Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'circular saw'

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New base for an old Porter Cable Circular Saw #1: Part 1 - ready for setup

10-03-2009 12:15 AM by ChunkyC | 0 comments »

Right hand sideLeft hand sideThe underside I not certain that this qualifies for a “project” but it’s been raining here for the last two days (on vacation not withstanding!) so I had to do something. The base started from a 12×12 blank of 1/8” hardboard and trimmed down to final size of 12×11-1/16. I made the base a lot wider on the left hand side so that I can use the saw with my good hand (left hand). The way is was before, the motor would hit the c...

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Equipping the office #1: Laminated curved edges: A temporary shelf

04-27-2009 04:38 PM by Dan Lyke | 2 comments »

It’s going to be a year or more before I can start working on the real built-ins for the office. More if Craigslist doesn’t somehow manage to cough up a whole bunch of inexpensive cherry and we actually have to buy the lumber for this retail. In the mean-time, I needed some storage for the office, and I’ve been wanting to do more stuff with sweeping curves, so I decided to take some scrap plywood and a bunch of thin maple that was left over from cutting out the door frames f...

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Cherry Bookcase #1: Working with sheet goods

04-08-2009 04:38 AM by Topapilot | 4 comments »

I wanted a low bookcase, so I looked on LJ’s projects list for ideas. Dr. Sawdust had made one that I liked, so I started the same one. After visiting the lumberyard (ouch!) it’s time to break down the plywood. Betsy had asked about this a while back so here are some pictures of how I do it. I use a base made of 2×4’s with lap joints: Then I lay down the sheet and set up the EZ Guide from Eurikeazone: With the guide there is no worries about the cut being st...

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techniques #1: Found a way I like to cut straight-end, non-through rip and crosscuts in plywood

03-14-2009 11:18 PM by Gary Fixler | 0 comments »

This is probably a common technique, with a name, but it only occurred to me today. I gave it a shot, and it worked out really well. I’m going to use it from now on for non-through cuts, and by that, I mean rips and crosscuts that don’t go from one end to the other, but do cut through bottom and top of the ply. Basically, once I set the blade height, and fence, I run the cut up to a 2” mark I make from the leading edge. Then I back it out, flip it over, and measure the di...

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Kitchen Cabinets #7: Whoops

03-09-2009 05:10 PM by Dan Lyke | 0 comments »

With Yardbirds going out of business, I bought a bunch of stuff to run some new electrical (although even with the discount their wire was no cheaper than other sources, so I had to pick and choose), and in the process of picking conduit paths through the garage I cleaned out the shop. So yesterday I milled a whole bunch of wood into door frames. I’d picked up a bunch of eastern hard maple off of Craigslist, random sizes, about 5’; lengths, so I took the ones closest to my door...

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Experience with EurekaZone and Toolup.Com

12-22-2008 07:45 AM by bensaw | 6 comments »

So I’m getting geared up here and placed an order last week for a new Millwaukee circular saw with Diablo 40 tooth blade. I also ordered the EurekaZone rail system SGS-100. Had an issue with both orders. :-( The Diablo blade arrived missing a tooth. I have emailed on Saturday night (last night) and am awaiting a respose. The EurekaZone rail system arrived with a broken anti-splinter guard.I emailed them on Thursday regarding the issue and have yet to hear from them. ...

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Lessons Learned #5: Cutting guides make the world go 'round

10-23-2008 05:23 AM by sry | 6 comments »

As a beginning woodworker without a large shop full of tools, I’m was at first skeptical about my ability to get by and produce interesting things without tools like a table saw or band saw. One of the things that’s really helped me get by is the cutting guide. I built a massive 8’ long cutting guide for my Ryobi circular saw, which makes it about 1000 times easier to chop up plywood without being dependent on the table saw I don’t have. I decided this evening tha...

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Kitchen Cabinets #2: Working on a countertop

08-31-2008 04:09 AM by Dan Lyke | 1 comment »

This weekend’s goal is getting the cabinet beside the stove to at least have a usable counter-top. We picked up a beaten up 10’x2’ glued up piece of maple countertop off of Craigslist for $50, and that’s becoming the surface for beside the stoive, and the narrow counter for under the window, with a backsplash cut from the scraps. Today I took a deep breath and cut the first pieces. As I said, the counter-top was pretty beat up with a few gaps, so as I sanded...

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Kitchen Cabinets #1: Kitchen cabinet doors

08-26-2008 02:09 AM by Dan Lyke | 3 comments »

I debated whether I should put this entry here or over at HomeRefurbers, but that site really hasn’t taken off yet, and the process of coming up with our kitchen cabinets is feeling a whole lot more like woodworking than it is home improvement. Although an upgrade from the 1 person 1947 kitchen will certainly be an improvement. My arm was good enough this weekend to play in the shop again. My main project was to mock up a prototype to some lightweight appliance lift ideas I̵...

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Patio #2: Roofing

07-21-2008 10:38 AM by benihun | 8 comments »

The cover of the roof with wood is finished. I made side rails on my own way. The view from underneath is satisfying for me.

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