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Cutting plywood on the tablesaw can be difficult because you have to move the unwieldy 4x8 sheet across the blade. A better solution is to move a circular saw over the sheet. For rips, the saw table rides next to a guide strip and for crosscuts, a fence squares the jig to the work. Watch as Gary Katz, Reseda, California, carpenter and writer, demonstrates the use of these two easy- to-make jigs.
Use the jigs to build the project described in Gary's article, A Bookcase That Breaks the Rules.
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Combining no-nonsense joinery with Baltic-birch plywood and concealed cup hinges in a contemporary kitchenby Joseph B. Lanza
These simple techniques will help you to make cross-grain sawcuts that are smooth as silkby Larry Haun
by Randall C. Smith
by Dan Daley
Glue-laminated trim can be shaped on a table sawby John La Torre Jr.
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