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  • Construction Notes for the BT3000 Tenon Jig

    Construction Notes for the BT3000 Tenon Jig

    Construction Notes for the BT3000 Tenon Jig Designed by Jim Frye Drawings by Kevin Lynch This jig is based on the Highland Hardware design that appeared in their catalog some years ago. I would consider this version an evolution of that original. I made some construction changes and couple of feature additions. It would be advantageous to read the Highland Hardware text to get more background on the construction and use of this type of jig....
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  • Wide Table With Miter Slots

    Wide Table With Miter Slots

    Originally Posted by Dave Johnson in the category BT3000 Modifications & Enhancements Well I have been out in the shop taking some measurements and I think I have everything straight. I will just tell this as a kind of sequence of events to make it easier for myself. I started out buying Ryobi's wide table kit, Part#4730300, and the wide table leg set, Part# 4730305. The wide table kit extends the rails 41" inches and the leg set supports the rails and whatever table you add to it. The wide table kit is around $155 and the leg set is about $35. The wide table setup is only necessary if you want the extended cutting capacity but I would recommend the leg set if you end up with with a table top as thick as mine to keep all the weight off the rails. ...
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  • A Tenon Jig For The BT3000 SMT

    A Tenon Jig For The BT3000 SMT

    Originally Posted by Jack Morgan in the category Traditional Table Saw Jigs - BT3000 Style This tenon jig is a copy of one by R.J. De Cristoforo. I saw it in one of his books about 12 years ago. I don't have the book anymore so I'm working from memory. The original design was for a miter slot, but it was easy enough to re-engineer it for use with the sliding miter table (SMT) on the Ryobi BT3000 table saw. I've goofed around with the design a couple times and I feel the current version is simple and practical. ...
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  • SMT Fence V2.0

    SMT Fence V2.0

    SMT Fence V2.0 – By Rod Kirby What did you guys do on 01/01/01 – this is what I did (I’m too old to for hangovers – the morning after isn’t worth the night before!). Please take particular note of the ends I made for the Ryobi fence – more on this later. The main reason I made the new fence, was that I wanted to reduce the number of times I had to take the (Triton) guard on & off: eg guard off – line up the saw with the marked line; Guard on – make the cut. I found I was tending to leave the guard off – NOT SAFE (and it lets the dust fly around. ...
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  • Micro-Adjuster For A Router Table Fence

    Micro-Adjuster For A Router Table Fence

    Router Micro-adjust fence. (Not BT3K but might be useful) – By Rod Kirby...
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  • Raised Panel Jig

    Raised Panel Jig

    Originally Posted by George McKeown in the category Traditional Table Saw Jigs - BT3000 Style Attached are 2 images that show the jig construction. It is not dimensioned, but rather a guideline for anyone who would like to build it. The dimensions are easy to figure out. A good rule of thumb for the angle of the jig is 10%. ...
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  • Shopmade Outfeed Cabinet

    Shopmade Outfeed Cabinet

    Originally Posted by Dave Johnson in the category Fence Attachments This project came about because of my lack of cabinet space and my growing dissatisfaction with out-feed rollers. The top I used was 1 1/4” particleboard with a plastic laminate top. I chose this mostly because I had it on hand. You can use whatever you have and adjust the dimensions accordingly. Also, when the slab was poured in the building I am using for a shop they were not very good about leveling it. Because of this I built my cabinet about 1/4” lower than the top of my saw and used Kitchen cabinet type leveling legs to bring it even and level with the saw top. The top of my saw measures 37 1/4” from the ground and sitting flat the height of the cabinet is 37” even. I bought the leg levelers from The Woodworkers Store, Part # 20826. They come four to a set at $9.95 a set. They measure 4” at their shortest and give you 7/8” of adjustment. Phone # is 1-800- 279-4441. ...
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  • High Fence for Dado and Panel Raising

