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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

If you have a hand plane plywood edges are easy to plane. Size of plane does not matter, this can be done with block plane if this is only type available. Without hand planes I would trim close with ...
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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

If you cut the bevel on a table saw, just tip the blade 3° the other way, flip the frame over, raise the blade just high enough to cut through the plywood and be done with it. If you used your ...
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What is a "dust pass"?

A "dust pass" is a second (or last) machining pass that removes just a tiny amount of material — sometimes literally producing only dust as the name suggests — to improve surface finish and/...
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What guidelines should I follow for selecting a bushing for my router bit?

how do I determine which one to use for any given router bit? You don't need a bushing at all unless you're using some sort of template to guide the cut. When you do use one, choose the size of the ...
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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

Looks like the top will be less that 1/64” too proud if you just flush trim at 90 degrees instead of worrying about matching an angle etc... 0.25 inches rise with a 3 degree pitch gives about 0.0125 (...
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Are there any accessories that work with a corded 1/2 inch collet DeWALT router and a cordless 1/4 inch collet DeWALT palm router?

I asked DeWALT and they have this question in their FAQ, "What accessories are available for the DEWALT DCW600 Cordless Compact Router?". This question is relatively new. DeWALT answered ...
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Can you separate a biscuit wood joint?

If it were me, I'd just use a nice trim saw to cut through the joint to separate the top from the legs. You're getting rid of the legs anyway, so what difference does it make if you cut a mm or two ...
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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

Using a circular saw is a good option and it's not as scary or difficult as you might think. First, if not already done, punch any nail-heads below the surface. You can fill those later. Then, with ...
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

I presume you're routing the groves across the short direction of the long brown board. Use an edge clamping guide such as this inexpensive one from Harbor Freight: *No endorsement intended or implied,...
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How do I achieve this edge with a router?

Create accurate profile of edge using gauge or playing cards held by rubber band. Draw profile on both ends of short test board. Remove most excess wood on table saw, stay outside lines. Round off ...
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How do I achieve this edge with a router?

I might try an Ogee bit with a board upside down and then use a 1/4 radius after that 'on the top'. Should be able to get this pretty close with the right Ogee bit, probably a bigger one. I'm sure I'...
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Can you separate a biscuit wood joint?

Not being familiar with PG Bison I had to Google it and it appears to be melamine-faced board or one kind or another: MelaWood® is PG Bison's leading brand of decorative melamine faced board (MFB).......
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Kobalt Router Depth Adjustment Skips

This seems to be a common issue with the Kobalt router the OP purchased. When you press the course adjustment you compress a spring which releases the interlocking gears connecting the worm gear of ...
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Routing out recess for base plate - router table

The nice thing about round corners and routers is that the automatically make them round. In this case you could make a frame that you follow with the router on the inside. if you use a bushing ...
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Does HDF require different circular saw blades and routing bits to cut cleanly?

First be mindful that HDF, like MDF, is a class of material and not a specification, so the product can and does vary. MDF spans a range of densities and HDF does too, with the top of the first ...
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Can I use a 6mm shank in a 1/4 inch collet?

I'm going to go against the grain here and say it's probably within spec for an ER collet. But one should always refer to the manufacturer for the last word. The ER collets have a "clampling ...
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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

I can trim the plywood with a router on the short ends but what is the best way to trim it to the angled edges? Do you want the plywood edge to be square to the face, or cut at the same 3° bevel that ...
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How can I trim plywood flush to an edge that is not 90 degrees?

You could screw an angled baseplate under you router and run this against an edge instead of using a flush trim bit. Take a piece of plywood (slighly larger than your router base). Cut a hole in the ...
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How to cut chevron detail on mjolnir handle

According to the diagram you have: Metal ridge - in another section of the "blueprint" this is labeled as "unbreakable leather". You could go with a ridge in the wood or just ...
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Using SOSS-style hinges to create 180° flush-folding tabletop

To summarize comments on the original question: There is nothing that says that you must use an expensive, commercially produced jig to make the mortise for these hinges (or any hinges, for that ...
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Is there an advantage to have the bearing above or below a 1/4" cutter router bit

I see that these slot cutters come configured with the bearing above or below the cutter. Is there a reason to choose one or the other, bearing above or below the cutter? Router bits with bearings ...
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Are there any accessories that work with a corded 1/2 inch collet DeWALT router and a cordless 1/4 inch collet DeWALT palm router?

Do they share any accessories? I can't answer this part but while it's certainly one way to decide on what to get even if they do I don't think it should drive the final decision. I think the way to ...
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

It looks like you've come up with a solution that works for you, which is great. However, a solution that might be simpler, and perhaps useful in the future, is to just turn the workpiece 90°, so that ...
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

Use a "guide board" that features a cleat that will fit down into a previously cut dado and you can use a clamp that is oriented perpendicular to the work piece (and bench top) to lock cleat ...
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

I would make a basic 'T-square' jig for this from a scrap of MDF or ply1, with a long plywood or hardwood fence2 glued and screwed/nailed underneath one end. This would give automatic 90° registration ...
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How to clamp a fence for a router on a narrow piece of wood

So I was inspired by FreeMan answer, and it turns out I had half of the solution already. I've been using parallel clamps , Bessey Revo and Uniklamp, for some time, and it can be solved easily using ...
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To notch internal bottom corners of steps

There's no power tool technique that I can envisage that will allow this to be done in situ. Since you used the tags for router and circular saw specifically, there just isn't the required access. ...
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How to cut chevron detail on mjolnir handle

I think this might most easily be created by hand carving, as least for most of the careful shaping work. If you want to create a good facsimile of the MCU mjolnir, close examination of the hero prop ...
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Does HDF require different circular saw blades and routing bits to cut cleanly?

Carbide or diamond cutters are best, but carbide (and probably even diamond cutters) will still generally leave a "fluffy" edge which requires sanding and sealing. Be aware that even with ...
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