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Safety (or the lack thereof) #3: DADO BLADES CAN'T CUT 1 INCH OF HARDWOOD IN ONE PASS

08-18-2013 12:30 AM by PASs | 14 comments »

I’m a BONEHEAD.I like my Dado blades.But they have their limitations.Especially pulling the blade through on your radial arm saw.Ripping a 3/4 inch dado 1 inch deep in a piece of hardwood tougher than oak (I have mallets made from this stuff) exceeds their abilityWhen you try anyway the chippers decide to group together in a show of rebellion and the teeth get mad enough to fly off the handle…er…blade. I knew better.I was in a rush.The fix was $75 at saw stop getting new ...

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Dewalt 925H Radial Arm Saw

08-17-2013 01:39 AM by sblg43 | 6 comments »

I recently inherited this RAS from a friend. He told me that he had a RAS that he didn’t need any longer and if I didn’t have one, he would give it to me. He didn’t tell me anything about it. When he showed up, I have to admit that I wasn’t impressed with what I saw. My friend said that he used it for 30 years until he got a table saw, then he hardly ever used it. I had previously given away my Craftsman because I didn’t have the space – but I alw...

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shop/shed? gotta make some room #2: state of the "shop"

08-11-2013 03:28 AM by Tugboater78 | 4 comments »

Missing some potential updates here but lost pics and time so here is a half arsed tour of my building now. Acquired some new toys recently and some “furniture”. Maybe I can produce something now on a semi regular basis, and not have the weather determine my progress on projects. Lookin at the front door. Immediate right, it’s a mess, still sorting/organizing stuff. hat’s 400 ft of tugboat extension cord hanging up there i gotta get around to cutting into smalle...

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1969 Craftsman Radial Arm Saw Project #1: The Acquisition

07-09-2013 03:28 PM by AngieO | 30 comments »

So as many of you know, I have this new found (well… it’s going on over a year now so its not so new) love and passion for woodworking and I am a self proclaimed wood addict. My kids would say wood hoarder…. but addict sounds better to me. LOL. I may not have every mentioned what I do for a living. I’m an office manager for a small business. I’ve had different jobs throughout my life (even been a correctional officer at a prison). But most of my life I’v...

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Tools #1: Look what followed me home today.

04-02-2013 11:42 PM by CMHN | 7 comments »

Here I am trying to clean and organize my shop, told myself that I wont buy any more tools or supplies until I take a full inventory but look what followed me home today. A friend from work over heard me saying I would like to get a radial arm saw and he said that he had one that was collecting dust since his father in law passed away 6 years ago and that I could have it if I wanted it. Of coarse I’m not one to turn down a free tool, especially when its a power tool. So I followed...

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3D Stars #3: Making 3-D Stars

02-13-2013 03:25 AM by Aggie69 | 11 comments »

After creating a program to calculate dimensions and cutting angles and designing and building a jig to make the cuts with, I was ready to put things into practice. My first trial was with some old (30+years) cedar fence pickets. I wanted an old “barnwood” 3-D star. I quickly decided that even though the wood was cheap (free), it varied greatly in thickness, even within one piece, and it was extremely brittle and splintered easily when cut. Needless to say, I wasn’t pl...

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3D Stars #2: Compound Angle Cutting Jig with Hold Downs for a Radial Arm Saw

02-13-2013 02:00 AM by Aggie69 | 4 comments »

Trying to cut narrow pieces for the stars at steep angles and bevels on my radial arm saw required some assistance. I designed a simple jig that would clamp into the table in the fence joint, anywhere along the fence joint. You can make angle cuts to ~60 degrees left or right while leaving the saw carriage arm to run straight back and forth. You can bevel the saw carriage to ~70 degrees to create compound cuts on small pieces. Best of all, you can clamp down the workpiece and keep your han...

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Tour of garage workshop. 2013

02-04-2013 06:19 PM by James Lango | 15 comments »

A tour of the workshop, shop layout, machine set ups, storage ideas. Ljockers enjoy checking out other shops. Hope you enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GryJsOD8ds

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Free Craftsman Radial arm Saw Upgrade Kit.

02-02-2013 01:29 AM by revieck | 7 comments »

A video of the opening of the package.

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Dewalt RAS Restoration #4: New Tabletop: Final Pictures

12-27-2012 03:29 AM by milbert | 2 comments »

This has been done for quite a long time, I am not sure why I have never updated the blog but I wanted to post the final product! I made the tabletop according to the Mr. Sawdust book and I must say that I am extremely happy with it. The top is a couple of pieces of plywood glued together with 3/4” steel bars on edge for re-enforcement. I transferred the bolt holes from the old table. The top layer is 1/4 hardboard. This will be easily replaceable if it gets too beat up. I spent a...

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