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  • A table saw will cut both with the grain (rip cut) and across (cross cut) and a lot of materials besides natural wood, like plastic, MDF, particle board etc so cutting plywood is no problem per se.What you will have to take into consideration is the number of teeth on your blade as fewer teeth will lead to more tear out and a higher teeth count will give you smoother cuts (generally). There is also a question of how high you raise the blade and how you are able to secure the sheet of plywood as you feed it through the saw.Try to lower the blade so it just raises over the thickness of the material and maybe put masking tape on the upper side of where the cut will go to reduce tear out. The "best" side goes down on the table and the "back side" of the material should b...

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    A table saw will cut both with the grain (rip cut) and across (cross cut) and a lot of materials besides natural wood, like plastic, MDF, particle board etc so cutting plywood is no problem per se.What you will have to take into consideration is the number of teeth on your blade as fewer teeth will lead to more tear out and a higher teeth count will give you smoother cuts (generally). There is also a question of how high you raise the blade and how you are able to secure the sheet of plywood as you feed it through the saw.Try to lower the blade so it just raises over the thickness of the material and maybe put masking tape on the upper side of where the cut will go to reduce tear out. The "best" side goes down on the table and the "back side" of the material should be up.The safety issue is always important and if you use a miter guide to cut angled pieces you should remove the fence so the pieces are not wedged between the blade and the fence as this can lead to a projectile coming "your way", this is a real issue when cutting straight pieces too so be sure to stand a bit to the side of the cut. This way, if a piece is sent flying up and towards you, it will miss you.There are some informative videos on youtube where people provoke a kickback where a piece of wood will be sent into, and through, a wooden door a good distance behind the wood worker.

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  • jimbru commented on JasminF5's instructable $ 5 mallet OR How to make a leather handle2 years ago
    $ 5 mallet OR How to make a leather handle

    Danke! There is a learning curve to get over when writing in a foreign language, especially when you get into a new area of interest/expertise. I have been reading a lot in English since my teens and consider myself rather proficient in everyday English but when I read up on technical stuff there is always some new term/word that can be challenging to find a translation to.I some cases I learn words in English before I try to find out what they are in Swedish(my mother tounge)

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  • jimbru commented on juniortan's instructable Smoking in an apartment2 years ago
    Smoking in an apartment

    Nice picture! Very clear, looks professional :-)

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  • jimbru commented on juniortan's instructable Smoking in an apartment2 years ago
    Smoking in an apartment

    The tin foil package with pellets/wood chips go in the bottom of the cooking pan, the drip pan on top of that and then the grate with the meat. See step 5, it's all there.

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  • jimbru commented on JasminF5's instructable $ 5 Mallet OR How to Make a Leather Handle2 years ago
    $ 5 Mallet OR How to Make a Leather Handle

    Nice little mallet you've made and good, instructional pictures as well.A little language course:What you call a "socket drill" is a hole saw, the "torband screw" is a carriage bolt, shaping something on a lathe is "turning" it and a "drilling machine" is simply a drill or maybe a power drill if you want to specify an electrical drill.Cheers! (from another non-English person ;-) )

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  • jimbru commented on noahw's instructable 5 Ways to Clean a Funky Water Bottle2 years ago
    5 Ways to Clean a Funky Water Bottle

    If I need to really clean out tea or coffee residue(or other deposits) from a thermos I put a tbl spoon of dishwasher detergent in it an then fill up with boiling water. Let it soak for a while and then use a brush. Pour some of the mix through the lid or disassemble it to clean out the gunk.Boiling dishwasher detergent in a pot with burnt in oatmeal, rice, etc also works well. Be sure to start the fan though :)

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