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Table Saw Set-up Gauge

I designed this guide back in the eighties, to allow me to be sure my table saw top was positioned exactly ninety degrees to the blade, and for setting up cuts on my, then, less than reliable fence. A table saw blade must be perfectly...

1,008 views, 0 by Kelly

TABLE SAW LONG PIECE CUTTING JIG

I have a Unisaw with a 52" fence. Needless to say, cutting a forty-five on 3/4" stock longer than its capabilities is a challenge. I could run against a sacrificial fence, but that requires me to rely on the cut portion, in back of the blade,...

1,502 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...

740 views, 0 by lightweightladylefty

lightweightladylefty

Good News! I made virtually perfect dovetails on a drawer box today!

No, they weren’t hand cut. I have a really rinky-dink dovetail jig that is impossible to set up for consistently accurate dovetails. I had already made 2 of the 7 drawers for my current project and neither of them was even close to perfect. I...

848 views, 0 by Kelly

L-square Stop - Depth Gauge - Table Saw Setup Tool

This tool serves several functions. It can be used as: - an edge stop for L-squares; - a wide gap depth gauge; and, - as a set up tool for table saws. This tool allows the user to, easily, lay out lines at ninety degrees...

1,860 views, 0 by David A Sylvester

David A Sylvester

Pocket Screw joinery

I heard about the pocket screw joinery several years ago and had doubts about it, than a friend convinced me to try his “Craig pocket hole jig” on my next job, I did and now I’m hooked. It makes a super tight joint with or with out glue, cuts...

558 views, 0 by Blackie

Blackie

Here's a Key to making precise Box Joint Cuts.

I believe that all jigs share the same principle in that they work or use a key and spacing system and in order to have a smooth joint the spacing has to be precise any minute fluctuation in the spacing can leave for a bad joint, 1. A gap between...

808 views, 0 by Kelly

Gloating, Again

I live well away from civilization, so garage sales are rare. Usually, what we do have aren’t worth hitting, though you do come across the occasional gem. Last week, a family was clearing out their pop’s garage, in anticipation of moving him...

989 views, 0 by Mike40

Mike40

HOW DO YOU CARRY OUT YOUR PROJECTS?

I know we all work differently and often our work flow is based on different priorities. I thought it might be interesting to compare notes just for fun. While there must be certain logical ways to operate as a professional for the sake of...

896 views, 0 by Kelly

Fun and Fame Through Turning

My wife and her sister owned a maw and paw store in Eastern Washington. They ran it for thirty-nine years. Just before it sold, a couple months ago, I started leaving little turnings on the counter with a “FREE” sign on them. She said the grown...

626 views, 0 by WilliamWW

Hi

My name is Bill, and planning on retiring in a few years and just starting to think about taking up wood working as a hobby. Absolute novice that will need a lot of practice, and advice before I become even a little competent. Looking for some...

488 views, 0 by Big Mike

New Member

Hello my name is Mike. Most people call me Big Mike. I am new to woodworking, and can’t wait to get started. I would like any comments you might have. I now have my shop set up and need experience.

1,211 views, 0 by Kelly

Grizzly G0490X 8" Jointer with Spiral Head Review

GRIZZLY G0490X 8" JOINTER After a year of looking for a good jointer and losing out on three nice ones, due to procrastination, I finally bit the bullet and bought a new Grizzly 8" Jointer with the helix head. The model number is G0490X. The...

1,163 views, 0 by Kelly

Dust Collection - Alternative to Blast Gates

I have a box of metal and plastic blast gates for four inch hose. I bought them to set up a dust collection systems for my three dust collectors. I started with the three three horse, four bag collector, which collected dust and debris from: 1)...