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07-13-2007 10:30 PM

Router Lift - Above the table - 16 replies

Good day After I made the Mortising jig for the router table (a few posts down), I thought that to bent under the bench every pass to lift the bit, is too much for my old back so I made a simple lift. The lifting mechanism is located on the right side (behind the fence) so it will not interfere with any operation. It takes some 30 secon...

07-07-2007 10:12 PM

Rolling Mortise jig for router table - 7 replies

Good day It was running in my head for long time and now that I made the new router table, I made it. I did not make any project yet just a test that you can see on the last 2 pics but it’s working nice. The setting might look very long (on the pics) but actually it’s very short. The “Fence stops” are set only on...

07-03-2007 12:21 AM

Box (finger) joint jig - 6 replies

Good day If you remember, I made a roller sled on my new router table. To test it, I made this box…if that was a pleasure…and fast… Regardsniki

07-01-2007 07:16 PM

Caliper modification - 3 replies

Good day On the post “Router table fence setting” I used some modified caliper. I would like to share with you the way I did it I’m using it also for the “TS blade alignment” (next post) and even for TS blade or Router bit height setting (but, I have to deduct the “Tongue” thickness) Regardsn...

06-29-2007 07:42 AM

Router table fence setting - 14 replies

Good day As you noticed, I made my router table fence with a T so it will be set parallel the the table edge and I said that it’s very important for me… On this post you will see why it’s so important for me… You can measure the distance with the same set-up using ruler but I prefer the caliper even though it req...

06-24-2007 08:41 PM

Router table fence for amateurs - 4 replies

Good day So, I made my new router table and of course I had to make new fence…took the camera with me and went to the garage… I would like to share with you my method, nothing new, I made it also for the old router table and for the DP but if it will help one of the new-comers to the hobby…I made my money… As you...

06-16-2007 12:36 AM

All seasons crosscut sled - 8 replies

Good day Today, I was working on the router table fence, the “Fence/Bit” precision distance system and the “Fence stops” precision positioning system. I took some 3 Tons of pics but I have to “Delete”, “Sharpen”, “Add Text” etc and it will take some time to post. In between, I ...

06-13-2007 01:19 AM

New router - new table - 7 replies

Good day If you remember, I “Came back from Japan” with new Hitachi M8V2. Yesterday and today (in total 16 hours), I was working on new router table. it’s similar to the old one but bigger (31½” x 20”) and with some ideas that were on my “wish list” for long time… It’s not the normal...

06-05-2007 05:13 PM

Ladies and Gentleman - it's rolling (TS Tenoning jig) - 20 replies

Good day I had it long time in my head and today I did it (after drilling 400mm walls for vents installation). For the center part I used two 1-9/16” counter top boards (chipboard covered with Formica) and for the sides 18mm plywood covered with Formica (everything from left-overs). As Vertical rollers I used iron rollers (just fo...

06-02-2007 05:35 PM

Even bigger triangle - Copy and Past - 5 replies

Good day If you remember the post “Triangle Copy and Past” “Triangle after copy and past” I made bigger 45° triangle 20-11/16” x 20-11/16” x 29-1/8” I used an Aluminum straight edge after checking with caliper that it has con...

05-31-2007 10:32 PM

Quick router table - 9 replies

Good day Corey gave me the inspiration for this quick router table for small jobs. I have 2 trimmers sitting on the upper shelf and doing nothing. I used one of them as on the pics… Regardsniki

05-22-2007 09:41 AM

"Squaring" the framing square - 14 replies

Good day I have two framing squares but non of them was “Square” and then, one day I saw this method on the Internet. It’s almost impossible to square both sides because usually the “Legs” are not consistent in width. I selected to square the out-side because I use it the most. Regardsniki ...

05-21-2007 11:25 PM

Drilling large hole over small hole or vice-versa - 4 replies

Good day Usually, when we want to drill small hole and large hole at the same center, we start with the large hole and using the center dot, we drill the small hole. But, I like to prepare a bunch of “wheels”, cut with the “Hole saw” that has 1/4” drill, to use as knobs for jigs. I don’t know if the s...

05-20-2007 09:05 AM

Hand screw clamps - long jaw - 5 replies

Good day I don’t have so much to say, it’s all on the pics. Sorry for the so bad work on the slots but it’s a prototype (excuses, excuses, all my jigs looks like a prototype). If you wander what are the “xxx” between the pics, I put them to separate between the pics otherwise, they look like one long pictur...

05-19-2007 03:18 PM

I'm back from japan with pics - 17 replies

Hi everybody I was missing for some time, I went to Japan for the wedding of the son and here I’m… So, I was taken to some restaurant near-by Narita airport and to my surprise, the owner was woodworker, So, I took the camera out and… The guy is making mainly table tops from “One piece” wood (don’t ask...

05-04-2007 09:13 PM

Sanding blocks - 6 replies

Good day For some reason, the sanding pads that I bought never fit to A4 sanding paper sheet. So, I bought cheap sanding blocks ($1) just to remove the clips and installed them on my size sanding block. Another sanding block that I made is, to use the Belt sander abrasive. Regardsniki

05-03-2007 03:41 PM

Sanding paper everywhere - 13 replies

Good day I would like to share with you what I’m doing with sanding paper… niki Before you get funny ideas about “sanding papaer everywhere”,NO, I don’t have sanding paper here…..:-)

05-02-2007 03:46 PM

Amatorski patentski - 2 replies

Good day If the title sounds like Polish, it is, and it means “Amateur’s Patents”... I would like to share with you a few ideas and maybe you will find one or two of them useful. Note 1: When you see – 22.5 mm – it’s 57/64” but 29/32” is also OK. Note 2: Instead of the 1/4” plywoo...

05-01-2007 06:12 PM

Floor Panels Magic - 9 replies

Good day After reading Fred’s post about his beautiful jigs, I noticed that for the router mortising jig Fred used “Cutting board” (UMHV or something like that).So, I snick to the kitchen and “Nicked” (my name is niki, you know…) one of the new cutting boards and went to the garage. I tried to push it ov...

04-28-2007 09:30 PM

Screw clamps - 3 replies

Good day That’s my version of screw clamps and I would like to share it with you. As you noticed, all my jigs and fixers doesn’t look “Wow” but the do the job and this one is no exception. I used 3/8” threaded rod. I preferred to use wing nuts because sometimes I use the clamps to hold boards vertically,...

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