I was up before dawn this morning. 5:30 AM EST is too early in the morning to wake up with an unfinished project on your mind. You’ve probably been there too. Anyway, I got out to the shop about 7:30 or so and decided to finish attaching my left-hand table saw extension to the right side of the saw. The cast iron extension did not have any mounting holes drilled into on the left side so I had to take some time to lay them out and drill them. I wasn’t able to use my drill pres...
This picture shows a possible solution to attaching my router table top to my table saw. The aluminum rail attaches to the saw and the top attaches to the rail. I can’t take credit for the idea, that goes to LJ joeE. Thanks joeE.
First I’d like to thank all those who have provided insight into how I might be able to attach my router table top to my table saw. The suggestions made have given me a number of ideas. Who knows, it may come to the point where I incorporate all the ideas in one way or another. At any rate, I really appreciate it. I created a 3d model of a suggested design and then posted it as a pic into a message in order to see if I had the correct understanding of the suggestion. I suppose I co...
I set up a 40 mm Forstner bit in the drill press and using a sacrificial top and fence drilled the holes through which the 40 mm Dowel will pass.. Then a quick trip around the front edges with a 1/2 roundover bit in the router…Next time I post these brackets will be after they are installed on the bar….
This gravity-powered carousel is cut from poplar. The base is eight (8) inches in diameter and the horses are approximately four (4) inches wide by four (4) inches high as positioned. A single string passes through four (4) holes in the upper base plate and notches in the top of the center column. An oscillating motion results from rotating the upper base plate a turn or so (the strings wrap around the center column as the plate is rotated, and unwind when the plate is released). ...
I thought I’d post something for each day of the week. Thursday’s will be Technique Thursday. I’ll tell about some sort of technique that I use in woodworking. Templates: Can’t stress how important templates are. I’ll build them from 1/2” material to form the shape of a cut out. I always use a mechanical means of making a straight cut or a perfect arc (fence, straight edge, compass). It will then be used to trace onto the good piece, rough cut with...
My hobby is flying radio controlled airplanes. I am currently president of our local flying club, and with our first banquet dinner coming up, it was brought up by our VP that perhaps we should get back into giving out awards, most improved, best crash, etc. So this is the process of me figuring out how to make some ‘awards’ using my CNC router. I started with our club logo…. Then thinking about slimming it down a bit to make it easier to cut, I modified it a b...
Ok I now am somewhat fluent in Sketch-up! Woo Hooo. It only took me getting horribly sick for two weeks. Came down with a cold October 11th, which turned into a horrible sinus infection on October 14th. My fever broke for good this past Saturday. I actually made use of my time though. Started out watching all the videos on skethupforwoodworkers.com and off I went. It took me some trial and error, and using my wifes 17” laptop instead of my Netbook. The idea was mine but I wasn’...
Episode 83 Entertainment Center Part 4 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.In this episode I custom fit all the shelfs to size then I work on the back panel. After that I sanded all the parts with 120 150 then 220 grit sandpaper then I stained all the parts with golden oak stain. At the end I show footage of a router accident I had last week.
Version 1.2a At this point I decided to get more “radical” in my design approach. I removed two of the cross rails (found out through experience that I didn’t need them anyway). Then I took the corner poles out of the flanges and put a “sleeve” on the side of my table for the corner poles to slide into (see photo below). Electrical conduit clamps work great for attaching the sleeves. This design also allowed me to adjust the height of the router sled in...
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