Resawing is a simple process when you have the right equipment - but why, some ask, go through all the bother?So you can use a band saw to slice thin pieces of wood from bigger pieces of wood ... what's the benefit? Why not buy your wood sliced thin to begin with, or just plane or sand it to thickness? Here are five good reasons right off the top of my head: First, you'll get the best use out of expensive or beautifully figured wood. Second, you'll be able to create book-matched, slip-matched or swing-matched panels. Third, you'll have a method to efficiently use salvaged or reclaimed lumber of large dimension. Fourth, you will be able to create your own lumber from a tree ... or even from firewood! And fifth, when you get good at it, you can begin to make your own handmade plywood.
While the ever-popular Adirondack chair is comfortable enough for reading or relaxing, it can be difficult to get in and out of. Acclaimed furniture maker Michael Fortune redesigned this classic with better ergonomics, but didn't stop there. In Garden Chair, an instructional video, he walks you through every step of building his unique version, inspired by the graceful arc of daylily leaves in his own garden. The first phase of this chair project is a complete lesson in bent lamination for creating the sweeping arms, the seat, and back slats. Expand your understanding of this process, as Michael shares all the secrets to success that he's learned over 40 years. You'll see how he creates a sturdy, lightweight form, keeps the plies aligned, manages the clamping and gluing, creates a seamless bend, and more. 60 minutes. When built from weather-resistant wood, such as mahogany, white oak, hemlock or cedar, this beautiful garden chair will last for decades. Episode 1: How to build bending formsEpisode 2: Resawing thin plies for bent laminationsEpisode 3: Bent lamination: A successful glue-upEpisode 4: Trimming and shaping bent laminationsEpisode 5: Sawing the other parts and cutting notchesEpisode 6: Assembling the chair frameEpisode 7: Attaching the slats and finishing up
This is a replacement zero-clearance insert for the one included with your SawStop Jobsite Saw (56191, sold separately), useful in the event that the original is lost or damaged. You can also buy multiple inserts for dedicated sawblades and setups. Leveling screws and a concealed tool-free latch ensure a secure, precise fit with your saw. Clearance slots for the blade guard and riving knife are pre-machined in the rear of the insert. To enjoy clean, chip-free cuts, just raise the running blade through the insert to create a zero-clearance slot. Made of glass filled nylon. Fits the SawStop Jobsite Saw (56191, sold separately)Zero-clearance for accurate cuts and reduced tearoutOne-push locking mechanism for tool-free installationLeveling screws ensure flatness and smooth slidingPre-formed slots for the SawStop blade guard and riving knife
Pair the EZSmart Clamp System with your EZSmart Guide Rail to safely cut even the narrowest materials on any surface-a workbench, table, even the floor. Simply slide the clamps into your EZSmart guide rail (sold separately), clamp the material, then flip the assembly over-the clamps act like miniature saw horses, raising the material off the surface to provide clearance for the blade. The system is ideal for small parts and narrow stock, and lets you perform straight, tapered or mitered cuts. It is an excellent tool for jobsite use, and well-suited for cabinet installers when cutting narrow stock such as filler strips. Made in USA. Safely holds even the narrowest strips of material for cuttingMakes straight, tapered or mitered cutsIdeal for cabinet makers and flooring installersReplaces the table saw and miter saw on the job siteWorks with any EZSmart Guide Rail (e.g. 55763, sold separately)