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Blog series by htl updated 04-01-2019 12:18 PM 4 parts 6206 reads 56 comments total

Part 1: Building a Wood Cyclone

08-04-2016 07:01 PM by htl | 7 comments »

I was thinking about building a bigger wood cyclone but really the one I have works great so why build a bigger one, then it hit me I really never showed all the pictures of this build so here’s a how2 of my build a year or so later. 4/13/15Before this I built a Thien baffle style outfit. It was a self contained two bucket system that worked just about as good as my wood cyclone.Here is a picture of the two systems working together but saw no need for the two bucket job once I had the ...

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Part 2: Mallets

12-15-2016 01:51 AM by htl | 39 comments »

It’s getting cold in this neck of the wood so didn’t what to start a new model so was piddling around and hit on making a new mallet.The first one I made[a years or so back] is great for larger projects but for model work it’s more of a sledgehammer.I built it the same as the new one just used what came to mind and what scraps were near the table.It’s big and the solid oak top is heavy. So had it in mind to build one about 1/3 as big and lighter.Well the lighter cam...

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Part 3: Making a router lift using a Dewalt table saw for the lift

11-25-2017 12:33 AM by htl | 6 comments »

To start, this is what I have done so far, it’s not sanded up pretty just putting it all together to be sure the concept is sound. What we have here is a Dewalt table saw that I took the top off of to made a new top for my Shop Smith, now having the rest of the table left over I got looking at the lift mechanism and saw how it might be used for a router lift.So this has been my project the last couple a days to build a router lift using a table saw lift. If I hadn&...

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Part 4: Drill Bit Organizer Tray

04-01-2019 12:18 PM by htl | 4 comments »

I was just looking at the Forums and saw Keith Kelly’s great ideas for his router bits and the like.Quote Instead of drilling holes, cut intersecting dadoes. Wicked Fast Router Bit Organizer Trays I love this idea and the funny thing is I used nearly the same idea for my drill bits but with a twist. I cut the intersecting saw cuts as a guide but then drilled each place needed for that size bit, but not only that I drilled three holes al...

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