I needed a new table saw sled for a different saw i’m using. I’m currently finishing a miter saw cut station I built & needed a sled to make small cuts. After having made a few others I notice how wooden sleds react to moisture content in the air so I wanted this new one to be built with out wood. I made this new sled out of left over plexiglass I had laying around & used aluminum for the runners. The fence is actual bulletproof glass.It came out better looking than I wou...
Looky what fell off of the ups truck in front of my house today! 1600oz micro stepper motors 7.8A drivers and power supplies…All good to go. The Y rack and pinion showed up earlier too Unfortunately, this is the end of the shopping spree for now.I’ll have to see how far I can go with what I have. ————————————————————Weekend update: Y axis motor...
Ok, two coats of varnish on the chest, and rubbed out. Picked up a 1×10 pine scrap. Tray that is in the back is….ok, but could use one I can lift out and haul stuff around in. Measured the inside available area. Just about 25” long. Hmmm, a backsaw’s tote sticks upa bit, so things got a little narrower. Measure the plank, an UGLY one at that Figured I could get at least three 25” long slabs out of it. Clamped the plank to the bench, marked a ...
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Rather arbitrarily I chose to make the side panels for the nightstand first. Actually it is only the second set of raised panels that I have done so I was kind of nervous and wanted to get them out of the way. For the rail and stiles I used “Sommerfeld’s Roundover Chip-Free Rail & Stile Set”. This rail & stile design eliminates chipping that is caused by a buildup of stress on the leading edges of the pattern. You can see in the pics below how the leading eadge i...
Here we have sweetness, all day long!Not bragging on my craftsmanship at all; just elated with the results and now having the ability to use a router table. Here is my first offering of a project to LJ. Not exactly sure how best to present this as I’ve seen others write an extensive Project posting with a brief reference on their blog . . . and vice versa. So, I think I’ll make sort of a mention here of the project for chronicling it and let the project narrative go with...
Two years ago i was introduced to high school wood working. I was formerly familiar with the trade and tools as my great uncle and grandfather were both career woodworkers making fine furniture. Ever since i made my first project the dream has been for a roll top , well its been three courses and 250 hours later , i have been all allowed to begin construction on my desk. This blog will be about building that desk. More for me to track my progress than anything but anyones welcome to come lea...
OK, So i am new here to LJ and i am excited to post new and exciting things this to get all sorts of feedback. I recently upgraded my hitachi table saw by installing the Vega Pro 50 Fence system! Its huge! The 40 would have been plenty, but for what i paid ($275) it was much cheaper than the 40 that i could find and i have the room for it so i figured what the heck! :). I took the wings off the saw becasue they were pretty much worthless and the stamped steel legs make for a pretty flim...
I managed to squeeze in a little shop time today and began by using my Craftsman 113 series contractor table saw to rip a piece of sycamore to rough width and resawed it rough thickness for the engine compartment pieces. As you can see in this photo, I’m using a 2×4 and a couple of clamps as a rip fence. What can I say, I got the saw for $35… I used my planer to mill the piece of sycamore to the final width and thickness. No pictures of that process today. Next I u...
I have a cnc router and have used it heavily in my shop because it is an extremely useful tool. However, it is not really the quickest and easiest tool to use. To make a simple cut, I have to go through as many as 3 programs, make a few calculations, set up the workholding, etc, etc. It was getting old for simple work. I was just about ready to go out and buy a sawstop and a router table, but then I thought, why not make a simple program that will make the router into a very easy tool to ...
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