Category Archives: woodworking

Cool light

This is a nice light build.  I like the jig the author made for carving out the center of a 4×4 post too. https://www.instructables.com/id/FADing-Fall-Asleep-Device/

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Interesting Dust collector build

The author has 2 variations (and several builds), one that is with the shop vac separate, another with it built in.  Its a nice build overall. https://www.instructables.com/id/Dust-Cyclone-Separator-Shop-Vac-Dust-Collector-Fro/

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Arduino controlled finget Jointer

Now this is a build I was looking more for in a jointer for your table saw.  The arduino with a stepper is used to move the wood into each position to make the next joint.  I like the hold … Continue reading

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Clever build to make finger joints with a table saw

Not even using the jointer blade too.  Just a standard table saw and the sled is nice and small (so portable).  The author uses an arduino to count steps on the crank.  Too bad it didn’t use a stepper to … Continue reading

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Bending plywood

Actually its multiple layers of vernier in the process that are bent.  Its a cool build but I am not so sure I would do it (bit time consuming).  Maybe if I was making multiple versions. https://www.instructables.com/id/Bent-Wood-Lamp-With-3D-Printed-Tool/ Another write-up here: … Continue reading

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Nice thickness planer with a handheld sander

I have seen sanding platforms built in the past with handheld sanders.  But this is the first thickness planer I have seen with one. http://lumberjocks.com/projects/138762

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Another interesting woodworking site

Seems to be relatively new site, has some interesting woodworking projects. https://www.izzyswan.com/  

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Make a jig to make dowel rod

Clever build, but….I think I would just get the stuff at home depot http://woodgears.ca/dowel/making.html#maker

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Make a tablesaw milling jig

HAHAHAHA…OK this is pretty neat.  Only thing I think I would use a cheaper blade on the saw to make the boards. Tablesaw Saw Mill Jig  

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Thin strip ripping jig

Ever need to convert a board into thin strips…well I haven’t yet but I do like this build for one.  Pretty straight forward and the PDF gives details how to do it. http://www.shopnotes.com/issues/105/extras/thin-strip-ripping-jig/

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