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Sanding Tips including 3M Xtract™ 710W Net Sanding Discs

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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Cheapest DIY Moxon Vise Build!

OK,  how many of you have ever needed a Moxon Vice but never seem to get around to purchasing the hardware for one? Yup, that's me too. I don't need a vise like this very often, and I don't really have the room on my bench for something I only need once in a while, so this little tip from Tony was a great idea.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/9-8_BxcWRkM

With little more than a decent quality construction grade 2" X 6" board, about 6 feet long and you too can have your own Moxon Vice ...

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Custom Steel Top Upgrade for Wood Router Table

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 ...

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 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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Wobble Blade, Single Adjustable Dado Blade for the Table Saw

30 years ago I purchased a wobble blade for cutting dados. Back then I didn't have much money to spend on tools, AND I didn't want to invest in much more expensive stacking dado set because I knew I would not be using it that much. 
Well, over the years I ended up investing in stacking dado set, which I don't use that much, but it does work well, but I still love my old "Wobble Blade" for doing other things ...

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It's harder to find wobble blades these days, except at garage sales, swap meets and second-hand stores. Every time I stumble across one, I have a good look at it and most of them are in great shape having had very little or even no use ... 

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