The Workshop

How to Align a Table Saw

A well-aligned table saw is one of the most useful and accurate tools in the shop. As with all of your prized tools, you want to keep them in tip-top shape. So I’ve written up this step-by-step tutorial to help you align your table saw to maximize its precision and accuracy.

How to Refurbish an IKEA Dresser

Hi all! With this new baby on the way, I started thinking we’re probably going to need a place for diaper changing as well as a place to keep new baby’s clothes! I did quite a bit of research into changing tables vs dressers and decided to go the dresser route. We don’t have a…

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Lumber – Nominal vs Actual Dimensions

Lumber is cut to a standard length, width, and depth. However, there is a difference between nominal and actual lumber dimensions. The standard for converting nominal to actual dimensions is as follows: Subtract ¼ inches for dimensions under 2 inches Subtract ½ inches for dimensions from 2 inches to 8 inches Subtract ¾ inches for…

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