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76 days ago

Thanks for bringing LJ back to us - 9 replies

I’ve only been a member for a few months but have certainly grown to appreciate this site. It was always still here but just not as slick as before. Thanks for bringing it back.

85 days ago

Jig to use smartphone as a digital microscope - 7 replies

I thought some may be interested in this little project I came across on the Instructables site. Video Link

86 days ago

Grr-Ripper support - 5 replies

I just wanted to offer a quick note of appreciation for support from MicroJig. One of the plastic knobs on my Grr-ripper cracked so that it slipped on the thumbscrew and was difficult to tighten. Naturally I let it go for a while and grumbled under my breath each time I tried to use it. Finally I got around to sending an message on the contac...

93 days ago

4x4 indexing guide - cheap - 3 replies

I wanted to drill a pattern of 3/4” holes in my work surface to use for clamps and stops. 4” x 4” seemed like a good pattern size. I’ve seen others use an expensive indexing guide but I didn’t need that kind of precision or want to invest the money. I decided to use some pegboard as a guide. Once I lined it up, I...

95 days ago

Secret drawer lock - 3 replies

You might like to incorporate this idea for your scret stuff. Nothing says “There’s something valuable here!” than the sight of a lock. But what if the lock was invisible and the unlocking key could be transmitted through solid matter? No one would even know there was a lock, much less how to pick it. That’s what th...

106 days ago

Shop-made knobs and fence clamps - 1 reply

I made my own knobs using some 1/2” plywood cutout discs from a 3” hole saw that I’ve been saving. First, place a nut and two washers on the 3/8” threaded shaft, then a 1/2” plywood disc and a bare nut. Tighten the nut with the washers while holding the disc and the bare nut in place until the nut is buried h...

125 days ago

Simple, effective drawer pull - 2 replies

I needed 20 pulls for my shop cabinet drawers and didn’t want to spend money for them so I came up with a simple drawer pull design. I made a cove by running two lengths of 1×2 at an angle through the table saw. Then angled one edge 15 degrees and cut them to 5” lengths. They work great!

139 days ago

Fletcher Capstan Table - How it's made - 3 replies

The details for design and construction of the Fletcher Capstan Table: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVbo7ycpkeI

212 days ago

Bargain on Craftsman table saw - 5 replies

FYI (Sep. 20, 2013) – Sears in Cary NC (near Raleigh) has a Craftsman Professional 1-3/4 HP Premium Hybrid 10” Table Saw (22116) on their showroom floor that was returned and they need to sell. Normal price is $1099. They’re asking $650 but said they’re willing to deal to get it off the floor. It may be missing some parts...


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