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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; 01-13-2021, 03:42 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.

  • Festool Domino Settings for Evenly Spaced Mortises

    Festool Domino Settings for Evenly Spaced Mortises

    I was in the shop this weekend and was trying to figure out the math for the settings on the Festool Domino to space the mortices evenly and centered across a cabinet front to back. After a bunch of trial and error with my math, I gave up and got close enough and cut the Domino slots for most of the cabinets before my shop time ran out. It was still bugging me, so I figured it out on the plane on the way to work.

    Very simply, we need to subtract the width of all mortises created from...
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    Last edited by twistsol; 06-27-2018, 01:27 PM.

  • A Review of the Sommerfeld Router Table and Fence

    A Review of the Sommerfeld Router Table and Fence

    Over the years, I’ve had multiple router tables. Everything from a small aluminum Craftsman benchtop model, to the router mount on my BT3000, to a custom built version in my old ultimate tool stand and another custom built one in the wide table of my saw. In every case there was something missing or just not quite up to par. The Sommerfeld table and fence change all that and meet nearly all my criteria....
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  • Katana Edge Band Set from MLCS

    Katana Edge Band Set from MLCS

    Summary
    The setup for both bits in the set took some time to get right, but once set up properly the bits made mostly clean cuts. The reasoning behind the bearing placement on the bit set escapes me but all in all, the set performed well and functioned as advertised. ...
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  • Model making And wood work.

    Model making And wood work.

    To stay relevant in a Craft one only needs to make the most of his or her talents. The minds eye interprets the drawing the will of the crafts person takes the leap of faith. This is my 5th attempt at the model....

    ...
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  • Model making And wood work.

    Model making And wood work.

    My instalment this week is just an idea. Many of the replicas I make are of civilian but I think this could interest even the most die hard framers. Some of you may have seen this team at one time or another. My idea is to hand a trio or more from a stand on the celling. I'll post later got some honey do's to do.... ...
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  • FlashCell cordless battery-less power screwdriver Review

    FlashCell cordless battery-less power screwdriver Review

    I have owned a Coleman Flashcell screwdriver since about 2009. it does not replace the drill driver (Craftsman 19.2V C3 drill driver with lithium ion cells and clutch) but it replaces small powered screwdrivers for doing repetitive screw driving. The no longer sell them and haven't for several years. I've been wanting one to have handy in the garage shop or house rather than running back and forth.

    The advantage of a cordless, batteryless driver is that it uses a supercapacitor to drive...
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    Last edited by LCHIEN; 01-10-2017, 03:05 AM.
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  • Thingamajig
    by Dedpedal
    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...
    02-02-2021, 11:24 AM
  • LarryG's Dual-Width Extension Wing
    by LarryG
    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,...
    02-01-2021, 03:10 PM
  • Knife marking pencil Accutrax
    by LCHIEN
    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...
    01-14-2021, 04:25 AM
  • Saddle squares
    by LCHIEN
    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...
    01-13-2021, 03:20 AM
  • How to tell plunge router bits from non-plunge router bits.
    by LCHIEN
    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...
    12-22-2020, 05:09 AM

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