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12-12-2007 11:08 PM

Cutting circles on router table - 39 replies

Good day everybody…long time no see…(or long time no jig…) I had to cut 110 mm (4-5/16”) diameter circles to plug some holes.I don’t have trammel because I almost did not have the need to cut circles. I used 6 mm (1/4”) bit and using the router lift, I lifted the bit till I heard the first “ZZZZeee...

11-10-2007 09:04 PM

Cutting 2 mm (5/64") strips on TS - vacuum powered - 11 replies

Good day I would like to share with you an idea that was “sitting” in my head for long time and yesterday, I made it. The title is “2 mm” (5/64”) because I tested it by cutting 2mm strips but, it can be any thickness of strips….even less… So…the sled is an 3/4” Melamine board 36̶...

11-08-2007 11:16 PM

Hold-down clamps - simple, fast and cheap - 5 replies

Good day I’m not sure that you will find much interest but for the “maybe”, I’m posting it. I was looking for something easy and fast that I can move quickly from one table or jig to another… All the “clamp” is actually a piece of scrape that I just drill a hole for the “bolt”. Yo...

11-02-2007 10:40 PM

Screw clamps, the easiest, cheapest and fastest (...for me) - 23 replies

Good day Well, not much to say, everything is written on the pics… So lets go and see them… Regardsniki

11-01-2007 11:09 PM

Marking triandle - 2 replies

Good day I found those plastic drawing triangles very, very accurate so, instead of buying one of those metal marking triangles..that are changing “moods” according to the season (and from checking them in the shops – not so accurate), I made them from more stable materials like plywood or plastic. For the base, you can u...

10-16-2007 04:16 PM

Drill press - precision fence distance setting aid - 12 replies

Good day Nowadays, not much of woodworking…getting ready for the Polish winter so, we are wrapping all the planters with a special cloth that will protect the soil from freezing down to -20°c (-4°f). so, that’s the time to improve some small things around the garage… For long time I was looking for some “referenc...

10-11-2007 06:26 PM

Different way to make the "Square Checker - 1 reply

Good day When I posted Steve’s “Square checker” on another forum, somebody suggested to make it with wheels…so, I did… I used 6 mm (1/4”) dowels because the Hole Saw is drilling 6 mm at the wheel centre. The dowels are getting into the holes so tight that I even use dowel instead of bolt to sand the whee...

10-09-2007 07:09 AM

Frame glue-up method - 5 replies

Good day I would like to share with you my way of gluing-up a frame. In general, the clamps tend to align themselves with the board that is in-line (or parallel) to the clamp pipe or bar. For example, if you position the clamps at a 5° to the right of the parallel line of the board…when you press the clamps, the board (and all the...

10-07-2007 08:43 PM

Checking for square - 9 replies

Good day This idea is from Steve Maskery so first, please have a look at his video here I’m just “showing off” that I made it and it was success Regardsniki

09-30-2007 08:04 PM

Folding Adjustable height table - 17 replies

Good day I made this table for different purpose but, I will not tell you which one because you will laugh at me…..except Debbie… But, while working on it in the garage, I thought that I can use it also as an adjustable height table for the Drill press, table saw, router table and alike to support long boards. The base is tw...

09-16-2007 08:31 PM

Thin boards glue-up - 4 replies

Good day DisclaimerThis idea is not mine, I saw it in a book and just modified it a little bit ClaimerI swear that I took the pictures myself . First I experimented with 8mm (5/16”) MDF and then, with 4mm (5/32”) solid wood. Regardsniki ...

09-08-2007 11:07 PM

Fence Stops (yeap, also easy, fast and cheap) - 10 replies

Good day I have seen many kinds of stops for the table saw sled fence and the drill press fence but…I could not find any T-Track here, so I had to make something different… The stops that I made have some “plus” on the T-Track ones – you can remove them out of the way very easy while the T-Track ones, have to ...

09-07-2007 06:40 PM

Holding small parts on Drill Press - 9 replies

Good day When I had to drill wheels (knobs) and small parts, I used hold-down clamps and other combinations that where “big” on the small wheels…but, no more… The idea came from other shop-aid that I made for cutting small pieces on the table saw…so, why not on the Drill-Press. So now, the DP table is clean...

09-06-2007 06:04 PM

Knobs - easy, fast and cheap - 8 replies

Good day As you noticed, I’m using many knobs for my jigs and I made them in different methods until, one morning, after the 3rd coffee kicked in, I realized that I’m “wasting time and money” for something so simple…that I’m not going to put in the living room… So I made them simple but, during the...

08-29-2007 12:03 PM

Crosscut sled - different way to make it - 20 replies

Good day The idea is very simple, I make part of the sled, cut the kerf and refer to it as a reference point or line to position the “Back Fence” square to the kerf by “locking” everything together. I discovered that the plastic drawing triangles are very, very accurate, and I use them to locate the fence (actually,...

08-25-2007 09:43 PM

Do you have a SawBoard (AKA-Circular saw guide) - 7 replies

Good day ....If you don’t have the Sawboard, you can make this jig from Plywood/Melamine/MDF. I have one and instead of making a special board for cutting tapers, I used it as “double function” (you know that I love them cheap, easy and fast) The idea is not new and has many versions…this one is my version…...

08-19-2007 12:21 AM

Cutting very small pieces on table saw - revision - 4 replies

Good day I decided to start new post because the other one is very long with many pictures and we have to wait long time till all of them are uploaded from Photobucket. This idea is good for any sled and also for the Miter gauge (sometimes it’s bothering to install the sled just to cut one or two pieces) On the last post, I recomm...

08-15-2007 07:33 AM

Cutting very small pieces ot table saw - 19 replies

Good day Sometimes I need to cut very small pieces for jigs or other things and instead of passing my fingers “very carefully”...1/8” from the blade, I made this simple thingy… Hope that it will help you too Regardsniki ...

07-24-2007 11:39 PM

Hold-down clamps for...everything - 9 replies

Good day You don’t know but, yesterday was my 62 birthday and believe it or not, half a day I spent in the garage taking the pictures for this post and half a day I “helped” my wife moving her trees around the garden (it’s normal…every week) OK… There are many methods and instruments for “Hold d...

07-21-2007 06:54 PM

Rolling Mortise Jig - the test - 6 replies

Good day So, I made the “Rolling mortise jig” and the “Router lift” And yesterday I tested it for the first time. I started the first mortise by cranking the “Lift” up 3~4 turns and push-pull the sled and another 3~4 turns and another push-pull. But then, I realized that actually there is no “Fe...

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