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the stock 90* and draw another line. The point where the two lines intersect will be the center.

Harold Carpenter Olympia, WA

Overhead Cords

To help keep my workbench clear, I run electric cords and vacuum hoses through PVC tubing attached to the ceiling. 45" elbows at both ends lessen the chance of a hose snagging on the sharp edge of the tube.

Randy I-ee Fairfield, OH

Shop-Made Guide Blocks

I replaced the metal guide blocks in my bandsaw with blocks made from hard maple. The wood blocks give excellent support to the blade without damaging the teeth. Also, when using narrow blades (V8 in. or less) I can bury the blade within the blocks for better control. When the blocks become worn, they arc easily replaced or trued up on a disc sander.

Lonnic Bird Gailipolis, OH

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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