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|03-03-2013 09:19 AM||
Convex / concave surface router jig - 7 replies
This is just a variation of a very common router surfacing jig, except instead of flat surface it creates convex or concave one. The bridge that supports the router has curved beams (R= 194 cm) which I cut using oversized circle cutting jig. The frame is made from Bosch 45mm T-slot aluminum extrusions and brackets that are very handy for buil...
|02-04-2013 04:27 PM||
Home built mortiser (aka Festool Domino) - 22 replies
This is awesome!Plywood mortiser features:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0FpgdzR56c&feature=youtube_gdata_playerIn action:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WX05hTxO5V4&feature=youtube_gdata_player
|11-20-2012 07:49 PM||
This is a great idea. SawStop is for wimps! - 26 replies
60 HP dual blade homemade table saw.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lknu3Bl67VwWhat could possibly go wrong?
|10-18-2012 09:16 PM||
1957 Craftsman sander – notice anything unusual? - 16 replies
Following recent vintage tool discussions just a page from an old power tool catalogue. Edit:OK, can’t see anything, zoom in:
|10-05-2012 06:01 PM||
Help me choose a circular saw - 6 replies
I was looking for a saw to cut thin balsa strips for crafts and came across this. Would this Protool P-GCP1000-1 handle the job, or do I need something more substantial?
|09-19-2012 10:12 PM||
New source of bamboo "lumber" - 8 replies
Here is a new source of bamboo boards in N. America. They ship. http://www.woodworkerssource.com/Bamboo.htmlAbout $10 per b.f.
|08-30-2012 09:33 PM||
Blade tilt on sliding saws - 2 replies
Unlike traditional table saws, which could be right or left tilting, sliding saws seem to always be right tilting with table on the left. I understand the rationale of this arrangement, but are there exceptions from this rule? Namely, left tilt with slider on the left.Thank you.
|08-10-2012 07:40 PM||
Festool TS75 depth stop adjustment problem - 8 replies
When depth stop on my TS75 is set to 0 the saw blade does not reach to the surface of the material by about 1.5 mm. This is without guide rail and with Festool stock blade (actually measured diameter is 209.5 mm). If this was the other way around (the blade reaches too deep) it could be adjusted with a set screw on top of the depth stop. In my c...
|08-06-2012 06:44 PM||
Disassembling a joint - 3 replies
After gluing a drawer with Titebond 2 I later discovered that one if the dado joins was not pushed in completely. The glue has already cured overnight. I have used PVA glues (Titebond and others) for heat activated veneering and wondered if I could soften up the glue enough to fix the joint. I placed the iron on it for a minute or so, but it did...
|06-26-2012 05:34 PM||
Saw blade question (210mm, 30mm arbor) - 4 replies
Besides Festool itself who else manufactures 210 mm blades with 30 mm arbor (for TS75)? I’ve seen few by Oshlun, but that’s about it. Just exploring the alternatives. I expected a large company such as Freud to make them, but couldn’t find any. Looks like a rare combination.
|06-16-2012 11:46 AM||
Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine - 7 replies
Some photos from a recent travel I’d like to share. If you ever find yourself in the vicinity of Kiev, Ukraine you absolutely must visit Museum of Folk Architecture and Life of Ukraine – a hidden jewel among the areas many attractions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyrohiv (Ukrainian version offers much more comprehensive description of th...
|02-22-2012 04:47 PM||
Wooden sculptures – pushing the envelope - 3 replies
Now, this is awesome: http://www.woodworkersinstitute.com/page.asp?p=2333Send your woodchips to this guy.
|01-24-2012 10:03 PM||
Replacement arbor bearings - 0 replies
I’m looking for replacement bearings for table saw arbor. Instead of getting them directly from the manufacturer I thought it might be cheaper to buy elsewhere (vxb.com etc.). What technical specs should I be looking for in this type of application (besides the obvious: right size, sealed). ABEC rating? Alloy type? Lubricant type?
|12-16-2011 06:53 PM||
Flex-drive in table saws - 2 replies
Are flex-drives often used on Craftsman saws reliable components? Seems like a convenient way to transfer power, but there must be a reason it has not become industry standard. Big transfer losses (friction)? What is the downside? If you used it, did it serve you well? The question is about flex-drive only, not the saw itself.
|10-26-2011 11:16 AM||
Cheap vs. expensive tools - 21 replies
|10-20-2011 06:13 AM||
Here is an inspiration to all of the Lumberjocks - 5 replies
|07-15-2011 06:33 PM||
Durable lime finish on ash (question) - 1 reply
I am building a project from ash and want to apply lime finish on it. “Liming” is not necessarily done with actual lime. Instead diluted white acrylic paint or a wax with white pigment are used quite often. The piece will be touched by hands regularly and I want to put a durable transparent finish on top of the “lime”. 1) Is water based acryl...
|05-16-2011 09:38 PM||
Delta 34-570, 34-580, and TS350 type 1 saws - 4 replies
Delta 34-570, 34-580, TS350 type 1Is anyone familiar with these saws? I believe they are from 1980s except perhaps the last one. All have a distinctive feature: 1 hp single phase induction (brushless) motor with the blade sitting directly on the motor shaft (no belts or gears). Being a 1 phase, the motor must have relatively low starting torque....
|05-10-2011 07:04 PM||
Router speed control on circular saw? - 13 replies
1) Would a speed controller used for routers work on a circular saw? I imagine it would as both use same type of motors. I need to cut plexiglass (acrylic) and the cutting speed on the saw is just too high. It cuts, but not very good. Plastic smells and nearly melts. I doubt using specialty blade will help. I thought if I could reduce the speed ...
|05-06-2011 07:33 PM||
A standard practice in saw design is to use induction motor with belt drive on larger saws and universal motor with direct (or gear) drive on compact saws due to weight, longevity, and other consideration.Take a look at these old (1980s) compact saw motors: Sears Craftsman 10” Table Saw model 113.298050http://cgi.ebay.com/Sears-Craftsma...