When separating the lid from a small box using a tablesaw, the parts can pinch together, making things go haywire in a hurry.

Set your tablesaw's cutting depth about 164 " less than the thickness of your box sides and ends. Then, cut along the lid separation line as usual; the two parts will remain joined. Complete the job by cutting the lid free with a craft knife and sanding the edges of the lid and box.

—Arthur Conway, Biggera Waters, Queensland, Australia