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Incra Double Dovetail Project #6: Putting it together

10-22-2011 12:57 AM by SPHinTampa | 3 comments »

In my last blog, I created the tray bottom. In this blog, I will cut the grooves for the tray bottom, rout finger holds and put the tray together. First step is to cut grooves in the tail section. I use the MCLS 13/64” plywood bit (because 1/4” plywood is smaller than it’s nominal size). As a rule of thumb, I like to cut the groove 2x the groove width (so 1/2” in this case) from the bottom in order to leave enough material for a strong assembly. I mark t...

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Workbench #13: Tail Vise Is Complete

10-19-2011 01:31 AM by CartersWhittling | 20 comments »

Hello. I have now finished the tail vise, and today I had acually started work on the base. After I had got the dovetails for the tailvise fit and the pins on the guide rod I cut out the place for the pins to be inserted in the vise assembly. I then started work on getting the notches cut in the guide blocks for the sliding parts. Here you can see the guide rod in place, with the one guide block attached to the end cap with a notch for the guide rod to slide through aswell as a small notch...

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A tool for clamping a wide variety of joints

10-19-2011 02:39 PM by davesblokkz | 8 comments »

When working on my various woodworking projects I found times that I had to glue odd joints and really didn’t have the clamps I needed. The solution to the problem was the development of a clamping block that simplified clamping these uncommon joints. The Universal Clamping Block tool will let you clamp the usual miters and and frames but will also facilitate the clamping of a great variety of other joints that occur in woodworking projects that present special clamping problems. ...

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Shopvac Sandwich Separator #3: Suck it and See...

10-18-2011 05:18 AM by jeth | 0 comments »

Now on to the inner/upper 5 gallon bucket which will serve as the secondary container between the separator outlet and the vac fan/motor assembly and also form the roof of the separator chamber. It will sit about 3 ½” above the baffle formed in the base of the blue bucket. I cut the hole for the exit tube with the largest hole saw I had which was almost big enough, then some emery cloth wrapped round a fat dowel to open it up to a tight fit around the tube.You can see the bottom is n...

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Shopvac Sandwich Separator #2: Bits in the Middle..

10-18-2011 05:02 AM by jeth | 0 comments »

Ok, so I got the top section sorted in Pt.1 now on with the separator chamber itself… -I knew I wanted a rectangular side inlet and had worked out the size and aspect ratio so I proceeded to cut the inlet hole (Forstner bit and chisel) and drop slot (Router) into the outer/lower bucket. The idea here is to make the airstream entering the chamber hug the outside wall to help induce the vortex action which separates material from the air. This effect is increased by making the area close...

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Tenons on the Router Table

10-17-2011 10:50 PM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 6 comments »

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Winterizing The Workshop

10-17-2011 06:52 PM by NewEnglandsWoodWorks | 6 comments »

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Workbench #12: Bench Dogs

10-17-2011 06:16 AM by CartersWhittling | 4 comments »

Hello. This weekend had I finished up my tailvise and made the bench dogs for my bench. I am currently making up a video to show you the tailvise, so when that is done in the next day or two I will post the finished vise. I made one dog for each hole in my bench. Aswell as a special dog that fits in the first hole in the tailvise for when I need to clamp work that would be to short otherwise. I have a thin strip glued with the grain in the opposite direction to give the extension...

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Shopvac Sandwich Separator #1: Getting Started...

10-17-2011 12:06 AM by jeth | 1 comment »

Having spent the last couple of months getting the workshop sorted and installing new equipment my next big need is some form of dust collection and/or control. Unfortunately the process has left me flat broke , really :( … So the other day I was pondering a future solution and wondering how I would cope till I could afford one and I decided to just get something together with what I’ve got for now. I already had a Ridgid shopvac and I had read online about the Thien separator c...

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Incra Double Dovetail Project #5: The Tray Bottom

10-16-2011 10:11 PM by SPHinTampa | 4 comments »

In my last post, I finished cutting the double dovetails … sorry for the passive aggressive parting line. It was late and I was tired. Now I will put the finishing details on the tray. The only 1/4” plywood that I have in the shop is a piece 13”x72”. My tray is 14 1/4” wide. So this is an opportunity to create a composite panel as a tray bottom. It will look like this: First I cut the center panel on the table saw. Then I cut the outer...

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