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When the Machine's Guard Becomes Dangerous

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Machine guards are supposed to protect us from harm, but there are times when they can turn against you. The worst injury I've ever received from a machine was cutting my hands on the anti-kickback pawls while installing my table saw's guard. Yesterday I ran into trouble on my jointer with disastrous results. The collar that controls the height of the guard vibrated loose. The tip of the guard contacted […]The post When the Machine's Guard Becomes Dangerous appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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Precision Instruments for Woodworkers - Part Three: Tools for Precision

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In part one we introduced tools for standardization. These are the measuring tools that you also use to verify and quality your other tools. Every woodworker should have a high-quality combination square at the very least. In part two, I covered basic measuring tools: rules, tapes,and squares. Certainly, these are the tools that get the biggest work out in woodworkers' shops. And, now it's time to dial it up a […]The post Precision Instruments for Woodworkers - Part Three: Tools for Precision appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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How to Remove and Fix White Rings from the Apple HomePod

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Editor's note: This article was excerpted from Bob Flexner's article “How to Remove Watermarks“ Photo: Jon Chase (The Wirecutter) Light marks are milky-white and are caused by moisture getting into the finish and creating voids that interfere with the finish's transparency. To remove milky-white watermarks, you need either to consolidate the finish (eliminate the voids) to the point that the transparency is reestablished or cut the film back to below […]The post How to Remove and Fix White Rings from the Apple HomePod appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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