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535 days ago

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...

562 days ago

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

638 days ago

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?

671 days ago

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:

684 days ago

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?

699 days ago

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.

720 days ago

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.

740 days ago

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...

744 days ago

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...

785 days ago

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.

795 days ago

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...

910 days ago

Wooden sculptures – pushing the envelope - 3 replies

Now, this is awesome: http://www.woodworkersinstitute.com/page.asp?p=2333Send your woodchips to this guy.

938 days ago

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?

978 days ago

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.

1029 days ago

Cheap vs. expensive tools - 21 replies

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1035 days ago

Here is an inspiration to all of the Lumberjocks - 5 replies

http://www.bookofjoe.com/2007/06/got_wood_livio_.html

1132 days ago

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...

1192 days ago

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....

1198 days ago

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 ...

1202 days ago

Saw motor question (electricians out there?) - 1 reply

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...

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