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Blog series by steliart updated 02-12-2011 09:19 PM 6 parts 23758 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: Inexpensive Aluminum T-Tracks!

01-28-2011 05:35 PM by steliart | 16 comments »

Woodworking Accessories Alternatives Inexpensive Aluminum T-Tracks! Getting woodworking accessories in a country that woodworking is not a common hobby – actually there are no woodworkers here just cabinet makers – even the simplest things have to be imported and off course you have to wait for them. Importing things from US by the time they arrive here the price number is doubled and that number is in euro now. Importing from UK is cheaper but not always they h...

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Part 2: Kerf Setting Dado Jig from a T-track left over

01-31-2011 09:00 AM by steliart | 4 comments »

Continuing this blog on T-tracks, there is nothing that goes to waist, even the most insignificant piece, at a given moment may turn out to be gold. So, the other day I was looking into some drawers and I found a cut-off piece of t-track that I used on my router table. We all use them and most times we cut them to size to fit our dimension, as they are sold in specific lengths. So I was thinking why did I save that small 20cm long piece?And the same night as I was browsing along the wo...

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Part 3: Improving your bench-top Drill Press

02-06-2011 04:10 PM by steliart | 0 comments »

My bench top drill press is nothing expensive or special, it serves me ok for the kind of woodworking I do, but they were still a few things that I could do or modify to give it a workability lift-up. If you like to read more about this, please visit my Projects page. Thank youSteli

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Part 4: Old dull hacksaw blade

02-09-2011 04:31 PM by steliart | 2 comments »

Your old hacksaw dull blades can still be very useful and come in handy when you building a workshop helper.Like in this case in my workshop notes caddy (look it up in my Projects), I used a piece of an old hacksaw blade for cutting paper. Another use for them will be for cutting sandpaper etc. So don’t throw them away, keep them in a draw and one day you will need them. Steli

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Part 5: Mini Cyclone Dust Collection Bucket

02-11-2011 03:41 PM by steliart | 0 comments »

Mini Cyclone Dust Collection Bucket Few friends message me and asked me if I can post this project also here in LJs than where I have it, because is easier for them to look at the project, so here it is.My cyclone dust collector bucket is very inexpensive and efficient. It only cost me under 20 Euros (about 25 U.S. dollars), easy to build in a weekend, and it can run with any normal house vacuum cleaner (recommended a 1600W+). Please follow this LINK to view the project. ThanksSteli

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Part 6: Making a First Aid Kit

02-12-2011 09:19 PM by steliart | 7 comments »

Making a First Aid Kit All of us understand the need of a first aid kit in the workshop, so there is no reason to emphasize its importance here. But do we know what this kit should contain, or what would be needed in an unfortunate scenario. Here are some nice guidelines I found for those who have a first aid kit and those who need to make one for their woodshop. You can make a first aid kit in many ways. You can use any sealed container such as a tool box, a small tool plastic case...

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