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  1. Mitersaw Stand

    Decided to replace my old radial arm saw with a Festool Kapex 120, which meant tearing out and moving the old radial arm setup and building a replacement stand for the new mitersaw. After searching the forums and Pintrest I took bits and pieces from different stands I saw and came up with this...
  2. Bubinga & Maple Trivet Set

    A bubinga and maple trivet set made as a gift for a social media supporter. The trivets are 6" square in contained in a mitered caddy. My Festool Kapex and 4mm Dominoes made quick work of this project. It was all finished off with a 220 grit sand and some mineral oil...
  3. Rolling Miter Cart (aka "The Kapex Throne")

    In remodeling my shop, I was able to pick up some Mahogany cutoffs for a very good price. I was building this miter cart at the moment and figured, why not? Made an 8/4 top with 4/4 drawer fronts to contrast the 8/4 maple paneled frame, and threw it all on 3" casters. Even made a cutout on...
  4. Zero clearance fence for the mitre saw

    To keep the loss of cutting capacity to a minimum, I use a thinner plywood board (1/8"?) for the sacrificial fence. Instead of screwing (and filing the screw heads flat), I went with the double-faced tape that's much stronger than the carpet tape...
  5. Scrap wood for mitre saw tuning

    Gary Katz has shown two methods to check and set a mitre saw for square cuts: Two-cut calibration I used the four-cut method: The first pic shows the cuts made to get the square and mitre (right & left) settings tuned. It took me well over an hour to get them right! The last two pictures...
  6. Three-way mitre joint made (a little) easier

    The best way to make three-way mitre joints is to use a mitre saw and a Domino joiner. If you have tried the joint with a tablesaw and a shop-made routing jig, you know how slow and unreliable the method is. You can cut the double mitres first, the Domino joiner will cut a mortise perpendicular...
  7. Shop-made Mobile Cart/Station for My Compound Mitre Saw (Kapex)

    The optional factory mobile cart (900 mm high) does not suit me as when the saw is mounted on it, the saw handle is a little too high for my comfort. Instead of building a mobile cart from scratch, I came up with the idea of converting an old filing cabinet into a mobile saw station. That saved...
  8. 2014 Christmas Toys For Kids

    For the past several years I have been making scroll saw ornaments to give to family and friends at Christmas time. Last year a friend of ours who runs a local donation closet was putting together Christmas care packages for local children who weren't gonna receive much gift wise. I quickly...
  9. Miter saw workstation

    This is a little redundant because this is featured in my workshop post, but I wanted to get it out there as a project to allow others to find it and give some design ideas because I relied so much on the projects posted of miter stations for this design. Many were from lumberjacks and I thank...
  10. Spalted Maple Knife handle

    This started as a Christmas gift for my Dad… last year. Then it was going to be a birthday gift, a Father's day gift, an anniversary gift, etc. I just kept putting it off because I wasn't feeling it, and I just didn't have the right piece of wood. Fast forward to about 2 months ago. My buddy's...
  11. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hi guys! Looking for opinion on my latest project. I do a lot of work with reclaimed/salvaged wood and recently came into several 100 year old heart pine 6×6 beams. There was one short piece around 3' long that I had no real use for, but giving it a closer look, I saw that it had a very tight...
  12. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Hello- Hoping to find some real pros and cons, other than the price (con) for the Festool Kapex. I've been contemplating this saw for awhile and do love my other Festool products. I don't build NASA ships, so the accuracy is nice but not the main goal. My current saw creates such a HUGE mess...
  13. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Apparently Festool is working on putting SawStop technology in their Kapex miter saws. Nate from Doresoom Tool Reviews mentioned it in his video based on some public patents. Few more Festool patent images and info here. Nice to see that Festool is continuing to develop SawStop tech after...
  14. Blogs
    Building a Crib I am currently expecting my first child (a daughter), and decided that I could build a better crib than most that I saw in the baby stores. This has been a challenging project so far (but it will be built to last). In shaping the legs I put together a quick tip for how to manage...
  15. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Dan Durant of Festool will be at Asheville Hardware with the new Kapex miter saw, new table, etc. to do a demo on Thursday, May 29, from 10 am - 1 pm. Asheville Hardware is easy to find in downtown Asheville, with off-street parking. We are next to the Orange Peel, about 1/2 mile north of...
  16. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    I just want to wish all lumberjocks a joyous ABCDEFGHIJKMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ!
  17. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    I was running a 230v circuit for my used (new to me) 3hp single phase 15amp Jet Table Saw. Unfortunately, I wired the initial breaker as single pole instead of double pole. When I went to test the saw the motor hummed (it was only getting half power), but didn't spin the blade at all. I hit...
  18. Off Topic Coffee Lounge
    I know my tagline is about wanting to end each day covered in sawdust, buuuuuut… Does anyone have a good, inexpensive (keyword!), method for collecting sawdust? I'm asking not so much to keep things clean, but because I found a "recipe" for making homemade fire starter bricks out of sawdust and...
  19. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    Does anyone have any experience with the bosch cm12. Fine wood-working recently posted a fixed 12 inch miter saw review rating the bosch cm12 as the best overall. I am trying to find feedback about how good its dust collection is? Is it as good as a festool kapex? I like the accuracy of the...
  20. Focus on the Workspace
    I"ve been completing a "Matt's Monster Workbench" over the past few weeks. I've glued up the top and glued on the apron. The holes for the vise are drilled and all was going well. I just finished flattening the top last night and realized that the apron is not square to the top anymore. I...
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