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  • Radial Arm Saw Sanding Disk

    I have a copy of your Fine Tuning Your Radial Arm Saw , am interested in the article on page 52 relating to planning the table flat, but I can't seem to find anyone that knows where to obtain the rigid sanding disk that is shown in figure 3-46. I hope you might know where to obtain one. - Willia...
  • Making the holes for adjustable shelving -- without measuring

    If you have followed me for a few years you know that I hate tape measurers, just because I hate making mistakes. That is why I love jigs.When you want to drill all those evenly spaced holes in the cabinet sides, and all four support pins have to line up with each other or else the shelf will wo...
  • Knock down furniture hardware

    After selling us knock down furniture for many years now, we can finally buy that special connecting hardware ourselves.There are two basic types: sunken nuts, and cams.The principle of a sunken nut, as you see in the first photo, is that you have a little cylinder that has a threaded hole throug...
  • Is a Wobbly dado blade accurate?

    We got this question from a store customer who was trying to decide which blade to buy?Wobble Washer Dado BladeThe first photo shows what we call a "wobble washer" blade. Actually the blade itself isn't wobbly, but the washers on both sides are bevelled. You can rotate them to skew the blade in...
  • How to bend wood moldings.

    Mark in Mississauga has a semi-circular staircase and he has to replace the floor moldings that will make a semi-circle. How to bend the moldings?Water or steam will allow most wood to bend, and is especially effective with oak.The Pipe SoakerOne simple rig is simply to take a large PVC drain pi...
  • Tips on cutting straight with a circular saw.

    Some tools appear to be so simple that we don't feel that they need much instruction to begin using them. Actually there are a lot of little details that can make all the difference in the world between getting by with a power tool or enjoying it's use.Sheri Kowall agreed to be my apprentice by ...
  • Tile cutting jig.

    Cutting ceramic tiles in half is relatively easy to do. Cutting a half inch off the edge of a tile is much more difficult.Al from Chilliwack, BC shared his tile cutting jig with us. Clamp two boards together with spacers the thickness of the tile to be cut. Score the tile. Slide the tile into...
  • A jig for cutting router slots easily.

    When you want to make a slot across a board, such as for socketing in a shelf, you need something to guide the router straight, and have that guide at a perfect 90 degrees to the edge of the shelf support.The easiest way to do this is to build a simple "T". To make sure the "T" is at 90 degrees,...
  • Filling a floor gap after removing a wall.

    So you have taken out a wall where there were hardwood floors on either side. You know you have to fill the gap with something, but what?The first realisation is that even if both sides are floored with the same wood installed at the same time, the boards on one side will never line up with the ...
  • Sharpening drill bits

    Twist drill bits are actually fairly complicated cutting devices. First there is the cutting angle. Although most bits you buy at the hardware store all have the same cutting angle, specialized bits will have a steeper cutting angle for soft material like wood than for hard material like metal....