❧ Yes, trim routers still do an exceptional job of flush-trimming laminate, veneer edge banding, and solid-wood edging. Bearing-guided flush-trim bits prove best for this task. Rout in a climb-cutting fashion (for edging 1/4″ thick or less) to avoid tearing out the grain.
Almost all table saw injuries are avoidable if you use the proper ripping techniques. Learn the safe way to make a variety of rip cuts including long rips, skinny rips and even rips to straighten a crooked board.
A deck of playing cards can be very useful around the woodshop. One of my favorite uses is for shimming my dado set. I drill a 5/8-in. hole in the center of several cards and keep them with my dado set so they’re ready when I need them. Playing cards are also handy as disposable glue spreaders and for leveling the feet on my rolling workbench. Waiting for a finish to dry? How about a game of solitaire?!