Part 2 of 3, we show you how to laminate bent wood parts on a form as well as the easiest and fastest way to edge the finished part and mill it to width.
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Clamping thin strips between forms can create bent wood pieces with tight radii and reversing curves.
An exercise in reexamining what you can do with bits you may already own, we use a standard glue joint bit as if it were a stile and rail door making set to build a custom wood floor vent.
I use a table saw sanding/set up disk for making perfect miters for inlays and delicate moldings. This video shows you how a small simple angle slide can make these cuts fast and accurate.
Cutting a series of kerfs in the back of a board allows you to form it around curves. Watch the video and learn this easy technique for bending solid stock and plywood.
With the proper set up, blade and technique, most plastics can be effectively and cleanly cut on your table saw. Learn some of the tricks I have learned through years of plastic work.
Using the rip fence and miter gauge together for cross cutting is never safe. But a simple stop block can allow you to make safe and accurate cross cuts on your table saw while using the rip fence to set the cut.
Learn how AND when to expand your router's reach with a collet extension.
A start pin on your router table is about the simplest safety device possible, and it is amazingly effective. Learn how to use one and make your own for just a few dollars.
Learn how to use the rabbeting feature of your jointer for wide, perfectly flat rabbets.
Use proper technique on the jointer to get a perfectly straight edge on your lumber.