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01-29-2009 01:13 PM

TS Cross-cut sled - Final version - 12 replies

Good day Long time ago, I posted a “TS cross-cut sled…..” in 6 parts… I made a few modification to simplify the operation and now, I have only 2 “Hold-Downs”, one for ripping and one for crosscutting… Regardsniki ...

09-13-2008 04:23 PM

Shop-vac filter - always clean - 6 replies

Good day I have 2 shop-vacs, one with “Elecrolux” sitting on top of a box and the other one – my “baby” – R2D2. The problem with both of them was that I had to open them very frequently, just to clean the “Pre-filter”... So I made an “Hammer” and every now and then I “ban...

09-08-2008 09:01 PM

Euro Hinges - Part III - 6 replies

Good day That’s the last part of the Euro hinges installation. As for the number of hinges per door, please refer to the table on the link…Sorry but it’s the only link that I found and it’s in metric….

09-07-2008 08:16 PM

Euro Hinges - Part II - 4 replies

Good day Today, I would like to share with you my drilling methods.I never used the Hand Drill method but I added it just in case somebody doesn’t have Drill Press or Drill Stand. The 35mm hole should be drilled at 3~6mm from the door edge. As you will see, I’m drilling at 4mm (5/32”) from the edge but, you can use any...

09-06-2008 03:59 PM

Euro Hinges - Part I - 6 replies

Good day This post is for amateurs and beginners that never worked or, have very limited experience with “Euro hinges” The real name of the “Euro hinges” is “Concealed hinges” but, as I know, the Americans are calling everything that comes from Europe…”Euro…..” – like “...

07-28-2008 10:56 PM

Table saw alignment - 21 replies

Good day I would like to share with you my way of aligning the table saw. As you’ll see, I’m not using any Hi-Tech nor Lo-Tech instruments because every blade has some “Run-out” and flatter. But, I also don’t need any instruments because….the blade is “talking” to me and “tellingR...

07-14-2008 10:31 AM

Amateur's Vices - 5 replies

Good day As you know…and if you didn’t – now you know…I don’t have a “normal” workbench with Vices but, sometimes I need them. So, I made a very simple, easy and cheap vices. I leave it to your imagination what you can do with them. The rest of the story is on the following 40 pics. Regard...

05-13-2008 09:43 PM

Saw Box - 3 replies

Good day Yes, I know, it’s a veeeery old idea….I just want to share with you the way that I did it. I hope that it can help a few new-comers to the hobby. Regardsniki

04-17-2008 10:46 PM

Table saw sled - part VI - final... - 4 replies

Good day So…that is the last post in the “sled” series… The last add-on is a “hold-down blocks” to cut small pieces I hope that you got some ideas for your sled and maybe, you got your ideas for more add-ons that will help you with your tasks…. Best regardsniki ...

04-16-2008 07:47 PM

Table saw sled - part V - 1 reply

Good day On this post, I made a new wider (or longer) “Hold-Down” plate for better holding of long pieces while ripping….on this sled I can rip or cross-cut boards up to 15½” long or wide. As you’ll see, I used screws to connect the support to the sled but later, I used two dowels (5/16” dia) instead of ...

04-15-2008 08:13 PM

Table saw sled - part IV - 6 replies

Good day Some more modifications and improvements… Regardsniki

04-14-2008 12:35 PM

Table saw sled - part III - 5 replies

Good day On this part I made some improvements and modifications mainly with the “hold down” Regardsniki

04-13-2008 04:37 PM

Table saw sled - part II - 6 replies

Good day This post is continuation of the “Table saw sled – part I” I added a few things but…more to come…”Don’t go anywhere” :) (as they say on CNN) regardsniki ...

04-12-2008 07:11 PM

Table saw sled - part I - 10 replies

Good day I have only one sled that is dedicated to frame cutting at 45° and because it cuts so perfect, I don’t want to remove the triangle and use it also for normal crosscutting. Actually, I have two “half sleds” and sliding table so I don’t need a sled for crosscutting. I made this sled with small pieces rippi...

04-04-2008 03:44 PM

Ripping small & narrow pieces on a table saw - 17 replies

Good day I had to rip a few small pieces for some router table aid/fixture and I would like to share with you the method. I’m using an Auxiliary fence clamped to the rip fence…now, when I’m saying Aux fence…. give me some good width say, 4”~6” don’t like to “drive” in congested a...

03-16-2008 09:33 PM

Drawing Arcs - 7 replies

Good day If you want to draw an arc without measuring, big compass or radius calculation…I’m talking about big arcs, 3’ or more diameter. Regardsniki If you want to draw another arc, parallel to the first one Regardsniki

03-15-2008 10:46 PM

Picture frames - amatorski methods - 11 replies

Good day My wife ordered another 3 picture frames (I made 2 a few days ago) and I decided to take a few pics so you can see my “Amatorski” working methods. Still, I have to make rabbets for the glass and back-cover, and mortise (Well, groove) for loose tenon. One frame if made of Lauan and the other two, of Oak because…...

03-04-2008 06:04 PM

Sorry.... - 10 replies

Ok Gary, I deleted it but, it still pains me to see it… niki

01-25-2008 11:27 PM

Measuring sticks - 8 replies

Good day Measuring sticks are not a new idea but usually, the distance that you can measure is as small as the half (or one stick) length and I wanted to measure with the same sticks even smaller distances than “one stick length”. The sticks that I made are each 28” long and I can measure with them distances as small as 8...

01-15-2008 11:06 PM

Cutting 2mm (5/64") strips - improvement - 12 replies

If you remember the post “Cutting 2mm (5/64”) strips” I made some improvement. I routed a 3/8” deep slot from almost the beginning to almost the end of the sled and that improved the vacuum holding power a lot. I also added an adjustable pusher Here are a few pics without any...

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