Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - saw - featured http://www.instructables.com Tue, 2 Sep 2014 08:37:27 PDT BLOX v1.01 DIY Table Saw Rip Fence http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-rip-fence-for-saw-bench-1/
DIY Table Saw Rip Fence - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/D25J/HZ5DTLR7/FIBD25JHZ5DTLR7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/D25J/HZ5DTLR7/FIBD25JHZ5DTLR7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIB/D25J/HZ5DTLR7/FIBD25JHZ5DTLR7.SMALL.jpg doncra This distinctive bright orange beast is a Triton MK3 saw bench; a fantastic Australian invention that easily converts a standard hand held circular saw into a table saw. I think mainly popular here in Australia and also the UK. The Triton bench is now 30+ years old - it dates from an era when table ...
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 03:47:30 PDT
Elementary mitre box http://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-mitre-box/
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By: Martin Balák

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Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:18:47 PDT
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Jigsaw-to-Scroll-Saw-Conversion/
Jigsaw to Scroll Saw Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FWN/78O6/HTEUE0ZO/FWN78O6HTEUE0ZO.SMALL.jpg guyzo35 In the infancy of my woodshop, back around 2010, I realized that I badly needed a scroll saw, but sorely lacked the funds. Using what I had available to me at the time, I was able to create a fixture that firmly secured my Black and Decker jigsaw, essentially turning it into a functional and versa...
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Tue, 1 Apr 2014 17:13:43 PDT
Jigsaw2Bandsaw Portable Worksation http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-Jigsaw2Bandsaw-Workstation/
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:58:41 PDT
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] http://www.instructables.com/id/mini-circular-bench-saw-from-scrap/
mini circular bench saw from scrap [UPDATED] - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FYS/VH9F/HRCK22TR/FYSVH9FHRCK22TR.SMALL.jpg andrea biffi Try to salvage little electric motors from scrap, because you can usually find a way to reuse them. I don't remember where this motor comes from, I've got it many years ago when I used to dismount everything I bumped into, anyway when I found it the other day I immediately pictured a small bench saw...
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Mon, 10 Feb 2014 11:41:53 PST
The Sewingmachine Scrollsaw http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Sewingmachine-Scrollsaw/
The Sewingmachine Scrollsaw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HWAL/HPQO9ZQ6/FC1HWALHPQO9ZQ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HWAL/HPQO9ZQ6/FC1HWALHPQO9ZQ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FC1/HWAL/HPQO9ZQ6/FC1HWALHPQO9ZQ6.SMALL.jpg SDX42 This project aims to design and build a scrollsaw based on a sewing machine. For months I had an old sewing machine standing in the corner of my workshop, not really knowing what to do with it. It had been thrown out by the previous owner because it didn't really work anymore. The most important co...
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Sat, 28 Dec 2013 17:16:55 PST
Table saw extension http://www.instructables.com/id/Table-saw-extension/
Table saw extension - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/X88Q/HNP5309T/FDQX88QHNP5309T.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/X88Q/HNP5309T/FDQX88QHNP5309T.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDQ/X88Q/HNP5309T/FDQX88QHNP5309T.SMALL.jpg Zeigwolf This is a fairly simple to build extension for a table saw to help when cutting large sheets of wood, or to add a little extra surface area for small projects. I made mine out of aluminum to cut down on weight, and because I wanted to challenge myself to try something I've never really worked with b...
By: Zeigwolf

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Wed, 6 Nov 2013 23:21:47 PST
Homemade Portable Bandsaw Stand - Cut off & Vertical http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Portable-Bandsaw-Stand-Cut-off-Vertic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/N2M3/HIGFJWID/FQYN2M3HIGFJWID.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/N2M3/HIGFJWID/FQYN2M3HIGFJWID.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQY/N2M3/HIGFJWID/FQYN2M3HIGFJWID.SMALL.jpg savvas_papasavva In this video I built an aluminium stand to attach a portable bandsaw too, which can be used in conjunction with a vice as a cut off saw or raised into an upright vertical position to be used as a typical bandsaw, and when necessary removed to be use freehand.  I got my hands on this bit of kit for...
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Tue, 2 Jul 2013 03:19:07 PDT
Quick Blade Cover-up http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Blade-Cover-up/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/1HRO/H672WS0M/FO51HROH672WS0M.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/1HRO/H672WS0M/FO51HROH672WS0M.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FO5/1HRO/H672WS0M/FO51HROH672WS0M.SMALL.jpg The Family Handyman Use a garden hose to cover up your blade. This is an extremely easy way to protect hands and feet.  All you need to do is take an old garden hose, cut it to the length of the blade, slit it down the middle, and cover the blade. And voila, that's it! For more organization ideas check out The Family...
By: The Family Handyman

