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then bandsaw the "U" shape shown in the drawing. Drill holes for the three Vl6-in. T-nuts, and then make up the Vl6-in. clamp screws as shown.

Eric Worden Halifax, Nova Scotia

PVC Pipe Guards

Iron pipe clamps can easily mar softer woods or react with the glue to stain the wood. My solution is to cut 3-in.-long sections of plastic PVC pipe, slit them, and placc them around the pipe.

Shop-Made Edging Clamp

Edging clamps are useful items but run around $10 or more apiece, so I prefer to make my own. Glue two pieces of 3/4-in. hardwood plywood together and

If you have several short lengths, you can space them to accommodate different widths of stock.

Michael Burton Ogden, UT

piece of '/2-in. hardwood and trace the outline of the plate and its slot. After trimming the piece to fit in the table, I put a '/2-in. straight bit in my router, set the depth equal to the thickness of the original insert, and removed the excess stock as shown. To cut a new slot, I screwed the piece to the insert, turned on the saw and slowly raised the blade through the throat plate.

Tim Turncy Roscvillc, CA

Sanding on a Curve

Sanding concave surfaces with a portable belt sander sounds impossible, but here's how it's done. Insert a curved block of wood between the cushion sheet and the sander body—not between

Zero-Clearance Insert

I needed a zero-clearance tablcsaw insert, but the one that came with my saw was too thin to duplicate in wood. My solution was to lay the original insert on a

Drill and countersink

Height equals insert thickness.

hardwood block to suit

Height equals insert thickness.

Zero-Clearance Insert

I needed a zero-clearance tablcsaw insert, but the one that came with my saw was too thin to duplicate in wood. My solution was to lay the original insert on a

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