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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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  • Easy Identification of Router Wrenches

    Easy Identification of Router Wrenches

    I have a problem which, admittedly, is a good problem to have. After a few years of woodworking (and thoughtful gifts from family and friends), I’ve got more than one router. The problem comes up when I reach for wrenches. Since the routers aren’t all the same brand, the wrenches aren’t interchangeable. Seems like I

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  • Never Lose Router Wrenches

    Never Again Lose Router Wrenches

    Even with dust collection on my router table, it seemed I always had the same problem. I’d open the doors on the cabinet below the table and find a mountain of sawdust. The biggest problem was that somewhere below that sawdust were my router wrenches, collet, and other tools I needed for the router table.

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  • Bullet Proof Assembly Surface

    If you’re like me, your assembly table top takes a beating. No matter how careful you are, an errant drop of glue or a sharp edge or corner leaves either a lump or divot. You can live with these minor flaws, repair them, or someday replace the top. I used to live with a few

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  • Removing Chalk Marks from Wood

    “I recently built my daughter a book case with maple plywood. I made a homemade pegboard jig for drilling the shelf support hole. On this jig, I used blue chalk to mark the holes for drilling. Some of the chalk got on the maple. I brushed it away. Most of the chalk was brushed off.

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  • No-Mess Saw Blade Cleaning

    Recently, I decided it was time to clean my saw blades to remove a bunch of built-up gunk. I laid the blades on newspaper to suck up the extra cleaning solution and I cleaned a few. I looked down at a huge mess I had just made and I said to myself, “There has to

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  • Tame That Wayward Nail

    Errant nail? Pull, Don’t Push for the Cleanest Fix Air-nailers have made fastening much more efficient. I use my air-nailers on a daily basis to fasten small pieces of trim to cabinets, frames and doors. While the process is much more efficient, there’s a little less control when driving the nails, compared to hand nailing.

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    How to Remove Rust from Table Saws

    “I am looking at a used 10″ table saw to replace my very old one. The top has a light coating of rust from just sitting in the garage. How is the best way to remove it, if possible?” Submitted by: brandenbergs WWGOA Editor Response: I’ve had great luck getting surface rust off tools using

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    Cutting Across the Grain and Getting a Smooth Cut

    “How can I cut across grain on OAK plywood and get a smooth cut? I used a brand new Freud Diablo 40-tooth circular saw blade and it chipped out on the cut. Please help.” Submitted by: lpribyl WWGOA Editor Response: There are a handful of tricks you can try for cutting across the grain. First,

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  1. Bonface kibue

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