Not long ago I wrote about my sliding miter table saw. It is the construction type that folds and can be stored easily. It is about 6 years old and has served me well. I was unable to cut box joints…Continue
I haven't made any box joints for a few years and had a project that I wanted to use them on. I have a very nice set of 2 Freud blades that make precision cuts. I set everything up and made a cut on…Continue
My wife My wife got one of those green expanding water hoses at the beginning of summer. It worked pretty good and was very light. I used it quite a bit. Today I went to use it and turned on the water, Something didn't seem right, it was not expanding. Then I heard a strange noise behind me and turned to see the green jacket had…See More
"Thanks for 2 very good saw suggestions. Yesterday and today I spent a total of 6 hours working on and checking every detail of my miter, blades, squares, etc. I got out my digital micrometer and here is what I found wrong
1. The square I was using…"
I don't have any experience with this saw. However, I have seen it at our school- in use by the students. It looks well made and is holding up to their use. It is belt driven- according to this…"
Not long ago I wrote about my sliding miter table saw. It is the construction type that folds and can be stored easily. It is about 6 years old and has served me well. I was unable to cut box joints due to play in the direct drive motor. Now I find that the sliding miter has worn and is not longer true. I replaced two of the worn slides and it only helped a little. I don't want to invest much more in it and want to get away from direct drive and sliding miter.(too many wear items and…See More
"I have a couple of routers and I'd rather make a simple set up for one of them than mess with the table saw.
to make box joints. I was advised not to buy direct drive saw because of the exact problem I am having. However it still…"
"Hey Ron, I had a dewalt benchtop saw that I bought with a similar problem. When the blade was slowing down you could actually see the wobble. What i found was that the washer on the arbor between the blade and the motor was not true from…"
"Ron for now though, before I get mine up here, this is what I use, very simple, this is shown on Wood Magazines Site.
You can see where this is going right? You don't even need instructions on how to make one, it's pretty straight forward.…"
"John, I never got started with my jig, but I use one like most woodworkers use. Pretty simple. However I can't show you a picture because I dismantled it and have been working with my router to make a Jig for it.
I would like to see…"
"Ron, what method are you using to cut them on your table saw? I use a wonderful home made jig that doesn't matter how square your blade or run out is, it's tight and accurate.
John MorrisThe Patriot Woodworker"
"Sorry to hear about the poor tolerance of the saw. I never realized there was that much difference.
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I'm a retired Instrument/control/chemical supervisor and spent 38 years in a power plant. I am a Viet Nam vet and have been retired 12 years. I am from Ohio, but now live iin and love Colorado.
I have a web site ronaltier.com to have my finished projects available in one place for my friends and family to see. I seldom sell anything. Once I make it, my wife and family lay claim to it.
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I love to create unusual intricate things made of wood.