Archive for the ‘DIY Shop Tools’ Category

Bandsaw Resaw Fence

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

The fence that came with my bandsaw is total garbage; I’ve never been happy with it. So, as a result, I’ve wanted a nice resaw fence for some time now. I thought about buying one online, but I was concerned that the one I buy might not be compatible with my bandsaw. I didn’t want to have to worry about drilling holes for a new rail system.

So, I made my own. There were a few things that I wanted my resaw fence to have: adjust-ability for drift, zero-flex, and a tall fence. The design I went with hit all of these points.

I searched the internet for inspiration and pulled together bits and pieces from other designs and incorporated them into mine.

Build video coming soon.

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Sale and Address

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

I wanted to give two quick notices.

First, this Saturday, everything in the store (all plans) will be 50% off in celebration of my turning 1-year older. Use discount code bday. I did this last year and quite a few people took advantage of it.

Second, in the past a few people have asked for my address so they could mail me stuff. Well, today I finally got a PO Box. Here its is if you’re interested:

Brian Grella
P.O. Box 6718
High Point, NC 27262

And no, this isn’t a solicitation for birthday cards, but if you feel inclined, sure why not 🙂

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45 Degree Krenov

Sunday, March 29th, 2015

I finished making my second wooden hand plane this weekend.  This time I used the correct bed angle of 45 degrees and I made a much smaller mouth opening.   A smaller mouth will help hold the fibers down better in front of the iron and help to prevent tear out.

If you’ve never made a wooden hand plane, give it a try.  My recent video release could serve as a nice resource.

Walnut again with two applications of paste wax.

 

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