I thought it might be a good idea to post the board holder that I use for safe and sure router easy mitring. This holder keeps your hands clear of the cutting operation (which should satisfy the safety minded amongst us) and applies uniform pressure to the cut over the width of the board. It’s made from MDF and three wood screws. Top view Bottom view (flipped horizontally The fences slide into the main board running in a dovetailed 3 mm routed groove in the main boa...
I hate my unifence. I added the Uni-T-Fence from ttrackusa and it’s a decent upgrade. But the back side is still messy, not at all like the Biesemeyer. Anyone using the Unifence knows what I mean. Tripped over this from http://lumberjocks.com/mistuhd http://widgets.lumberjocks.com/project/109032.jpg Been bouncing this same design between my ears for months but never executed. mistuhd: You get the glory. Now that you’ve done all the heavy lifting, I can build mine, ...
If you remember my Tip #7, I showed how I jointed one edge of a board by taping a straight edge to a board and running it along the fence of a table saw. Well, sometimes I think I’m just stupid! There’s an easier way to do this and I already had the jig for it made. My wife asked me for a piece of wood to shore up one side of an electronic keyboard at her school. I had a piece in mind, but wanted to square it up and paint it black. After I did all of this, using the method des...
This video shows my new bandsaw and also the sled I made for crosscuts and long cuts. View on YouTube
Getting my tools ready #24: CHARLES NEIL BANDSAW RESAWING JIG II FOR RESAWING OR SLICING VENEER ON THE SMALL BANDSAW
CHARLES NEIL BANDSAW RESAWING JIG II FOR RESAWING OR SLICING VENEER ON THE SMALL BANDSAW Yep, fellow lumberjock’s another jig for resawing in a small shop from Charles Neil’s video on resawing, which can be found now on his website if you want to see this in action. Several years ago Charles made a DVD on resawing, which I have. I think I asked him to make it, maybe not. But all the credit goes Charles.I’m doing a small blog here on this which I posted as a project. I...
TABLESAW RESAWING JIG ADAPTED FROM CHARLES NEIL’S RESAWING DVD. I am in the process of preparing lumber that I’m getting from nature! Charles Neil did a “Resawing” DVD many years ago, it may be available or may not. Charles demonstrated resawing techniques using a tablesaw and the bandsaw.The jig presented here is made up of available shop materials. I used MDF because I had it as well as three-quarter inch, fir plywood. What you see is the assembled jig. The ji...
MURPHY’S DRILL PRESS TABLE EXTENSION JIG After I finished working on the drill press table and posting it on LJ’s I drilled out 30+ holes accurately for my next project. I am building a chainsaw mill bench/stand. I was pleased that I accurately drilled the holes for the carriage bolts in the supports and cross members. My next task was to pre-drill screw holes in the support bracing that will hold the cross members and supports. I stood there thinking “how am I go...
MY STRAIGHTEDGE ROUGH CUTTING JIG.First picture (jig with spalted Maple) The first picture you see is why I built the jig. If you have been following my journey and saw the other jig that I built for my band saw you know that this is the next step. I am truly in awe of what Mother Nature has given me. Picture 2 ( side view of completed straightedge jig with six-inch hold downs) The next picture is my rough drawing of what a poor man’s jig looks like. I decided to u...
One wild shaving horseA pony for the horse… A good friend of me shoved me this wonderful old stitching pony one day in his house and when he saw my excitement, he decided it was a gift for me.Thought it was interesting for others out there to see how a really old Danish (Scandinavian) version looked like, so here a few pictures. I will use it on my shaving horse, so I can sit outside my work shop in the summer when I do leather work. Here it is put in my workbench. Notice th...
For the top of this art Nouveau style coffee table top which is 60” wide by 80” long, needing to cut a perfect ellipse onto 1” thick 17 ply apple plywood. To make this cutting jig I used 3/4” and 1” thick apple plywood which is very expensive and very durable and hardly ever warps. A. Starting with the dovetail slotted base that screws to the bottom side of the top when cutting. The base is 1” thick 22” square, then route in two 1” wide 5/8...
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