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  • Simple Spline Cutting Jig for Mitered Frame

    Have you ever built a project that incorporated mitered corners, such as a picture frame, and wondered how to strengthen and beautify the mitered joints? The answer lies in adding a spline, which introduces a mechanical reinforcement to the joint, and at the same time adds an element of beauty, particularly when contrasting woods are

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  • Manage Your Power Tool Cords with Cord Wraps

    Nobody wants a rat’s nest of wires in their shop. With every power tool you own having its own power cord, it’s easy for the cords to become a huge mess, tangled onto each other. Contributing Editor AJ Moses has tried a bunch of different cord wraps, looking for the best solution for this problem.

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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

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  • Cool Workbench Ideas: Electrify Your Workbench

    Electrify Your Workbench

    Do you find yourself reaching for an extension cord every time you want to use a power tool at your workbench? And, when you’re done, coiling it back up again? Here’s one of many cool workbench ideas we’ve come up with at WoodWorkers Guild of America. It’s a very simple way to provide power to

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  • Rare Earth Magnet Chisel Rack

    Rare Earth Magnet Chisel Rack

    Problem. I have a real mess in my chisel storage drawer. Good chisels bounce around far too much, and I have to protect every chisel edge otherwise they get banged and dinged. Idea. Will a pair of rare earth magnets hold a chisel rack? Will the setup work for all the different size of chisels

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  • Creating Better Dust Collection for Your Woodworking Power Tools

    D.O.G. Simple Approach for Dust Collection Ducting

    If you have made an investment in a powerful dust collector, that is a great first step toward creating a healthy shop environment. For purposes of this article I will assume that you have worked with your vendor to choose a dust collector that is capable of delivering enough air flow (ideally 1000 cubic feet

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  • ask wwgoa

    Options When One Can’t Use Table Saw

    “I live in a town home with a two car garage that has a car, motorcycle, and many boxes stored. I would like to build book shelves and can move the car out of the way. I don’t think I can get a table saw. Where should I start?” Submitted by: Edward Byrne WWGOA Editor

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