This is my tablesaw… There are many like it but this one is mine. For 35 years, eight major moves (including a very cold stint to Canada) multiple minor moves, being broiled, and frozen, and dropped, this saw has been my partner in woodworking magic. I am now retired, with a dedicated shop and the time and inclination to Pimp… My… Saw!!! I checked to see if there was a Hollywood TV version that would take pity and if I went on the show would do it for free. Alas, no. I w...
I’ve created a tutorial for converting the extension table on a SawStop table saw (or any table saw with a wooden extension table) into a router table. Check it out here:http://trentdavis.net/2017/01/27/table-saw-enhancement-converting-extension-table-into-router-table/
My new Delta table saw came with a Biesemeyer fence. My old Delta had a unifence. Now, I did like the unifence and found it to be rock solid and versatile. I particularity like the flip stop on the bottom of the rail. Man, I used the stew out of that feature. Now, today….the Biesemeyer fence doesn’t have this feature. I am hoping my LJ buddies out in Workworkland can give me a hand. (poet and don’t know it) What do you all use to ‘remember’ settings on your ...
Day 1 of Fence Installation. Looks like we will be getting a lot of rain soon, so hopefully we will be able to get the work done between storms. View on YouTube Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thomaslightleFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/redbarnwoodworking/Twitter: https://twitter.com/tnlightleWebsite: http://www.redbarnwoodworking.net
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
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