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New Table Saw on Order

04-01-2018 12:47 AM by MKH | 1 comment »

Well, I just ordered a Laguna Fusion F2 table saw. I caught it on sale at 10% off and no sales tax. Shipping was just $75 to my driveway with lift gate service. Ended up with a cabinet style hybrid with a 36” fence and cast iron extensions. I only have 110V in my garage shop so I had to stick with 1 & 3/4 horsepower saw. I think I’ll be happy with this and it will fill my hobbyist needs. It has all of the features I was looking for. The 36” fence seems like a happy m...

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Modern, to Traditional

03-03-2018 11:29 PM by IantheTinker | 20 comments »

I have been thinking more about trying my hand at more traditional projects, with more traditional techniques, using more traditional tools. I get tired of all the noise from power tools and sometimes desire a more quiet, peaceful workspace. Though, I must admit, I am pretty rubbish with any handsaw aside from a Japanese pullsaw, my hand plane is a finicky thing from HF, my chisels are cheap and don’t hold an edge well, and I am largely unskilled in every way imaginable. However, using more h...

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Shop Notes #8: New Lathe

02-16-2018 04:41 PM by Steve | 1 comment »

I eagerly awaited this lathe, tracking it daily as it made its way across the country. When it got here, I realized that it was far too heavy to lift onto the stand myself. My shop hoist was tucked away behind a vintage Thunderbird that hadn’t been started for a while, so the setup for the lathe took a back seat to auto repairs for a day or so. (But that’s the topic of a totally different blog.) Once the hoist was free, I used to to move the old lathe bed off the stand a...

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Grinder and Beltsander Setup Gauges

02-14-2018 06:59 AM by Kelly | 3 comments »

When you sharpen your own chisels and wood turning knives, you’ll find it necessary to set your grinder or sander support table to different angles for different tools. Of course, you’ll find it necessary to repeat the previously set angle, to avoid removing valuable steel from the tools, and to get consistent cuts. Setting up a tool rest of a grinder or belt sander to grind a specific angle presents a challenge because you can’t use triangle templates (see first photo), angl...

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The progression of my workshop #4: How to Set Up a Jointer

10-11-2016 11:23 PM by WmWalkerCo | 0 comments »

I recently acquired a Bridgewood BW8J 8” Jointer and made a video on setup and tuning it up. You can watch the video here: How to Setup a Jointer

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Kanna

10-19-2015 07:28 PM by Mitch Peacock | 6 comments »

Just finished setting up my first Kanna. I like it – why did I wait so long to get one! I’ve filmed my setup procedure, which was based on various articles and videos online (big credit to fellow LJ Mafe, and his blog post), and will be posting a video to YouTube in the near future. I found the experience very calming, pretty easy, and quite successful – 0.04mm full width shavings (holding together) against the grain with virtually no tear out. Clearly I can improv...

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Making progress - Making connections

08-06-2013 07:50 AM by JustaLilJoinery | 4 comments »

Hi all, I’m Jyl.I’m obviously new here and appreciate anyone who decides it is worthy of your time to read.I am a lover of wood, building, being creative and all things small. I came back to creating with wood (and other materials) because of a health issue. I’ve found that many other hobby-workers have also had this experience so you might notice that I mention it here and there. I will certainly try to not come off as a whiner but please understand as you get to know ...

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Jet cabinet saw re-hab #18: Wings mounted... ready for takeoff

04-01-2013 11:34 PM by Mainiac Matt | 3 comments »

I mounted and alligned the table today… I took a good long time using a combinatin square and feller gauges and got the blade parallel to the miter slot within ~.002” Then I put on the wings and found that both sides were “drooping” so I had to shim them to get them coplanar with the table. I used clamps and blocks to mount them flush and I’m very happy with the results. Next task was to square the blade to the table and check the arbor runout. I coul...

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TIW Ep. 38 - Assembling the Grizzly Jointer Part 1

03-30-2013 04:14 PM by Shawn Sealer | 6 comments »

Assembling the Grizzly GO654 6” Jointer From Unpacking to running the first board. We will follow each step in the assembly process. as well as some other tips. Tune it up and test it out.

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Testing: Table Saw setup for Half Lap Joint

04-05-2012 12:46 AM by Joe Lyddon | 7 comments »

Testing: Table Saw setup for Half Lap Joint I cut a piece of good hardwood scrap to about 3/4” x 4” x 11” I measured 5” from one end & marked with knife. I measured 10” from same end & marked with knife. Knife-cut lines all the way around the board at each 5” point. Labeled things to make it look nice. I had cutoffs from the same piece of hardwood for testing the cuts. ============================================= Proceeded t...

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