    High Fence for Dado and Panel Raising

    High Fence for Dado and Panel Raising Designed by Jim Frye This fence was built for supporting a sacrificial face attached to the rip fence for dado and rabbit work. By making the right side face tall also, this fence can be used to make raised panels by setting the fence on the left side of the blade. The fence is 24” long, but could be longer to provide more support beyond the blade. The fence is 6” tall and has four partitions to hold the faces parallel. This fence is held on the rip fence by two strips of wood that ride in the T-slots in both sides of the rip fence. This one was made from 3/4” hard maple, but plywood would be more stable, especially if it wasn’t finished like this one is. The fence was built up on the rip fence to ensure that it was square with the fence. Be sure to wax the rip fence before doing any glue so that the dried glue won’t stick to the aluminum and to make it easier to remove the high fence later. There are no drawings for this jig. It was built following the basic design of the tenon jig I designed. See the pictures below for the orientation of the parts. ...
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  • Shopmade Rip Fence Micro-Adjust

    Shopmade Rip Fence Micro-Adjust

    Rip Fence Micro-adjust – By Rod Kirby The reason this thing works, is because of Ryobi’s great Rip fence design. You only have to nudge the “T” end of the fence to move it – the far end is a smoothly moving roller. ...
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  • Hold-In Featherboard

    Hold-In Featherboard

    You’ve got Hold-down, now here’s Hold-In – so simple to make! By Rod Kirby Woodhaven Hold in part #212 (page Fall 1999 catalogue). I located this as shown, so that you can’t make a mistake and place it too far forward – it’ll pinch the timber. To mount it, extend the SMT all the way towards you – left hand bolt is 3/8” (perfect fit in the SMT hole), right hand bolt is 5/16”. Finger pressure on the head of the 3/8” bolt holds it enough to tighten the knob. Make sure you lock the SMT down before y...
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  • Finger Board for BT3000 Sliding Miter Table

    Finger Board for BT3000 Sliding Miter Table

    Finger Board for BT3000 Sliding Miter Table Designed by Jim Frye This is a simple finger board mount for the SMT. The picture shows how it is mounted on the table. I used a 5/16”bolt and shop made 2”knob to secure it in the SMT slot, but you could use the bolt and knob from the miter fence. The bolt and knob hold the board in place and it is prevented from pivoting by two 1/4”thick wood strips that are glued and pined to the under side of the board and registered along the edges of the SMT tab...
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  • Ryobi BT3000 Extension Table

    Ryobi BT3000 Extension Table

    Originally Posted by Rob Ballard in the category BT3000 Modifications & Enhancements

    The black pipe...(which is actually a hollow closet rod) slides under the extension table and touches the right side of the saw stand...that way it is out of knee range and still available for transport. And since this monster is so long, it is very stable when moving; hence only one handle instead of two. I tried both options and this single system works well. A radiator hose clamp on the inside prevents it from sliding out too far. ...
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  • Dust Collector Pan for BT3000

    Dust Collector Pan for BT3000

    Dust Collector Pan for BT3000 Designed by Jim Frye This project is the result of an attempt to create a prototype for a dust collector pan for the bottom to the BT3K cabinet. The idea here is to keep the dust from falling onto the items stored on the lower part of the saw stand. Since I have been planning to enclose the saw stand with a wood cabinet, I wanted to use the space below the saw for tool, blade, and jig storage. An additional goal was to improve dust collection inside of the saw and above it also. The aim is to collect more dust inside the cabinet and hopefully extend the life of the motor and other mechanisms in the cabinet by keeping it cleaner. The use of a dust collection system or shop vac is essential when using this pan. ...
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  • Cove Cutting Jigs for the BT3000

    Cove Cutting Jigs for the BT3000

    Cove Cutting Jigs for the BT3000 By Jim Frye This article covers the construction and use of a set of jigs to create cove moldings on the BT3000. Making cove moldings on a table saw is an old technique and is easily done on the BT3K. This technique can be used to cut a cove of almost any dimension up to 3 9/16” deep and up to 9 1/2” wide, although those dimensions are probably way beyond the realm of practicality. The cove cut on a table saw is not a true circular form, but rather an ellipse of ...
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  • BT3000 Accessory Table Router Mounting Plate Template

    BT3000 Accessory Table Router Mounting Plate Template

    This file contains a template for making your own router mounting plate for your BT3000's Accessory Table.

    Note: An image of the template is included here, but you would be better served to download the .pdf file for printing to get the template sized correctly

    Original PDF Document:

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