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bandsaw mobile base #1: -grizzly g0513x2bf

03-13-2019 01:11 AM by pneufab | 2 comments »

Thanks to my loving wife, I’m finally getting a bandsaw! After a little research I landed on the grizzly g0513×2bf. I was planning on ordering the base for a reasonable $75 or so, but before I added that to my cart, I checked my material and had just enough 2×3 angle iron around to make a base. A few cheap casters and some salvaged plate and another base is born. I have about $25 into this one. If you have any questions, let me know. Thanks for looking.

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Foley Belsaw 435 Scroll Saw base upgrade

03-11-2019 12:04 AM by That_Weird_Uncle | 0 comments »

I picked up a late 80’s Belsaw scroll saw for 50 bucks on craigslist. I lost my before pic so i nabbed this one just so you can see the base. My saw needed some electrical work the hosing was cracked and i like to add a modular momentary switch socket so you can simply plug a footswitch into it and go if you want to use that instead of an on/off switch. Ill be doing a seperate update on the saw refurb. The other big gripe i had with this saw was the base is made of two large piec...

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Turntable Plinth (Base) Project #2: Construction Notes

01-18-2016 10:23 PM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

This is the second and final post describing my Turntable Plinth project. To sculpt the sides, I used a table saw and three router bits: a 1/2” cove bit, a 3/4” roundover bit, and a 1/4” round nose bit. 1. Start with 2-3/4” x 3/4” maple board. 2. Cut the board into two 1-1/8” wide sections. 3. Scoop out the inside edge of each section with the cove bit. 4. Glue the two sections back together. 5. Route the recess for the dow...

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Turntable Plinth (Base) Project #1: Design Concepts

01-18-2016 10:17 PM by Ron Stewart | 2 comments »

This is the first of two blog entries that expand on my Turntable Plinth project. It describes various concepts I explored. I bought the maple hardwood for the plinth before I designed the plinth. The maple boards were plain, so I knew I had to use either contrasting tones, grooves, or accents to add visual interest. It took me well over a year to finalize the design. I explored numerous designs. You can’t beat CAD (I use MicroStation) for this type of iterative design process. ...

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Blanket Chest #15: Two Coats... that many or more planned for today.

01-03-2016 05:57 PM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

I wiped on two coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal yesterday. That certainly went easier for me than the amber Shellac did when I tried to brush it on this wormy maple. These coats of sanding sealer look good. I am warming up my shop so I can wipe on two or more coats today. Then I will probably spray on either clear Shellac from a can or a Spar Polyurethane to protect this blanket chest’s finish. I took a close-shot of the chest’s dovetails, and also its plinth. I do l...

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Blanket Chest #3: Base Cleats and Case Ship-Lap Bottom

12-15-2015 05:06 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

After gluing the chest’s base, I selected poplar scraps to make cleats. The cleats will be used to fasten the chest’s case to the base and the cleats to the base. The photo below shows the strips of poplar for these cleats. I pre-drilled holes that would fasten the cleat to the base and then holes from underneath that would hold the chest to the base. I used yellow glue with screws to fasten these cleats flush to the top of the base. I also used scrap pieces of the worm...

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Blanket Chest #2: Dovetail Base or Plinth

12-14-2015 05:29 AM by HappyHowie | 2 comments »

With the dovetails cut both the tail and pin boards, I did a dry fit. These boards went together with ease. The photo below shows how well these joints fitted together. Before I can glue these base parts together I must design the curves for the front and back and then the sides. I did that design on a piece of 1/4 inch thick MDF. I cut out those templates on my bandsaw. Then I sanded the edges smooth. Once I was satisfied with the templates I positioned them on the wormy map...

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Bandsaw Series #5: Network Router Base

01-17-2015 12:23 AM by Paul Pomerleau | 1 comment »

My new network router is light weight and tall.The cables in the back make it unstable and it tips over easily.I made this wooden base to help support the router. Click here to watch my video. Let me know what you think.Thank you.Paul

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #17: Over-Engineering and Laughing at Oneself

11-03-2014 04:16 PM by technoslick | 4 comments »

Sometimes, I have to laugh at myself. For several days I have been contemplating the best way to add mobility to the Router Table Base I created, which now also acts as a Table Saw Base for the Delta 36-510. I’ve watched numerous YouTube videos showing all sorts of simple to ingeniously complex Lazy-Boy lever systems. For this project, ‘better’ translates to ‘cheap’, ‘using materials I already have’, and ‘taking the least amount of time to cr...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #15: Down-n-Dirty Router Table Base Project

10-31-2014 12:42 AM by technoslick | 3 comments »

In the process of converting the dungeon into a less-than-scary, useful workshop, I continue to come up with necessities that divert my attention while solving needs. For instance, since I can’t afford right now (and may not have the room for) a 6” jointer, the next best thing is to joint on a router table. Yes, I can do it on a table saw. The Skilsaw’s accuracy is still debatable. More important, I can’t use it until I can make room for it in the dungeon ,and I finish...

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