Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'tablesaw'

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Tablesaw Improvements #3: Power switch, get out of the way!

06-22-2008 02:20 AM by Jon3 | 0 comments »

Now that big power switch hangs out way on the left. Got to neaten that up a bit. Oh, and I nearly forgot, look at the new rip fence max distance! Whoo hoo! Almost 35 inches! Anyway, back to the power switch. I simply unbolt the big green steel plate it is attached to. And the big angled support arm. Hrm. The big green mounting plate can’t simply be removed, as they ran the electrical through it. Damn. Guess I have to de-wire and re-wire it. ...

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Raised Panels

06-20-2008 05:21 PM by Bill Akins | 7 comments »

I am starting a cedar hope chest soon with some free cedar that was given as a gift. My plans call for raised panels which I have been wanting to try. The only router bits I can find are for 1/2 inch shank and I have a 1/4 inch shank router. I really can’t go out and get $200 worth of bits and a new router at this moment. I tried a test panel on the table saw holding the panels vertically on a high fence jig and it turned out pretty well. I have been studying on trying to do it hor...

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Gamble Entry table #3: It's comming along...

06-19-2008 03:35 AM by abie | 8 comments »

I’ve been busy making the parts fit sanding and then staining with Red Mahagony….Lyptus turned out darker than I imagined but it is cool.. The bread boards were also Lyptus but a darker hue.. so the contrast was fine.The Box joints were cut using an Incra jig as did David M… and I cut another set with traditional hand saw as my instructor wanted.. I can’t tell the difference. Splines on the breadBoards were tricky as the dado blade does not account for warpage and mi...

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Building a Deck from my SketchUp plan! #3: Deck in constuction stage!

06-11-2008 01:05 AM by Dick, & Barb Cain | 16 comments »

Well, we got the permit, & finally started building it. The demolishing of the old porch didn’t take too long, because it was so poorly constructed, it was hanging by a thread. They poured the slab over some clay in between the foundation walls, The clay had settled over time, so there was nothing holding up the slab. there were two 16” 2×2s just under the threshold, each with about 5 nails in each. There was nothing holding up the 6 foot length along the...

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Adventures in old lumber

06-09-2008 02:59 PM by Greg Wurst | 8 comments »

So I see a Craigslist ad from a local guy who has a bunch of 3×5 rough-sawn white oak he’s looking to get rid of. I get ahold of him and head over to take a look. It’s been sitting in a barn on his grandfather’s property for the last 15 years and was pretty-old at that time. He intended to use it to repair a bridge floor that leads onto the property but he’s selling the place since his grandparents died and is leaving the bridge as-is. Various lengths from abo...

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Front Porch Rockers #4: Completion

05-30-2008 05:09 PM by bhack | 12 comments »

This has been a very satisfying project. First I can do the work, and second I learned a lot new things. Cutting out the arc for the rockers was a new process for me. But, I found that I can do it. I didn’t do them perfect, but they will be the next time because I now have the confidence to do it. Doing new things on each of the power and hand tools now boosts my confidence to try something new and more difficult. So, if you are new to the hobby you can do bigger and better things if yo...

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Commisions #3: Mirror Frame #3

05-27-2008 01:41 AM by teenagewoodworker | 9 comments »

Well over the last two days i have been able to really get some good solid work done on my mirror frames. first i was able to mill all the lumber to final width. then it was time to cut the piece. i don’t have a long miter bed with a stop block so i used double stick tape to hold the rough identical pieces together to give me exactly the same piece. the first picture is putting the tape on and the second is all the piece cut to final length. Then i cut the groove in th...

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Picture Frame

05-26-2008 08:36 PM by teenagewoodworker | 11 comments »

Hey Everybody, In this episode of the Teen Age Woodworker I make a pretty cool Arts-and-Crafts style picture frame out of Oak for my cousin. Some things that i go over in this episode are half blind dovetails and making a simple triangle peg. here’s what the finished product is. ! Well I hope that Everyone likes it! ( and just in case anyone notices the front says Teenage Wooworker, I know i just forgot to change it, Enjoy the show) Well I hope that everyone liked it...

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Table Saw Mobile Workstation #6: Finishing up

05-26-2008 02:35 PM by Greg Wurst | 20 comments »

Here is the last segment on my mobile workstation. Overall I’m very pleased with it, but I would definitely make some changes if I had to do it again (due mainly to my screw-ups, not a problem with the design). First, as many of you know a typical contractor saw has a large number of gaping holes that make dust collection difficult. I used some 1/8” hardboard and magnetic vent cover sheets to block most of the holes. The back’s attached with velcro so it can be removed...

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Front Porch Rockers - Introduction

05-15-2008 04:23 PM by bhack | 6 comments »

I thought that I would write this blog as encouragement for those of us who are not MASTERS of the craft. I started woodworking in the winter of 2003. My only background in the craft was watching New Yankee Workshop since its inception and dreaming of being able to DO THAT SOMEDAY. Well the SOMEDAY finally came when I was offered a very nice retirement package form Verizon Telephone for whom I had toiled for Thirty-three (33) years in Southern California. We, my darling wife of 37 years...

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