This clever shop-built dust deflector makes for a cleaner miter saw station.
Even with a dust collection hose attached to a miter saw, dust and wood bits can still be a problem. Jeff Gascho, owner of Dovetail Designs in West Creek, N.J., created his own deflector to confine the dust to a single work station.
The curved setup consists of flexible plywood with laminate that surrounds the back and sides of the miter saw with a plastic curved inset (a basement window covering) at the top, while the dust hose is set into a hole behind the saw. Measurements for the setup were based on the fully extended radius of the saw.
Technology and lean manufacturing open up automotive market for Paladin Industries.
Q: We will store assembled, finished bath vanities and medicine cabinets in cardboard cartons in an unheated warehouse throughout the coldest months of the year (below zero). We do not know what amount of stress this will have on the wood of our product. We are also worried about condensation build-up. Your thoughts?
More and more cabinets are being made in China.
Ripsaw, moulder and chop saw help woodworker reduce space for inventory.
New Hampshire company serves customers by offering efficient project management of both millwork and cabinets.
Just how glue savvy are you?
Realizing the dream of being able to economically build custom furniture on a mass scale.
Controlling your own destiny leads to success
Delivering benefits rather than features and staying ahead of design trends has helped a custom cabinet manufacturer improve.
A variety of wood glues are used to assemble the 175 pieces in a six-string guitar. Matching the proper adhesive with the application is important for Taylor Guitars.
Learn the desirable and not-so-desirable special
properties of some woods
Q: We are using southern yellow pine for furniture and have been getting what looks like lengthwise shrinkage. However, I was always taught that wood does not shrink along the grain. Can you help please?
Learn some basics to help choose the right blade for the job.
Dealing with the problem of insects in wood
Understand key features to choose the right blade for your application
Select the correct teeth for your cutting
Q: We have a gang rip saw that we have trouble with. When the lumber is about halfway through, the piece travels away from the fence. The infeed has rollers that are at an angle so that the lumber is pushed against the fence. That seems to work well for the beginning of the pieces, but then it moves away from the fence. When we increase the feed roll pressure it seems like it might get worse. Any ideas?
Proper heat treatment is as important as the selection of HSS for tooling.
A status report on new regulations and standards that will affect how woodworkers handle combustible dust hazards.
WMMA committee discusses combustible dust legislation
A new UV finishing system returns substantial savings and zero waste.
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