Thursday, December 29, 2016

CNC steps aside for some good ol' sawdust making.

I'm currently working on a corner bench for our dining room. There's a lot of plywood to cut, so I temporarily removed the cnc stuff so I could use my radial arm saw. I made this video to show it still works as a saw and comes in handy when I need to crosscut a bunch of boards between 12 and 17 inches wide.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Shopsmith Hack #1: Tapping Straight Holes

Today I posted the first of a series of videos on getting more out of your Shopsmith:

I love my early 80's vintage Mark V Shopsmith. I bought it on Craig's List years ago, and it has made woodworking in my small space possible ever since.  This is a trick I use to make sure I'm tapping straight into holes.  This time, I'm not actually working with wood, but threaded holes are elements of all sorts of custom tools and fixtures, which I use for woodwork.
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December 12 update: I posted these instructions to