problem in… Read more »

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