Flush-Cutting Hacksaw

Trim dowel plugs flush on fine furniture projects without scarring the adjacent surface.

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Trim dowel plugs flush on fine furniture projects without scarring the adjacent surface. Apply a couple of layers of masking tape or a single layer of duct tape to a hacksaw blade with an untaped section between for sawing. While you’re sawing, the tape elevates the blade a smidgen so it can’t scratch the surrounding wood. After sawing, lightly sand the dowel to even it with the wood. Thanks to reader Robert Oppliger for this close-shaving tip.

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