Jointer Plane Jointer

Here's a way to joint pieces of wood that are too short to be run safely over the jointer. Flip your hand-jointer plane upside down and clamp it in your bench vise. Now you can pass the wood over the plane to joint the edge. It's a good idea to use a push stick so that you don't nip your fingers on the blade.

/ Alan McMaster Brighton, MI

I make a base from 3/*-in. plywood, two "J" bolts and a length of perforated iron strapping. If you can't find J bolts, you can open up the loops of cycbolts.

I find that one strap is sufficient to hold the motor in the cradle. However, you could install two straps—one at each end —if necessary to hold the motor.

dean ST. clair Salesville, 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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