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  1. Looks safe to me. References off the fence moves across bit in right direction. Maybe he could have pivoted the board onto the bit instead of just lowering it, but wouldn't say just lowering it is a safety hazard. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Alrighty, was able to get some quality woodworking time to finally hammer this out. Down to making doors and drawers. Starting with the router access door. Used the new router table for the first time to rabbit the inside of the door frame. But no dust collection... yet. Ok fit. Used standard butt hinges from Lowes and plexiglass for the panel. Really not sure how to estimate how many/big the the necessary air flow holes needed to be, just ran with 3 at 1". Installed a stop and used magnets as the latch. Used mdf for the bit drawers cause that is what I had.
  3. Cool system with the old work boxes, never seen it done that way. I don't recall the need to tighten down a locknut, I just adjusted to height. I'll let you know if the move on me, but I suspect they'll stick where they are at. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Always love seeing pictures from your shop! I had ruled out putting the extension on the left because of the motor shroud, but I see you just extended from the extension... a creative solution that didn't occur to me. Oh well, there is always version 3! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Since it has fo
  4. Nice FX! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Been an intense few weeks at work, but did manage some time in the shop. The top is held in place by gravity with the help of some guide blocks that I champhered the edges to help locate the top easier. Installed these with some glue and brad nails with the cabinet upside down. Trimmed out the plywood edges with cherry scrap and prepared some new laminate MDF, this time in red, for the drawer fronts and on/off switch trim. Used an extra deep old work plastic box which worked but had to modify slightly so the faceplate would install flush. The kreg levelers didn't match up to the f
  6. Yes, that is the intended design. Right now I am thinking the top will fasten between table saw rails and the cabinet will be fitted to the top from below, micro adjusted using the cabinet levelers, but not actually attached to the top. We'll see how it goes. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. When I received my new table saw a bit over a year ago, I just made some quick and dirty modifications to the extension wing to create a serviceable router table. Decided it was time to make some improvements to the top and add some storage and dust collection. This is what I am replacing: I'm probably about 75% through this project here's what I've got going so far: Plywood parts all ready to go for the carcass, most of the joinery is dominos. Glue up: Decided to laminate the sides to a color close to JET off white. This was the first time I've worked with laminate, so
  8. Following this thread for the video, great looking bowls! Makes me want to learn how to turn. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Craftsman is (now was) a private label so it is hard to say who makes it in a general sense. Whoever manufacturers a particular tool last year may not be manufacturing this year. One of the reasons retailers like private label is for sourcing flexibility. It's possible the euro's are still manufacturing, but typically European manufacturing is considered expensive for many things in the world market. I would put money on Taiwan for hand tools, it is possible to get good quality from there if it is spec'd to be that way and the factory is reliable (tons of audits by the retailer). Although
  10. Well played. [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Ditto on experience with the 5. You won't be disappointed with the 3 either, but glad I chose the 5 as my first. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Welcome to the forum! Pretty unique stuff, great work! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. China has nothing on me. [emoji3] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk You are right about that! Kids are each getting one (it was obligatory), so there will be at least three that will be happier with the candy than the box. I'll post a pic when they destroy their box, expect it prior to the new year. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I milled up some scrap lumber to just shy of 3/8" to edge my shop plywood counter tops but as the holidays approached, decided to repurpose to make gift boxes. 27 of them. Milled boards with slot for bottom panel. You can see some prototypes I made in the background... Miter cut with all pieces in continuous grain match order. Glue up, used plywood for the bottom mostly to keep this project moving quickly. Packing tape and rubber bands as clamps. Batched them through the spline jig, trying out a couple decorative configurations for the splines (why the heck not?). Time
  15. Nice shop, congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. What are the thoughts as far as using small rare earth magnets with the polarity reversed? That is a really clever solution! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Shop air conditioning / heating. Crosscut sled. Wixey digital angle finder. Quality ROS with great dust collection. Domino, but in some ways this might be slowing my learning by reducing mortise and tenon practice... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. You've sold me on the SDD, that is going to happen [emoji3]! As soon as I finish these Christmas gifts going to a bunch of shop upgrade projects, this will be one of them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Ok, this is embarrassing. There was probably 3 cubic feet of baby powder fine saw dust jammed into that filter, how this didn't occur to me as the obvious problem I don't know. Once again, reminded of my own noobiness. Do these filters require vacuuming every so often or will spinning the dust release lever once in a while be adequate to keep the filter clear? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Good call. Step 1 clean that filter. Step 2, I think I am going to add the super dust deputy Jfitz suggested. To do that I think the best way will be to mount the motor to the wall which will do two things for me: 1. Create the space to fit a steel trash can to collect dust from the cyclone and 2. Eliminate two 90s and about 7' of pipe. I'll go ahead and address the other 90s at the same time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Thank guys, two very consistent thoughts. Yes, the dust collector bag when inflated is hard a a rock. The filter is most likely culprit! Separately, I might look at what options are out there that might fit in the space to turn it into a two stage unit with cyclone. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. I've got a Jet 1200 CFM collector that I have Jimmy-rigged to PVC pipe to create my garage shop dust collection system. Worked pretty well right after I installed. Recently hasn't been working great at all. There was some build up in the pipes parallel to ground which after clearing just jammed back up again. The poor performance of the system was really clear yesterday when I attached the dewalt planer and the air being pushed through the system blew sawdust through all the nooks and crannies around the blast gaits suggesting the the dewalt was pushing more CFM that the jet was pulling
  23. Bummer, I was planning on buying a few clamps at 50% off, but at 15 or 20%, I'll just wait to buy them when I need them... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. FYI, Experiencing same issue, killing app and downloading again did not solve. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk