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  • BT3000/BT3100 tall rip fence simple using fence clamps

    BT3000/BT3100 tall rip fence simple using fence clamps

    BT3000 tall rip fence

    09-12-2021, 07:58 PM
    I have had a tall BT3000 fence for a number of years, I should have used it a few days ago but I didn't because it was too much trouble, And I paid the price as the tall item was a little unstable and I had a hard time controlling it as the two pieces separated and wallowed out a bigger kerf than I wanted at one place.

    Anyway the BT3000 tall fence is generally held on by the T-slots in the side of the rip fence. This is...
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  • Review of VIX-type Self Centering drill bits

    Review of VIX-type Self Centering drill bits

    I have always had trouble mounting small hardware on small wood boxes, with the hasps and hinges always looking slightly off perfectly square - particularly a problem with flat head screws and countersunk hardware which aligns the hardware to the hole location and centers on the hole.

    I'm talking small wood screws. I place and mark the hardware carefully and mark the center of the hole with a sharp awl.
    The problem comes about with small bits like 1/16 and 5/64 and 3/32"...
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 08-30-2021, 06:50 PM.

  • How to add extension rails to your BT3X00

    How to add extension rails to your BT3X00

    https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...-rail-profiles

    this is a link of a post thread on the subject.
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 08-22-2021, 03:34 AM.

  • Extending rails/rail profiles

    Extending rails/rail profiles



    I am finally going to use my BT3000 extension rails.
    My objective is to have some easily attachable rail extensions rather than a full time wide BT3000 using two full rails taking up a lot of space and requiring table support under the right side as many do.
    I just want some wider support but not to do full 4x8 sheets of ply... if I need that, I'll break the sheet down on some sawhorses with a circ saw and some guides.

    I think I am going to cut my extension...
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 09-13-2021, 02:08 AM.

  • Grizzly Overarm Blade Guard review.

    Grizzly Overarm Blade Guard review.

    Since my new shop is in the basement, dust collection is a bit more important than when I had my own building and could do as I pleased in the shop. With that in mind, I upgraded the dust collection on my table saw. I purchased the Grizzly Overarm Blade Guard to use with the saw.

    First impressions were that this is an extremely solid and well built unit. It's made mostly of steel and connects to a 4" DC hose. There were a number of issues getting it set up and installed, and a...
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  • Kreg KMA 3220 5mm Shelf Pin Jig

    Kreg KMA 3220 5mm Shelf Pin Jig




    I decided to look for the rock bottom cheapest 32mm drilling system available that would let let me create real 5mm holes spaced 32mm apart, that was easy to use, and didn’t require a bunch of setup time. I’m really surprised at how much I like this little Keg jig especially when you consider the price of $34.99, and it has everything included. There were a couple of jigs cheaper but you needed to buy a self-centering 5mm bit to go along with them so they would...
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  • Thingamajig

    Thingamajig

    One of my early attempts at making mallets had me thinking how badly things could end up if my piece got away from me while cutting so I came up with this little jig sled to secure my work while cutting a 30° bevel on the end of the head.
    A simple flat piece of 1/2” birch plywood with a fence squared to bot the sled and blade with gussets on one side and push type toggle clamps on the other. Right now I have to manually place the stop block with double sided tape but working on a t track...
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  • LarryG's Dual-Width Extension Wing

    LarryG's Dual-Width Extension Wing

    Around the middle of 2006, I came up with an idea for an extension wing for my BT3100 table saw that solved some particular problems I had in my then-shop. The design worked well, and about a year later, on May 6, 2007, I started a thread on the old bt3central.com discussion forum and shared my design with the other members.

    I called it the Dual-Width Extension wing, and you can see it here:

    https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...extension-wing

    Almost immediately,...
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  • Knife marking pencil Accutrax

    Knife marking pencil Accutrax

    Here's a tool I found useful for marking. Accutrax pencil blade marking knife.



    I have one I've been using on and off for a while. Its a fine pencil lead in the shape of a utility blade that can be installed in any utility knife handle and used with a straight edge, combination square, saddle square etc. to mark easily seen, fine lines on wood..

    Here's mine. I have not broken it, it seems to be quite sturdy. The sharp edge lasts a long time. I'm still on the...
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 01-14-2021, 12:51 PM.

  • Saddle squares

    Saddle squares

    Hey, I'm sharing one of my favorite tools. A Veritas Saddle Square. Actually I have two in different sizes. This is the large size for marking 2x4 and 4x4 (shown on 4x4 here). One of those tools that makes woodworking a pleasure.



    They're great for continuing lines from side to side. And even side to opposite side.
    Works really well when the board has a rounded edge or some wane where the edge is not really sharp and square but the two adjacent faces are square to...
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 09-25-2021, 11:20 AM.

  • How to tell plunge router bits from non-plunge router bits.

    How to tell plunge router bits from non-plunge router bits.

    Do you guys know your router bits?

    Do you know how to tell a plunge bit from a non-plunge bit?

