It is sad but true that the space beneath most tablesaws goes to waste. But that need not be the case, as you can see here. Our cabinet stores a plentiful supply of sawblades, router bits, and other w...
Napkin Stands are very popular and we offer a couple of different ways to make them from our country plaques. We try to make all of our projects into useful items because they sell much better than purely decorative pieces. A good design to use as a table top organizer or coat rack. Use a router or sandpaper to round edges of the Pineapple, but NOT the leaves. The leaves look better if left sharp edged and pointed.
I have been using my hand-held router a lot lately. For one project, I had to rout some stopped dadoes. With this kind of cut, an edge guide is almost a necessity. And although most router manufacturers offer an edge guide as an accessory, it is really no trouble at all to build your own. As you can see in the photo, it is just a replacement base made of hardboard with an adjustable hardwood fence.
Here is a look at a few simple homemade tools and jigs that can prove useful on all sorts of DIY projects. A jig is an accessory used in woodworking or metalworking that controls the movement or location of a tool.
By Gord Graff - A friend recently complained that his Hitachi M12V did not have a large enough throat to accommodate the larger horizontal panel raising bits. It is a simple process to cut the offending template bushing ears off but what if you wanted to use a template bushing after removing these ears? Rather than try to explain my remedy for this obstacle over the phone I decided to put it in picture form. I hope that it helps others who may have the same issues.
A router table makes quick work of cutting raised panels. But an alternative to buying expensive router bits to do this is to cut them on your table saw. Here are a couple of tips to make the job go easier, so you will end up with smooth, clean bevels and square shoulders.
With the growing popularity of cordless power tools, it is extremely easy these days to accumulate a lot of portable tools, and when you add in quality corded tools, such as circular saws, routers, planers and air nailers, you can end up with a pretty hefty investment. These same tools are the first to walk away in a theft. Left lying around a shop or garage, they can also be somewhat dangerous for youngsters.
The down-loaded plan was for a floor model drum sander. However, since floor space is at a premium in my shop. I opted for a table top model as you will see, that will fit an existing mobile base that performs double duty for my new drum sander and router table.
Trimming the solid-wood edging glued to a plywood panel has always been one of my least favorite tasks. So Iam always looking for a quick, easy, and accurate way to get it done. The router table setup just might be the final answer.
To support workpieces, I made a simple T-shaped fixture that secures to my portable clamping workstation. By adjusting the height of the fixture, I can use it with various tools, such as my tablesaw, radial-arm saw, router table, etc. inches
With its adjustable framed-glass shelves and open sides, this easy-to-build display case will let your collectibles really shine. But you will not have to collect a shopful of tools to build it. This is part of our Basic Built series of plans. Basic-Built projects require only a limited number of inexpensive and readily available tools and materials. Included is a bonus plan for a portable router table.
This ShopNotes magazine issue covers projects and articles such as making a Jointer Push Block, a Vertical Raised Panel Jig, Tuning Up Your Router, techniques on Edge banding Plywood,tips for Ripping on the Table saw, Tool Storage System for portable power tools, a discussion on Lumber Grade, and five workshop tested solutions (Router Bit Depth Gauge, an Adjustment Block for your Router, Installing Threaded Inserts, Squaring Up Large Panels, and a Cork Bottom Sanding Block).
In ShopNotes No. 96, we showed how a drawer joint bit in your router table is a fast and easy way to make drawers in a short amount of time. The key to how this works is the bit and its unique stepped profile. What it allows you to do is cut both halves of the joint at the same bit height, all you need to do is change the fence.
Cutting on-the-money rabbets for half-lap joints with a portable circular saw and handheld router is a breeze with this two-in-one jig. Perfect for those who want great joinery but do not have a tablesaw to accomplish it.
When you are template or freehand routing, a fence-mounted dust port does no good. So for those situations, Todd DiOrio of Pennsylvania designed this dust hood. Todd says, It can be mounted anywhere on the table, and is secured at a single point in a T-track so it easily pivots to the best position.
This issue of American Woodworker features a collection of advanced and intermediate skill level projects as well as articles on shop solutions and technical advice. No matter the year of publication, the majority of this content is still relevant today.
Every time we visit the shop of a well-seasoned woodworker, we come away with fresh ideas for solving common workshop challenges. These ideas typically take the form of special jigs, storage projects, and problem-solving tips. This article includes projects like a super-simple router planing jig, a modular rack for loads of lumber and plywood, a sturdy auxiliary outfeed table, a small-part table saw sled jig, and a rail-and-stile mortising jig for loose-tenon joints. There are also handy tips including a quick fix for cracks and splits.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a raised panel door which can be constructed using a table saw and router table with stile and rail bits. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
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