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Tablesaw Fence Caddy #1: An Organizer for my Stuff on my Tablesaw

10-21-2017 02:35 AM by HappyHowie | 5 comments »

I read a Woodsmith newsletter the other day where they suggested a small organizer for use on your table saw fence. I took that idea and made a larger one to fit on my Bob Van Dyke style multi-use RIP fence. This RIP fence has a base on which I can fasten throw-away sacrificial fences for say burying a saw blade or DADO set. I also made a tall melamine fence with a guide like Bob uses to cut tenons on my table saw. An image of my multi-use fence is given below. You can tell how muc...

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Rocking Chair: An Online Course #15: Loose Tenons: Festool Domino or Mortising JiGs

04-03-2016 07:11 AM by HappyHowie | 3 comments »

While viewing the rocking chair instruction, Tom McLaughlin stated that he used a three-slot router bit to make his mortises on the chair’s back legs and the corresponding rockers and crest rail. That method was used for his first rocking chair. However, when he went to Tommy Mac’s Rough Cut show they used instead Tommy Mac’s Festool Domino mortising machine. They cut the mortises with his machine and then placed Festool’s loose tenons in them. Festool calls these ...

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Shop Made JIGS #4: Wall Rack Finds Its Home

02-09-2016 11:05 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

I replaced a French cleat with a longer one so this saw blade wall rack could claim its home.

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Woodsmith vs Woodworking what's the difference

07-11-2011 05:50 AM by MJWoodworks | 8 comments »

What’s the difference between a woodworker and a Woodsmith? Woodworking is the process of building, making or carving something using wood. Historically, woodworkers relied upon the woods native to their region, until transportation and trade innovations made more exotic woods available to the craftsman. Woods can be sorted into three basic types: hardwoods typified by tight grain and derived from broadleaf trees, softwoods from coniferous trees, and man-made materials such as ply...

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Off-Topic: Social Networking

09-18-2008 08:24 PM by ahpeditor | 8 comments »

I’m a woodworker. I’m also an editor working for a company that publishes woodworking content. So I want to start with this disclaimer. My personal posts to the website have nothing whatsoever to do with my employer. All comments are my own. Period. Now the important stuff. My first post isn’t about woodworking. It happens to be about social networking and sites like this and how they can help good, worthy causes. Let me explain. This morning when I logged onto my comp...

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