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5 Quick Mitre Saw Tips and Tricks

Dedicated crosscutting machinery really started with the old Radial Arm Saw which emerged around the 1930s. In its day this was a revolutionary saw and for anyone who could afford one, it really picked up the production of the shop by leaving the table saw to do mostly the ripping, which is what it is best at. When the Radial Arm got really popular when it reached a price point more people could afford, it was realized just how dangerous this saw could be without proper instruction. Radial Arm Saws are great, but they are unforgiving if you make a mistake or slight miscalculation. Fortunately, as things go, the Radial Arm slowly got replaced with a much safer Chop Saw and later the Sliding Mitre Saw, but don't ever get complacent with these saws either, all saws are dangerous and need to be treated with utmost respect.

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Of course, like most tools, woodworkers are always adapting and making attachments and jigs to make these saw work even better, and often safer too and here are just a few of the things that can be done to make chop saws and sliding miters even more effective ... 

5 Quick Sanding Hacks - Woodworking Tips and Tricks

Sanding is easily my least favorite part of woodworking but I know that it is a very important step because sanding is one of the major steps that determine how you finished project will look. I force myself to take my time and do a good job, but that doesn't make the whole process any less tedious. The one hope I have is that I can come up with some accessories and modifications that can help, even in a small way, to make my sanding at least more bearable.

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 Here are a few of the things I do to help make my sanding jobs easier ... 

5 Quick Clamp Hacks Part 2 - Woodworking Tips & Tricks

Clamping is a big part of woodworking whether it's part of clamping and gluing wood together, assembly or just some temporary holding that needs to be done. There are so many different kinds of woodworking clamps, I loose track of what is available and, believe it or not, I don't have every conceivable woodworking clamp available ... but some days I wish I had.

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For me, clamping and gluing boards together is probably my most common kind of clamping and for this, I use the old style bar clamps. I guess I could upgrade to something more modern, but these work for me, they are somewhat inexpensive and I have them in different sizes so they are pretty convenient for me, except for one problem ...  

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