1. Photo of Finishing Turntable
2. Construction of Finishing Turntable
3. What I Like About This Turntable
4. In Closing
Photo of Finishing Turntable
Shown in the following photo is the Finishing Turntable I configured for finishing a piece of furniture, I have been working on. It is nothing fancy, but it sure is handy. And, it was a piece of cake to put together.
1. Rationale Behind This Post
2. General Notes on finishing
3. Shellac Notes
4. Lacquer Notes
5. Polyurethane Notes
6. Varnish Notes
7. Gel Stain Notes
8. Dyes and Stains
9. Water-Based Finishes
10. Final Thoughts
12. Related Links
Rationale Behind This Post
In finishing a recent project (replica of an 1810 Stand), I put together the following eclectic collection of finishing notes.
1. In a Nutshell
2. Cut Speed Square Using Chop Saw
3. Check for Squareness
4. Making Square
5. In Closing
7. Related Links
Shown in the following photo is the speed square I modified.
2. Book Stats
3. Chapter List
4. What Each Chapter Covers
5. Final Thoughts
6. Related Links
In reading a book, one of the first things I like to do is to learn what I can about the author. Christian Becksvoort the author of “With the Grain …” has almost fifty years of woodworking experience, according to his website. A link to Christian’s website, with additional details regarding Christian’s woodworking experience, is included at the end of this review under “Related Links.”
1. Got the Pallets Now What?
2. The Wheelbarrow Handles
3. Holes for Wheel Shaft
4. Wheelbarrow Container Bottom
5. Wheelbarrow Container Back Wall
6. Wheelbarrow Container Front Wall
7. Wheelbarrow Container Side Walls
8. Wheel Construction
9. Wheel & Wheel Shaft Assembly
10. Back Legs
11. Now Go Make Your Own
The wheelbarrow design shown here is based on a YouTube video by Steve Ramsey. The YouTube video (by Steve Ramsey) link is included in “Related Links” at the end of this post.
The wood for this project is from wood pallets. Translation, it is free. I found my wood pallets next to a dumpster at a nearby shopping strip.
Before we get started, here is a shot of the finished product.
1. The Issue
2. Photos of Collet & Associated Parts
3. My Method for Inserting Router Bit thru Collet
4. My Method for Removing Router Bit from Collet
5. Removing Stuck Router Bit & Collet from Router
7. Related Links
Regarding inserting and removing router bits from the collet for my router, well let’s just say that the router bit doesn’t slip thru the collet with ease. What follows is the method I came up with for coming to terms with this issue.
Pictured below is my DeWalt trim router (model D26670), which I will be using during this post.
2. Steps Taken To Solve Problem
3. Problem Solved
4. Closing Thoughts
Recently, I went to adjust the base on my trim router and the base-adjusting knob rotated. However, the threaded shaft attached to the knob did not turn. Odds are I over tightened it.
Steps Take To Solve Problem
The photo below shows the remains of the plastic knob after removal from the metal shaft. I used the Dremel and cutoff wheel shown (in the photo below) to remove the plastic knob.
1. Blank Throat Plate
2. Blank Throat Plate Coplanar With Table Saw Top
3. Opening for Blade
4. Hold-Down Pin for Throat Plate
5. Final Thoughts Plus A Request
6. Related Links
I have always loved the heck out of my magnetic featherboards, and now I have another reason to love my magnetic featherboards. Turns out my magnetic featherboards are dang handy when making zero clearance throat plates for my table saw.
To make a zero clearance throat plate, you basically take a blank throat plate and raise the table saw blade up thru the blank throat plate; thereby producing a zero clearance between the blade and the throat plate. Shown in the following photo is my zero clearance throat plate and blade.
1. Checking For Flatness
2. Squaring It Up
3. Adjusting Left Fence
4. Lining Up Right Fence With Left Fence
5. Testing For a Square Cut
This post will cover adjusting your chop saw to ensure the cuts you make are square, and checking the actual cut for squareness.
The Photo below shows the tools I used. The trouble-light shown is especially useful (for me anyway). The clamps came in handy for holding the level (my straightedge) against the left fence while adjusting the right fence to be coplanar with the left fence.