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Table Saw Tips & Techniques

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Build your table saw skills to make this essential tool even more valuable. Learn to use your table saw for milling, joinery and even coving.

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  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Kevin Rodel
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Find out how to use a table saw safely, efficiently and effectively with lessons from fine-furniture maker Kevin Rodel. Begin by learning about the essential workings of your table saw, including how to select and change blades. Build on this foundation as you go step by step through creating and working with simple jigs and fence add-ons. Next, Kevin will guide you through using your table saw to create a variety of important joints: tenons, dadoes, rabbets, half-laps and grids, and more. You'll also learn how to use stops and spacers to cut multiple, identical pieces quickly. Finally, discover how to elevate the beauty of your work by creating decorative coving with your table saw.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Knowing Your Table Saw
Meet master woodworker and award-winning author Kevin Rodel as he highlights the valuable techniques you'll learn to use your table saw to its full potential. Get an in-depth look at the major components of a 10-inch table saw and the common types of blades. Kevin also introduces you to a variety of basic cuts.
2. Table Saw Jigs
3. Cutting Common Joints
4. Additional Joints
5. Stopped Cuts
6. Making Multiple Identical Parts
7. Special Cuts

Taught by

Kevin  Rodel
Kevin Rodel
Kevin Rodel has been a fine-furniture maker for 35 years. He has taught at furniture schools throughout the country, written numerous articles for Fine Woodworking magazine and co-authored the book Arts & Crafts Furniture: From Classic to Contemporary. His work has also been featured in several books on crafts and design, and he has exhibited at the annual CraftBoston Show as well as the Smithsonian Craft Show.

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