Making Wood Quilt Blocks - by WoodMosaics First of all you have to determine what shape you will need that you can make accurately and repeatedly. This is where my jigs come in. I was to poor to buy several miter gauges so I made mine out of angle iron and bar stock. I made them set close to a certain angle, adjustable just a little. This first picture shows the back side of one of my jigs on the saw. This one is set at 45° like 4 of my jigs are; Screw advance box joint jig version 2 After I built my original screw advance box joint jig I ended up using it quite a lot. But over time, I realized the jig and plans could be improved on a bit. Primarily, I came up with a much better method of mounting the primary gears. With my old jig, I had to make a gear mount block for each primary gear.
MLCS Rail and Stile Carbide Tipped Router Bits 2 all customer reviews and ratings Average Customer Rating: (2 reviews) Add your own review for this product Rail and Stile Set (4/5), Jan 3, 2013 By Daniel Penn (Ava MO US) I used this set for making 2 oak glass panel doors. it worked fine but is slow, there is a lot of steps to making a nice door but it can be done, when I was done the doors were beautiful but I would recommend that you take your time on it. Woodworking New on Our Blog: Setting Up Factory Blade Guard Systems (Editor's Note: Join us every day for new posts from the web's best woodworkers. You can check out our past content on our new blog page.) When set up properly, factory blade guards are easy to use and offer another level of protection for the operator. Frustration with factory table saw blade guards is uncomfortably common today. Unfortunately, new woodworkers hear or read misleading remarks labeling factory blade guards as "dangerous" or "worthless" and some within another generation of woodworkers take potentially debilitating chances in a hobby meant to be fun.
12 Free Workshop Storage Plans: Tool Cabinets, Rolling Carts, Under Stair Storage and More Like clamps and free lumber, storage is always scarce when you need it. These free storage plans will help you tame the clutter in your workshop and make you more productive, efficient, and smarter. Or, at least they will make you LOOK like you are ;) Enjoy! –> My 4 Favorite Shop Storage Plans –> 2 Rolling Cabinet/Shop Cart Plans –> 3 Tool Cabinets/Shelves Plans –> 2 Storage Shelf Plans –> 1 Under Stair Storage Plan –> More Free Woodworking Plans Roll-around plywood cart Let the wheels do the work with our simple but effective plywood-toting runabout. Carrying plywood any distance can quickly turn into a wrestling match, but you'll win hands down when you use this mobile storage rack. And building it won't bust your budget either. All you need is plywood, dimensional lumber, casters, and wood screws. Swiveling casters allow you to turn the cart in any direction and back it up to a wall for space-saving storage.
Jeff Branch Woodworking Many woodworkers attempt to understand the powerful 3D modeling software called SketchUp. And many woodworkers get extremely frustrated with SketchUp because it’s capabilities are so vast, it is hard to learn on your own. I know because I was one of those woodworkers. Free Bird House Plans Here are some bird house plans to use for your own backyard habitat. These are simple plans with all the specifications you need to build your own bird houses. Downloadable plans for bird houses and nest boxes manmadediy I spend quite a bit of time setting up for projects on the tools. It’s amazing how much time it takes to make a few simple yet complex cuts. For the type of cuts that happen often, it makes sense to make a few go-to jigs to help with those annoying set-ups. One of my favorite places to find jigs and other ideas is homemadetools.net. This massive encyclopedia is a great place to browse for ideas or search for specific items that you may find a need for. Here are three jigs for the table saw that will likely get used the second they’re done:
Building A Stave Drum In the pictures, a complete shell, with circle for roundness, a close up from the only seam I sanded a bit to see if it is tight. (The ones next to this one are still rough and not exactly same height, and therefore look like they are not tight, but they are). last one shows two staves with the routerbits I used. I think there are better choices on bits, but I have these and this looks promising I think. My thoughts on this one are that a round edge doesn't need the 100% accuracy that you need with anglecutting.
DIY PVC Grow Light Stand Regarding grow light systems, there are many options available to you, at different sizes and styles. Unfortunately, most of these can come with a steep cost. The ones I researched online were in the neighborhood of $150-200 or higher. While these were of pretty good quality, it made me look for more inexpensive options. So I offer you a basic DIY grow light stand made entirely of PVC (with required metal hardware). I was able to build one of these for less than $60, including the light fixture itself.
Neighborhood Design/Build Studio: Projects: Spring 2005 Site The Arboretum, Seattle The Washington Park Arboretum is a spectacular urban green space on the shores of Lake Washington just east of downtown Seattle and south of the University of Washington.