Information and Answers for Woodworkers
With the proper set up, blade and technique, most plastics can be effectively and cleanly cut on your table saw. Learn some of the tricks I have learned through years of plastic work.
Get great results when edgebanding by using V-Groove bits. They self center, provide more glue surface and the angled joint is less noticable.
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Use the proper technique to get a perfectly straight edge on your lumber.
A tutorial on the proper technique for flattening the face of a board on your jointer.
Learn how to use the rabbeting feature of your jointer for wide, perfectly flat rabbets.
Using the rip fence and miter gauge together for cross cutting is never safe. But a simple stop block can allow you to make safe and accurate cross cuts on your table saw while using the rip fence to set the cut.
Keeping the edges aligned when gluing up thin panels can be tricky. Using a "V" edge band bit set provides for both alignment and more gluing surface.
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Learn how AND when to expand your router's reach with a collet extension.
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An exercise in re-examining what you can do with bits you may already own, I use a standard glue joint bit as if it were a stile and rail doormaking set to build a custom wood floor vent.
Glue Joint Bit
I use a table saw sanding/set up disk for making perfect miters for inlays and delicate moldings. This video shows you how a small simple angle slide can make these cuts fast and accurate.