    A non plunge bit has cutters around the periphery, but not the center. It can enter grooves from the side and cut moving sideways.

    A plunge bit has cutters that go all the way to the center of the bit face. It can cut moving vertically as well as sideways.
    Above see the bar across the center as well as the two edge cutters? Without this bar, when you drive the...
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  • Relay booster box

    Relay booster box

    Over the years i've posted a number of things. one popular one was the relay booster box. this allowed a 1-15 A trigger to operate a high current and or high voltage device like the bigger dust collectors 20 or more amp and 120 or 240 volts.. The trigger was from another high current tool like a table saw. this prevented the DC and the TS from working off the same breaker. or to use a low current remote - most don't like big motor loads - to control the DC, or to use different voltages
    ...
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 12-23-2019, 05:50 AM.

  • A Cure for the Shim Problem on the Ryobi BT3000

    A Cure for the Shim Problem on the Ryobi BT3000

    Originally written by Norm Havens and re-posted here.

    Editor's Note: The site where this article appeared originally is now gone. I had this article saved as a .pdf file from years ago and resurrected the article from that.

    December 3, 2000 I must be totally star-crossed this week . . .

    "Trouble comes in threes," didn't someone say? This week I've already dinged the blades of my new planer, nearly dropped my router from the accessory table, and now...
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  • McConnel - Lost Shop Tour?

    McConnel - Lost Shop Tour?

    While digging through the old site files, I ran across this PDF file that had no information other than a number of pictures. The file title was McConnell.pdf I can't find any reference to it on the site....
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  • CBN Wheels - making Tormek Obsolete?

    CBN Wheels - making Tormek Obsolete?

    CBN grinders; Are They Making Tormek Obsolete?

    That might seem like a bold statement, but my 20 minutes of use of the CBN wheels accomplished more than a couple of hours did on my Grizzly “Tormek” knock-off. I do know that the Tormek has MUCH better wheel than the Grizzly, but the problem with both is the speed - SLOW.


    Explanation for those not familiar with good grinding systems:
    Most bench grinders come in either of two speeds 1500 RPM (or 2000) or 3500...
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    Last edited by leehljp; 06-07-2018, 10:53 PM.
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  • BT3000/BT3100 tall rip fence simple using fence clamps
    by LCHIEN
    BT3000 tall rip fence

    09-12-2021, 07:58 PM
    I have had a tall BT3000 fence for a number of years, I should have used it a few days ago but I didn't because it was too much trouble, And I paid the price as the tall item was a little unstable and I had a hard time controlling it as the two pieces separated and wallowed out a bigger kerf than I wanted at one place.

    Anyway the BT3000 tall fence is generally held on by the T-slots in the side of the rip fence. This is...
    10-20-2021, 04:27 AM
  • Review of VIX-type Self Centering drill bits
    by LCHIEN
    I have always had trouble mounting small hardware on small wood boxes, with the hasps and hinges always looking slightly off perfectly square - particularly a problem with flat head screws and countersunk hardware which aligns the hardware to the hole location and centers on the hole.

    I'm talking small wood screws. I place and mark the hardware carefully and mark the center of the hole with a sharp awl.
    The problem comes about with small bits like 1/16 and 5/64 and 3/32"...
    08-30-2021, 01:18 AM
  • How to add extension rails to your BT3X00
    by LCHIEN
    https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...-rail-profiles

    this is a link of a post thread on the subject.
    08-21-2021, 11:29 PM
  • Extending rails/rail profiles
    by LCHIEN


    I am finally going to use my BT3000 extension rails.
    My objective is to have some easily attachable rail extensions rather than a full time wide BT3000 using two full rails taking up a lot of space and requiring table support under the right side as many do.
    I just want some wider support but not to do full 4x8 sheets of ply... if I need that, I'll break the sheet down on some sawhorses with a circ saw and some guides.

    I think I am going to cut my extension...
    08-14-2021, 12:32 PM
  • Grizzly Overarm Blade Guard review.
    by twistsol
    Since my new shop is in the basement, dust collection is a bit more important than when I had my own building and could do as I pleased in the shop. With that in mind, I upgraded the dust collection on my table saw. I purchased the Grizzly Overarm Blade Guard to use with the saw.

    First impressions were that this is an extremely solid and well built unit. It's made mostly of steel and connects to a 4" DC hose. There were a number of issues getting it set up and installed, and a...
    07-26-2021, 04:47 PM
  • Kreg KMA 3220 5mm Shelf Pin Jig
    by twistsol



    I decided to look for the rock bottom cheapest 32mm drilling system available that would let let me create real 5mm holes spaced 32mm apart, that was easy to use, and didn’t require a bunch of setup time. I’m really surprised at how much I like this little Keg jig especially when you consider the price of $34.99, and it has everything included. There were a couple of jigs cheaper but you needed to buy a self-centering 5mm bit to go along with them so they would...
    03-19-2021, 06:57 PM

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