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  • Table Saw Plug Shop Tip

    Table Saw Plug Shop Tip

    I have had the bad habit of not unplugging the table saw to change blades.To make it convenient, I mounted a 4 outlet box, on the rear corner of the saw. Right where I stand to change blades. The saw is plugged into one of the outlets, and I use the others for sanders, etc.Right

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  • Remove Dents from Wood

    Remove Dents from Wood with a Household Iron

    Picture yourself nearing completion of your masterpiece, just about ready to put a finish on it, and then the unthinkable happens. You drop your tape measure on top of the table, or you get a bit too aggressive with a mallet as you are tapping pieces together during a glue-up. What do you do? Sanding

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  • Reviewing the Bosch PS 21 Pocket Driver

    Bosch PS21 Pocket Driver

    I really like the cordless, compact drivers, and they just keep getting better and better. Bosch has reworked their PS20 Pocket Driver, resulting in the new PS21, $145. Just in case compact wasn’t good enough for you, Bosch has made the PS21 even compacter (is that a word?). The overall length of the head is

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  • How To Tri-Fold a Band Saw Blade

    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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  • Abrasive Cleaner Saver

    Abrasive Cleaner Stretcher

    I regularly use abrasive cleaner sticks to prevent burning and extend the life of my drum sander belts. I hate to throw away the nubs when they get too short to hold against the spinning drum by hand, (I prefer to sand wood, not fingertips). Instead, I epoxy them onto some 1 x 2 scrap.

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  • Attach Templates For Easier Removal

    Attach Templates for Easier Removal

    My wife saw me struggling to remove double face tape from an aluminum pattern I used for cutting a wood part. She suggested I place painter’s masking tape on both surfaces first, then use the double-face tape to attach the two pieces. When finished cutting the part, simply separate both pieces, remove the painter’s tape

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  • Wax Coating Screws To Prevent Wood Splitting

    Wax Coating Screws to Prevent Wood Splitting

    When driving a wood screw into wood without a pilot hole, I like to wax my screws to help prevent splitting. I found it time consuming to sit and rub bee’s wax or candle wax on each screw, so I came up with this idea. Take a toilet seal wax ring (around $2.00 at any

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  • ask wwgoa

    Ask WWGOA: Square Route a Hole for an Inlay

    Question: I’m trying to rout a square hole 6″ x 4″ x 1/8″ deep, for an inlay on a jewelry box lid. What kind of bit should I use? The lid is 3/8″ thick. Submitted by roberttalmadge Answer: Any straight bit will do the job. If the material you’re routing into has a tendency to

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    Table Saw Fence Adjustment or Upgrade

    “I have a relic of a table saw. It is a Delta 8″ arbor saw. My frustration is this. When I use it, the back half of the table saw fence does not stay in place. It will move anywhere from 1/4″ to 3/8”. I take all of the necessary precautions in measuring from the

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  • Economic Custom Grips For Screwdrivers

    Economic Custom Grips for Screwdrivers

    I have yet to find a screwdriver that comes with a comfortable handle. One day, while rummaging through my shop junk drawer, I came across a left over rubber foot. The feet are sold in hardware stores and used to create a no slip, no-mar cover for everything from canes to chair legs. On a

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  1. Bonface kibue

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