• Wood working machine
    1:48

    Simplify Cuts on Your Miter Saw

    I use my miter saw for precise length cuts all the time, but I also frequently use it to rough cut stock to size. When I’m rough cutting parts to size the parts don’t have to be an exact length. Adding simple lines to my miter saw stand really simplified the rough cutting process for…

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  • Piece of wood
    4:11

    Face Jointing and Parallel Edges

    One of the most common questions we get at WWGOA is about using the jointer and how to get parallel faces and edges from the jointing process. To answer this question, it’s important to understand what jointers do and don’t do. Once you get this, you’ll be better able to get what you want from…

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  • Repairing aluminum hold downs
    3:14

    Repairing Aluminum Hold Downs

    You check the toolpath. You do an air cut. You eyeball the material location on the CNC machine, You double-check (maybe even triple check) the hold down locations on the material. But, sometimes, despite our best efforts, a router bit manages to “find” one of the aluminum hold downs you’re using. Ouch!! Most of my…

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  • Cleaning a sanding belt
    3:21

    How to Clean Sanding Belts

    Want to get more life out of your sandpaper? If you’ve been wondering how to clean sanding belts, good news is, it’s easy. All you need is an abrasive cleaning stick. Especially important on drum sanders Of course we want to get more life out of every piece of sandpaper we use in the shop,…

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  • Cutting foam
    2:44

    Tips for Cutting Foam on a CNC or CNC Machine

    One of the most interesting things I’ve done recently on a CNC machine is using it for CNC foam cutting. And by foam, I simply mean standard building foam that you can get at a home center. It’s inexpensive, and machines great. You might use it to create a finished item, or to mock up…

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