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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

19 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16 What are the common cut patterns used to mill a log into boards? 2015-03-24T15:10:46.767

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

16 How can I safely move complete 4 ft x 8 ft sheets of plywood alone? 2015-04-23T16:50:42.877

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

16 Is PVC pipe safe to use for a dust collection system? 2015-05-17T18:15:30.150

16 What is the normal end-of-life for a bandsaw blade? 2015-06-01T14:56:33.453

16 What am I doing wrong when making lap joints with my stacked dado set? 2015-06-18T19:15:19.860

16 What is a planer sled and how do you use it? 2015-07-28T17:14:35.553

15 Is this table saw lathe jig safe? 2015-03-17T17:52:47.897

15 Is there any such thing as sanding something *too* fine for finishing? 2015-03-20T17:45:05.247

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