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Categoriesall cameras corner-clamps crosscut-sleds drill-presses drills dust-collection humor measuring-and-marking misc projects reviews routers runners safety sanding sawstop sketchup t-tracks table-saws tips-and-techniques
UPDATED VERSION with some safety info at the start of the video. The return spring (quill spring) on my Craftsman 10" drill press broke, so I had to replace it. I explain how to remove the old one, how to find the right replacement spring, and how to install it.
** UPDATE: See this video to build a sheath: https://youtu.be/IiQ2bv2rH44 ** No lie, you'll be amazed at how often you end up using this tool, once you make it. Simple, and cheap.
Introducing my new SawStop PCS. I show how I got it home and unboxed it, assembled it, set it up, and calibrated it. I give a tour of the saw, and I also show how to clean and wax the cast iron table top.
How to build my lever-operated router lift, for both plunge and fixed-base routers. Bonus: A mini router table. Detailed instructions, and plans are available at https://thenewbiewoodworker.com/plans/.
This is a follow-up to my video about my lever-operated router lift for plunge routers https://youtu.be/jnu9Sso0ddc. It shows how the lift can be modified easily for fixed-base routers. Keep an eye open for an announcement about a possible build video.
** BUILD VIDEO: https://youtu.be/LJqPDADi8MM ** Here's a look at my lever-operated plunge router lift. If you want a build video, leave a comment.
Learn how to view SketchUp models for free, in your web browser! No experience necessary. I'll show you everything you need to know to get up and running in SketchUp, including the camera controls, how to measure things with the tape measure, and how to use Scenes and Layers to view only the parts you want. What are you waiting for?
Includes tips for sharpening router bits, and setting router table fence distance. Why spend money on buying t-tracks, when you can cut your own t-slots, or make your own t-tracks, using specialized router bits? I demo a $14 bit, and a $35 bit. Believe it or not, I like the cheaper one better!
Learn the least-messy way to cut t-tracks, how to make dados for t-tracks using either a router bit or a table saw with a normal blade, and how to install t-tracks in the dados using the proper screws to give you the best holding strength. Also learn some tips for cheap t-bolts.
Detailed, step-by-step instructions. Why spend money to buy knobs for shop jigs? This is how I make my own knobs. I show you 5 different knob shapes, and a couple of different attaching options. And I even take a stab at putting a finish on one knob.
Replace the crank handle for raising and lowering your drill press table with this simple to make, and inexpensive, drill-powered crank extension. This allows you the freedom to make a drill press table however you want, without having to tak in into account the crank.
Includes real-life troubleshooting tips! Take everything you've learned from my other videos on the subject, and put them together into a cross cut sled. When it turns out my fence is perfectly aligned, I take you through 7 troubleshooting tips to help solve the problem.
Here's how to make fences for your cross cut sleds out of plywood. This is a companion video for my "2x4 Cross Cut Sled Fences" video, https://youtu.be/un2YUPlgh8c.
Learn how to make table saw sled runners for saws with tabbed miter slots, like you might find on some Ryobi and Craftsman models. It's not as hard as you might think, and after watching this video, you'll be able to do it in no time! Well, OK, maybe not *quite* that quickly, but you know what I mean...
Simple, detailed and informative. I show you how to make runners, also known as miter bars, for table saw sleds, like cross-cut sleds. I explain materials, show you how to sneak up on the right width, cut runners, and even how to glue them to the sled. By the time you're done with this video, and with a little practice, you'll be cutting runners with ease.
Sanding generates a lot of sawdust. It gets all over the place, and can be dangerous for your health. One solution is to have the sawdust sucked away as you do your sanding, and that's what this Portable Sanding Station is for. Easy to make, and effective.
I bought a SawStop JobSite Table Saw about 5 months ago. I shot video of the unboxing process, and now, 5 months later, I'm releasing that footage, along with a thorough and in-depth review of what this saw is like, after having used it for 5 months.
Ever make a cross-cut sled, and struggle to get the fence aligned? In this video, I show you two very easy, very effective methods for squaring your sled's fence. After learning these methods, I've never had a problem getting a sled's fence square. I get basically perfect 90 degree cuts every time. You can too!
Quick demo of "Fractional Calculator Plus", a free smartphone app for doing math with fractions. This app is available on both iOS and Android. If you're as bad at fractional math as I am, get this app, or something like it.
Leave a comment below and tell us where you buy Baltic Birch plywood (assuming you do), and how you found the store. Hopefully, this will help others find a store where they can buy Baltic Birch plywood. Thanks!
This is an overview of Hole Saws. If you need to drill large holes, perhaps an inch or larger, Hole Saws are one of the good choices to pick. I show you what Hole Saws are, how to use them, and all sorts of juicy tips.
This is a short overview of Forstner Bits, which are great for drilling larger holes, even at an angle, or overlapping! Also includes a quick discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of Forstner Bits compared to Hole Saws.
This is a short overview of Combination Countersink Drill Bits. I show you what they are, how to use them, and what to use them for. When you need to drill pilot holes to countersink screws, a Countersink Drill Bit is the way to go!
This video is a follow up to my video "Dust Collection for Newbies". https://youtu.be/c2sWwWbAayM
This is a short overview of two types of measuring calipers - one digital, and one analog dial. Every woodshop should have at least one of these calipers, and I discuss the reasons why they're so useful.
This is an introduction to dust collection. If you don't know anything about dust collection, or maybe just a little, then this is the place to start. I cover the concept of dust collection, learn the basic terms, and put together a dust collection system for my garage workshop. Also see my follow-up video on grounding: https://youtu.be/8rtSmTIPmVU
** UPDATE ** WATCH THIS VIDEO INSTEAD: https://youtu.be/01R7796JoQo
In part 1 of this multi-part series, I show how to align your table saw's blade to one of your miter tracks. I go into lots of detail, with a lot of tips and a troubleshooting guide. Part 2: https://youtu.be/AignFa1374E
Do you vlog, or make videos of yourself, by yourself? Don't have a camera with a flip-out display? Having trouble getting yourself in the frame, when vlogging? Then try this simple and cheap mirror monitor mount. So simple anyone can make it!
I just got as new SawStop JobSite table saw, and I was having a few problems "sneaking up" on cuts, because the fence kept moving when I unlocked it. So I came up with a way to use a tool from Rockler to both keep the SawStop's fence in place when I unlocked it, and to be able to micro-adjust the fence position.
The story of my accident with a trim router, resulting in a trip to the hospital in an ambulance. Contains pictures of the accident site and my injury, along with removing the bandages to show what it looks like now.