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  • Cutting Fence Posts square

    To cut a fence post square, mark the cut out on all four sides. Then use a hand saw or circular saw to cut about half an inch deep on one line, roll over to the next side and cut that line half and inch deep and keep working your way around the post. Don't go too deep with each pass and the saw...
  • How do you cut crown molding in an electric mitre box?

    Crown molding is traditionally cut at a straight 45 degree miter with the molding sitting upright in the miter box. The only trick here is to realize that the saw bed is the ceiling, and the saw fence is the wall, so your molding is sitting upside down in the box. That was fine when we used...
  • Table Saw Basics

    Basic Cross Cutting

  • Taking the warp out of furniture grade lumber

    As wood dries out, it tends to twist and turn in all kinds of directions. Generally furniture grade lumber arrives in a shop with a bit of a bow along its length, a bit of a cup across its width and maybe a twist to boot. How do you get this rough cut twisted lumber into perfectly straight and f...
  • Reciprocating Saw

    The reciprocating saw is the grand-daddy of the jig saws. It is generally used during renovations or even demolitions, primarily because it can cut right through a wall. There are a wide variety of blades available for it, allowing it to cut most materials, notably wood, plastic pipe and even m...
  • Oscillating Tools

    Oscillating Tools

  • Cutting oval holes in a sloped roof for round pipes

      When plumbing pipes and chimneys have to go through sloped roofs, they are always cut fairly large just to make sure that the pipe will pass through. The problem is that a 3 inch round pipe needs an oval hole in a sloped roof. There is an easy trick for drawing out the hole.   Hold the p...
  • Tips on cutting straight with a circular saw.

    Some tools appear to be so simple that we don't feel that they need much instruction to begin using them. Actually there are a lot of little details that can make all the difference in the world between getting by with a power tool or enjoying it's use.Sheri Kowall agreed to be my apprentice by ...
  • Miter Saw Stands

    Miter Saw stands are generally categorized into 4 types of support systems for miter saws: 1) Rail systems that look much like saw horses; 2) fixed or portable tables with the saw bolted into place; 3) hybrids of rails and tables and finally 4) part kits that assemble around a large 2x wood c...
  • Cutting corners on Crown Molding

    Brad from Surry, B.C. has strange angles to his walls, and he wants to put crown molding around the top. How to cut the angles?Don't even try with your compound angle power miter box. Build a simple jig. A piece of plywood for the base, which represents the ceiling. (The molding is always ...