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  • WGA 044940f_d1h46u_c Unsafe Cross-Cutting on the Table Saw

    Unsafe Cross-Cutting: Avoiding Dangerous Table Saw Kickback

    Table saw safety is a huge part of woodworking, and avoiding table saw kick back is a large part of table saw safety. You may find it tempting to try and use the rip fence on a table saw for cutting multiple pieces to the same size. There are scenarios in which this works, and… Read more »

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    Making Compound Cuts on the Bandsaw

    Bandsaws provide a unique capability to create large scale, curvaceous compound cuts. Just think of the capabilities that this provides for projects such as a cabriole leg, duck decoy, spatula, etc. The possibilities for three dimensional shaping are virtually endless with a bandsaw! This cool process can actually be performed using two dimensional patterns that… Read more »

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    How to Make a Bandsaw Table Bigger

    With bandsaw tables, make no mistake about it; bigger IS better. Bandsaws are powerful, versatile, and overall outstanding machines in most respects. But one area that bandsaws generally lack in is table size, with a typical bandsaw averaging less than 3-4 square foot of real estate. If you’re like most woodworkers, you need more! Once… Read more »

  • Scroll Saw Cutting

    Burn Free Scroll Saw Cutting

    Scroll saws provide the unique ability to create curved cuts with a tight radius, while leaving a surface quality that typically requires very little Sanding prior to applying a finish. But when working with stock that is thick or dense, scroll saw cutting can sometimes lead to burning the wood. This is a bad situation… Read more »

  • Table Saw Safety – Guards & Splitters

    Table Saw Safety: Guards and Splitters

    Table saw safety is critical for every woodworker. Bruce Kieffer’s table saw safety article explores options for aftermarket and shop-made table saw guards and splitters. Be safe and saw often!

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  • Shop Accident Statistics & Woodworking Safety

    Shop Accident Statistics and Woodworking Safety

    Every year, hospitals see injuries caused by woodworking tools in the emergency room. This includes professionals and hobbyists, students and homeowners. The types of injuries vary, as there are more ways to make mistakes in a woodshop than there are ways to plan ahead for them – precisely why they’re called accidents! In 2011, the… Read more »

  • Table Saw Safety for Beginner Woodworking

    Table Saw Safety for Beginner Woodworking

    Whether you’re an experienced woodworker, a beginner or somewhere in between, revisiting basic safety practices in the work shop is always a good idea. George Vondriska takes the time to go over basic table saw safety with a beginning woodworker. From where to stand, when to use a push stick, blade height and other table… Read more »

  • Raised Panel Router Bits: Vertical Raised Panel Bit

    Raised Panel Router Bits: Vertical Raised Panel Bit

    George Vondriska shows you how to make raised panel doors using a vertical raised panel bit on your router table. He will go through the process of creating a raised panel and the positives and negatives of using a vertical panel raiser bit vs. a horizontal panel raiser.

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  • Using a Table Saw Jig to Rip Skinny Pieces of Wood

    Using a Table Saw Jig to Rip Skinny Pieces of Wood

    For whatever reason, you may want to make skinny pieces of wood even skinnier, but the fence on your table saw doesn’t typically allow you to do so, until now. George Vondriska developed a simple sled jig that you can create using a 10″ board and an old push pad to provide greater control over… Read more »

  • Band Saw, Router Table and Table Saw Safety

    Bandsaw, Router Table, and Table Saw Safety

    The GRR-Ripper 3D Pushblock System from Micro Jig is the perfect way to ensure your safety while you make a clean, effective cut on any woodworking machine. The GRR-Ripper has an easy-grip handle that allows you to comfortably and safely maneuver any wood, while the padding and hook features on the bottom of the system… Read more »