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Thu, 10 Jan 2013 12:15:41 PST
Refurbish a Hand Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Refurbish-a-Hand-Saw/
Refurbish a Hand Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/WUDO/H9K2FKRD/FQ3WUDOH9K2FKRD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/WUDO/H9K2FKRD/FQ3WUDOH9K2FKRD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQ3/WUDO/H9K2FKRD/FQ3WUDOH9K2FKRD.SMALL.jpg gilleseg In this Instructable I will give you the basic tools you need to restore an old hand saw to its former glory. I was out with the wife, hitting up local garage sales, when we stopped at a condo community whose residents are mostly retired. They had Tupperware, pots, pans, and assorted nicknacks. I ...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:41:45 PST
Zero Clearance Table Saw Insert http://www.instructables.com/id/Zero-Clearance-Table-Saw-Insert/
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Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:31:12 PDT
Modding a Cordless Saw to run on 12 volts http://www.instructables.com/id/Modding-a-Cordless-Saw-to-run-on-12-volts/
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Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:46:13 PDT
How to make a tool set http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-tool-set/
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By: Engineering for Change

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Tue, 7 Aug 2012 16:00:05 PDT
Saw Keychain - From Sawzall Blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Saw-Keychain/
Saw Keychain - From Sawzall Blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/QZX2/H4UZYYRE/F7AQZX2H4UZYYRE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/QZX2/H4UZYYRE/F7AQZX2H4UZYYRE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F7A/QZX2/H4UZYYRE/F7AQZX2H4UZYYRE.SMALL.jpg marc.cryan Build a very strong keychain tool from a Sawzall Blade . Motivation: It is often a desperate move scratch at something with your keys.  At best you will tear up whatever you are trying to cut or pry, at worst you will break your key and be stranded.  I've tried to make a keychain tool that could re...
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Thu, 12 Jul 2012 18:00:58 PDT
Table Mounted Jig Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Inverted-Jigsaw-table/
Table Mounted Jig Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/516F/H1JUJTYS/F1S516FH1JUJTYS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/516F/H1JUJTYS/F1S516FH1JUJTYS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F1S/516F/H1JUJTYS/F1S516FH1JUJTYS.SMALL.jpg Lignumvital I am an artist by trade so I do not have a lot of money to build tools for my studio. With my work it is also a goal to share my knowledge with the world. There are a lot of people out in the world who are in the same boat. Your not alone, and I hope this helps someone out in the world at large. Wh...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 08:52:08 PDT
Franken-Saw (a.k.a. how to use a DeWalt battery with a Bosch reciprocating saw) http://www.instructables.com/id/Franken-Saw-aka-how-to-use-a-DeWalt-battery-wi/
Franken-Saw (a.k.a. how to use a DeWalt battery with a Bosch reciprocating saw) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1EAF/GXDWYM3U/FTF1EAFGXDWYM3U.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1EAF/GXDWYM3U/FTF1EAFGXDWYM3U.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTF/1EAF/GXDWYM3U/FTF1EAFGXDWYM3U.SMALL.jpg hauntedworkshop I discovered a Bosch 18v reciprocating saw sitting on top of someones trash can. It didn't have a battery, but that didn't deter me. I have several DeWalt 18v batteries for my drills and I knew there had to be a way to use them. So I brought it into my workshop and began playing. I disassembled the...
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Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:39:00 PST
Saw Blade Keeper http://www.instructables.com/id/Saw-Blade-Keeper/
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By: Phil B

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Mon, 11 Jul 2011 12:52:58 PDT
Convert a hand-held circular saw into a table saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Convert-a-hand-held-circular-saw-into-a-table-saw/
Convert a hand-held circular saw into a table saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/375P/FOD7Y3YL/FJF375PFOD7Y3YL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/375P/FOD7Y3YL/FJF375PFOD7Y3YL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJF/375P/FOD7Y3YL/FJF375PFOD7Y3YL.SMALL.jpg neffk This instrucable is about building a table and attaching a hand-held circular saw to the table. The table stands on saw horses, so it's more of a surface than a free-standing table. The table includes a removable panel where the saw attaches, so the table can be used with other tools---a router fo...
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Sun, 7 Dec 2008 15:58:20 PST
Keyhole Saw Handle from Pipe http://www.instructables.com/id/Keyhole-Saw-Handle-from-Pipe/
Keyhole Saw Handle from Pipe - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/DD7F/G68GXBK3/F6YDD7FG68GXBK3.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/DD7F/G68GXBK3/F6YDD7FG68GXBK3.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/DD7F/G68GXBK3/F6YDD7FG68GXBK3.SMALL.jpg Phil B The photo from Google Images shows a keyhole saw with a plastic handle.  I had a similar plastic handle on my saw and it broke.  I made a replacement with a piece of pipe. Mark the pipe for length You can see the blade pattern on my saw.  Once all keyhole saw blades had this configuration.  I ...
By: Phil B

