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  1. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hello all, This is my first post and my first attempt at woodworking. As such I only have limited tools, I don't have a workshop (I work in my apartment's balcony), and I have a limited budget. Because of the aforementioned, I started out with a jigsaw figuring that it would be a useful first...
  2. Hand Tools
    I've collected a couple combination squares, and a try square and have several framing squares and also a speed square. I'm not sure that I truly trust any one of them. Can't afford a Starrett! I've done the usual test where you use a factory edge on a sheet of plywood and then mark a line...
  3. Power Tools & Machinery
    The motor assembly on my Craftsman table saw won't adjust to a 90 degree angle. The closest I can get is about 89 degrees but that is after jamming it as far as possible on the negative side of zero. Is there something I can do to adjust it? Or should I use my Sears warranty?
  4. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I messed up.... Pretty big.... I bought four sheets of 3/4 oak ply to make my cabinet boxes out of.... Well I got in a hurry. I drew out all my pieces and cut them oversize with a circular saw free handed for easier handling .... Ouch. Well I ran them all threw my TS to final dimension and did...
  5. Hand Tools
    Hi everybody. Newly registered I have a simple question. Even on expensive squares the numbers for inches or centimeters on the blade sometimes are in reverse order. Starting with 0 at the end of the blade and ending at the stock. This does not make any sense to me, or does this serve any...
  6. Hand Tools
    Just bought a SWANSON SPEED SQUARE today, it comes with a manual book and a yellow plastic clip named "SWANSON SPEED CLIP". Anyone have any idea how to use this clip?
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    I am making a potting bench for my wife and I have a door question. I've made two doors by butting 7 1x3s together and screwing them together with 2 support boards on the back of each door. It appears the door on the right is to be fitted in a space that is square. The one on the left doesn't...
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