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TIPS & TECHNIQUES

DRILL HOLE TO MATCH DIAMETER OF SHAFT

%"-THICK PLYWOOD

2" DIAMETER ROLLER

BRACKETS MADE FROM W-THICK STOCK

Workmate Roller Support

■ I always have problems cutting large pieces of plywood or long boards on my table saw. Not for most of the cut —just the last few inches when it's unsupported.

To solve this problem, I made

an outfeed support that fits into my Workmate. (Editor's Note: Or you can clamp it to a sawhorse.) The support is a roller attached to a piece of plywood with a pair of wooden brackets, see Drawing.

I used a roller from a copy machine. (Check local print shops or copy machine stores). But a typewriter roller would also work.

Bill Paulson Marietta, Georgia

Cord Protector

■ My table saw sits in the middle of my shop. That makes the power cord that runs across the floor a real hazard. It seems I'm always tripping over it or dropping something heavy on it.

So I made a protector for it. It's just a piece of wood with a groove in the bottom for the cord. The top is beveled so you don't catch your foot. And a Masonite piece holds the cord in the groove.

David Krusey Ripon, Wisconsin

Quick Tips_

■ I have a lot of "short" scraps that are just too long to throw away. So I made a storage bin out of plastic buckets (the kind dry-wall compound comes in). I stack them pyramid style and bolt them together. Then add a plywood base to tilt the buckets and keep the pieces from falling out.

Joe Coffey Alamo, California

■ Forstner bits can be difficult to line up when starting a hole. That's because the centerpoint on the bit is so hard to see.

To solve this problem I use a template and draw a full circle — not just the centeriines. Then all I have to do is line up the rim of the bit with the circle.

Bill White Williston, Vermont

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TABLE SAW

BEVEL EDGES TO KEEP FROM CATCHING

CUT GROOVE TO FIT CORD

#6 x %" Fh WOODSCREW

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