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10-05-2016 04:03 AM

Making Prototypes - 21 replies

One of the things I need to do with my new table saw set-up is figure out the storage and availability of all the stuff that goes with it: push sticks, blades, feather boards, pencils … lots more. I easily get into analysis-paralysis / pinterest overload trying to figure out what to do. I decided to slap together the simplest and cheape...

08-03-2016 04:01 AM

My new table saw set up - 2 saws - 9 replies

After 20 years using my craftsman, I decided to upgrade to a SawStop (with 3 years of thinking about it). I decided to keep the old saw and set it up with the new one: I want to use the new one for ripping and the old one for my cross-cut sled. It seems like I’m always switching between these two. I took off the left wing of the old...

08-01-2016 11:57 PM

Table saw dust collection art work - 2 replies

I cleaned out the chamber under my table saw. I snapped a picture before scooping it out… RedwoodPineOakWalnutDoug FirNasty, terrible, I hate it and never plan to use it again, MDF

03-05-2016 02:17 PM

Simple tip for knowing which batteries are charged - 11 replies

I’m forever trying to figure out which of my cordless batteries are charged and which ones aren’t. My flash of insight (I needed to post it, since I don’t get too many)... Set them one way, and they are full, the other way they need a charge. And write on them which is which, so I don’t get confused.

01-26-2016 04:10 AM

Pocket Hole Fixture Design - 5 replies

I designed and built this pocket hole fixture last evening, and it works great – that doesn’t normally happen on the first try. It uses a cheap pocket hole guide, a 12” squeeze clamp, and some scrap wood. Put the wood in, squeeze the clamp, drill, and release the clamp. I plan on clamping stop-blocks to the fence for...

09-26-2015 03:53 PM

Shop-made Track Saw - 23 replies

I know there are a number of other post on this, but I thought I’d join in anyway. I made this track saw earlier this month. The 5’ track is made of a 1/2” birch plywood base with 3/16” plywood attached. I could have routed a slot in a 3/4” piece as well – I just didn’t have any. I wanted a...

09-25-2015 03:59 AM

DeWalt RAS With Dado Blade - 13 replies

I bought this radial arm saw a few months ago. It the next size up from the more common green ones, and manufactured in the mid 50’s. I got the saw for $30 (yes – I suck), from a guy who was moving. He had the story I’ve heard a number of times: It was his dad’s saw, he never actually used it, and now it had to go....

09-22-2015 04:16 AM

Free Delta Lathe - 13 replies

A friend of mine was given this lathe a couple of years ago from a guy who used it once. The bowl he was trying to turn is still on it. My friend never used it, so he gave it to me this week. It’s a Delta 46-701 He also gave me the mobile stand and about $250 worth of turning tools. So I guess I scored this week. Now I...

09-14-2015 03:45 AM

10" Disc Sander - 9 replies

In my last project – the radial arm router – I ended up having the saw motor and carriage left over. I decided to use it to make a 10” disc sander. I consider the motor free, as it was broken as far as the radial arm saw is concerned. It’s way more powerful than I ever think I’ll need. Here is a really sho...

03-23-2015 03:42 AM

My New Radial Arm Router - 34 replies

My project website: TF Workshop I recently bought a 1950’s Dewalt radial arm saw, with the saw mount damaged (it was way cheap). I decided to mount a 1/2 router to the carriage – the set-up is shown below. I figure once I get a fence on it, I’m going to basically have a manual wood milling machine. I know I’ll use i...


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