A reader recently inquired about the method I use to secure the crosscut fence to my sliding table saw. Grizzly provides a knob with a long male thread to pass through the slot in the outrigger and into the bottom of the crosscut fence. This is secure, but slow to remove when taking off the crosscut fence. For … Continue reading Fast-Action Clamp for Crosscut Fence
On the morning of Sunday, April 15th, Morton and I exchanged ideas about trestle tables, spurred on by a recent sketch of a table on which he was working. That got me yearning to build a trestle table. I documented my progress live on Twitter which was useful because each update had a time stamp so followers could … Continue reading Maple Trestle Table, Session 8 – Make Your Tools Work for You and Flattening the Top
Background I have had the 6" Mirka CEROS (Compact Electric Random Orbit Sander) for about a year. Although I have not used it in a production shop environment, I used it extensively for sanding sculptural work and, to a lesser degree, for flat surfaces. I have had absolutely no issues with it. When I purchased the Mirka … Continue reading Review of the Mirka CEROS
Since I don't yet own a Festool router, my Porter-Cable 890 Plunge Router showed the most promise of containing the mess. Dust and chips were drawn into the port built into the base (located behind the depth stop turret) and up through the column. My only shop vacuum/dust extractor was a Festool CT26 and I … Continue reading Adapting a Porter Cable 890-Series Plunge Router to fit a Festool D27 Dust Extraction Hose
This article is about my experience with Laguna Tools, Inc. and Canadian Woodworker Ltd. I did not receive anything in exchange for writing this article and nobody but my friend and editor Mike knew that I was writing this article. California-based Laguna Tools has been a hot-button topic in woodworking forums for as long as I can … Continue reading My Experience with Laguna Tools, Inc. and Canadian Woodworker Ltd.