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6/17/17:  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 it.  More information at the show's website.

 

Table of contents (of sorts)

5/17/2017

Template doweling jig
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!

 

10/6/2014

Drill press column-mounted fence
This 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.

7/3/2012

Ball bearing hinge
Two ball bearings with some set-screws allowed me to create a durable and very smooth-moving hinge for a small box.

3/29/2012

Planer sled
The plain easiest/dumbest/most foolproof planer sled technique you've ever seen in your life.

4/20/2011

Mortising jig
This little jig works with a Dewalt palm-router with plunge base to provide almost Domino-like mortise slots.

12/13/2009

Audible tension gauge
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.

3/7/2008

Sliding doweling jig
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.

12/30/2007

Router table circle jig
If you're going to build one of my separator lids, you may find one of my router table circle jigs helpful.

11/24/2007

Cyclone 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 forum.

9/9/2006

BT3000 table saw
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.

Discussion forum 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.

 

--Phil
phil@cgallery.com

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