One of the most favorite tools in my shop is my Performax (Jet) 16-32 Plus drum sander. I use it on almost every project. However, this power tool has one characteristic that has proven to be a great vexation to me over the last 15 years – the ten...
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Location: Auburn, WA
I am a retired engineer from the aerospace industry. I have been a woodworker off and on since working in my father's home workshop as a youngster. In recent times, I have spent more time house remodeling than woodworking, but that is about to change. I am just a hobbyist woodworker and a confessed tool junkie! I am a power tool guy -- and not into doing things by hand unless necessary.
My wife and I have recently moved into a senior gated community here in Auburn, WA. Fortunately, the home we purchased had a small attached lean to room which I have converted into a woodshop.
When completed, I will have a nice variety of power tools to make my hobby more enjoyable, including a hybrid tablesaw, 14" bandsaw, bench drillpress, 6" jointer, Performax 16-32 drum sander, DeWalt 735 planer, Ridgid Oscillating Sander, air compressor, router table, downdraft table, and 3HP dust collector.
I hope to be able to share some of my current and future projects with the wonderful folks here on Lumberjocks. I visit this site daily and have enjoyed the many wonderful projects displayed and the great attitudes of the forum members.
-- Paul, Auburn, WA
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This final chapter winds up our journey— Decked Out Ridgid Model R4511 Table Saw. Where I Started The Changes I Made Here is the baker’s dozen of additions and modifications I made to my Model R4511 to transform it from a great ...
This blog chapter discusses the final upgrades I made to my Model R4511 tablesaw. Upgrading the Blade Insert As with most tablesaws, the stock blade insert is a metal die casting with a wide slot to accommodate both vertical and bevel cuttin...
As shown below, the Tilt Angle Indicator furnished with the Model R4511 was typical of most tablesaws — a sheet metal pointer secured to the arbor tilt mechanism. These pointers are somewhat fragile and easily bumped out of ...
My Turn-The-Corner-Thingy Selection My first choice was to use a small right angle gearbox, but I was unable to come up with any miniature ones with my Google searches. Fellow LJer DIYaholic pointed out some really skookum looking ones yesterda...