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Making cutting boards has got to be one of the most popular woodworking tasks. I can't imagine how many cutting board videos have been uploaded to YouTube and others all of the information that abounds ...
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/ObleuPPO3mM
This article and video are based on my 20 years of reading articles and publications from researchers who test cutting boards to evaluate their safety and report on their findings.
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Making jigs safer and easier to use means they will probably get used more often, although with this table saw jig L-Fence or Duplicating Jig, It seems to be my new "go-to" jig for many custom cuts, so adding a new CLEAR top to it will make it even easier to see what is going on under the fence.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/H6py4ujOvLs
I started off with a cut-off sheet of Lexan or bulletproof plastic from a local supplier. They even had it on a half off because they have so many cut-off pieces to get rid of they have discounted down, which is good because I can use a few different pieces ...
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Another episode with cool ideas and neat tricks from Woodworkweb Subscribers who continue to amaze me with even more great ideas and time-saving woodworking ideas.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/N635c3IIJP4
I'm going to start off by thanking the organizers of the Men's Shed Convention who invited me to speak at their event recently. I had a great time, met some wonderful people, and was completely in awe of what they are accomplishing by setting up these groups worldwide... you can check out some links below.
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It's no wonder that many people are afraid of table saws. The high-speed blade, the noise, dust, and chips flying off ... the table saw is certainly one of the tools to be respected and ALWAY use with knowledge and understanding of how it works.
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/U91GWb2Hx2U
A short time ago I was informed of yet another YouTube woodworker who was injured using their table saw. I am always sorry and frustrated when I hear about these events because I have spent SO MUCH TIME talking about table saw safety and most of it can be avoided by easy simple things the operator can do.
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This episode, along with all the other tips and tricks submitted by Subscribers, I have a TREAT for everyone, a new video from my 89 Year Young woodworking budding at Al's Tinkering, who will show us a detailed and innovative way he makes perfect mortise and Tenon joint ...
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/rNUCNDS08gE
But before we get to Al's Tinkering, here are some great ideas from other Subscribers ...
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Here's a project I have had on my mind for a long time. Upgrading my wood router table to some sort of a new flat table. My existing table is one of those that is made from MDF, which when new is flat, but over time many of them develop a bow or dip in the middle. This appears to be partially due to the constant weight of the router on the MDF ...
Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/_GfivHG_9C0
but is also likely caused by the fact that the MDF does absorb moisture (like all wood products) and in the process it makes the wood or in this case MDF, expand. Since the MDF cannot expand on the top because of the glues on arborite or plastic laminate, the MDF can only bow upwards on the sides, which is what can cause the center to drop. In my case over a sixteenth of an inch.
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