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zero clearance insert

by shelly_b
posted 04-26-2013 04:55 PM


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 04-26-2013 05:15 PM

Way to go Shelly. Was this done with a dedicated video recorder, DSLR w/video, cell phone, etc? BTW, I still need to get around to doing this ZCI myself… I do like the hot glue idea. 8-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 04-26-2013 05:31 PM

Good video! Your “helper” is a nice addition.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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toolie

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#3 posted 04-26-2013 06:33 PM

FWIW, have you ever considered putting your hair up when working with power tools? when you leaned over the jig saw, i thought that, in the wrong circumstance, it could potentially be dangerous. just a (hopefully constructive) thought.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 04-26-2013 06:53 PM

Great catch @toolie, I missed that. FWIW, back in my early days my older sister was helping my father in his machinist shop and got her hair caught up in a metal lathe and it nearly scalped her. She lost a big chunk of hair with some skin. I was overseas in the military at the time but I remember the family sharing the news… That said, tie up the hair ASAP. Please…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 04-26-2013 06:59 PM

Next time you do this, I would suggest using your fence to hold the ZCI down so the blade can’t push it up. Of course it seems like yours is tight enough in the slot to hold it firmly, but just running the fence over the edge of the ZCI holds it down so it can’t fly up and hit you or anyone else.

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#6 posted 04-26-2013 07:57 PM

Good job Shelly. And Payton cast in the co-starring role as “The Helper” done good too!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Straightbowed

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#7 posted 04-26-2013 08:42 PM

nice video, make my inserts in the same manne,r good job nice shop wish mine was warm in tha winter

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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shelly_b

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#8 posted 04-26-2013 08:58 PM

Thanks guys! I actually had it screwed down when I was raising the blade, so it wasn’t going anywhere. I have used the fence before on ones that werent screwed down. As for the hair, I thought of that, but thought I wouldn’t be sawing very long or fast…isn’t that what everyone says right before they get hurt?

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shelly_b

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#9 posted 04-26-2013 09:00 PM

Mike, I just use regular video camera..don’t know much about it other than it records on an SD card. I got it for xmas a couple years ago. If you look at my outfeed table forum, you can see what the camera looks like.

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 04-26-2013 11:18 PM

Thanks Shelly, will do.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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toolie

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#11 posted 04-26-2013 11:50 PM

I have used the fence before on ones that werent screwed down.

i’ve seen other people use the fence, also. i never use a fence when kerfing a ZCI. i find clamping the ZCI to the table with a length of scrap and two clamps much safer for me, the blade and the fence.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Roger

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#12 posted 04-26-2013 11:52 PM

Ohhh Shelly…......that saw is soooooo nice … :) That bandsaw is awesome also. Ummm and the router table…yup, awesome too… Nice zero insert. You might as well make a handful of em. You may have to call Ghostbusters since they knocked that dewalt luggage on the floor… lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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guitchess

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#13 posted 04-27-2013 02:05 AM

I also had difficulties when trying the Woodsmith Shop’s method for leveling the insert. The cold iron sucks the heat out of the glue too fast. I have thought of trying it again and preheating the iron tabs with a heat gun.

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whitebeast88

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#14 posted 04-27-2013 02:09 AM

great video and nice zci.
how do you concentrate with your daughter running around playing.
my daughter comes out to the shop and i spend more time playing with her than working.thats probably why i get next to nothing accomplished in the shop.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Baileigh Inc

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#15 posted 04-27-2013 02:51 AM

Perfect

-- Shane Henderson shenderson@baileighindustrial.com 920-482-3220 http://wood.baileighindustrial.com/

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shelly_b

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#16 posted 04-27-2013 03:38 AM

Roger-Aww, thank you! Getting compliments on your tools is better than….well, alot of things lol. And yes, maybe if I call ghost busters, stuff will stop disapearing after I lay it down somewhere too!
Guitchess- Shaving little bits off with a chisel works really well, leveling the front and back one at a time, and you can always add more glue if it’s too low! This is what I learned after many tries anyway lol.
Whitebeast-Well, I’m around her and her 24/7 other than when I’m at work, so I’m pretty used to it lol. If I can hear her, I know what she’s doing! If I can’t hear her, that’s when I worry lol. And if she is in the shop for a long time with me, we always take a break to do something she wants to do. Thanks everyone!

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#17 posted 04-27-2013 12:30 PM

shelly_b...Another informative video. Agree with Roger...you have a great shop/tools. Looking forward to seeing what you come with for an outfeed table using the desks…..

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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