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  • How to Cut Pins/Sockets with Porter Cable Dovetail Jig
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    This is part three in a three- part series that will prepare you to successfully create through dovetails using a Porter Cable 4212 dovetail jig. Part one covered the initial setup of the jig, part two provided instruction on how to cut the tail portion of the through dovetail joint using the Porter Cable dovetail… Read more »

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  • Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Cutting Through Dovetails
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    Learn how to set up for through dovetails using a Porter Cable dovetail jig. This is part two in a three- part series that will prepare you to successfully execute this joint every time. Part one covered the initial setup of the jig, and this video provides detailed instruction on how to cut the tail… Read more »

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  • Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Set up For Through Dovetails
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    Learn how to set up for through dovetails using a Porter Cable dovetail jig for joining in your woodworking shop. Dovetails are widely viewed as a hallmark of craftsmanship, and a durable form of joinery that many view as a pinnacle of woodworking techniques. Using a Router to Make it Easy While some craftsmen cut… Read more »

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  • Woodworking for Beginners: Q & A Session
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    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
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    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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  • Finish a Bridal Joint on Tom's Band Saw Fence
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    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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  • Resawing Wood Using a Bandsaw Resaw Fence
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    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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    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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    Here’s a great solution if you’ve been struggling with a resaw fence for your bandsaw. The solution for this problem is probably already in your shop. In this woodworking video, we’ll show you how to make your own bandsaw fence. You’ll find that it’s easy to position and easy to adjust for drift compensation. It… Read more »

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