Aligning Miter Gauge to Blade

February 26th, 2022

It’s a common misconception that it’s ok to align your miter gauge fence to your blade. Their rational is usually that if the blade is misaligned, the miter gauge fence will be aligned with the misaligned blade — giving a square cut. This isn’t true as illustrated by this video. The miter track should be treated as the ‘master aligner’ — everything gets aligned to it — this includes the blade and miter gauge fence or table saw sled fences. If your blade is perfectly parallel with the miter slot, it’s usually safe (quick and dirty) to align from the blade but it’s not ideal.


Learn Blender for Woodworkers

December 24th, 2020

I am going to start a class in January 2021 on how to use Blender for woodworkers. Blender is free software and it is incredibly powerful when it comes to rendering CAD images and even performing complex animation. Blender’s rendering prowess is on par with Pixar.

This class will be geared specifically for woodworkers. You will learn how to add textures, lights, reflections and shadows to your CAD render images. I will field any questions you have to the best of my ability.

You will need to know how to currently use CAD software (i.e. SketchUp). You will be able to render incredibly high definition CAD model images and videos that are sure to impress your clients and friends.

If you’d like to be notified when the class starts, show your interest by signing up below and I’ll let you know when the class starts.

I haven’t decided how much the tuition will be, but it will be inexpensive.

Sign up by visiting this link. No obligation.

Wine Hutch Model Added

December 21st, 2020

I added the wine hutch SketchUp model for free download from my Sketch library.  The drawers are faux in the model (only drawer fronts are shown), but the rest of the model is there.  You could use the model to extract all of the measurements that you need to build as you follow along in the build video.  Using ‘View Model’, you can view the model before downloading it.

This is the model that I designed and used for the build – and constantly referred to it.