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04-27-2007 06:17 AM

"Skirting" the ROS - 6 replies

Good day As I promised yesterday, here is the “skirting” of the ROS. I used two layers of “weather tape” (each 5/32” thick) to clear the orbit (you just peel the paper and glue it). Over the weather tape, glue carpet tape. The “iron on” tape is 1-9/16” wide (40 mm) but I think that you ...

04-26-2007 03:58 PM

Power sander improvement - 7 replies

Good day I would like to share with you some very simple improvement that results in virtually no dust sanding and also saves some time and money. Most of the sanders come with dust collection (DC) holes at the bottom and you have to buy special sanding papers that fits the holes or, to drill them yourself. Even with the DC holes, the d...

04-23-2007 10:29 PM

Cliper to Height guage modification - 4 replies

Good day I was and still, using the height gauge as it the first picture but I think that you will not be interested (I have a “step by step” pics). I decided to be more accurate and modified the caliper to height gauge. I use it normally to set the router bit height when I need precision. You can use any caliper and it t...

04-22-2007 11:43 AM

Foam brushes - 6 replies

Good day I like to share with you the way I make my foam brushes. I use an old mattress and the main question is where from you are going to “nick” it :-) Sorry for the Millimeters (I made the text for an Italian WW forum) 40 mm is around 1½” 50 mm is around 2” 2~3 mm is around 5/64”~1/8” But I&...

04-20-2007 08:47 PM

Glue-line on router table - a different way - 3 replies

Good day Sometimes the boards for a panel glue-up are narrower than 3” and I cannot “joint” them with straight edge. Another case is, when I need the boards to be very consistent in width for cabinet parts, door frame and especially for 45° frame. Some of you, will maybe find this set-up dangerous to use because the bo...

04-19-2007 01:11 PM

Jointing with hand held router - 4 replies

Good day For some reason the “Split fence” method on the router table never worked for me. So, I went to the more “Idiot proof” method of jointing with hand held router and straight edge. But, I got tired of measuring distances, so I made “Locators” to help me to position and clamp the straight edge i...

04-18-2007 05:14 PM

Measuring tape - not only for measuring - 15 replies

Good day My power supply for all the hand power tools comes from the ceiling and the cord is sometimes “getting in the way”. One day, I opened one of the drawers and I saw some 10 measuring tapes that I don’t use anymore….junk collector will remain junk collector…and I got the “click”. If you w...

04-17-2007 02:02 PM

Low-tech Router lift - 3 replies

Good day as you know, I don’t have the “normal” cabinet router table so, a little bit of imagination please. This lift is only for plunge router and it can prevent sagging of the insert plate. Regardsniki

04-16-2007 08:19 AM

Drill Stand modification - 3 replies

Good day Sometimes, the board is too big and heavy to be drilled on the Drill Press. So, if the board cannot go to the DP, I took the DP to the board Regardsniki

04-15-2007 12:13 PM

R2D2 - 8 replies

Good day This is my pet and I named it R2D2 because it reminds the one from “Star war”. The barrel is of 25 Gallons, used for cabbage pickling (Kapusta)- very popular in Poland and Germany. Because of the direct connection between the vac and the barrel and the short hose (~3”) that I use, the efficiency is maximal ...

04-14-2007 08:57 PM

Home-vac to Shop-vac modification - 3 replies

Good day So, I needed Shop-vac but I don’t have the space for all those Hurricanes Typhoons or Cyclones so I was using simple home-vac.The problem was that the bag got full very quickly and I had to changed them almost once a day. The modification includes changing of all the hoses to 2” dia to get more airflow and building a t...

04-13-2007 07:36 AM

Doweling on router table - 7 replies

Good day Yesterday, I posted my crazy router table.Today, I would like to share with you my way of drilling dowel holes for a frame that works the same way also for carcass just by using more “Spacers”. First, I decide the depth of the hole and I set and lock the depth-stop.Second, I set the fence so the hole will be drilled at...

04-12-2007 09:05 AM

Router table (kind of) - 9 replies

Good day As you noticed, I made many jigs and fixtures for my table saw. The reason is that the TS is almost 50% of my tools. The other 50% (almost) is the router table. I’m working in a garage that the car must go in every night so, everything must be “portable or foldable”. If I want to work with the router table,...

04-11-2007 07:23 AM

Frame cutting sled - 8 replies

Good day I would like to share with you the way that I’m cutting frame members at 45°. Instead of messing with angles and protractors, I used very accurate, dedicated triangle. To compensate for very small deviations from 45° or 90° of the blade, I’m using the method of “Left” and “Right” cutting. ...

04-10-2007 09:04 AM

Cutting narrow strips on TS - 5 replies

Good day I had to cut a few 1/4” strips and I made this setup. I think that I will make one improvement, stick some sanding paper (#80~120) along the sled so it will grip the workpiece better. If you noticed, through all my work on the TS, I’m using the Riving Knife, Blade Guard and Push shoe (except some operations like the...

04-09-2007 07:10 AM

Straight edge on TS - 8 replies

Good day I would like to tell you how I buy Oak in Poland. You go to the village and ask who has Oak (Domb in Polish) and they know that “He” is selling.You go to “He” and argue about the price that is around $400~$600 per 1 cubic Meter (35 cubic feet, we don’t use “Foot Board”). Usually, the bo...

04-08-2007 07:37 AM

Fence-mounted Hold-down Roller(s) - 5 replies

Good day Cabinetman (yes, our good ‘oll Cabinetman) is responsible for this one. After he saw the “Feather Rollers”, he asked me “What about Fence-mounted Hold-down roller”, I found the idea to be very good, did not waste any time and made it. The roller(s) is not only holding the workpiece down to the table b...

04-07-2007 10:23 AM

Feather board - Feeder rollers - 4 replies

Good day Not much to say, the pictures are saying it all. The unit is connected to the rail. I push it to the board to create some “bow” and lock it. It pushes the board to the fence and at the same time, down to the table. Lately, I replaced all the wing nuts with knobs for easier operation. The example is made wit...

04-06-2007 08:06 AM

Cross-cut sled - different way to make it - 6 replies

Good day The accuracy of the sled depends on the alignment of the blade to the miter slots so, first, please check the blade/miter slots alignment. All the idea is to take a board (in the pics, I call it “vertical board”), put it against the table edge and shim it to get 90° to the miter slots. To shim and check that the mit...

04-05-2007 04:49 PM

Bar Gauge (or simply - Checking diagonals) - 5 replies

Good day I would like to share with you the way that I made the “Bar Gauge” (I didn’t know that they are called “bar gauge”). The “bars” are made of 1/4” thick pine.The “fences” are made of 1/8” pine but plywood is okThe round edges are cut from curtain rail but a dowel or b...

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