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1,280 views, 0 by Shin


Vacuum Clamped Router Jig

I’ve been aware of vacuum clamping, and vacuum router jigs, for some time, and finally put one together. I came up with a cross design, some time back, that I wanted to be able to cut, without having to scroll saw accurately and that I could lap...

590 views, 0 by David Roberts

CNC Router

I am new to this site and have been wood working for 3 or 4 years now and it seems that I am always looking for that next tool! So I am looking towards 2 new tools now, A CNC router and a drum sander! Expensive tools to say the least! Just...

800 views, 0 by Brian


CNC routers

I still consider myself a greenhorn when it comes to several things about woodworking, although I have made several projects. Is investing in a cnc router a good decision? And if so, what kind would you recommend?

782 views, 0 by Shin


What's Your Favorite Power Tool?

So, what’s your favorite power tool? Mine, the router. It’s SO versatile. My second favorite tool? The drill. If I could have only two power tools, they would be the router and the drill. How about y’all? Happy Wooding!

1,535 views, 0 by Kelly

The Ultimate Dado Jig

This is my version of a router dado jig. While it shares much in common with others dado jigs, I believe my modifications to the general design make it easier and quicker to use than most others. In part, this is because the jig does not require...

783 views, 0 by TonyCan


Few kinks fixed

So a week or so ago i had an issue with my oribtal sander and the pad (hook & loom) keeping the sanding disk attached. So as i was at home depot this morning i was just going to buy a new one. The ryobi had a good pad, almost looked like...

818 views, 0 by Moment


Fast Jig for Glueing and Drilling Dowels

It’s just a jig . About a foot long …….made from a Poplar 1×2 . I have installed a 45 degree chamfer bit in the router . This bit has a chamfer measuring a full 1 inch depth of cut. I used the max depth and routed the 1×2 poplar...

1,831 views, 1 by MontyJ


Lessons learned...or what every new woodworker should know...

I have been accused of having a bit of a sense of humor in the past. If I can’t laugh at myself, well, I might as well die. I compiled a short list of things every new woodworker should know. Some of them are things I have learned from experience...

1,178 views, 0 by Brian


Stoopid mailman tried to kill me

So I’m in my garage with the door open cutting hinge mortices for a door I made a while ago and finally getting around to hang. I use the hinges with a 5/8 radius so I cut them with my router and a template to get nice, clean, round edges....

811 views, 0 by MJCD

Resident Skills

I’ve commented, previously, that a Forum is defined by the skills and mentoring-willingness of its active members. And, there is the other side of that coin, that other members need to be asking the provocative questions to draw-out and provide a...

2,287 views, 0 by MontyJ


Mortise and tenon

Is it possible to make mortise and tenon joints without a mortise machine or drill press? I know I can cut the tenons on the table saw, but what about the mortises? Router table with a straight bit and chisel out the corners? Any tips for this?

1,083 views, 0 by Shin


Shots in the Shop

Snapped some pics today. Goings on, and stuff in the “Wood Shop.” Hope others will add some. Keith “Shin” Schindler The South Central Texas Wood Butcher “The Corner” This is where 90% of the work gets done. Table saw, router table, dust...

1,174 views, 0 by MontyJ


Stupid question of the week

I work out of town a lot, as I am this week, and spend a lot of time wandering around aimlessly during my off time instead of hanging out in a motel room. Yesterday I was roaming the toy department at Lowes and came across a set of twist lock...

5,920 views, 1 by Terry


Inlay using coffee grounds...

I’m very new to this forum and I’m not to sure if this is even in the right category, but wanted to share a little test project I did using coffee grounds as inlay material. A while back, another wood worker had come to our shop to have me use...

788 views, 0 by Thorreain


Workbench to give away to a good home.

With finally moving up from the Stone Age and purchasing a new table saw, my old bench/saw is available to anyone that wants it for free. It has a 10" skillsaw table saw built in. It is 4’ wide, 6’ long and 37" high. It is made from 2×4 s and...

893 views, 0 by TonyCan


Spent $91 today!!

Best $91 spent ever! So i went for a router and some misc small clamps, but walked away with all this!! Had to share, i was stoked!! First the router, its a like new porter cable, 1.75HP, with fixed and plunge base, all the tools, 1/4 &...

837 views, 0 by EZInlays


Customer Discovery

I need your help!!! Really I’m not trying to sell you anything today, maybe at some point in the future but not today. Today I just need to understand a few things about people, who like me, create items of interest and beauty from wood. ...

1,399 views, 0 by Bill T

New Table saw

Starting to look around at upgrading my table saw ( the one I have is a old Beaver saw Its about 45 years old I remember my dad having it when I was a kid many moons ago) its a belt drive will take a 8" blade no guards of course and top is approx...

576 views, 0 by d fleminig

d fleminig

New to site

Hello All, my name is Dave. I have been a sign maker and screen printer for 35 years. Along the way I have been a framer, trim carpenter, cabinet maker, licensed pest control contractor and even taught commercial art to high school students. I...

681 views, 0 by new2it

shop smith 510

Looking for some wood working tools.i have a router, drill press ,table saw.I have seen this shop smith 510 for sale on kijiji has a drill press, lathe etc .So people say never buy a all in one tool?Other say the shop smith is a high quality unit?