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Fine Woodworking has a new site specifically for “video quick tips and timesavers that will make life at the bench easier and more enjoyable.” Each month they plan to offer a short video covering different aspects of woodworking, from jigs to shop “secrets.” The first video, about 1:45 long — brought to you by Delta® and starting with their logo — describes a quick-and-dirty miter saw stand, which is a simple set of t-shaped wood assemblies that you clamp to a workbench. Future subjects include a stop block, sliding dovetail keys, and crosscuts on small stock.

I’m going to reserve final judgment until I see more episodes, but, so far, I’m not overly impressed. What’s your opinion?

Fast Fix Videos [Fine Woodworking]

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Many, many years ago in a land far, far away — OK, it was northern California in the early 90’s — I saw plans for saw ponies in the July/August 1992 issue of Fine Woodworking (reprinted in The Small Wood Shop, available from Amazon), and built myself a pair using short pieces of 2×4 and plywood. These miniature saw horses are stackable (when stacked two-high, they’re roughly standard saw horse height), sturdy, and can even double as step stools or seats. Recently, while searching for the article, I came across Lee Harps’ blog and his saw pony modifications. I like what he’s done, and think I will incorporate his ideas when I complete another set.

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The Small Wood Shop [Google Books]

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