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  1. Making a $50 or less Band Saw Fence

    I don't know about you but having a fence on my band saw is one of those must have accessories. I recently got a Porter Cable 14 inch band saw and to be honest I love the saw but was very frustrated that it did not come with a fence from the factory. Yes there are options like the Kreg fence...
  2. chess piece tuning experiment

    Having gotten some instructions on all the various things was I was doing WAY wrong with respect to turning I set out to try my hand at a little test piece. I didnt have a big roughing gouge, and was trying to do all my roughing of square stock with a small detail gouge. In addition, I didnt...
  3. Super accurate crosscut sled

    This crosscut sled is a combination of ideas presented by Steve Ramsey and William Ng . The sled is 43" x 26" allowing me to cut large panels. Its adjustable stop block follows Steve's plan allowing me to reproduce cuts easily. The knob was created by hand using 3/4" plywood and a hole saw...
  4. Carry Case for Spotting Scope

    I needed a carry case for my spotting scope. The original packaging included a resilient foam insert that fits the scope perfectly and protects it from bumps, so why not reuse it? The box is made from red oak with a few knots to give it character. The hardware is for a guitar case and was...
  5. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hey all! I've just put together a Grizzly G0490W - 8" Jointer with Parallelogram Beds and started to check/ set up the beds before using it. How accurate do you guys set this up before it's acceptable to use? I'm using "this 50 straight edge and started by checking the individual beds with...
  6. Blogs
    Thoughts on the Hollow Chisel Mortising Machine (updated 11-14-2007) In a recent Blog by Obi, he discussed using a router to cut mortises, and this started up a discussion, in which Don cautioned against getting a Hollow Chisel Mortiser. I think there are good thoughts on both sides of this...
  7. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    My wife bought me a General 50-200 last year and the fence on it is absolutly horrible. My brother (SuperStretch) and I bought the Delta T-2 for my father last year to fit his Grizzly and it seems to be pretty nice. Just was wondering any recommendations on a nice accurate fence that would fit...
  8. Wood & Lumber
    I broke the pins on my ligno meter and can't seem to get ahold of a replacement. I was never very impressed with the consistency of the meter so I'm looking for recommendations on a better meter to replace it with. I buy kiln dried woods and am a luthier, so stability on a small scale is very...
  9. Joinery
    We are seeking wood workers in the greater Austin or San Antonio Texas areas that do, or would like to do highly accurate, repeatable mortises and dowel holes in 1/4" to 6" wide wood. We are launching a new jig that uses a plunge router, and can go from doing mortises for loose tenons to dowel...
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