19 Awesome Miter Saw Stations!

Here are some really impressive miter stations. I have no affiliation with any of these; I am sharing them because I think they are great designs! ALMighty Miter Saw Station with Flip-Top Lathe by Michael Alm One of my favorite …

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How To Dispose Of Stain Rags

Appling Stain With Rag

We all know the dangers of woodworking.  Power tools, and even hand tools, when not used properly and without taking the proper precautions, can cause great harm, and we must be careful. There is a reason why we recommend eye …

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How Tall Should a Workbench Be?

How Tall Should a Workbench Be

How tall are you?  At 6’1”, I’m neither tall nor short, just sort of 6’1”, with somewhat long arms (35” shirt sleeve length) and an fairly erect stance – age hasn’t quite caught up with me yet.   In preparing to …

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What Side of the Table Saw Should The Fence Be On?

What Side of the Table Saw Should The Fence Be On

The best estimate available for the percentage of people who are left-handed is 10%.  It’s difficult to measure this with any great accuracy because the variance in preferences and skills from task to task is great and because left-handed people …

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What Is a Sacrificial Fence For A Table Saw?

Sacrificial Fence For Table Saw

Safety first is always the rule in our woodworking shop.  We want to preserve all ten digits, the flesh on our forearms, and our pretty faces.   Safety first also applies to the tools we use.  We’ve invested good money in …

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How Do Cyclone Dust Collectors Work?

How Do Cyclone Dust Collectors Work

Cyclones by any other name…in the Atlantic and Pacific northeast, they are called hurricanes; in the far East, they are called typhoons.  But, they are all the same event:  large air masses that circulate around an area of low atmospheric …

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How to Store Lumber to Prevent Warping

How to Store Lumber to Prevent Warping

A warped sense of humor can be funny and fun, but warped wood isn’t.  It will be either unusable or require a lot of effort to make it so.  When it comes to lumber and its arch-enemy, water, warping is …

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Table Saw Kickback Prevention Tips

Table Saw Safety

I clenched my teeth, recalling the table saw kickback that sent my beautiful oak cutting board careening wildly across the shop, leaving a gaping divot behind. Stick with me before you end up ducking behind machinery to dodge wayward wood …

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