Hey everyone, there is a new woodworking TV show called Woodcademy
streaming via Amazon Prime. I watched the first episode and it
was terrific, I highly recommend you watch it, too. When
searching for the program on the Amazon channel via my Roku, I had to
spell the entire program name, "Woodcademy," to find
information at the show's website.
You don't need
to spend $200 on an accurate doweling jig. My template doweling
jig is precision machined from cast acrylic (accurate to within
thousandths of an inch). And at only $40 (including shipping),
everyone can afford to have one of these in their tool chest!
press column-mounted fence
attaches to the column of my drill press and maintains registration
to the chuck when the table is adjusted. Very helpful when
drilling into the edges of rectangular workpieces that need to be
rotated, or any other time when you may need to adjust the table, but
don't want to lose fence registration.
bearings with some set-screws allowed me to create a durable and very
smooth-moving hinge for a small box.
easiest/dumbest/most foolproof planer sled technique you've ever seen
in your life.
jig works with a Dewalt palm-router with plunge base to provide
almost Domino-like mortise slots.
When I wrote
this, my current bandsaw (a little Delta 10" BS150LS) had no
tension scale. Instead, the manual instructed the user to twist
the tension knob a different number of times depending on the size of
the blade. Of course, the manual only went to 3/8" wide
blades, and the blade I wanted to use was 1/2" wide. Not
only that, but we've all read the stories of the hopelessly
inaccurate scales on many saws. So I decided to tackle the
problem from another direction.
Dowels can be
a great (albeit kinda slow) way to join wood. I have used
several different kinds during my life. I finally just made my own.
table circle jig
going to build one of my separator lids, you may find one of my
router table circle jigs helpful.
separator lid w/ cyclone separator baffle
By far the
most popular project I've posted here. Since originally posting
(11/24/2007), the page has accumulated well over 100,000 hits.
My best estimate is that there are now over one-thousand woodworkers
around the world that have built their own from information on my
page, and the discussion
As I update
this site, I simply cannot believe I originally created this page
nearly five years ago [I'm updating again and now it has been nine
years!). This is still my only table saw, and while I know this
is the table saw that woodworkers love to hate, I have had a love
affair with mine.
I've added an icon/link to the top of each of my pages, that will
take you to the forum. But for people still looking for it
here, well, here you go.
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