A few years ago I came across an article from WoodTurning.com on something called the Longworth chuck and resolved to make one because the idea of a self-contained scrolling set of Cole jaws was just too appealing to resist. I finally got around to it, a…
In making a folded saw, it uses a jig saw blade and a pop rivet with washers.
I know I am not alone in my disregard for the splitter/blade guard assemblies that come with most table saws. The splitters are flimsy, the blade guards are always in the way, etc. Here is my tablesaw splitter project.
The knob on my plunge router is small and hard to turn. To make it easier to use, I came up with a simple hand crank. The crank is nothing more than a piece of plywood with a large hole to match the size of the knob.
I wanted a portable lathe (which flywheel lathes traditionally are not) and used a minimum of modern fasteners. Simple lap joints and wooden bolts provide a somewhat less rigid frame, but it is lightweight and easily knocks down flat for storage or transportation.
This handy wooden mallet was made from some left-over scraps of oak that I had salvaged from a pallet.
A wooden Mallet, for smacking chisels and the like.
When it comes to storing hardware, it is hard to beat the practicality of plastic bins. But the problem then becomes, how do you organize the organizers? This project solves that dilemma. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra at ShopNotes.
What makes this mortising machine so fantastic is the fact that it can create perfect mortises quickly and easily. The way it works is simple. The workpiece is clamped to a sliding table, and the router is mounted to a carriage that travels on a pair of drawer slides. By pulling the lever arm forward, the router bit is plunged into the workpiece. Then you just slide the table back and forth to rout the mortise.
Here is a project to help you keep it all together. This cordless tool storage cabinet is the perfect solution for keeping your cordless tools, chargers, and accessories organized and ready to go. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.