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Smart Jars Product Review

Durable hardware organizers lock to pegboard for ultimate customizability
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Electronic Cutters: Not Useful For Veneer, But…

As I mentioned in my editor's note in the Fall 2013 issue (Issue 52), I had high hopes that I might be able to cut ...
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Never Fail Blade Chart

A quick chart to determine which blade to use for common projects...
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Ceros 6" Compact Electronic Random Orbital Sander

Full-featured sander is worth the price ...
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Easy Mini-Chuck Use

Mount a 1/4"-diameter socket to the side of your workbench to make changing bits quicker. ...
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Stack-Cutting Compound Projects

A thicker blank and two front-­view patterns will increase your compound-cutting production....
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Attaching Blanks with Toothpicks

Instead of glue, tape, or metal brads, I use wooden toothpicks to hold a stack of blanks together. Wooden toothpicks will not scratch your saw ...
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Preventing Clogged Spray-Can Nozzles

Spray-finish nozzles that refuse to spray, spray sideways, or spit and sputter cause frustration and can ruin a project.  To prevent this, I always remove the ...
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Convenient Finishing Station

K&M of Virginia has combined standard painter’s pyramids with a lazy Susan-style turntable to create a complete finishing station for small- and medium-sized projects. The Finishing ...
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Inexpensive Self-Adhesive Paper

Instead of paying for expensive self-adhesive paper or 81/2" by 11" labels, I make my own from a roll of clear or white shelf liner ...
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Bruce Pratt
Bruce Pratt lives in the Boston, Mass., area and works for a local biotechnology company. He is an avid collector and designer of Gothic window tracery. He can be reached at designs001@comcast.net. more