Over the past few days I’ve been working on adding a router table to my tablesaw. Things have been coming along fairly well. I’ve been able to receive alot of wonder help from various LJ subscribers for which I am very thankful. I now have some other decisions to make and I need your help. Decision 1. What size should I make the router insert plate? Most I’ve seen are about 9” x 12”. One author said to make the insert plate as small as possible without m...
I haven’t done much today. The only thing I did was to reglue the piece I cut off yesterday back on to the router table top. About 3:00 AM EST I realized that I cut off to much and didn’t leave enough material for the mitre guage slot. It didn’t turn out to bad but it irritates me that I didn’t think of this before I made the cut. Oh well. What’s more is that I stained my table saw surface with glue that bled though the news papaer that I had under my glue u...
One of the most difficult operations in my shop has been lining up dadoes consistently through two boards.The most,common operation for this is to make book shelves that must bear considerable weight without warping.The example shown here shows how I would go about ensuring my accuracy and controlling the depth of cut using a device called Dadowiz. for more information on this technique please see my bloghere:http://mywoodadventures.blogspot.com/2010/11/dowelmax-for-routered-dados.html
Had a pretty good day today. I finally decided to stop for the day, seeing that i’ve been up since 5:30 AM EST. I was able to obtain the angle aluminum that is required from a friend of mine. It’s good to have friends that are willing to donate to your cause. On the way back from my friends house I stopped by my local Woodcraft store to pick up the t-track for the mitre slot and was pleasantly surprised to find Scott Phillips from the American Woodshop there. He was there to ...
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...
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