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Blog series by Plasmon360 updated 03-11-2019 09:26 PM 9 parts 63962 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: New Larger Table Saw (Delta unisaw)

02-20-2018 08:15 PM by Plasmon360 | 3 comments »

This is my first time on lumberjocks and am new to woodworking. I converted my 2 car garage to a wood shop with basic woodworking power tools (bandsaw, planer, jointer, table saw, router and sander) that will help me with woodworking. I was not confident that I my continue woodworking as hobby so I never paid more than 150 dollars for a single used tool. Have been lucky so far in finding good deals. Among them is a Bt3000 Ryobi table saw that was given to me by someone for free who inherit...

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Part 2: New Additions and Wiring for new machinery

03-02-2018 11:30 PM by Plasmon360 | 0 comments »

Before reading some of the electrical work I wrote in this article, please note that I am not an electrician and have no suggestions to anyone. This post is to document my experience and is not a “how to” post. As stated in my last post, I acquired a table saw (unisaw) which turned out to be a great deal. Following that I also got a heavy duty chisel mortiser, planer, and jointer from the same seller (they seem to be a good deal). I will write about them in detail in later post...

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Part 3: Grizzly jointer.

03-26-2018 07:23 PM by Plasmon360 | 1 comment »

Got a Grizzly 1018 heavy duty jointer for $400. It is 1.5 HP with a 3 knife system. The feed tables are 8 inch wide and 65 inch long. It was wired for 220V (can be rewired for 110V) and motor sounded normal. Came with 1) Jointer pal for setting knifes (seems never used)2) Dispoz-a-blade holder and knives (never used)3) Extra set of dispoz-a-blade knives (never used) Before buying this jointer, I quickly made sure the outfeed and infeed were not warped or bowed with a straight edge. Surf...

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Part 4: Bandsaw storage

07-05-2018 05:22 PM by Plasmon360 | 2 comments »

My garage workshop has been getting very crowded. I am spending good amount of time trying to find things. I have been searching for places where I can store stuff near a particular tool. In this pursuit, I saw unutilized space inside my grizzly G0555LX 14 inch bandsaw tool stand. I thought I could make a drawer and put some of the tools and accessories that go with the bandsaw in it. The accessories include a crappy miter gauge that I rarely use, extra bearings, hex keys, wrench and blade...

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Part 5: Bandsaw scrap box on outfeed

07-08-2018 06:31 AM by Plasmon360 | 2 comments »

I have a wall behind my grizzly bandsaw and as I cut wood on it (primarily small pieces and such) the scraps fall behind the band saw and it is hard to reach to clean up the mess on the floor. So I built a box that attaches to the the back of the table. I drilled a hole on the cast iron (hopefully this is ok) and made a quick box from scrap pieces and attached at the outfeed of the band saw using piece of steel with holes drilled in it. I made sure the fence can still move back and forth. ...

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Part 6: Designing a Parametric Pencil Box with Sliding Lid in Fusion 360

07-10-2018 07:11 PM by Plasmon360 | 1 comment »

My best friend just had a baby girl. I am very happy for him. I wanted to give her some wooden toys as a gift. I want to put all the toys in a pencil box and ship it. To make the pencil box, I first made a fusion 360 model of the pencil box. I use rabbet joints for this model as it is easier for me to do in my shop (in future, will make one with box joints). In fusion 360, I can add parameters such as box dimensions, thickness, rabbet depth, in parameters table and when any of these param...

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Part 7: Pencil box/bird house and pigeon rattler toy

07-23-2018 05:28 PM by Plasmon360 | 0 comments »

I had sometime to crank out a simple pencil box (or a bird house) that houses a pigeon rattler toy for my friend’s new born daughter. The model for the pencil box is based on my fusion 360 parametric design that I blogged about in my last blog entry. Box is made from scrap pine and baltic birch. I made the pigeon rattler toy from a design based on a wooden toy sold by someone online (Do not remember the person’s name). There is a hole in the pigeon body that is covered by th...

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Part 8: Japanese pull saw toy for my daughter

02-11-2019 05:50 PM by Plasmon360 | 1 comment »

I love my pull saw and my 2 1/2 year old daughter saw me using it many times and wanted to use it. So I made a quick Toy for her.

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Part 9: First time hand plane restoration (Craftsmen/Miller Falls No 4 )

03-11-2019 09:26 PM by Plasmon360 | 3 comments »

A year back when I got interested in handplanes, I bought a Stanley number 4 and number 5 that were in pristine condition. I have been in love with hand planes since then. They leave such as nice finish and its lot of fun working with hand planes. Lately I feel that my planes are so pristine that I dont want to use them, so I have been searching for something used and get better at them before using the pristine ones. So recently I acquired two rusty looking hand planes for 10 dollars each...

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