This Fall I hung my boat from the garage. It involved some two-by material and some ceiling joists, so I figured there was enough wood involved to merit a posting here. My goals behind the design were: To keep costs low. All components must ...
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Location: East Lansing, MI
Beginning woodworker; father of three children seven and under. I find myself far more interested in making shop fixtures and jigs than I do furniture, likely due to my low skill as a beginner. If I were to attempt furniature, I would be frustrated and unhappy with the result. For now, learning to make a mortice and tenon joint on a mallet seems about my speed.
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Adjusting the Saw Blade Alignment, Again—This Time With A JigAs posted in the blog I aligned the table saw blade to the miter slot by clamping my dial indicator to my miter gauge. I knew this wouldn’t be perfect, but thought it would b...
The fence, having been stored outside in a shed for two years, had dried out and the two side boards had shrunk enough that both boards had fallen off while transporting it home. The bumper rail was also separating from the ends and would not sta...
Here you can see the end result of cleaning the underside of the table. The minor rust seems to be converted and sealed as the product claimed. At this point I reassembled the saw. I didn’t include any pictures here as they are redun...
Okay! Let’s really take this thing apart! I took many, many photos of this disassembly process, which I won’t bore you with in this blog, to assure I could reassemble the saw properly. I have only included enough photos to help you f...