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Workshop by holzmike posted 04-03-2008 11:11 PM 1852 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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...this is my little shop….

first picture is my hand tool wall,
second picture shows my jet table saw watched by a digital high speed camera. picture was taken during my thesis (high speed shots at woodworking machines)

Watch a high speed shot taken as adjustment for the system…

The Theory that no matter how many cutting edges are on a rotating tool, only one does the cutting job until it gets worn off a little and the cutting edge changes can be proved positive by that shot…

-- Michael, Germany

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#1 posted 04-04-2008 01:21 AM

Ditto on that above. Also what is the field of study for this thesis. Anything published on it yet? Sounds interesting.

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#2 posted 04-04-2008 04:03 AM

Hi Michael,

You have a nice collection of hand tools and a nice start on your shop.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-04-2008 05:07 AM

Nice collection of tools. Is that a Jet table saw I see. Can you put a dado blade on it?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 04-07-2008 01:04 AM

my thesis was about looking into a chipper for osb production. they told me that nobody before looked into the machine during the cutting process and I tryed to do what they wanted me to do. They wanted to know how they can upgrade the machine for less failure in the strand geometry. The major problem was to get enough light into the machine to get a good quality on the screen
In the end it was a time and money issue. also a lot of hot daylight lamps and very thin wood strands are no good combination for safety…
I do have a nice high speed video of a Forstner bit cutting into oak. I just don’t know how to post it. I’ll figure something out…;)

-- Michael, Germany

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#5 posted 04-07-2008 01:17 AM

....yes it is a jet “supersaw” with a sliding table and don’t get me started on putting a dado blade in it! it did cost me at least 2 years of my life to be able to put a dado blade in this saw. In germany dado’s are forbidden. and because jet wants to sale saws here too they had to make sure that no dado blade will fit in. the arbor standard for table saws is 30mm everything different is not allowed to use or you are not insured. jet did a good job on that, I had to change quite a few things to put a dado on. and to find a dado with a 30mm bore was a challenge too. I had to buy it in england because they luckily have a mix between metric and standard ans so I could buy a freud 8” stacked dado set and I am very happy with that- nice clean cuts in all materials(that was the short version)

-- Michael, Germany

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#6 posted 04-07-2008 02:27 AM

Nice shop Michael. Looks like a nice set of Japanese chisels you’ve got. Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the company here.

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#7 posted 10-10-2008 02:36 AM

Thats a real nice shop, Michael.

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 02:59 AM

Wow, that’s crazy you can’t have a dado in Germany. My brother lives there and I wanted to move over there as well for my work and of course take my wood working tools with me. So why is it Germany will not let people have dado’s?

-- Still have all ten fingers, its been a good day.

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#9 posted 02-28-2010 05:55 PM

because they are not safe enough and are therefore not allowed by the woodworkers safety union… not to mention, there are better tools (cutters that do the same job) that are actually work safer and with better results.

-- Nicholas, Cabinet/Furniture Maker, Blue Hill, Maine

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#10 posted 03-01-2010 11:45 PM

...I don’t know about the safety issues. The Dado-Set has all the safety gimmecs one can want. There is a chip thikness limiter, an anti kickback system, rigid bases and you name it! So I think this tool is as safe as any other rotating piece of metal with sharp edges! As long as you stick to the safety rules and think about your next step before actually doing it – you will be fine! Thousands of woodworkers in America and all over the world are proving that theory right. And by accident mine is even more stable. In America the arbor standard is 5/8” which equals about 16mm, here the arbor standard is something around 1 and 3/16” or 30mm so there is nothing to worry about.
I guess the major problem is the money that the companies would have tho spend on the certificate to get the approval. Also there is probably not the big market, because european table saws are different than the american ones. Jet is the only company I know that sells american style table saws here too.
But anyway, I would never give up my dado set. For a fairly small amount of money it turns your table saw into a slot cutting machine with VERY smooth and clean edges.
I certainly don’t know another machine that cuts like a dado installed on a table saw. I would however agree that wobbling Dados are not a must have.

-- Michael, Germany

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