Several years back Bridge City Tools manufactured and sold a Kerf Maker,
a dandy tool for cutting dado's and grooves perfect in width with
undersized blades and router bits. I own one and it worked extremely
well for cutting 3/64" deep half lap joints 1/2" wide with a 3/8" wide
This guy builds one and may have had too much coffee before he began
filing and sanding.
In this video he builds a dandy folding step stool.
Ok, lets add this too.... A small walnut stool with very interesting
And I really like how he made a stationary work bench, mobile.
The end product is nice. But those fingers so close to fast moving
sharpened steel uncomfortable to watch. Maybe it's the fast-motion
of the videos but there seemed to be too many times when his fingers
were in a position where if something went wrong it might be bad.
That is true, there are some unsafe moves, we all make them. It was his
skill level and the quality of the project that I was more interested
in, and the speed at which he handles that sand paper. ;~)
He seems young, somewhat naive, and hopefully he will have a close call
and reevaluates his methods before the inevitable happens.
Interesting, but I would have preferred to see the final product before
he began. Unlike you, I wasn't sure how this was going to work.
That reminds me of the way wooden puzzles fit together. I bought _Puzzle
Craft_ by Stewart T. Coffin years ago (from him in person), but I don't
have the skills yet to actually make a good one. I'll say this: watching
these youtube videos of how other people solve these problems is helping
generally pretty good at assembling 3-D puzzles
At 0:32 and a close up at 0:37, I would certainly be using a push
stick. I keep one on top of the fence so I can grab it when I find
myself getting anywhere close. I don't believe in reaching so my
parts on the opposite side of the sharp thing.
It's well done but not what I'd want.
I think I may put some casters on mine that engage via a quick
adjustment ring and disengage with same. With the ring large
enough to get good leverage but not so big to get in the way.
I haven't seen anything off the shelf. But I'm still looking
On Friday, January 16, 2015 at 1:02:03 AM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:
I use this on my table saw:
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I think I would prefer something with multiple casters that rotate vs. the
2 fixed and 1 rotating that this base uses. My shop is really small and whi
le pulling the saw straight out from the wall and pushing it back in is fin
e, angling it is a bear since I basically have to drag the back wheels side
I have this under my 700# Sawstop saw. If moves as you like, all
casters swivel. Pricey and made by Sawstop. It is the industrial
mobile base. It has a hydraulic lift pedal that you pump 4~5 times and
the beast floats across the floor. My garage floor is slightly slanted
towards the drive way and if I am not careful the saw will roll out of
the garage on its own. Tap a lever and the saw floats down to the
floor. It is seriously the Cadillac of mobile bases.
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My previous Jet cabinet saw was much lighter but was on a tripod style,
2 wheels fixed and one swiveled. I thought it was great but ir required
some maneuvering to get it into a specific place. The Sawstop
Industrial mobile base works so well that I have never longed for the
old stile base.
$300 and for me worth every penny.
the 2 fixed and 1 rotating that this base uses. My shop is really small and
while pulling the saw straight out from the wall and pushing it back in is
fine, angling it is a bear since I basically have to drag the back wheels
Based on the size of my shop the $/ft cost would be significantly higher fo
r me than for you. I wouldn't near the mileage out of my base that you get.
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