For most woodworkers, the best room in the house might not even technically be in the house: it is, of course, the workshop. And the Woodworker's Journal publication Workshop Projects and Techniques has some great resources for all the fun to be had in that special place.Make your machines more versatile or more accurate with jigs and fixtures like a benchtop fixture for the belt sander, a miter gauge clamping jig, and more. Upgrade your shop skills with techniques articles on topics like how to make doors with perfect miters, 10 ways to use featherboards, and 12 shop uses for magnets. And add to your workshop fun both now and later by building projects, like a downdraft sanding cart, an ultimate planer cart, or more, that you can actually use in the shop.Included Plans: A Jig for All Reasons Adjustable Tenoning Jig Cylindrical and Round Object Drilling Jig Benchtop Fixture for a Belt Sander Shop-Made Bandsaw Fence Miter Gauge Clamping Jig Downdraft Sanding Cart Mortising Machine Stand Turned Multi-bit Screwdriver Ultimate Planer Cart Swing-out Panel Storage Plus More Tips and Tricks
This heavy duty planer offers performance and value, loaded with standard features not found on other machines in its class. The powerful 5HP motor and 20" planing capacity will handle the most demanding work. The helical cutterhead provides quieter operation and finer finishing than conventional systems, and the four-sided knife inserts seat themselves without requiring a set-up gauge. The 5" dust port connects easily to any dust collector. The anti-kickback fingers and pressure bar are located in close proximity to the cutterhead for an exceptional finish. The solid cast iron base, table and head are designed for production. The 2-speed oil bath gearbox transmits full power to feed rollers and facilitates fast speed changes at 24 and 31 FPM. The gearbox can be changed to 4-speed with the included gear to run lower speeds of 16 and 20 FPM. The corrugated infeed and fine groove outfeed rollers ensure a smooth feed. The precision ground and polished cast iron table rides on four steel columns giving it plenty of support for the larger workpiece. Heavy cast iron extension wings ensure a flat, smooth cut.The Byrd SHELIX helical cutterhead with 99 knife inserts provides smoother, quieter cutting and finer finish than conventional systems 5HP motor and 20" planing capacity for heavy duty work Fully enclosed base cabinet with integrated casters for shop mobility Cast iron table with extensions creates a big 55-1/2" x 20" working area Four feed speeds - 24 and 31 FPM, 16 and 20 FPM with gear change - provide versatility Feed rollers and cutterhead supported by full cast iron head assembly for rigidity Standard Equipment: Byrd helical cutterhead with knife inserts 5" diameter dust port Cast iron extension tables
Bring machine shop accuracy to your workshop! Align, measure, calibrate and tunea variety of tools including routers, shapers, jointers, planers, drill presses, fences andmore. 1-2-3 block is made of hardened tool steel and ground to 0.0002" for ultraprecision. Dial indicator has 1" travel with 0.001" accuracy. Includes a round tip for useon flat surfaces and a 3/8" diameter flat tip for use on round and sharp surfaces suchas jointer knives. Indicator carriage assembly slides smoothly along the entire block andis secured in position with a lock screw.Two rare earth magnets hold the dial indicator to the carriage assembly.
Spanish Cedar is a lightweight, easily worked relative of Mahogany. Most widely known for its use in cigar boxes, it holds in moisture to create a natural humidor, and imparts its pleasant aroma to cigars. These thin boards are ideal for cigar boxes as well as any other decorative boxes. They are machined S4S to 1/4" thickness, eliminating wear and tear on your planer. You won't have to worry about chipout, which is difficult to prevent when planing thin stock. Thin boards are also ideal for edging, veneering, inlay, marquetry, bending stock, bent laminations and whatever else your imagination can dream up!Pieces measure 1/4" x 5" x 48" Features:Tree: Cedrela trees may attain heights of 100 feet or more. The buttressed trees usually have trunks with diameters of 36 to 72 inches.Sapwood Color: The sapwood is pale and not sharply differentiated from the heartwood.Heartwood Color: Usually ranges from pale pinkish-brown to dark reddish-brown, darkening upon exposure.Grain: Generally straight or slightly interlocked.Texture: Moderately coarse.Luster: Varies from lustrous to very lustrous.Odor: Natural oils in the wood give off a distinctive fragrance.Movement: Dimensionally stable. Holds its shape very well after seasoning.Natural Durability: Heartwood has high natural resistance to decay. The sapwood is vulnerable to attack by powder-post beetles. Moderate to high resistance to termites.Working characteristics: Easily worked with both hand tools and machines.Strength Properties: Medium bending strength, much weaker than White oak or Teak. Resistance to compression parallel to grain is low. Surfaces may dent or scratch easily since the wood is soft. Weight and density are about average. Relative to weight, strength properties are generally high.