Anyone that might be able to help me out. I have a 10” Craftsman Professional Contractors Tablesaw. There are NO Miter slots beside the blade. There are some beside the router table leaf to the left of the saw. My cuts suck, it needs adjusting constantly (Is my starter table saw) and I’d love to build a crosscut sled for it so I can have better and true 45* Angels and such with it. But being that there is no miter slots on the table itself. How would I go about building a Sl...
Alaskan Chainsaw Mill V2.0 is going to be a follow on to the review I posted around this time last year. It seems to have been fairly liked considering it now shows up on Google within the first page of search results. Just type in “Chainsaw Mill” into Google and you will see it within a scroll or two. I’ll thank you all on Lumberjocks for that. Note: some of the images are large but if you right click on them and “Open image in new tab.” You will be able to see...
Hey everybody, my name is frank and I am a hobby craftsman from germany. When I started, it soon came out that my heart was hanging on the woodwork. Since then I have realized many small and big projects. Meanwhile I have started to create videos and came out my own youtube channel. I have fun sharing my experiences with others.My videos are in german, but some with english subtitles. Most of them can be understood as well :)Now I will introduce you my latest project, the build of my diy tab...
This Magic The Gathering card box is designed to hold multiple decks. The top hinges open to reveal 5 small storage areas and one large one. The bottom drawer pulls out to reveal two long storage spots. The customer wanted to do the finish work on it. Check out the video below to see how I made it. View on YouTube
Managed to sneak out to the garage for a couple of hours yesterday and was able to get the three drawers I built the previous weekend installed. I haven’t gotten the faces put on them yet, but they’re in. The bottom one is rather stubborn. After I got it installed I measured and the opening is about 1/8” smaller than it is at the top so it binds just a bit. Thought maybe I’d spray it with some dry lube to see if that makes it a little smoother. The top drawer has a hea...
I hope everyone had a Festive Christmas, and I wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! I didn’t realise quite how long I had been out of the game, until today. I seem to have spent all my time with Medical Specialists. I have had the operation on my right knee, and that is progressing nicely, at least I am no longer walking with a stick. Unfortunately the second spinal block, did not work on my back, so what happens next, I have no idea, and I am also waiting to see if th...
This is to blog a build of a pool cue case, requested by a friend who donated a chunk of old-old American black walnut, supposedly from a 150-year old barn in Oklahoma. Wood was 8/4 about 90”x10” and twisted, bowed, cupped, but we thought maybe salvageable for the cue case. Part 1 of this is the initial milling of the blank just to see if enough material will be left after resaw to 3/8”. Chunk 1 ready for truing up in the planer (no jointer here). Had to cut the orig...
Got to spend a little time working on Saturday. Had hoped for an earlier start since the weather was going to be nice most of the day, but had to run some errands with SWMBO in the morning. Knew this might be my last chance to actually be able to work in the driveway with nice weather so I’d really hoped to get to a point that what I had left I could do in the garage with it closed up. I managed to get the three drawers and faces that are going next to the one large drawer below the saw...
I debated with the purchase of a “real” woodworker’s table saw for some time. My original purchase a couple years ago was the Bosch 4100. I had never used a table saw prior to that purchase so there was a lot of time spent reading the owner’s manual. I have greatly enjoyed the projects made with this little workhorse of a saw. Easy to change blades and simple to use a dado set. The work surface is small and, thus at times have felt limited by the capacity. The Powermatic sale in Novembe...
In this segment I get the stretchers made and joined to the legs of the coffee table. I am still not accustomed to the new saws and will have to put more effort into my form. Never the less, the half lap dovetails come out OK. Except for one little repair that had to be made along the way. There will be more mistakes in upcoming videos, but they all get dealt with. As I was editing this I noticed I went from shorts and a T shirt to long pants and a pull over. The change in seasons is st...
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