I purchased this Makita 2711 for a DIY table saw and router table combination so I can save shop space. It came with the miter fence and manual for $50. I might also add a Jig Saw as a third tool. Here you see it after I added a 10″ blade and replaced the brushes. At max height of 3.5″ with the 10″ blade. Rated at 3800 rpm with a 15 amp 2.5 hp motor and an electronic brake it will work well for this project. This DIY project includes using a JoinTech CabinetMaker System still in the shipping boxes to use on this table. Since this JoinTech System is designed to go with a Delta tablesaw, using the Makita 2711 will be a unique challenge.
This is my initial list of steps to build the table saw. I will add pictures and notes as I progress. Makita dust port. Attach finished Makita saw 4" dust port. a. Using routing template held secure with double stick tape cut dust funnel hole. Sand, urethane and assemble. Lube the table saw before sealing it closed. b. Practice with template bushings. Use at test board to practice cutting the router
DIY Mortiser To build my radiator covers, I would like to use mortise and tenon joinery. Making the tenons using a router table and a jig seems doable. Trouble is that a mortise machine is costly. While I don't have enough use to justify buying a mortiser it may just be that owning one would cause me to come up with more uses. So I acknowledge that a DIY mortise tailored
This butcherblock table top is something I purchase when I was in high school to be flat and sturdy. Today I have added a back to keep things from falling off and some magnetic strips to attach tools that used to be on another wall using pegboard. The magnetic strips helps me keep the tools handy and off the table surface. I have trouble keeping the table top workspace cleared. The
The JoinTech manual shows three table Delta table saw/router configurations based on the length of the table. I have the 6' rails, which puts the saw on the far left side of the table (JST-6). But I don't actually have a Delta saw and plan to use my Makita 2711. The SAW TRAIN is the part of the fence system that attaches to the side rails and secures the adjustable fence.
Betterley Stacc-Vac This was purchased this years ago, but never had the opportunity to put it to use. I can see using my refurbished Porter Cable plunge router for edge trimming simply because the dust collection is very good. My idea is to use this plunge router with the Stacc-vac for those times when I can't use the router table. It is a well made accessory. https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?150612-Betterley-Router-Dust-Collection-Comments. The base plate fit
Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)Ice Ballet Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa) Inspired by by neighbors, I decided to attempt making a monarch butterfly hatchery for this spring. Once the weather warms (50-85 consistently) I will get some butterflies and plant some perennial milkweed: I will add some pictures as I get flowers and bu
In this post I will walk thru a unique DIY project to build an inexpensive combo table saw, router table and maybe a jigsaw to add to my very limited space workshop. Dust collection will use a shopvac with a small cyclone. There will be a gallery of photos, but there individual images and text will take you thru the project. The goal of this project is to use my used
Which of these two tools will work best to add woodcraft related design sketches for to my WordPress site. Over time I will search for other tools, but these are the ones I am most familiar. I will be using Visio 2016 Pro and Sketchup Make (2017). Considerations Cost: I have a an inexpensive copy of Visio Pro 2016 from my work HUP program. It is expensive, but having a copy predisposes