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  0 Thread: My CNC Arrived
Post: RE: My CNC Arrived

Don’t forget to pick up a copy of my book! :D https://www.woodcademy.com/book-store-1/2021/6/12/beginners-guide-to-cnc-machining-in-wood
handi Woodworking Power Tools 44 2,542 03-05-2022, 08:41 AM
  0 Thread: Box joints in center of board? Maybe with the Incra jig?
Post: RE: Box joints in center of board? Maybe with the...

Actually, with a typical finger joint jig, you only need the FIRST slot cut, then you can put that over a pin and work across. No reason it has to start from an end nor go all the way. Mark out yo...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 8 501 03-05-2022, 08:37 AM
  0 Thread: Blade cleaning
Post: RE: Blade cleaning

Can’t do 14” blades but MicroJig’s BladeClean is my go to. I work for MicroJig, so I have had this for nearly 2 years now.  I use Simple Green, cut 1 to 1 with water.  Cleans an old cruddy blade af...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 14 937 03-05-2022, 08:31 AM
  0 Thread: exact 90 miter guage
Post: RE: exact 90 miter guage

I have the Osborne EB-3. I can set it to any angle and instantly reset to 90 degrees.  The accuracy is as good as I can measure.  Keep in mind that any 90 degree cut with a miter gauge pretty much...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 10 977 03-05-2022, 08:24 AM
  0 Thread: Plywood
Post: RE: Plywood

greatscott Wrote: (03-04-2022, 01:19 AM) -- I don't think Menards/Home Depot/Lowes has ever sold plywood that wasn't imported?  I've never had good luck with their plywood - too many voids. -- Box ...
handi Woodworking 10 871 03-05-2022, 08:17 AM
  0 Thread: Vacuum clamp bag source?
Post: RE: Vacuum clamp bag source?

Do not forget Roarockit. They have a selection of long narrow bags for skateboards, but they do have wider bags as well.
handi Woodworking 4 532 02-19-2022, 08:22 AM
  0 Thread: Router Table Miter Slot
Post: RE: Router Table Miter Slot

I have built literally dozens of router tables over 30 years of professional woodworking. I am ambivalent about the miter slot. I did add one to my Folding Router Table plans shown on Woodcademy TV...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 10 1,350 11-27-2021, 08:22 AM
  0 Thread: Router table upgrade ideas
Post: RE: Router table upgrade ideas

Free video and plans on my website for a full sized, folding router table. By far my most popular project.  https://www.woodcademy.com/season2/router-table It features an aluminum fence system bas...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 26 3,165 11-27-2021, 08:17 AM
  0 Thread: My CNC Book is now available
Post: RE: My CNC Book is now available

Bill,Back when I trained operators in pro shops, I always told them that it would be 6 months before they were skilled and confident enough to be able to program, set up and run a job faster than it u...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 8 913 09-23-2021, 06:01 AM
  0 Thread: My CNC Book is now available
Post: My CNC Book is now available

Checked one off the bucket list today; finally published a book!“Beginner’s Guide to CNC Machining in Wood”, from Fox Chapel Publishing, went on sale this morning.https://www.woodcademy.com/book-store...
handi Woodworking Power Tools 8 913 09-21-2021, 09:15 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

KyleD Wrote: (07-20-2021, 04:21 PM) -- Handi, I have watched your videos and respect you abilities. P.S. I wonder how much that $150 plywood would cost right now? Are you saying the edge of your ...
handi Woodworking 65 8,924 07-20-2021, 10:14 PM
  0 Thread: need help with glue up Reading, PA
Post: RE: need help with glue up Reading, PA

If you cannot find a shop close enough, a good hand plane can do the jointing and takes almost no storage space.  The trick is to clamp the mating boards together with the glue edge up. Plane the t...
handi Woodworking 7 1,338 07-18-2021, 12:54 PM
  0 Thread: Wandering router bits
Post: RE: Wandering router bits

NickNC Wrote: (07-15-2021, 10:05 AM) -- Thanks all, knew I’d get some pretty good answers here.  New collet ordered.  Castguy – I never thought of the Dykem, but I did get in the habit of using Penet...
handi Woodworking 17 2,519 07-18-2021, 12:46 PM
  0 Thread: Anyone make Tumi Ishi blocks here?
Post: RE: Anyone make Tumi Ishi blocks here?

Turner52 Wrote: (07-17-2021, 02:18 PM) -- I have been going fishing in northwest Ontario for 30+ years. (not last year or this year either, unfortunatly]All along the roads and even some of the lakes...
handi Woodworking 16 7,004 07-18-2021, 12:43 PM
  0 Thread: Precision crosscut sled plans and miter rail options
Post: RE: Precision crosscut sled plans and miter rail o...

I use the ZEROPLAY Guide Bars from Microjig. Have for more than 10 years. Honestly, I have worked with Microjig for many years and work for MicroJig now, so take that into account. The ZEROPLAY ...
handi Woodworking 12 1,955 07-18-2021, 12:36 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

Stwood_ Wrote: (07-17-2021, 12:52 PM) -- Most cabinets shops (mine doesn't) need a 30 thousand straight line ripper for straightening ply that is already straight. The big boys that you consult with ...
handi Woodworking 65 8,924 07-18-2021, 12:29 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

Stwood_ Wrote: (07-16-2021, 07:07 PM) -- Yea there's always a few that say that. You must have gotten stuck with reject plywood is about all I can think of. -- Yea those who say that are usually pr...
handi Woodworking 65 8,924 07-17-2021, 12:39 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

Stwood_ Wrote: (07-15-2021, 03:28 PM) -- Output table....saw table extensions left and right, and a roll table to the rear of you, to be able to stand the ply on the saw and on the table behind you, ...
handi Woodworking 65 8,924 07-16-2021, 06:11 PM
  0 Thread: Diamond sharpening stones
Post: RE: Diamond sharpening stones

I have the M-Power Diamond cross stones in several different sizes and grits, from a full size stone to a small card size unit that is awesome for router bits. One of the big advantages to Diamond ...
handi Woodworking 2 768 07-14-2021, 08:20 PM
  0 Thread: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?
Post: RE: Do you actually use 52ish inch rip capacity?

Even with sheet goods the wider fence is less than useful.  You can’t cut off a factory edge, so if you need the saw to cut one edge, you may as well reduce the sheet to manageable sizes before goi...
handi Woodworking 65 8,924 07-14-2021, 08:14 PM

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