I haven’t put out a YouTube video in a couple of months, but I have been busy. In this video I talk a little about the recent projects I’ve done and the fence I just got done building. I also talk a little more about my new DeWalt DW732 Planer. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=diEYAsBiVAk
I finally added another tool to my shop. It’s my first “big” tool purchase; it’s big for me, at least. I was given my table saw and drill press, so no money spent there. I’ve been wanting to move towards being able to mill my own lumber. This is step 1. Although, I think a band saw is next on the list of tools I need most, then a jointer. The planer is a DeWalt DW734. I’ve seen it at Lowe’s and have read plenty of reviews. I didn’t want to ...
I fully embrace the global community and think the world is an interesting place with everyone from all walks of life in it. That being said, I am a fan of American made. Call it one part pride and one part liking to make sure my neighbors and my neighbors neighbors are employed. Recently DeWalt has made a commitment to this ideal and has moved production of many of its tools, including power tools, back to US soil. They have a pretty awesome video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUvnK...
Good day, and welcome to the initial installment of my DeWalt RAS cabinet blog. BackgroundWoodworking is a hobby for me, nothing more and nothing less. Within the realm of hobby lies a tremendous range of passion; there’s ‘love it, can’t live without’ all the way to ‘it’s something to tinker with when there’s no sports on TV.’ I’m closer to the former than the latter, but I’m also a very patient fellow when it comes to getting things done the way I want them. Bottom line: It’s the journey....
Folding Candle Holder ProjectHey Everyone tell me what you think of this new Small project we can do in a day for gifts for the holidays! I have PDF file of this project for those that would like it. Just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I recently inherited this RAS from a friend. He told me that he had a RAS that he didn’t need any longer and if I didn’t have one, he would give it to me. He didn’t tell me anything about it. When he showed up, I have to admit that I wasn’t impressed with what I saw. My friend said that he used it for 30 years until he got a table saw, then he hardly ever used it. I had previously given away my Craftsman because I didn’t have the space – but I alw...
Anyone on LJs have first-hand experience with this cabinet? Seen one? Have one? The baffle appears to catch sawdust, but short of lifting the saw out of place, how do you extract the caught dust? Strangest design I’ve seen it awhile… I have the measured drawing, it offers no text as to how to ‘use’ this baffle feature. Strongly considering building something close to this bench for my DeWalt RAS, and I’ll include some type of dust collection that featur...
Every wood worker has to start somewhere. My somewhere began with the purchase of a Shop Smith and this began the evolution of my woodworking tools. My mother and father had a friend that was selling their Shop Smith multi tool system back in the mid 1990’s and I was lucky enough to purchase it. This Shop Smith is perfect for doing small projects but not big construction jobs like I was used to. I decided that buying this system gave me a reason to put my creativeness to work and begin doing ...
This has been done for quite a long time, I am not sure why I have never updated the blog but I wanted to post the final product! I made the tabletop according to the Mr. Sawdust book and I must say that I am extremely happy with it. The top is a couple of pieces of plywood glued together with 3/4” steel bars on edge for re-enforcement. I transferred the bolt holes from the old table. The top layer is 1/4 hardboard. This will be easily replaceable if it gets too beat up. I spent a...
My router kit came with a centering cone for centering baseplates on the router. It works fine, but I always found it a hassle to chuck in the bit blank and use the cone each time I needed to change baseplates. I frequently change baseplates to switch between bushing guides, large bit profiling, circle guide jigs etc. To solve this problem, I switched the panhead screws out for some tapered machine screws. Now when you screw the baseplate on, it centers itself. One less step each ti...
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