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Router table, lift and fence (Festool) Homemade Blog #4: Router table mechanics (bonus material)

11-09-2010 10:32 PM by mafe | 8 comments »

Router table mechanics (bonus material)A little tour through the tecnical idea. After request, I will make a quick explanation of the mecanism. Here a overview of the parts. The parts.Some 5mm aluminium, nylon slider (can be made from other materials), threaded rod, joining not (or what ever it is called), bolt with flat hex nut head, and some loctite. Here are the bolt head on the top of the table.Countersink so the bolt are under the table top.(Yes my freehand routing went all w...

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"Methods to My Madness: Designing and Carving a Cane" #1: Choosing the Wood

11-09-2010 07:03 PM by mpounders | 6 comments »

I thought I would start series on how I make my canes, since I have been working on quite a few here lately. I wanted start with the design process, since I usually spend a week or so on that part, and then go into some of the actually carving and the tools and methods I use. It’s not exactly a tutorial with plans and such, but you should be able to construct a cane of your own with a little bit of work. So, I usually start my design with the shaft of the cane. Since canes are used f...

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Bad Accidents Happen

11-09-2010 05:49 PM by mrg | 42 comments »

The other day I found that no matter how safe you try to be accidents do happen. Case in point, jointing a piece of oak using two push blocks to run the board through, the board exploded the blocks flew away and my left hand went into the blades. I amputated the top of my ring and middle finger and part of my index finger. It could have been worse. I am on blood thinners so this posed a whole bunch of complications.So I am stressing my fellow jocks, if you are not comfortable with a ce...

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2010 Works in Wood Show

11-09-2010 04:30 PM by jcsterling | 0 comments »

The New Hope, PA arts council will open their 2010 works in wood exhibition on Nov 20. Show will run until Jan 1, 2011. 34 wood artisans will be showing sculpture, turning, fine furniture, etc. all with the same wonderfully versitile material . Hope some of you can attend. Ticket information can be found at .

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Router table, lift and fence (Festool) Homemade Blog #3: Router table the finale

11-09-2010 03:43 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Router table the finaleA little tour through my last part on this project. So here are the place we will end as usual… Yes I am Mr. backwards. To finish where we ended last, this is the glue up of the vacuum hole.I made pieces of plywood that could make it tight, so the suction will be optimal.Did that make any sense? No this is not a ship drill press… And you are not on drugs!It’s just tilted to drill the holes for the vacuum hose mount, I wanted it to come in on a angel, so I...

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Tip Tuesday #1: Buy “Solid” wood

11-09-2010 03:30 PM by Chris Davis | 10 comments »

Some associate veneers as being low quality and if you truly want quality go all solid. Really the opposite could be true. Veneers got a bad rap around the 60’s when cheap furniture was introduced into the market. There was delaminating, which is the lifting of the veneer, because of a bad process and gules. What is veneer? Veneer is a thinly sliced piece of wood glued onto a substrate or a another, usually manufactured, wood like MDF or plywood. With today’s technology these slices ca...

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Router table, lift and fence (Festool) Homemade Blog #2: Router table fence.

11-09-2010 03:22 PM by mafe | 3 comments »

Router table fence A little tour through my work on this project. This is the second part of my little project. The next part here are to make a table fence, that can be attached to my table saw fence. In the back you see the Festool saw fence, in front some more BOSCH aluminum profiles. The profiles are cut to length, and I fitted some hardwood pieces to join them, and make ‘sliders’. Setup of the aluminum part. The hole in the center are for the bit, and for shop vacuum. T...

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Router table, lift and fence (Festool) Homemade Blog #1: Router table and lift.

11-09-2010 03:09 PM by mafe | 10 comments »

Router table and lift A little tour through my work on this project. So before I even start I will make the conclusion!Was it worth it?YES!Does it work well?YES!Will you do it again if you had to?YES! And here it is at it looked when all done, up and running! What is the story?The story is that Festool wants 866,40 $ US for a table top with a fence! And this do not include a router!!!I am as some of you knows retired due to health, so where should I find that kind of money? So...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #159: The Skating Pond Scene is Finished

11-09-2010 01:37 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 23 comments »

It is with mixed feelings that I see this project come to a finish. Although I am very happy to see it done, it will feel as if there is something missing from my eveings. My favorite time to work on it was after dinner when everything else was done and I just wanted to put an additional hour or so into painting. I really enjoyed painting these figures, and I think by doing so in this manner gave each one the attention they deserved. It is wonderful to look at the pieces and to have docu...

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Torque Workcentre at work.. #35: Free Beer Tomorrow..

11-09-2010 10:30 AM by degoose | 13 comments »

This is a sign I made with the TWC using the copy attachment.. Enjoy...

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