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27 votes
3 answers
9k views

When, if ever, is it safe to use gloves with power tools?

23 votes
5 answers
2k views

In what cases is it useful to have more than one of the same tool?

17 votes
3 answers
11k views

Is there any such thing as sanding something *too* fine for finishing?

14 votes
1 answer
9k views

What is the hook angle on a saw blade?

12 votes
3 answers
5k views

What are the different uses for plain sawn (flat sawn), rift sawn, and quarter sawn boards?

12 votes
1 answer
496 views

What is a burl?

12 votes
2 answers
19k views

When is it best to use kiln-dried vs. air-dried vs. green wood in a project?

12 votes
4 answers
11k views

When do you use a chuck vs. a faceplate on a lathe?

12 votes
5 answers
37k views

How do you make mortise and tenon joints using power tools?

12 votes
3 answers
809 views

Does dropping boards really relieve internal tensions?

11 votes
4 answers
25k views

What is the best way to enlarge a hole with my cordless drill?

10 votes
2 answers
4k views

What types of table saw cuts cannot be made with a riving knife installed?

9 votes
2 answers
301 views

What are the difficulties that people run into when using a dovetail jig?

9 votes
1 answer
366 views

When is it not possible or not practical to use a blade guard?

8 votes
2 answers
346 views

How do you prevent a turned workpiece from exploding while you're working on it on the lathe?

8 votes
1 answer
1k views

Does it matter what type of mallet I use with my chisels?

7 votes
2 answers
309 views

In what cases is it NOT useful to have more than one of the same tool?

7 votes
3 answers
3k views

How do you make nesting bowls from a single piece of wood?

3 votes
4 answers
2k views

Can I make large 3-phase machinery run on a single-phase 240V, 20A circuit, and if so, how do I do it?

2 votes
1 answer
95 views

What features should I look for when buying my first drill?