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ISSUE ARCHIVES

MAR/ APR 2001
Volume 44 /  Issue 2

IN THIS ISSUE
Project Articles
Roll-Around Barbeque Cart
Patio/Deck Table
The Pecking Chikens

DEPARTMENTS
Ask Smitty
Owner’s Gallery
Letters from Owners
 
Academy Notes
Wood Storage Tips
 
Find A Shopsmith Woodworking Academy Near You

National Woodworking Academy in Dayton, OH
 
Service Pointers
Troubleshooting Worktable & Carriage Problems
 
Safety Tips
Do’s and Don’ts

SURF’S UP
The Shopsmith Hollow Chisel Mortising Attachment
Specials & Online Catalog
Links Worth Visiting
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MARK V Demo Near You

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Free Woodworking Tips
Request Accessory Catalog
Request MARK V Information Package

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No woodworker (except SMITTY, of course) has ALL the answers. From time-to-time, everyone hits a snag, trying to figure out some sort of in-shop problem. If you're having trouble with a project or a woodworking technique, ASK SMITTY!
 
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you should contact Shopsmith's Technical Support Staff (NOT Smitty).
 
Call TOLL-FREE, 1-800-762-7555 during normal business hours to speak directly with a Shopsmith Technical Support Representative.

Finger joint splintering?
 
From Steve Waldrop, via e-mail:
 
Just received my Shopsmith Dado Set this weekend. Made the finger joint jig shown in the Power Tool Woodworking for Everyone book that I received when I purchased my Shopsmith (July 2000). The jig works great except that I'm having a problem with the wood (pine and ash) splintering on the outside edge as the dado blades come through the edge. Any tips?


You have two choices, Steve:

1. Use a scrap piece of 1/8-inch paneling or hardboard as a “backup” between your workpiece and the Miter Gauge when making your cuts. Don't forget to move your scrap stock to a “fresh” spot for each cut.

2. Attach a piece of masking (or duct) tape across your workpiece on its “exit” side.  Remove it after making your cuts. Hope these help!

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