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Template Routed Dadoes

One of the very first things I learned as a woodworker was to cut dadoes using a router and template. I’ve come to really appreciate the precision of the results, even though the setup and execution are more time consuming than other dado cutting methods. Template routed dadoes are clean, flat bottomed, tear out free,…

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Tenoning Jig How-To

Tips for Cutting Tenons with a Tenoning Jig Table Saw Tenoning Jig – Tracks in the miter gauge slot of a table saw. Work pieces are clamped upright against the vertical work support plate so saw cuts can be made in the end grain. The distance between the work support plate and the saw blade’s…

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Timber Wolf Bandsaw Blades

My peers keep telling me how great these bandsaw blades are, so I figured it was time to put them to the test. I experimented with the following three bandsaw blades: VPC SERIES– 3/4″ x 2/3 tpi (teeth per inch) x .025″ thick, variable tooth design for straight-line resawing in kiln and air drying small…

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How to Tri-Fold a Bandsaw Blade

Tri-folding (coiling) a band saw blade will reduce its storage size greatly. If you’ve been mystified about how to make this happen, here are the steps: 1) Wear leather gloves and a face shield. Hold the blade like this. Notice my right hand is turned over, palm facing out, and the palm of my left…

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Minwax Water Based Wipe-On Poly

I was excited to try this stuff when I first saw it on the internet. My reasons? Well… since moving my shop to our home, I can no longer use “stinky” finishes, plus, I really like the smoothness of wipe-on finishes, and I especially like the look of clear water-based finishes on unstained wood–so this…

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