Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'jigsaw'

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Getting the Most out of your Shopsmith #25: Shop-built Shopsmith Speed Reducer AKA: Jackshaft

07-06-2021 09:30 PM by MyGrowthRings | 0 comments »

That’s right, it’s easy to make your own speed reducer for powering your Shopsmith bandsaw, jigsaw or scroll saw at a slower speed than normal for use with metals, plastic, and even stone. Watch it here: Don’t miss the links in the video description to the original 1960 articles that inspired it.

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Small Projects #42: Indoor Car Stereos (two)

03-14-2021 03:22 AM by Madmark2 | 3 comments »

Have had this idea about building a home stereo (glorified AM/FM) out of a “one DIN” car stereo. Saw someone make a beautiful zebrawood case for an old Marantz receiver and got the bug to make a wooden stereo of my own. Continue reading for build details … Update 09Jul21:Added battery backup.The radio works great but because it runs from a power supply instead of a car battery, here in Florida, means frequent power glitches. Each glitch required rescanning for stations...

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Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)... #23: Valentine’s Day… never again.

02-16-2021 09:31 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 9 comments »

Boys and Girls, We all like to brag about our achievements and sweep our failures under the carpet… well, my carpet has run out of space so I’ve decided to group my failures and mistakes under Stupid Ideas/Buys of the past (so far)…. To be fair to any product(s) mentioned, this is not a review per-se, but my impression, be it through bad judgement, misuse or just too much cheap vino. With all this political correctness nowadays, romance should be dying… but some stalwarts won’t...

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What power tools should beginner woodworkers use?

09-26-2020 12:15 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 4 comments »

This is an interesting question that may have different responses from experienced woodworkers. I’m curious about what you think of this list of 10 tools – what would you recommend that’s different? Post your comments on YouTube. Link to video—>

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Small Projects #20: Jigsaw Stand

03-23-2020 11:51 PM by Madmark2 | 0 comments »

Bought a jigsaw to cut out for a dog bowl five or six years ago. Have only used it once since (interestingly enough to cut another dog bowl). Jigsaws have that stupid blade sticking out and I know for a fact if I remove the blade the next time I go to use it (in another five or six years) I’ll never find the blade. I know I have a blade assortment that I bought when I bought the jigsaw but I have no clue where they might be. The blade means you can’t stand the jig saw up and...

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Jigsaw dinosaur

02-29-2020 03:46 AM by shawnSK | 8 comments »

A bit of an intro… I work in an office and have been wanting to do something hands-on and productive lately. My dad is really handy and I wanted to see if I have that gene too. So, before Christmas I decided to get a jigsaw and see what I could create. I settled on a dinosaur puzzle for my nephew. I have no idea if I’ll be successful or stick with woodworking, so I am using mostly a jigsaw and a Workmate in a corner of the living room. This is my first project without using my ...

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Fixing a Broken Jigsaw

02-27-2020 10:20 AM by PeteCollin | 5 comments »

Hello All,One of my favorite, most used tools broke. It’s too old to find a part. So I engineered a fix, and it worked!

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Drawer Organization

01-12-2019 02:21 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I recently finished some drawer organization work using 1/2” maple. I wanted to divide up the space in the cutlery drawer in our newly remodelled kitchen. I figured out a way to put the organizer in without having to put holes in the drawer from nails or screws. I documented this in a video if you’re interested.

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How to Layout & Cut Curves

11-10-2018 02:50 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

It’s taken years of experience to learn different ways to layout and cut curves in wood. I put this video together to share this knowledge with others. Let me know what you think. Enjoy your time in the workshop! Scott

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Underway again...finally #12: OMG-I cut the free cabinets!

11-21-2017 01:03 AM by JohnTM | 4 comments »

Spent the day semi-waiting for a roofer. While I waited, I fiddled slowly with fitting the tablesaw fence rail guide and the cabinets. The fence extends further to the right than to the left. The cabinets are deeper than the tablesaw, so openings in both cabinets had to be made in order for the table saw fence rail guides to extend fully in both directions. This (obviously) only needs to be done for the rear rail guides as I am mounting the cabinets so the tablesaw’s front rail guide pa...

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