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LazyCAM Z-Optimizer for Mach3
I've been horsing-around with a little desktop CNC machine and use software called LazyCAM to generate the code for cutting parts.  This software retracts the bit before plunging, which can add a lot of time when cutting parts with lots of small holes.  I wrote a macro that corrects this deficiency.


Drill press column-mounted fence
As the name implies, this fence attaches to the column of my drill press, and remains stationary when I adjust the table.  Very helpful when drilling into the edges of larger workpieces, or when you may need to adjust the table but don't want to lose fence registration.  Originally posted approx.


Ball bearing hinge
Two ball bearings with some set-screws allowed me to create a durable and very smooth-moving hinge for a small box.


Planer sled
The plain easiest/dumbest/most foolproof planer sled technique you've ever seen in your life.


Mortising jig
I'm going to revisit this soon, I think.  This little jig works with a DeWalt palm-router with plunge base to provide almost Domino-like mortise slots.


Audible tension gauge
When I wrote this, my current bandsaw (a little Delta 10" BS150LS) had no tension scale.  Instead, the manual instructed the user to twist the tension knob a different number of times depending on the size of the blade.  Of course, the manual only went to 3/8" wide blades, and the blade I wanted to use was 1/2" wide.  Not only that, but we've all heard the stories of the hopelessly inaccurate scales on saws that do feature them.  So I decided to tackle the problem from another direction.


Sliding doweling jig
Dowels can be a great (albeit kinda slow) way to join wood.  I have used several different kinds during my life.  I finally just made my own.


Router table circle jig
If you're going to build one of my separator lids, you may find one of my router table circle jigs helpful.


Cyclone separator lid w/ cyclone separator baffle
By far the most popular project I've posted here.  Since originally posting (11/24/2007), the page has accumulated well over 100,000 hits.  My best estimate is that there are now over one-thousand woodworkers around the world that have built their own from information on my page, and the discussion forum.


BT3000 table saw
As I update this site, I simply cannot believe I originally created this page nearly five years ago [I'm updating again and now it has been nine years!).  This is still my only table saw, and while I know this is the table saw that woodworkers love to hate, I have had a love affair with mine.  I plan to update this page with the saw in its current form, so stay tuned.

(Updated 6/15/06)

Woodcraft wet grinder
My Inca 410 jointer/planer knives required sharpening.  I could either take them to a grinding shop and spend about $15 each time I needed them sharpened, or I could figure out how to do it myself.  I had a real incentive not to send the knives out, and you can read all about it on this page.

Scan project
I got a super-cool scanner and wanted to post some scans of older catalogs.  Problem is I don't have a lot of old catalogs and I'm not positive I want to use the bandwidth.  This project is kind of in a holding pattern.

Discussion forum I've added an icon/link to the top of each of my pages, that will take you to the forum.  But for people still looking for it here, well, here you go.



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