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"I've used laminate flooring for templates also. It is easy to get nice crisp edges a…"

Alan Shotts replied Jun 19, 2015 to I need to make a template

8 Jun 24, 2015
Reply by Jay Boutwell

"I missed the start of this discussion, and agree with what has been said already. Ho…"

Alan Shotts replied Nov 5, 2014 to Featured Photos?

17 Nov 6, 2014
Reply by Jay Boutwell

"Jayson, I have a large workbench in my shop also. It is the single most used tool I…"

Alan Shotts replied Feb 13, 2014 to HELP! Workbench Confusion

6 Mar 5, 2014
Reply by Jayson England

"I have a big work table/bench, 4'x7', with 3/4 particle board for a top, but I have…"

Alan Shotts replied Jan 22, 2014 to Universal Bench Top

17 May 2, 2016
Reply by Ronda McElroy

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Alan Shotts replied Jan 22, 2014 to Universal Bench Top

17 May 2, 2016
Reply by Ronda McElroy

"MIKE, The primary function of the point on a spade bit is to keep the bit drilling s…"

Alan Shotts replied Jan 17, 2014 to Pilot hole question

4 Jan 21, 2014
Reply by Ken Darga

"I made a small roll-around stand for a benchtop shaper that I use occasionally. I ma…"

Alan Shotts replied Oct 17, 2013 to Looking for a plan to add an hinged extension on my work bench.

10 Nov 10, 2013
Reply by Gary roofner

"Scott, There are several ways to solve this problem, but one I used before I had a s…"

Alan Shotts replied Oct 9, 2013 to DVD - Pocket Hole Solution to Tables - About the Legs

10 Oct 28, 2013
Reply by Scott G

"I picked up a couple of doors from a hospital remodel a few years ago. They were alm…"

Alan Shotts replied Mar 11, 2013 to Work Bench DOs and DONTs Planing to build one

6 Mar 12, 2013
Reply by Jerrod McCrary

"Mike, In addition to all this really good advice, I just want to add one thing. "If…"

Alan Shotts replied Mar 7, 2013 to Cut straight when edges aren't

20 Jun 8, 2013
Reply by Dino Makropoulos


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First time I really had a need for the ACS miter guide.

I've been using my Adaptive Cutting System table for a few years now, and it's been really solid. This past week was the first time I ever needed to use the miter guide though.I was rebuilding some shelving in a tiny closet and I discovered the…Continue

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Started by Adam in General Woodworking May 6.

What thread and size screw to use 2 Replies

I am building a small trunk for a military friend to put some belongings in. I have made legs out of ash hardwood and will make the sides out of 1/2” or 3/4” Baltic birch plywood. The legs are 1.5” thick by 2” wide. So since I’m drilling pockets in…Continue

Started by Mike Bohannon in Beginners' Zone. Last reply by Jay Boutwell Apr 19.

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