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Forum topic by John Nixon posted 04-12-2007 03:49 AM 1597 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John Nixon

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04-12-2007 03:49 AM

I’m making a video series that cronicles my experience while building an Arts and Crafts style pool table. You can view the first three parts of the video on my web site. I welcome any and all constructive feedback.

For those of you that haven’t seen my mortising setup, you’ll want to check out part 3 in the video series that showcases my foot-activated motorized router lift.

The videos can bee seen by clicking on the Videos link from my homepage at:
www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

Thanks,

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com


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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-12-2007 05:29 AM

Thanks John. I’ll take a look.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Martin Sojka

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#2 posted 04-12-2007 07:49 AM

John, you can even start the blog series here on LJ and embed the videos as well.. if you don’t mind sharing them outside your site.

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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John Nixon

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#3 posted 04-13-2007 12:04 AM

Thanks Martin. That’s a great feature of this site! I think I will start a blog.

I received quite a warm welcome from other members. I like this site quite a bit…

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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amfmnsam

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#4 posted 04-20-2007 10:10 PM

As I see it, the accuracy of the sled and laser scale all depends on the dado for the slider. It has to be absolutely parallel to the miter slot. Or am I missing something.

Nice video.

-- Keeping my fingers attached so I can stroke my wife's hair and hold my daughter's hand

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amfmnsam

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#5 posted 04-20-2007 10:11 PM

Sorry, I was captivated by the Universal Table Saw sled.

-- Keeping my fingers attached so I can stroke my wife's hair and hold my daughter's hand

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John Nixon

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#6 posted 04-21-2007 01:57 AM

Hi amfmnsam,

The universal table saw jig is very nice. I didn’t think I’d use it or like it as much as I do.

I agree with yout statement about the accuracy of the dado position. Actually, I was trying to think of a reasonable explantion to contradict that, and I can’t. So I must agree! I can tell you this, the table is very accurate (so I must have got lucky). I used it to miter the pieces on my Mission Lamp shade, and the angles were dead on. The jig is very versatile.

Thanks for checking out my stuff.

John

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY - http://www.EagleLakeWoodworking.com

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amfmnsam

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#7 posted 04-21-2007 02:49 AM

To make my cross for our pew banner, I ended up making a crosscut sled for my tablesaw. I spent WAY too much time adjusting the fence to get it square, using the 5 cut test to check. I lost count, but am comfortable saying it was about 8 attempts. So I am sensitive to jigs that just happen to end up “suare”. It was probably just my day to be tested, but I never take square for granted anymore.

Frank

-- Keeping my fingers attached so I can stroke my wife's hair and hold my daughter's hand

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#8 posted 04-30-2007 06:25 AM

Enjoyed the video on the table legs and now very interested in the techniques you demonstrate with the router, etc.

-- John

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#9 posted 04-30-2007 11:08 PM

There was a good article in FWW a few years back on this subject.

-- I've got a bandsaw in my kitchen...

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