http://www.wackywoodworks.co.nz/blastgate.php While this a full PVC blast gate it can be made in the average woodworkers woodshop with ease. But because of this I have simply made a blog post and not a project post etc In the video I am making a PVC blast gate for my home dust extractor system. You can treat PVC like wood, and can cut it on the Table saw, mitre saw, band saw, use the sanding wheels etc. On the thicker pipe we use jigsaws However on the table saw and mitre saw cut slowly...
If you’ve ever gazed longingly at Benchcrafted's Moxon vise hardware kit for $149.00, get a load of this, Grizzly sells really nice cast iron hand wheels for as little as $10.95. You can get some threaded rod at the hardware store for very little, add a couple of nuts and bolts, and you’re there for a lot less money. If you want to get the Acme threaded rod, you can get a 3 foot length of 3/4” here for $16.95 ADDENDUM: Well there seems to be a serious “go...
A question I think we all should ask ourselves! https://merzkecustomwoodworking.com/2015/03/23/what-defines-you/
Finally got some pictures taken of the cutting process so here is the promised blog .This is the is the cutter I use ( CMT box joint cutter set ) This is the sliding jig riding on the fence cheek ,glued and screwed together and nice and square to the fence with no play which is very imported.The cutter installed and tilted to 45 DEG. and a insert just for this cutting operation.Notice the pencil mark on the insert which indicates the setting of the fence for the first cut. The indexing...
This time I used transparent epoxy glue for glueing the small dowels from 2,3 and 4 mm. Below the fixturing with tape on a flat surface. The glue is unilaterally applied. After two hours…............. Sanding wasn’t a problem. And I hope also varnishing does not give problems Thanks to all who came up with ideas, in particular Mike who came with the idea of fixturing with tape on a flat surface.
Hello all! Let me begin by saying that this is not an original idea, many have done this before…this is just my attempt of it that I have been tossing around in my head for quite a long time now… I’ve researched online, and I was looking for a way to do this without a forge involved…my friend has one, but I believe that I can shape the knives without losing the temper if I’m careful not to let the metal get too hot. I started with some vintage files/rasps ...
I bought the dust collector used over the summer. The only thing needing my attention on it was the foam seal that the bag seals on. It was highly compressed and no longer in its original position. I Scrapped it all off and replaced it with some door seal foam tape I got at the big box store. Before: You can see the dust patterns showing where it leaks During: After: Now it seals like it should. No leaks. I even had enough tape left over to seal around my table saw door. I ...
Been a month or two since I last got into the shop, work, household chores, helping son with an engine swap and getting new truck. Managed to route out a sign—still needs finishing—for my newly fenced in pasture. Finished Roof of Goat Barn—still a lot of wall and door work to do. Decided on the RapidAire 1/4” tubing kit, but haven’t had the time to order, much less install. Hopefully, end of month I’ll have a weekend free to finish sign and router tab...
Layout Sanded 1 coat of Sanding Sealer 2 coats of Sanding Sealer I should have written a blog on this with the plywood samples, but – Oh Well! This is a basket-weave effect using edge-cut strips of 1/2” Baltic birch plywood. The background is poplar, chosen specifically for its green tint for contrast. I think the lines made by the plywood layers adds to the “interruptions” where one strip appears to go under the other. It’s a stronger pattern than just...
A few years ago I built a bunch of bar clamps for my shop. The original post can be seen here [link] While they work adequately and I use them, I’ve always been a little dissatisfied with the movable stop (second picture above.) When edge gluing, they tend to force the wood up off the bar of the clamp. Also setting up for the glue up is a bit time consuming with having to unscrew the eye bolt and find the right hole and such. So Today my old clamps got noticed again, so I de...
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