Woodworking blog entries tagged with 't-tracks'

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Make your own T-Tracks and T-Slots

08-02-2018 05:01 PM by Dan Thomas | 6 comments »

Why spend money on buying t-tracks, when you can cut your own t-slots, or make your own t-tracks, using specialized router bits? I demo a $14 bit, and a $35 bit. Believe it or not, I like the cheaper one better! Includes tips for sharpening router bits, and setting router table fence distance. View on YouTube

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Installing T-Tracks

07-25-2018 10:15 AM by Dan Thomas | 8 comments »

Learn the least-messy way to cut t-tracks, how to make dados for t-tracks using either a router bit or a table saw with a normal blade, and how to install t-tracks in the dados using the proper screws to give you the best holding strength. Also learn some tips for cheap t-bolts. View on YouTube

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Shop Made JIGS #8: Slot Mortiser with Toggle Clamp Blocks Completed

05-14-2016 04:34 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

My new shop-made slot mortiser is ready for a test cut. Yesterday, Friday the 13th, the carrier delivered my two new toggle clamps. I drilled the holes for them in the clamping block and installed them. For now I will leave both assemblies on the one large plywood base. I am considering separating or cutting the base so each assembly can be separately clamped to a table when in use. Having the bases separated will make it easier for me to store this large and heavy JIG. I may build a ...

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