So I have been working on my bench, cutting dovetail-shaped wedges for the wooden nuts on my face vise when we had a little accident.
Turns out the wedge was a little too big and the grain was going in just the right direction to just POP-OFF!
So I borrowed a clamp to fix that little mis-hap since a home-made clamp would take too long, and my wedge clamp would not allow me to get precise pressure. (Thanks Bro. Roberts!)
So then I’m thinking ahead about things I will need to do and I figure it’s time to make my tablesaw since I’m tired of free-handing (poorly) my cuts on small pieces.
TA-DA! It sounds so simple yet nothing is ever simple. I bolted my circular saw to some plywood and made my zero-clearence cut. I magically had the right size bolts to do this and the planets were aligned so I actually started a project and finished it the same night.
Then all I needed to do was rout a channel parallel to the blade. Again, easier said than just done but I figured if it was a little off I could correct it with the home-made miter gauge.
All in all I am quite happy with this little set-up and it will make certain tasks 100% easier and more accurate. All I need to do now is make the miter gauge adjustable with a threaded rod/knob… but that can be another time.
Does anybody know how I can make an old-fashion fence that uses a parallellogram? I don’t even know if that is what I’m thinking of, but the idea is no matter how you move the fence it will remain parallell to the blade. Then all I need to do is sand it nice and smooth and put some finish on so things glide nicely over the top.
-- If you can dream it, I can do it!