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  • SMT Mounted Taper Jig

    SMT Mounted Taper Jig

    Not another Taper jig! Well, I had fun making it – and it works... -By Rod Kirby Although I designed this for my Aluminum SMT Extension (see SMT Extension), you can also run it along the rip fence. As built, there is 20-3⁄4” between the front of the saw and the miter fence bracket. ...
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  • SMT Aluminium Extension For The BT3000

    SMT Aluminium Extension For The BT3000

    SMT Aluminium extension for the BT3000 See also V1.1 for a useful modification By Rod Kirby This is a follow on from my Miter slot fence (see previous posts). At the time I set up the slot, I made a new miter fence to use with the slot. The new fence is the same height as the one I attached to the original Ryobi fence and uses the same “T” track. This means that I could use all the sliding jigs I already had, for the new fence. I wanted to have something I could attach to the SMT that would let me use the new fence (and maybe others). Looking at Jim Frye’s pics (on Sam’s site), I figured that this was the way to go – with thanks to Jim, this is the result. I trust the photos let you see how easy it is to make....
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  • Notes On "Ripstrate" Used With The Ryobi BT3000

    Notes On "Ripstrate" Used With The Ryobi BT3000

    Originally Posted by Charlie Oppeneimer in the category Fence Attachments

    Notes on "Ripstrate" used with Ryobi BT3000

    Charlie Oppenheimer (charlio1@pacbell.net)
    Feb, 2001

    The Ripstrate is a nice tablesaw add-on (www.trend-lines.com, part # RS1, $39.95). It does three things: Holds the work down, pulls the work towards straight towards the rip fence and provides modest anti- kickback protection. I had previously used “Board Buddies”, but have since abandoned their use in favor of this solution. ...
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  • BT3000 Jig Saw Mount

    BT3000 Jig Saw Mount

    BT3000 Jig Saw Mount Designed by Jim Frye This setup uses an old Jig Saw and a 3/4” thick plywood router mounting plate. The mounting plate is cut and relieved to hold the base of the jig saw against the underside of the BT3K accessory table. Since this was a spare jigsaw, it is permanently mounted in the plate with adhesive. Different saws will require different cutting and relieving and could conceivably be mounted with screws and nuts to facilitate removal from the plate. Thus, there are no draw...
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  • Jeff Browning's BT3000

    Jeff Browning's BT3000

    Originally Posted by Jeff Browning in the category Mobile BT3000s

    Jeff Browning built this excellent BT3000 rolling cabinet based on the "Little Shop That Could" article in Popular Woodworking. Jeff has added miter slots, a great router fence, a high auxillery fence, and featherboards. Included in this file are several pictures of his design as well as some superb measured drawings.

    Original PDF Document:
    browning.pdf ...
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  • An Improved Blade Guard and Splitter

    An Improved Blade Guard and Splitter

    My personal objectives in making this were:
    1. Maintain Safety
    2. Be easy-on, easy-off
    3. Provide for the most used (at least for me) position of the saw blade ie 90 degrees.
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  • Design Considerations for a Wide-Rail BT3K Mobile Cabinet

    Design Considerations for a Wide-Rail BT3K Mobile Cabinet

    Originally Posted by Ray Girling in the category Mobile BT3000s

    Design Considerations for a Wide-Rail BT3K Mobile Cabinet

    Having built my own BT3K wide-rail mobile cabinet, I thought that it might be useful to those who are still at the design stage, to those just thinking about it, or to those just interested in the concept, to read about the process I followed and what core design issues were involved. This may not result in a definitive design for you, but may, at least, focus on the critical elements of the project. I have included drawings and photographs to assist, not all to the same scale, or even to scale at all. ...
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  • Another Polyethylene Featherboard

    Another Polyethylene Featherboard

    Originally Posted by Don Hart in the category Fence Attachments

    This is the second featherboard I have designed to be made out of a Polyethylene cutting board. The first one was large and used almost the entire cutting board and was designed to mount on the SMT. This one uses less than 1⁄4 of the cutting board and is designed to be able to be mounted to fences of in the miter slot with a Polyethylene slot holder. ...
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  • Attaching Jigs To The SMT

    Attaching Jigs To The SMT

    Originally Posted by Mike Stallard in the category BT3000 Modifications & Enhancements

    Attaching jigs to the SMT by Mike Stallard One of my favorite features of the Ryobi BT3X00 table saw is the sliding miter table. I particularly like the abilities to quickly and accurately square the crosscut fence to the blade, and to securely attach the fence to the table so I don't have to worry about the fence slipping. I like to include both these features in jigs I build in the shop for the SMT, even jigs that do not attach to the crosscut fence. Below is a fairly simple method for attaching and aligning jigs to take advantage of these features. Of course, once the jig is mounted so that the flip-up squaring tab works, it can be rotated to different angles using the miter angle marks just like the crosscut fence. ...
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  • BT3000 Rear Fence Clamp Replacement

    BT3000 Rear Fence Clamp Replacement

    Originally Posted by Martin Call in the category BT3000 Maintainence & Repair BT3000 Rear Fence Clamp Replacement ...
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  • Lonnie's No Measure Alignment procedure

    Lonnie's No Measure Alignment procedure

    Hi Guys - I haven't been on the forum much lately ... I bought a '55 MGTF-1500 that is taking up space, time, and money that is(was) used by my woodworking shop. The car has a wood frame beneith the body panels, so I guess it counts as woodworking. Thanks for resurrecting my No-Measure alignment thread. I see that it has lost some of the attachments. So I reposted it below. Note - there are a lot of good ways to adjust a BT3K or any other table saw. This is the one that I found is best for...
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  • Potassium dichromate: chemically coloring wood

    Potassium dichromate: chemically coloring wood

    The question comes up occasionally about using chemicals to change the color of wood. Usually the desired result is the color of aged wood--cherry and mahogany come immediately to mind as woods that develop rich, lustrous color when they are aged. Aging is free, but it's slow, and we're impatient woodworkers here in the 21st century. Dye stains can darken cherry or mahogany quickly, but the wood beneath the dye does continue to darken with age, and you can wind up with a darker piece than you re...
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  • Grizzly H7665 21° Framing Nailer

    Grizzly H7665 21° Framing Nailer

    Since I was in need of a framing nailer for a small project I searched out value priced tools. http://www.bt3central.com/showthread.php?t=28648 After mulling over the options I settled on the Grizzly H7665, $99.95 plus tax and shipping the package arrived at my doorstep on the projected date via UPS. I first read the small short owner's manual, replaced the air inlet to fit the long Lincoln that all my other air tools use. I then followed the directions on testing the nailer. At the manufacturing...
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  • Triton Respirator

    Triton Respirator

    The Triton Respirator is a whole head respirator that will benefit many people with dust and fume allergies and who work with dangerous fumes on occasion. I am not a professional and I don't think this is geared for the professional daily user. It should work great for most home and home shop users. WHAT I LIKED AND NOTICED IMMEDIATELY: 1. FIT: It adjusts well and fits well. The face mask opens easily and stays up when open and stays shut when closed. I have not had fumes or dust leak in so fa...
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  • 3M Prograde Precision flexible sanding sheets

    3M Prograde Precision flexible sanding sheets

    I gave this a shot from a local retailer the other day

    http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3...293390692&rt=d. The product itself seems very well made. The abrasive is tight to the backing and shows no sign of flaking off as others do. I used 320 and found it to cut very well. I would actually say the 320 cut better than the red Diablo 220g from the BORG. The actual back...
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