don’t worry… I’m OK!

If you keep up with my post you’d know that I had a past incident where, when cutting  a piece of zebra wood on my table saw, the saw blade released tension in the wood and caused it to clamp down on my saw blade – quite an eye opener when it happened.  Luckily I was attentive enough to notice it…

a reverence for wood

A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots. – Marcus Garvey It seems the older I get the more appreciative I get for how things once were.  Now don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate modern conveniences and advances in technology – when properly applied…

mortise and tenon #2

I had previously built my tenoning jig for my other table saws fence with scrap plywood (I tend to build a lot of jigs out of left overs) and it worked fairly well. It consisted of nothing more than a few pieces of plywood which slid along my table saws rip fence.

My new tenoning jig is made by the same company that made my table saw (although probably not in the same factory). The new one is a lot more “heavy-duty” and has more adjustability. Like my mortising machine mentioned in mortise and tenon #1, I had previously put it together and then set it aside, waiting on the opportunity to use it.

mortise and tenon #1

I am waiting on beginning my next project so I figured I’d have time to get more familiar with some tools and techniques in the shop before I actually need to use them (and maybe hammer (wink, wink) out a couple small projects I’ve been wanting to do).