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43 How do I prevent dangerous kickback on a table saw? 2015-03-17T15:37:42.430

40 When using a hand saw, how do I cut a straight line? 2015-03-17T15:42:39.923

37 What is the difference between a rip-cut and a cross-cut? 2015-03-20T23:53:14.513

36 What's the purpose of raising the grain before finishing a furniture piece? 2015-03-17T15:24:51.210

33 What advantages does a dust collector have over a shop vac? 2015-04-04T01:58:43.350

28 Routing boards without burn 2015-03-17T15:28:01.040

28 Stain then glue, or vice-versa? 2015-03-23T19:09:19.590

28 What is the recommended height of the blade on a table saw while operating? 2015-04-20T19:16:28.620

28 Why do I go through so many philips bits? 2015-12-20T20:28:40.987

27 When, if ever, is it safe to use gloves with power tools? 2015-03-17T18:21:46.013

27 How do I achieve a "piano black" high gloss finish on wood? 2015-04-03T17:53:29.960

26 How can I store hand tools so they won't rust? 2015-03-17T17:20:43.877

26 How can I join two boards at the ends? 2015-04-02T05:32:12.810

26 What is special about wood glue? 2015-04-08T12:02:35.283

25 How can I prepare the end grain for stain, so that its final appearance matches the rest of the wood? 2015-03-17T15:39:32.773

24 How do I prevent chipping when cutting a veneered counter top with a circular saw? 2015-03-17T15:22:14.250

24 How should I dispose of sawdust safely? 2015-03-17T17:17:15.207

22 How do I sharpen a chisel/plane blade? 2015-03-17T15:21:33.900

22 When should I use a Jointer vs. a Planer? 2015-03-19T15:07:36.177

22 How do bench dogs work? 2015-04-29T18:31:32.840

22 Is it safe to resaw on a table saw? 2015-05-11T21:01:20.527

22 Which type of drill bit for which jobs? 2015-08-19T14:36:08.280

21 Is sanding along the grain important? 2015-03-17T15:36:59.087

21 Can clamps be too tight? 2015-04-01T13:14:30.090

21 In what cases is it useful to have more than one of the same tool? 2015-05-29T15:43:41.123

21 How do I clamp box joints? 2015-07-29T17:47:34.390

21 Can 160-year-old wood still have sap? 2015-10-28T13:32:20.267

21 How do I make a drill hole the same depth every time? 2016-02-24T02:49:40.253

20 How do I determine what type of wood a board/plank is made from? 2015-03-17T20:31:36.723

20 What are some safe finishes for indoor projects likely to be chewed on by a young child or infant? 2015-03-17T21:38:22.247

20 How long does it take tung oil to cure? 2015-03-30T15:14:04.603

20 Why a zero clearance insert? 2015-04-17T23:38:59.457

20 How can you make a square without a square? 2015-06-28T12:11:38.563

20 How does one aggressively sharpen chisels and plane irons when damaged? 2015-09-14T23:40:38.833

20 Is working with MDF going to kill me? 2016-03-02T14:20:15.143

19 What types of food-safe finishes work best for protecting wood that will be outdoors? 2015-03-17T15:24:03.437

19 How can you stabilize green wood after turning it on a lathe? 2015-03-17T15:26:49.783

19 How do I ensure my drill is perfectly vertical before cutting a hole in my desk? 2015-03-17T18:31:31.023

19 What can I do to eliminate drift when cutting with my bandsaw? 2015-03-19T15:46:58.410

19 How do I shop for lumber to use in home wood working projects? 2015-03-24T01:09:50.527

19 What are the advantages of countersinking screws? 2015-03-24T02:01:05.150

19 When should I use a spiral router bit? 2015-04-07T15:17:08.750

19 Perfect miters every time 2015-05-14T19:45:45.920

19 How do you straighten/bend wood planks without removing any material? 2015-05-19T15:15:56.800

19 Why and when should I wear a dust mask? 2015-06-04T19:25:47.363

18 How do I know it's time to replace my circular saw blade? 2015-03-17T18:16:23.547

18 How can I attach a solid table top to perpendicular cross rails? 2015-04-07T20:36:47.287

18 What is the difference between "curing" and "drying"? 2015-04-10T11:45:38.480

18 How should I store the batteries of my cordless drill? 2015-04-13T11:49:56.517

18 At what stage of basic furniture making should I "finish" the wood? 2015-05-13T12:29:57.820


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