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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Storing Pipe Clamps.

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Crosscut Sled for Small Parts

Many of my woodworking projects require small parts. The challenge there is cutting the parts accurately and safely. I designed the crosscut sled shown in the photo below to be an easy solution to the problem.

Crosscut Sled Photo
The thing that separates this from other crosscut sleds is the addition of a piece of T-track in the base. The T-track holds a combination stop block and hold-down. The stop block guarantees the parts are cut identically and the hold-down prevents them from moving.
Crosscut Sled Illustration
I like the sled so much I’ve even made a couple others with angled fences. These allow me to cut small mitered parts for segmented turnings.
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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Multipurpose Layout Tool

I like to think of a craft knife as an all-in-one cutting tool. That’s because there are so many types of interchangeable blades available (photo at below).
craft knife
You can use it with a standard blade as a marking knife or switch to a thicker blade for carving and cleaning out the waste of a hinge mortise. And like a utility knife, the blades can be thrown out when they get dull. Just keep in mind that the blades are beveled on both faces.
The knife handles and blades can be purchased individually or in a set (as shown). You can find them at most craft and hobby stores.