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Another Radial Arm Saw Rebuild

04-19-2020 10:59 PM by JimChrisawn | 9 comments »

Well I received, from a friend who’s dad passed away a few months ago, a box with a DeWalt 925 in pieces, some sanding, and taping done. His dad had started restoring it before he suddenly passed away. He didn’t want it as he isn’t a woodworker and since it was in pieces he couldn’t sell it. I found all the parts present (he later brought me the original table and cabinet another project for later) I sorted it out and set about finishing it up. I found the little saw h...

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Drop Leaf Table #3: A few details before....

11-27-2019 05:04 PM by Tom | 1 comment »

Before I launch into the next stage of my table build, I thought I would share a few learnings and insights from the mortise and tenon work. Only a few tools I think it is interesting how few hand tools I needed to create the mortise and tenons. Just a few chisels, a crosscut tenon saw and some basic layout tools. The mortise chisel is 5/16” wide, which is a really nice size for tenons with 3/4” boards. It falls right between 1/3 and 1/2 of the board thickness. It is ...

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Light Feet Yurts #2: Camp Fire Yurt Workshop Recovery Project

11-19-2019 04:48 AM by TreeBones | 1 comment »

Been a long road but the yurt adventure has grown over the years. I am now the project coordinator for the Camp Fire Emergency Shelter and Recovery Project. Providing on site emergency construction of yurt shelters. Made with lumber materials saw milled from salvaged trees at or nearby area impacted by the Camp Fire. The final product, a tangible, easily portable yurt shelter owned by fire victims that participate in building their temporary home. The Camp Fire Emergency Shelter and Recove...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #13: Saw jointer handle

03-16-2019 07:28 PM by Bill Berklich | 2 comments »

Knocked out a second small project for the Swap to go with the Split Nut Screwdriver, a Saw Jointer Handle. Generally the antique Stanley’s are in steel. This one is Osage Orange starting with a 1.5” x 1.5” x 12” chunk I cut squared and scraped a blank. Then it was a matter of cutting a relief file and clearence for the saw. Then I installed a brass insert (I’d go steel next time). Some sanding and some poly A small brass thumb scr...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #12: Split nut screwdriver

03-16-2019 06:43 PM by Bill Berklich | 3 comments »

Lots of projects as every other LJ’er but this Split nut screwdriver is (in my mind) a good looking success. Like every project I do there is always something else I need before I get started on the main event. The Split nut Screwdrivers started because 1) so many LJ’ers have made so many really cool saws and 2) I have a couple of old back saw plates and 3) I REALLY needed a project for the LJ Spring Swap… :-) Casting about LJ and the net I came up wiith sever...

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SawStop Tutorials #2: Choosing a SawStop - Contractor Vs. Professional

01-18-2019 09:03 PM by TrentDavis | 4 comments »

https://www.trentdavis.net/wp/2019/01/18/choosing-a-sawstop-contractor-vs-professional/ In this article I go over the important differences in the SawStop Contractor Saw and the Professional Saw. Update! (03-06-2019)I updated the article with information on the current promotion which involves a free accessory when you purchase a PCS. Now is a good time to buy! I’m sure I didn’t cover everything so if you have any other questions, please leave them in the comments se...

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Dave Plays with Wood Turning #6: Handling a saw

01-04-2019 09:27 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

I got a lathe for Christmas. I had this in mind for at least two years, but never managed to accrue the funding for it. Now it’s mine! All mine! So I had this nest of saws with the blades that each fit on the handle, but only one at a time. I want to put all the blades in handles for ease of use and felt this would be a good beginning lathe project. Everything went well, except that I forgot to put two grooves in the end to maybe help it match the commercial models. Ah we...

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“Roman” saw

08-10-2018 08:44 PM by Dave Rutan | 15 comments »

I started making this about a year ago, but just finished it this week. It is my version of a Roman Empire era hand saw. I made the blade from flat steel from the hardware store and cut the teeth with a triangular file. The handle is maple treated with flame and the ferrule is copper with a brass rivet. I finished it with linseed oil. I’m amazed at how well it cuts. It’s very aggressive. I rusted the blade to give it an ancient artifact look.

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Joinery Bench #14: Apron half blind and through dovetail'ing complete. Can now visualize the joinery bench!

02-28-2018 05:59 AM by Holbs | 0 comments »

Thanks to Loren about correcting me about which saw to use for dovetails. I thought to use a 14 TPI Veritas crosscut backsaw since sawing does go across the grain, which caused me to apply force/torque which in turn caused a horrible time following lines. Upon the suggestion, I swapped to a 12 TPI Veritas rip backsaw and big difference with the speed and control.So now the front half blind dovetails and the rear through dovetails are completed in the 1.5” thick hard maple apron. Plan...

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Steel Rule on Saw and Tape Measure Not Matching

02-16-2018 12:46 AM by IantheTinker | 10 comments »

Hello all, I added a steel rule to my table saw fence rail today and noticed that it doesn’t match up with my tape measure. When I have it set to 32” both match. However, the closer I get to “0”, the greater the difference becomes. I first noticed when I made a cut at 20 1/2”, but when I double checked with my tape measure it said 20 9/16”. So I shifted the indicator line to the right by 1/16”. However, now when my fence is all the way to the blade this is what my indicator line shows. ...

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