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The whole point of workshop tips is to find a better way of doing things and to share these ideas. What happens a LOT to me, and other Subscribers see these tips and they (or me) often come up with improvements or other ideas that leads to other interesting ideas and suggestion. I know that some of the ideas I get are not actually tested by some that send them, I know this because they tell me that, but I test everything before I publish it.
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My testing might not be intensive, but I do need to build, modify or otherwise test out all of these suggestions, which of course takes time, and once in a while I find things that either don't work, or maybe not that well or that I think are not necessarily recommended or might even be somewhat unsafe ...
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Sanding has changed a lot in the past few years with new better sanders, better dust collection and extracting, and now, even better sanding mediums in the form of sanding discs. Easily the most popular form of sanders is the Random Orbital Sanders (ROS) versions which are available in a variety of brands and sizes. They offer the best sanding results with the least amount of effort, but can often be "dusty", but that is about to change ...
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When you combine Random Orbital Sanders (ROS) with 3M's NEW XtractTM 710W Net Sanding disc, not only can you get superior sanding results on your projects, you can also achieve a virtually dust free environment.
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Planers often hold a bit of mystery to new woodworkers until they come to realize the real name is Thickness Planer, which helps to make the function of this tool self-explanatory. It is sometimes confused with a "jointer" because they seem to have similar functions because of their wide blades, but both machines to quite different functions.
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For my long-time Subscribes who have seen that big green 15" planer in my shop for the past 15 or so years, this new 13" addition may seem like a lesser planer, but in fact, I love it more than the bigger one ...
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The one thing that is consistent with almost every woodworker, is gluing boards together. I have known for years that unless you do this very fundamental chore properly, glued boards can cause no end to problems and hard work. It took me years to figure out the perfect system that works for me.
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I have learned that when I take my time and do a good job of gluing boards together, it saves me tons of time, like reducing my sanding down to almost nothing and it also drops my frustration in trying to align boards after they are glued together, which is much harder to do. And despite the fact it takes me longer to make the glue-ups the whole project seems to come together more easily.
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I love holiday time, it gives me a period of uninterrupted time in the workshop to work on some new ideas and changes I have been putting off over the past several months. Sometimes they are experiments, often from suggestions to others that will hopefully lead to permanent solutions or processes.
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Many of these seem to lead to the table saw, and this episode is no different, but there are a few variables thrown in for variety ...
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Here's a topic I brought forward because of some new ideas I developed that I wanted to share with everyone. As you probably know, Oscillating Multi-Tools are not the most common thing in a woodworker's shop but will find most carpenters and home reno people who have found this little tool indispensable.
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Well, now you can use it for a variety of things in workshops too ... especially if you have or are thinking about a CNC machine ...
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