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dado for shelves

09-24-2009 09:24 PM by patron | 17 comments »

this is a jig to do dados on the RAS .the object , is to make accurate and repeatable cuts for shelving and whatnot .and not cut the saw table or the backstop .as with all of my RAS jigs , they must do these things ,and leave the table , backstop and arm at 90deg. ,so it does not get out of alignment ..this first pic. shows the crosscut dado ..this pic. is the grove with shelf ( imagine ) the depth of cut is regulated by raising or lowering the arm , and this jig has its own stop , that can b...

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miter devider

09-24-2009 03:26 AM by patron | 16 comments »

this is a jig i made years ago, it devides any angle for miters .the circles have mesh teeth that rotate both sides together .i originaly used sand paper , but it wore out quick , and the circles slide singularly .i found some rubber “v” grooved mat , and glued it to the sides of the circles so they mesh , ( it’s not the best , but it works for now )i had to re-cut parts for this new improvement , as there wasn’t room for the mat . it is registered to the table with d...

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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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Radial Arm Saw #2: Dust Collection for the RAS

11-27-2013 03:36 AM by hjt | 7 comments »

Dust Collection for my Radial Arm saw I was getting tired of all the saw dust plastered on the wall behind the RAS, and on the floor, I decided to explore You Tube to find out what ideas I might be able to use in my effort to maintain a clean shop.Here is the link to the design I decide to use with slight modification. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRFjRvQTckMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9TyYI800cw You will see that my dust hood has a taller opening but is not as wide as hi...

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1956 DeWalt MBF 9" Radial Arm Saw #7: (Less) Dust in the Wind

03-09-2011 01:26 AM by NBeener | 37 comments »

How does a dog get the LAST bit of water out of his bowl ? With a half-lap :-) Spent too much time figuring out how to get Hurricane Walter to spew less dust, or—at least—how I could capture the dust he spews. Shroud seemed like the way to go. So …. with leftover plywood from the construction of the ol’ ChupaCaja, I made me a dust collection box. ID is about 8” wide x 8” deep x 8” tall. The joinery is (IS it called this ?) half-lap (...

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First Stage of Design

01-23-2008 09:16 AM by Blake | 17 comments »

Ok, so the next piece of shop furniture that needs updating is my radial arm saw table. The original table I built was meant to be a temporary home for the old saw after its restoration about two years ago. I spent some down time at work drawing a few different designs and ideas and then put it in sketchup when I got home. Please… let’s discuss the design before I actually make any cuts! I am totally open to any constructive criticism. Here is what I have come up with so far: Th...

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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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OWWM Restorations #1: DeWalt 925 deluxe Radial Arm Saw (1960)

03-19-2008 04:43 PM by Jeff | 8 comments »

I picked up this DeWalt Radial Arm Saw (RAS) for about $50 from a nice older man in southern Massachusettes. It was his father’s and had been in his family since it was purchased new in 1960. Here is a picture of it “in the wild” ( as I found it). I took it home and began cleaning it up, lubricating moving parts, and then gave it a nice coat of hammered enamel paint. I constructed a “Mr. Sawdust” style table for it and calibrated all of the alignmen...

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Another Dewalt radial arm saw #1: Dewalt radial arm saw

05-16-2012 11:38 PM by OregonWoodRat | 17 comments »

I got this Dewalt radial arm saw from Criagslist for $80.00 Feb 2012. It is an MBC 202, 1/2HP, 9 inch blade. The person I purchased it from had lost the key for the switch and it was in a storage unit so there was no power to run it any way. I took a chance and bought it. After getting it home the first thing I did was to take the keyed switch out. That is when I learned that the keyed part of the switch was a removable attachment to a regular toggle switch. After getting the switch ba...

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Radial Arm Saw #1: New Table for my Radial Arm Saw

11-14-2013 11:00 PM by hjt | 12 comments »

This saw was my dad’s pride and joy. It a B&D DeWalt R1350 built in 1968. The family gave it and many other woodworking tools to me when he died several years ago. I tuned it up and put a simple table on it back then (2009.) I reassembled and built wheels on the stand. Some say don’t use WD40 – use liquid graffite. After I got all done, I read another book the said, never use liquid graffite – ONLY use WD40. The sign “2nd table” I scraped...

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