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SawStop Contractor Model Purchase from Cradle to Shop #4: Really Placing My Order

2146 days ago by CharlieD | 18 comments »

After a 2 year wait today I placed an order for the Sawstop Contractor table saw. I called Woodcraft in Houston and placed the order over the phone. For those of you who wondered about the cost…... it is a little high….... but everything is relative. It cost a lot to sew fingers back on. First I have to say that I was somewhat distribured by the shipping charge. The charge is $375.00. I can’t image that it costs that much to ship and I assume that Sawstop is making s...

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Front Porch Rockers #4: Completion

2146 days ago by bhack | 12 comments »

This has been a very satisfying project. First I can do the work, and second I learned a lot new things. Cutting out the arc for the rockers was a new process for me. But, I found that I can do it. I didn’t do them perfect, but they will be the next time because I now have the confidence to do it. Doing new things on each of the power and hand tools now boosts my confidence to try something new and more difficult. So, if you are new to the hobby you can do bigger and better things if yo...

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Quick and Easy Blade Changes on the AP1300 - Update

2146 days ago by Damian Penney | 11 comments »

So on the advice of FlWoodRat I contacted Ryobi support about the seized blade bolts and they were kind enough to send me a new set of blades ($74 a pair) for my troubles :)

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Dovetails on the Leigh D4R jig #5: Summary

2147 days ago by Al Navas | 2 comments »

From my blog This is final episode on the D4R jig. It shows the Technical Bulletins that are available to allow you to make inlaid dovetails, simple or compound angle corners, end-on-end dovetails, and shelf pin holes and notches.Please remember, this is a Leigh-produced video, not my own. I have permission from Leigh to use the videos on my blog. In the next episode I will start publishing the video series on the Super Jigs (12″, 18″, and 24″ width dovetail jigs). Thanks for watching!

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Sketchup As A Woodworking Design Tool #3: How to make floor plans in Sketchup

2147 days ago by Brad_Nailor | 8 comments »

This is a quick little tutorial in response to Blake’s question on how to draw floor plans in 3D in Sketchup This is the quick and dirty methodFirst make an outline of the inside dimensions of the room Then select all the lines by clicking on them with the shift key held down Then use the offset tool and click on one of the selected lines, and offset it 4 or 6” whatever you want.. Then you should have a separate area where the walls are Then grab the push pull tool ...

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Woodworking vacation #12: Full circle

2147 days ago by Betsy | 3 comments »

I know that some of you have been following my “adventure” of a woodworking vacation which started with a car accident. Well tonight I’ve put it to rest and bought a replacement car. I had forgotten how horribly boring and draining looking for a car was. I’m glad it’s not something I experience every day. I was leaning toward the Honda Civic Coupe—- but after driving it, I did not like how it felt or how small I felt behind the wheel. So in the end I set...

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Router Table #2: Joint Experiments

2147 days ago by Denappy | 1 comment »

Completed some joint design work this evening. Planning to use a through tenon for the bottom leg support and a bridle joint for the top (where the table will butt against). I think since most of the motion on the table will be right to left (or vice versa), I am going to put the joints perpendicular to that. I then plan to us the kreg jig to screw the spreaders between the legs. Here are some pictures of the test joints: I’ll begin cutting the “real” pieces s...

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Help

2147 days ago by Nick Solimine | 8 comments »

I purchased a de walt 12.5 planer from toolking , when i opened the carton the dust hood was missing. I notified toolking and they said contact de walt. I tried using there de walts web page but no results. Any suggestion greatly appreciated Thanks Nick

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Sketchup Question... How do I make walls?

2147 days ago by Blake | 12 comments »

Can anybody tell me if there is an easy way to make walls in Sketchup for a building without just drawing each wall manually (like a big flat box) ??? I would like to just draw the dimensions of a floor plan and turn that into a 3D room if possible. Last week I looked at an apartment that I thought about moving into and made measurements of the inside space. I wanted to play around with Sketchup to see how furniture would fit, etc. I thought maybe there would be an easy way to use Sketchup...

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A new shop in the making #6: The building progresses and sketch up is harnessed

2147 days ago by Bob #2 | 22 comments »

I have now a deep loathing for Sketchup.I managed to get a representation of my requirements by starting at 4:30 Am today and working the sketch up product to get a couple of renderings That my new framer can follow.This guy seems reasonable and we should be on the site by Monday and done his part by Friday.You can’t imagine the number of tiny stickies that crop up doing a job like this. It might as well be an apartment block.At any rate to keep you posted, this is the reference that ...

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