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Wed, 3 Mar 2010 07:33:05 PST
Get More from Your Circular Saw http://www.instructables.com/id/Get-More-from-Your-Circular-Saw/
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By: Phil B

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Mon, 5 Jan 2009 19:04:31 PST
Shop Tools http://www.instructables.com/id/Shop-Tools/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/T9YT/FOHTR8OI/F16T9YTFOHTR8OI.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/T9YT/FOHTR8OI/F16T9YTFOHTR8OI.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/T9YT/FOHTR8OI/F16T9YTFOHTR8OI.SMALL.jpg Instructables Guides The shop is the production hub where incredible things get made and tools are the implements that we use to do what our hands cannot. Without them, we'd be stuck weaving baskets and painting pictures all day. With them, we can create nearly anything our human brains can conjure. Instructables has...
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Wed, 10 Dec 2008 18:13:00 PST
Bench Saw Table for a Wood Lathe http://www.instructables.com/id/Bench-Saw-Table-for-a-Wood-Lathe/
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By: Phil B

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Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:58:01 PST
Sawsmith Radial Arm Saw -- Enlarge Arbor Hole on a Regular Blade http://www.instructables.com/id/Sawsmith-Radial-Arm-Saw-Enlarge-Arbor-Hole-on-a/
Sawsmith Radial Arm Saw -- Enlarge Arbor Hole on a Regular Blade - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/PURN/FNNJY5CD/FJJPURNFNNJY5CD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/PURN/FNNJY5CD/FJJPURNFNNJY5CD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJJ/PURN/FNNJY5CD/FJJPURNFNNJY5CD.SMALL.jpg Phil B A friend has a Sawsmith radial arm saw in good working condition, but getting blades is a problem. A special mount holds the blade on the shaft and uses a 1 1/4 inch hole rather than the standard 5/8 inch hole. The establishment that once sharpened his original blades is no longer in business. I sug...
By: Phil B

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Mon, 17 Nov 2008 14:19:39 PST
Sears Radial Arm Saw: Egg-shaped Indexing Holes http://www.instructables.com/id/Sears-Radial-Arm-Saw-Egg-haped-Indexing-Holes/
Sears Radial Arm Saw: Egg-shaped Indexing Holes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/ZG80/FLQAM12Y/FFXZG80FLQAM12Y.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/ZG80/FLQAM12Y/FFXZG80FLQAM12Y.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FFX/ZG80/FLQAM12Y/FFXZG80FLQAM12Y.SMALL.jpg Phil B Sears 10 inch Radial Arm Saws were very popular for many years. The motor yoke is shown below with modifications this Instructable will describe. The center hole suspends the weight of the motor and yoke from the carriage on the saw arm. The four smaller holes you see in the photo receive the ind...
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Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:41:15 PDT
The ultimate, heavy duty, stackable, bullet proof, extreme saw horses! http://www.instructables.com/id/The-ultimate-heavy-duty-stackable-bullet-proof/
The ultimate, heavy duty, stackable, bullet proof, extreme saw horses! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/Z1Z4/FGWIQYUA/FL0Z1Z4FGWIQYUA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/Z1Z4/FGWIQYUA/FL0Z1Z4FGWIQYUA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FL0/Z1Z4/FGWIQYUA/FL0Z1Z4FGWIQYUA.SMALL.jpg Mikey D OK maybe not quite bullet proof, but everything else is accurate. I came up with this design about 16 or 18 years ago. I'm sure I'm not the first one to build them like this but here is my version, and you're all welcome to it! The second picture (holding up the hover board) is the oldest set (ro...
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Sat, 31 May 2008 21:41:09 PDT
Pole Saw to Gutter Rake Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Pole-Saw-to-Gutter-Rake-Conversion/
Pole Saw to Gutter Rake Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/DE2U/F8DOSSPN/F3GDE2UF8DOSSPN.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/DE2U/F8DOSSPN/F3GDE2UF8DOSSPN.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3G/DE2U/F8DOSSPN/F3GDE2UF8DOSSPN.SMALL.jpg RadBear I have a tall house with a very steeply pitched roof. This means cleaning the rain gutters can be a bit dicey. In order to avoid plummeting to my death or spending lots of money on tall ladders and/or scaffolding I came up with this solution. I decided to turn my pole saw into a gutter rake. For tho...
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Thu, 1 Nov 2007 10:49:04 PDT