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05-19-2009 02:39 AM

Siamese Table Saws aka "Frankensaw" - 16 replies

A while ago I was working on a project that required me to cut a number of dados at different stages of the build. One of my least favorite shop activities is changing TS blades and this project that inspired me to try to build a better mouse trap. I’ve spent the better part of a month watching the local Craigslist for an appropriate sa...

11-13-2008 05:18 PM

"V" Drum Surface Sander - I need some ideas and help in constructing my own. - 10 replies

I have recently become enamored with the idea of having a “V” surface sander. No particular purpose in mind, the concept simply appears to be one that will fit in with my shops limited space. The reviews despite this type of unit’s limitations are virtually all positive and I’m anxious to build one, however the rub for me is the cost of the kit...

11-06-2008 05:15 PM

Two challenges I would appreciate help with. - 13 replies

Challenge #1 – Box (finger) joints and Dovetails It doesn’t seem to matter if I cut these on a router jig or a table saw, anytime I cut through the backside of any end grain, supported or not, the back side of the cut blows out like crazy. My Dado blades are super sharp and cut long grain beautifully cleanly as do my very expensiv...

08-25-2008 04:05 PM

Two Questions - (if you have little tolerance for beginners, skip this topic :) - 19 replies

Unhappy with my recent purchase of a very gently used Craftsman 1¼ HP Router and Pro-Table, I redesigned and built a new top for the unit which extended it’s capabilities beyond that of the router itself so I think it’s time to get a serious router so I can quit blaming my ever increasingly large piles of saw dust and shrinking/chang...

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