Cross Cut Sled
Last week I built a table saw sled Cabinet. Here is my first sled that fits into the cabinet. Every shop should have a crosscut sled. There are many advantages to having one. Safety, speed, and repeatable cuts are just a few examples. Let’s build this! Continue reading
Table Saw Sled Storage
A never ending battle for best storage solution. Here you can find a idea for those bulky table saw sleds. I use the space underneath my tool bench. Building a specific use cabinet to store those sled has opened up some possibilities to use more sleds and not trip over them. Lets take a look. Continue reading
Scroll Saw Blade Storage
As you may know I just got a new scroll saw recently. I had this fear that I would loose the blades for the machine. After doing some research on blades themselves. I found out there is more then 2 sizes. I really had no idea there was that many sizes and types. Being fairly new at this hobby. I purchased a intro blade kit from Flying Dutchman. The kit came with 12 blades of 7 different sizes. At this point I needed a way to store the blade keep them sorted and easily reachable. The best solution for shop projects is scrap or pallet wood. I used a pallet I found at work. Come to find out under all the dirt and grime it was hickory. After cleaning it, I almost hated using it. I have other plans with it don’t worry. Let see how this is built.
Drill Press Accessories
In follow up from last weeks project the Drill Press Table, here are some add-on’s. First thing that was made is a simple stop block. A very simple design to make use of the T-Track that was installed. The next thing that was made are roller hold downs. Is that the right name for them? Anyway that what i’m calling them today. They work very well for dowel joinery. Simply push your work piece on the fence and push the hold down against it. Let the wheels do the rest.
I have acquired a new drill press. I have had it for about two months now. I picked it up from craigslist for a great price. The drill press has a cast iron top. I’ve had to put down a sacrificial piece of wood in order to use it. Other wise the drill bit would go into the metal top. I thought it was about time to do some about it. Hints the drill press table. Continue reading
Table Saw Paddle Switch
There is a new word in my shop we don’t say anymore. It’s a brand name “D****” Let me tell you a small story. I had this really cool idea for a three sided poster. Have you ever seen those billboards that have three pictures on it that rotate out every minute or so. I wanted to do this idea with three posters. I Sketched it out in sketchUp and it required sixteen perfect triangles staves. Well if you have ever tried to cut triangle staves using a table saw you would know this is not a easy task to do. The required sixty degree angle cuts are tricky to get right and be consistent through out the entire length. What does this have to do with the table saw switch? Continue reading