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circlejig

Tricks of the Trade: Shop-made Circle-cutting Tool

By Bill Wells Pages 14-15 I often need to cut an arc or circle for a template or gasket. In the past, my results using a compass and scissors were far from the smooth shape I hoped for. Recently, I needed to cut a precise, smooth circular arc in a sheet of veneer, and I realized...

Scissorjacks

Tricks of the Trade: Use Car Jacks in the Shop to Lift & Level

By Bill Wells Page 12

I have long used my car’s scissor jack for house and shop projects including lifting a settled deck and leveling workbenches. And when I needed to install a new set of cabinets in my shop, I realized that a pair of these jacks would be perfect for positioning and leveling them.

I...