I call any taper that cannot be accurately cut on the table saw a micro taper. Usually anything under 1 degree. The taper I needed to cut was 0.2 degrees, so the only tool for the job was the jointer. The process was pretty simple. I needed to taper 1/16” over an 18-inch length. I made a 1/16” spacer and raised my jointer to a 1/16” cut. I placed one end of the panel on the spacer and ran the panel through the jointer. As the front edge of the panel hits the knives, t...
I recently went out purchased a Ridgid R4512 table saw and needed some zero clearance inserts (ZCI), but at $30+ an insert I decided to take a crack at making some. Anyone who has this saw knows that these inserts are a little tricky as there are a number of small pockets where the leveling screws rest and the insert must be cut out to accommodate them. Also, there is a slight bevel just inside of the throat so the insert has to have a very thin lip around it. As I started looking...
Hi Everyone. I’ve been trolling this blog for so long that I thought I had an account. I decided to actually get one a few weeks ago. Lately, I’ve been looking to upgrade my table saw. For years I’ve used a Ryobi BT3100. I know everyone has their opinions on what the best table saw is. For me, the Ryobi has been great and met almost all my needs. The fence has been dead on accurate and dust collection excellent. I really like the saw but decided it was time to upgrade. ...
Whew! Finally figured out this whole blog series thing :O Yesterday and today was all about building the casework for the miter saw station. Realizing that the floor is less than even across it’s surface, not level from side to side and the casework is almost 10’ long, I decided to make the assembly in three parts. This will allow me to use leveling feet on each cabinet to compensate for the unevenness of the floor across the length of the whole assembly. I’ll first ...
I made a dust shield for my Ridgid Oscillating Belt/Spindle sander. Watch video.
As I wait for a friend to help me flip the table over, I get to the assembly of the legs. Note: If you don’t do a lot of squatting exercises, be prepared, you will be doing 24 reps for all the screws that go into the legs. Here are the legs assembled. All and All the legs go together real well, very little manipulation. Another note: if you want the leg protectors on the bottom of the legs (they are plastic), now is the time to put them on !! I opted not to use them and use rubber s...
Starting from complete scratch sounds like a daunting task as it will be full of mistakes. After much research, I decided on the Ridgid r4512 table saw to be my first. The first mistake I made was hurting my lower back getting this 268 pound monster in my VW hatchback. Once I got home, the question remained in my mind, “how am I going to get it out by myself?” Cut it out, thats what I did. After about an hour, it was out and my back was sore, but I was determined. The ta...
Totally set up R4512 cast iron table saw. Lee valley brand router table insert 05J25.01 router is a BOSCH 1619 EVS which is a beast. Outfeed table out of three door hinges and a piece of planed to thickness 2×4 and 5/8 birch MDF. Recycled front fence from old crosscut sled. Maple with a T-slot extrusion. NOTES:1) If you tighten the blade lift handle with the center nob the blade misalignment goes away! I figured mine was good as I ALWAYS tighten mine (Prevent lifting with a ...
I made a hardwood wrench to fit the fastener that is difficult to remove on my Ridgid EB4424 sander.This is a quick and simple solution for an annoying problem.Please click here to watch my video. Thank you.Paul Pomerleau
As I write this, I’m staring at three sets of drill/driver combination kits and my eyes hurt from scouring the web searching for reviews, pros and cons for each set. I’m torn between fleeting brand loyalty, the thought of what “might be” for me in the hobby, and the stark realization of who I am, what I do and how infrequently I do it. So, bring a writer by trade and unable to adequately convey to the CEO just how important this decision is and how difficult it will...
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