Category Archives: woodworking

Nice knob jig

Nice build for a jig to make knobs. Me…I just hand cut them for now. This build is nice cause it can be used for different number of grab points on the knob.

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The other alternative, use a jig saw

For making the gear (same author as before) but this time uses a drill press and a jig saw.

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Making a wooden gear with a table saw

This is interesting project. The author first uses a jig to make a circle, then prints out the “gear” pattern to put on the circle, and then slowly cuts out each tooth on the tablesaw. I wonder if there is … Continue reading

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Making some simple tablesaw jigs

Nice builds overall, some are for better cuts (lining up the fence for example). Others are for some nice push sticks. I like the build for the side feather board (and thin strip maker).

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Another nice table saw sled

I like the ability to cut angles with this build. Bit more work than I would have planned on making one.

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Interesting jig for table legs on a tablesaw

The build allows for the leg to be tapered, and then spun to round it out. Interesting take if you do not have a lathe. I can see making a baseball bat this way too.

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Combine vinegar, steel wool, and coffee grinds to make wood stain

I got a kick on this one. Pretty cheap solution to make a simple woodstain to use. Me…I just get a $5 can myself…all pre-mixed and ready to go. https://www.familyhandyman.com/woodworking/staining-wood/how-to-stain-unfinished-wood-with-used-coffee-grounds/

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Nice drill press table build

Nice build, I like how it has built in grooves to hold the clamps down. Me…I bought a cheap table at Harbor Freight for $30. https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Drill-Press-Table-and-Fence/

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Interesting sled for bandsaw

Nice build…me…no so sure I would go as fancy as the author did in this build. https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/bandsaw-sled-i-made-90-degree-cradle-makes-cutting-cylindrical-shapes-safe-75857?homelistings#post144356

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Simple table saw cross cut sled

I am a little mixed on these half sized cross cut sleds, they take up alot less space and easier to cart around, but you loose the contact point on the bit you are cutting off. https://www.woodsmithplans.com/plan/table-saw-crosscut-sled/

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