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Router Table Re-do #1: The Fence

11-03-2013 12:51 AM by HuckD | 2 comments »

This was supposed to be part #2 but it’s #1. See #2 for the back story on my router table. The first improvement to my router table was the fence. I have a bunch of mdf that’s been in the shop for years so that’s what I used. I know, not the best material for a project like this. But, my fence was a hodgepodge of ideas and I built it with no plans and just guessed at the measurements. IF it doesn’t hold up at least I’ll have a better idea of what I’...

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DIY Table Saw Fence #1: Table Saw Fence

12-10-2007 07:21 AM by Hutch | 238 comments »

This is my old tablesaw fence. It is a little hard to see from the photo, but I cracked it trying to “micro-adjust” it. So I started to look for an aftermarket fence, of which there are some really nice ones out there. I just didn’t want to spend quite as much as they were asking because I have a previously owned Central Machinery tablesaw. I also was curious to see if I could come up with my own fence. I was worried about two things with most diy fence systems that...

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Bentwood Bracelet (In Progress)

01-04-2012 09:07 AM by Jacob | 6 comments »

While making some quick holiday gifts last December I became intrigued with the process of bending and laminating veneers, on a small scale, armed with a microwave and a handful of scrap veneer pieces (treasures from my school scrap bin), I began the following project. Circumference of mold was recorded with paper and strips of the veneer where selected, cut, and arranged. Strips where soaked, wrapped in wet paper towel, and heated in the microwave for only a few seconds...

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Easy. Elegant Wooden Box Hinge #1: I could kick myself

06-23-2011 07:26 AM by shipwright | 58 comments »

A few months ago I spent many many hours trying to perfectly align a set of “box joint hinges” for my project ” A Little Cabinetree” After I finally got them working I installed them on the edges of the MDF sides and doors and then veneered over the whole works. The only good part was that there were enough left over prototype parts that I could make a hinge for my next project from the cast-offs Then this week I was making a tea box for a friend and when...

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Notes from the workday. #10: Pantry continued

06-03-2011 05:17 AM by vicrider | 4 comments »

Pics of two of the three pantry sub assemblies; if you look closely you can see the flush inset shelf supports. Then came a full oak ply surround, with partitions at the top to mount full extension 22” drawer glides to the sides which support and align the tops of the rolling shelf units. Here it is installed. Double checking level and plumb as first unit is attached at the top glides…. Second unit…. And the third, note the minimum clearance ...

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Adding leg levelers and casters to a table

04-05-2011 08:51 PM by Bhaupt | 3 comments »

The objective here is to have 1 1/2” of leveling adjustability as well as being able to transport table on casters. The way I decided to do this was to have ladder casters extend downward with toggle clamps during transit. For the smaller tables I used 5/16 rods attached to a 2” wheel. For the 800# table I used 3/4” x 4” lg. ss standoffs for the ladder portion attaching to dual 2” casters. I needed to provide laterial support for the ladder/standoff...

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