So here’s the dilemma for the router, how to hold it in… I found the standard base way more friendly than the plunge base, but the plunge base is spring loaded, so I’m not sticking that in upside down. This means the base has gotta come out real easy. Sloppy drilled holes with aluminum pins act as hinges for the plywood support arms. The theory checks out and holds it solid while clamped like this, but it needs a little something more to keep it up. Here is the wa...
In this video I cover some recent acquisitions. I plan on upcycling an old cedar fence I got from a neighbor. I hope to make a video of the process. I got a used softener for free that I will install with my new tankless water heater, and I got some Corian cutoffs from a local supplier. I also cover the status of my projects and upcoming videos.Enjoy! View on YouTube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaslightleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbarnwoodworking/Twitter: https:...
After considering asking some friends to come help me move the Unisaw and drop it from the furniture cart to the floor, which was a total of five inches, I decided to take this task on myself. I have no doubt they would have had no issue in doing so, but I figured I’d save everyone involved the risks of crushed toes, fingers and the possibility of a hernia. The saw cabinet and top probably weigh in at about 525lbs or so. Besides it’s close to the holiday and I’m sure they...
I built a single blade box joint jig as designed by Mario Capellano. Here’s a build video about the clamping fence I made for it. Watch video.
So I just got done building my first router table, by cannibalizing an old work bench I had built a few years ago, and stealing the plate from my other router table, my problem due to my limited and crowded work space, is keeping things with in reach, I have four router bits that I use religiously so having them with right there with in reach is more convenient for me, so i came up with the fence storage on the back side of the fence, this way here, I can keep my router bits with in r...
I’m havin a very hard time finding anything on this beast. Excalibur by Summerfield Design. I know General bought them, but I can’t find anything on the FS 4415. Any help would be greatly appreciated.Terry
So for the moment, this is a placeholder for a bunch of pictures I’m going to toss up here on the latest step of this process. It’s all together and as long as I can get it fine tuned, will be great. The lineal bearings slide perfectly until the 3×3 piece of extrusion is tightened down to it so I’m assuming there’s some flex in there somewhere causing this to happen. I’ve shimmed the bearings and that has done the opposite and made it not move what so ever E...
When assembling the fence for the jointer, you need to place the fence on the table in order to have clearance to insert and tighten the screws holding the fence bracket to the fench carriage that rides on the “ram” (the rack-and-pinion steel post): I noticed upon installing the fence, that there was a lot of play in the fence, but that the default position it wanted to settle at was with pretty uneven gaps at the infeed table side vs the outfeed table side, even with the i...
Hello there, I have a porter cable 10” table saw (PCB220TS) and was wondering if anybody had any success upgrading to a better fence for it? I am also looking to build a mobile cabinet for it as well if that opens up more opportunities for a better fence system.
So this blog is being started as a journey for me. That and the original thread is pretty big. Hutch and TeenAngel have done a fantastic job, but I would like to keep my specifics somewhere I can find them. And possibly give some folks with the same/similar saw more pictures since I know I am quite visual when working with this kind of stuff. Anyway, to get started the original blog is here: http://lumberjocks.com/Hutch/blog/2740. I’ll have to edit this post later with exactly the...
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