This viewis from the back of the saw. Top of BT The next step was drilling the vertical holes in the BT. I new I did not want the bearing out side the BT on the back side. so I made the center of the hole in from the front 5/16”. The first step was to drill for the 5/16” tap, in aluminum I go to sizes down or 1/32” smaller than the tap size. After setting up the fence and stop block I began to drill the holes, drilling all the way threw the 2” of BT heigh...
I have been wanting a sliding table for my tablesaw for quite some time. The thing that has kept me from starting this project has been the bearing system. I also have been researching a shop built CNC, and that is where I got the Idea for my linear bearings. This is the sliding Table mostly done This is the bearing system I decided to use: To make these bearings I started with some 3/4” aluminum I found at the scrap yard. First I cut all the aluminum 2”...
I am a woodworker, an engineer, a maker, and a tinkerer. I built myself a workbench that height adjustable and completely solid that will last for generations. The full project description is here. But if your like me, you will find that a project, though completed, is never really done. I started this blog to document my starting point for any modifications and upgrades I do to the bench. See a video of the project by clicking here if you don't have flash or watch below:
Creating the front legs for a black walnut maloof rocker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6RpZktuUWc&feature=youtu.be
I’ve been moving more and more into hand-tool-only woodwork in the past few years, and since my table saw chewed 1/4” off my thumb last month, I finally have decided to part with some machines.Take a look: General model 350 10” Table Saw. Very heavy duty industrial grade machine.Manufactured in North America. This machine is a real brute! Best one I’ve ever owned. 220v/1phase 3hp Baldor motorDouble sheaved drive systemCast iron table54” rip capacityCast ...
Hello All, I began a Youtube account to show the stages in making windsor style chairs – starting from a tree. I invite you all to come have a look. I have about 40 minutes of footage, and will add videos as my progress with the chair goes. Enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjcQyPlmR1Lx2mnX0Upkm8E-QruOXv2gC
I started working on my sheet good storage system. For a small shop, this is ideal! When you don’t want to use it, you just fold it up and get it out of the way! See the first video in the series on how I made it!
I received a set of Stanley 750 chisels from my wife for my birthday months ago and decided that they and my planes needed a place that was easy to get to and easy on the eye.Pictures are worth more than a thousand words. I started with the plane till so I could get a general idea of the size of the cabinet.Then using No3 (third grade cherry) boards planed down to 820 thou I edge joined using biscuits narrow boards to get up to over 9 1/2” wide, after joining the boards I planed the ...
In the above video, and in the below 10 steps, I teach one of the most basic and essential skills in traditional woodworking: how to square, flatten, & dimension your own rough lumber into finished boards. To build quality traditional furniture, you need to start with perfectly flat and square lumber. Some people achieve this with power jointers, planers, and table saws. While the electrical power route is more economical for a commercial woodworking workshop, I prefer the safet...
Roubo-ish Workbench Build #3: Bump in the build, or how a crappy mobile base can bring an Italian Stallion to a halt...
So, I’ve managed to get everything face jointed and the first of the big lamination done. I’ve decided I’m going to go with 8 segments in each half, at least for the moment. The first big lamination was 4 segments, and I had intended to do 3 more 4 segment laminations. That plan has changed though, for two reasons. First, getting all four segments to align turned out to be more trouble than expected. Second, too messy. I’m going to do them in pairs, then glue the...
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