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Kaleb the Swede

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113 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: humor resource tip jig trick

Jeff Foxworthy describes redneck as this: a glorious lack of sophistication.

First off i mean redneck with the utmost of endearment. Second, I am not a table router guy so I do all my routing by hand. I was doing some 1/4 inch rabbets and I saw the dust accumulating, and was thinking “gee, I wish I had a festool 2200”. (Who needs money right?). Then I I quickly thought of this when I looked at my recycling. It’s just an ocean spray cranberry juice bottle; which the mouth fits perfectly on my shop vac hose, cut in half, with a few small cuts in front so bits can go in. I screwed three scrap blocks to it and it works like a charm. Then a few spring clamps and rout away.

Laugh if you want but I don’t have a speck of dust so it works. So in honor of my brilliance (funniest thing I’ve ever said). Show me what you do to have your inner redneck come out to solve some woodworking problems.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful


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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 113 days ago

Great solution, although a Festool 2200 would be nice and perhaps overkill for a 1/4” rabbit. I can’t out redneck this because I have a serious habit of over doing my shop improvements, but that’s 90% of the fun of wood working for me. Thanks for sharing, as I’m sure all LJs can always appreciate an innovative, simple solution.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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SASmith

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#2 posted 113 days ago

How about a wooden wheeled log hauler?

That is a 2’ diameter cherry log sitting atop it.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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Ripthorn

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#3 posted 113 days ago

I don’t have a pic on the tablet, but I rigged up a table to hold my jigsaw upside down to cut some thin metal. The super red neck part was the rope that I put through the handle to function as a foot control. It was uber ghetto.

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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Kaleb the Swede

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#4 posted 113 days ago

Hahahaha. Yeah but I NEED the festool 2200.

Crap, I’ve been outrednecked by Mr. Smith and Brian! Great work

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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Don Broussard

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#5 posted 113 days ago

I have a double-arbor grinder with a stone on one side and a buffing wheel on the other side. When I need to clean rust off a piece, it’s a bit of trouble to replace either the stone or the buffing wheel, so I just put a wire wheel on my electric drill and clamp the drill up in the bench vise. There, I fixed it!

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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BentheViking

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#6 posted 113 days ago

Until I got my ridgid OSS I put an old belt sander upside down in a vise to sand things.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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JohnnyStrawberry

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#7 posted 111 days ago

Well, how about this:

(http://lumberjocks.com/projects/76091)

I still have a dozen sour cream & onion potato crisp tubes. :-D
Thanks for sharing!

-- What are those few hours of mine compared to those decades Mother Nature has put in it!

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Kaleb the Swede

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#8 posted 110 days ago

Well yours is definitely prettier than mine Johnny, great job.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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BTimmons

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#9 posted 110 days ago

Like I used to have as my signature on this forum, “If it’s stupid but it works, then it’s not stupid.”

-- Brian in Arlington, TX

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Knothead62

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#10 posted 110 days ago

Whatever it takes to get the job done!

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Randy_ATX

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#11 posted 110 days ago

Redneck? I say Genius!!!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Randy_ATX

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#12 posted 110 days ago

This one MAY border “redneck”.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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SebringDon

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#13 posted 110 days ago

If “glorious lack of sophistication” defines redneck, I think my router table and micro-adjuster qualify. :)

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-- Don

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lunn

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#14 posted 110 days ago

I’m setting here in Kettle Hollow. 99 percent my shop is redneck. My tablesaw is powered with 2 squirals running in a wheel. I just gotta teach them to run in the same direction. Oh! where’s Kettle Hollow? I’t up the road from Lick Skillet or down from Hogskin if you comming from the east it’s not far from Wallop Hollow or Toadtown. And you can’t get here from the West. Well Blue Mud is sortta southwest. Redneck enough?

-- What started as a hobbie is now a full time JOB!

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fuigb

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#15 posted 110 days ago

No pics, but when I started my table saw was an inverted Craftsman circular saw attached to the bottom of a piece of plywood. The homemade fence and taper jig were the crowning touch. The thing is that it worked fine for those new home owner projects, like shelves for the garage, planter boxes, etc

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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