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  • Homemade table saw fence

    by Steve Newman     Tuesday, March 1, 2011
    With just three pieces of scrap wood. The oak cleat rides on this Dewalt Jobsite Tablesaw's fence rail. The plywood triangle has a factory edge and a square corner. I clamp these two to the saw, aligning with a miter slot. Once everything is squared...
  • A clamp for odd shapes

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, January 5, 2011
    For things like chair or stool legs. Yep, there are band clamps out there, if you want to spend some cash. Being the frugal (CHEAP) guy that I am, I use something from the shop instead. When i need to "band clamp" a glue-up up, I just grab an...
  • Od Bandsaw blades

    by Steve Newman     Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    Before you throw out those old, broken, or dull bandsaw blades, go "Green". Take that old blade and make strips about a foot or so long. When you have a nice handful, tape the ends together and make a rasp. Alternate the teeth as you assemble...
  • Cordless tapering jig?

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, November 28, 2010
    When I need tapered legs for the tables I make, I don't set up the tablesaw. All I have to do is mark the lay-out lines on the leg blank, clamp the blank in a vise, and start planing to the line. I start the handplane at the foot of the leg, and each...
  • Tablesaw needed a fence?

    by Steve Newman     Monday, November 22, 2010
    I had a small. portable 10" tablesaw. like you might see at a job-site. During one of several moves from place to place, it's "stock" fence was lost. Of course, then I needed to rip some boards with it, figures. I had some scraps, and...
  • Dutchman on a budget

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, November 10, 2010
    Since I don't have a router inlay kit, but still needed to make a few dutchman style patches for a table i made, I went "old school'. I made a patch to fit the area I needed to cover from some 1/8" thick scraps of the same wood as the...