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Router lift

486 days ago by CarpintHero | 2 comments »

Here you can see my home made router lift with more detail: Here you can see my homemade router table: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/75194

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Another cyclone inspired system

494 days ago by CarpintHero | 3 comments »

Hi Here I show my newest adition to my shop, my homemade vacuum system. The video is in spanish but If you have any questions feel free to ask :) The dust showed is from 2 weeks or so of ocasional woodworking. As you can see, the vacuum bag is almost dust free, and the machine keeps all his power I really recommend trying this thing Thank you for watching

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Leatherwork #1: the mandatory pencil case

537 days ago by Sodabowski | 10 comments »

Fed up of carrying my pencils in the basic, cheap, crappy chinese plywood sliding top pencil case…Found a scrap of thick pigskin leather at work for 1€, the color was not uniform and the veins were visible, which I absolutely LOVED. Grabbed it fast and ran away with it. I knew I would turn it into a pencil case, but I needed the kick to start it. This is the model I started with, changing it to account for the thickness of my leather: no outer rims, no liner :) http://sewmamasew.c...

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Steam Bending #2: Steam Bending A Trout Fishing Net - Video Update

563 days ago by Retsof | 3 comments »

Here’s a video update on my steam bending project. Enjoy:

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Homemade powertools #6: bandsaw progress

582 days ago by Sodabowski | 12 comments »

Quick update on the whereabouts of my homemade bandsaw.Glueing-up the bottom wheel support: Close-up of the top wheel support opening for the wheel orientation and blade tensioning mechanisms: And the two wheels in place: When hand-turning it to align the wheels I realized that my blade is warped in a spot, which makes it jump out of the wheels. Oh, well, anyway, I will recut and resolder an older blade from my shop bandsaw next time i go to the parents’. I also ...

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Dust Collection Issues. #1: 100% improvement for $100 and a couple of hours.

588 days ago by shipwright | 20 comments »

Last winter Steve (kizerpea) posted this home built canister filter. It caught my attention because I had a large DC system in my Canadian shop that employed a bag filter. Having just done a canister conversion on my HF DC in AZ (how’s that for acronyms), I was all ears especially the part about using truck filters. .... FREE truck filters. It has taken me a while to get around to it but today I was at the point where that &%^$#&^# dust bag needed to be cleaned. I HATE clean...

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Yet another DIY dust separator cyclone #1: Overview

626 days ago by Gary | 2 comments »

Here’s a picture of my cyclone dust separator shop vac: I used three different sizes of chlorine buckets from the pool supply store (we bought them full…), an ancient Craftsman shopvac, some scrap pvc tubing, a couple bought pvc fittings, a couple types of epoxy glue, an HF furniture moving dolly for the casters, a section of a pool vac hose which we’ve never used, and some plywood scraps. I studied all the cyclone designs I could find, many here on LJ, many on you...

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Shop Built Clamps

654 days ago by Dave Rutan | 13 comments »

Lately I’ve been looking around trying to find inexpensive ways to make clamps to use in the shop. I think of my purchased commercially available clamps I own two 3 foot bar clamps and three Quick Grip clamps, plus two old c-clamps. Bar Type Clamps: The first information I found about making your own clamps was Alex Harris’ video. I made one of these out of some second hand wood I had, though I did fudge the screw in favor of my own variation. Spool Clamps: I ...

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Green and Greene Style Clock #2: DIY Router table out of necessity... aka Skil bash!

716 days ago by GodofBiscuits | 3 comments »

Necessity is the mother of invention. I have this saying above the doorway into my shop because just about every day I am having to create something new to be able to complete what work I have set out for that day. Yesterday it was a portable router table to replace the piece of $#!* Skil router table I bought from HD some time back. The router table has always been a pain in my arse and was never truly good for routing anything well. When I milled all the pieces for my Greene and Greene styl...

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Router Table Fence w/ Micro-Adjustment & Dust Collection

805 days ago by pmcustom | 2 comments »

I recently decided to tackle my router table problem. I wanted to incorporate it into my mobile tablesaw workstation, which was an earlier project. I searched for DIY plans and could not find anything that seemed suitable, so I designed my own. The fence (not pictured, because it hasn’t been built yet) mounts to a box that slides within a bigger box. Wedges or ramps then adjust with a knob in order to push the inner box out. This will be the micro-adjustment. The whole assembly sl...

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