Category Archive: Table Saw

Aug 17 2011

A Jig For Routing Round Objects

I’d left off writing about my yo-yo project, when I ruined the sides trying to rebalance them. To re-true the yo-yo sides I needed to create a jig that would hold one of the sides a set distance away from a router bit and allow me to slowly rotate it into …

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Aug 16 2011

Yo-Yo Fail-Fail

When I was a kid my dad made me a yo-yo out of oak. It was a simple toy. It had a dowel for the spindle and two oak disks with rounded edges. We didn’t know where to find a proper yo-yo string, so I made my own out of …

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Jul 28 2011

Thip-Rip Jig

As I mentioned in my ladder toy post, I needed to rip a bunch of thin strips to the same width, so I made a quick thin-rip jig. The problem with the jig in that post was that to hold the dimension I used an expanding miter slot …

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Jul 13 2011

Ladder Toy

I bought a wooden ladder toy in Mexico when I was young, in fact I have always — incorrectly — called them Mexican ladders. The toy had about 8-10 flat rungs over which a wooden peg would “climb” down. I have no clue where my old toy went, but I …

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Jun 28 2011

New Router Table Fence: The Frame

Since I gave my old router table fence away, I needed to make a fence for my new router table — the old fence was too small for the larger table I built anyway. I didn’t follow any specific set of plans when I made the fence, rather I used the …

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Jun 15 2011

Bird Feeder

* I’m experimenting with different ways of presenting projects, so if the flickr slideshow doesn’t show up on the feed, you’ll have to click through to the website. Last year, I had to throw away one of our little plastic bird feeders; it just couldn’t stand the test of time and weather. I figured rather …

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May 07 2011

Small Parts Storage

Hanging on the pegboard, you can see two of the systems I use for storing screws, nails, and other miscellaneous fasteners. The first is the plastic bin. In the above picture, you can see several red bins I’ve hung on the pegboard. The second is the Plano compartment style boxes. I’ve …

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Apr 26 2011

Putting The Router Table Top Together

When I left off last time, I had finished cutting the holes for the router plate. In this installment I’ll round the corners of the table, mount the T-track, and screw the two halves of the router table top together. Rounding the Corners I chose to round the …

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Apr 21 2011

Keyboard Riser

After rearranging our computer desk and getting rid of the keyboard drawer, I discovered that the feet on the keyboard that make it tilt towards you were broken. The keyboard itself slants backwards, so with the keyboard on the desk rather than under it, it’s really hard to type. To solve …

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Mar 13 2011

Notes from the Workshop: 20110313

On the Fragility of Ball Plungers I was cutting dadoes in some Baltic birch plywood and I noticed that my miter gauge seemed a little sloppy. So I pulled it out of the slot for a closer look. I was surprised to find that one of the balls in the ball …

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