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Hand Cut Double Dovetail Experiment

07-03-2008 06:48 AM by Woodhacker | 84 comments »

After admiring the double and double-double dovetail joints that are capable with the Incra and other jigs, I started thinking, “Why not try this by hand?” So this box is my first experiment with handcut double dovetails. It took me some time to figure out the joinery process, but once I realized a few things about this type of joint, it seemed do-able. It was quite challenging but also a ton of fun. It also does take some degree of patience and precision…which I’m still working on. In...

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Delta T2 Fence #5: Before/After Pictures

12-22-2007 05:46 AM by Jamie | 14 comments »

Here are some pictures of the 1952 Craftsman Tablesaw that I have restored and installed a new Delta T2 fence on. I included a before picture so you could see the original fence that was on that thing and also the shape that the saw was in Here is the before picture: Here are the after pictures with the Delta T2 fence installed: The next two pics show closeups of the rails where I had to drill new holes since the existing ones did not line up. I also had to drill 3 new ...

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Delta T2 Fence #6: How to setup and install on a Craftsman tablesaw

01-19-2008 07:58 AM by Jamie | 15 comments »

Since I have installed the Delta T2 fence on my Craftsman tablesaw, I have had a few people asking how I installed it, especially, how I installed the fence so that it would zero properly. For those that are thinking about installing this fence on a craftsman, you WILL have to drill new holes in the rails. You can use one of the existing holes, but you will not be able to ‘0’ the fence. I wish that I had taken pictures of each step to further clarify the information listed be...

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