Tools Tests and Demos
Setting Up a Scraper Plane
Power planers and jointers can make a mess of highly figured woods, such as curly maple or lacewood. You can sand those wild-grained woods smooth, but pack a lunch, because it's a long, slow process. Instead, try a scraping plane. In this video, WOOD Magazine Techniques Editor Bob Wilson firstour. Talk ankle on the play. We have a piece of figured maple syrup that's been run through a power -- and as you can see by the talk -- -- few scallops. You can also hear the out textured surface as the plane travels across the top. Slogan. And the fish but. It shouldn't. Norway are the smooth surface . And paper -- shavings.
Biscuit Joiner Basics
WOOD magazine's Bob Hunter shows you what to look for when buying a biscuit joiner and how to cut the most common types of biscuit joints.differences between machines. Primarily most of the machines have a fence -- lift system regulation system that's a rack and pinion. That means when you turn it bowl or knob that. -- moves up and down. This is
Skew Chisel Techniques
Turning expert Brian Simmons demystifies the skew chisel with three basic-but-beautiful cuts.complaining cat. To begin making the plane cut you wanna position the cutting edge of -- -- At approximately a 45 degree angle to work piece. Draw a line for your reference. Now notice that theOn the edge this deal. The important thing is that the actual cutting edge . Makes approximately a 45 degree angle. With the woods. Start early in the tool. On the bottom edge against the tour arrest.thirty degrees. It can be a little difficult. To actually see the cutting edge there -- the tools rolled vertical like this. That 45 degree angle -- Which worked wonderfully for -- cuts. Increases the difficulty even more. -- the tools -- that vertical. I can't see the cutting edge at all. However. Changing the -- closer to zero. As this one is. Increases your ability to see. When rolling beats. This
Using a Card Scraper
Want super-smooth panels fast? WOOD magazine's Craig Ruegsegger walks you through the simple steps for sharpening and then using a card scraper.I am Greg Craig Sager would magazine this video. -- how to sharpen and use a cabinet scraper it's one of the simplest and frankly one of
Dust Collector Test
We tested a shop full of dust collectors for WOOD Magazine, issue 182. Jeff Hall walks you through our testing rig and methods.its vacuum pressure and that vacuum pressure or that resistance is called static pressure . Out of the box this year and it may pole. 11100 C at them but that's just the vacuum system part of it when we start adding resistance. -- clothes and bags. That they're being pulled end does it. Escape as readily as it's pulled it and therefore that's resistance. The more dot that we put in front of it to a machine. That's also resistance. All of that resistance built with the bags and duct work we need to overcome that static pressure that resistance. Would it CF them cubic feet per minute -- static pressure goes up our air logos down. To truly understand. The performance of a dust collector you need to plot. You're CF spam that's different static pressures and that's called Amkor. This is our test straight. And to do. Bad static pressure without adding -- We. Are increasing resistance of the air flow by closing off the opening of this dot. As we close that we increase the resistance and as we increase or resistancethree positions and they turned out to be the same as for static pressure and we recorded votes. We took these two readings this CFM. And the static pressure and we turn those. Into a fan curve. Here on the left side as we raise our static pressure or increase and ductwork or and its testing case we. Close the gap with the funnel to restricting air as we gave more resistance to this. Our curve went up port. When we started out with no resistance. To the right. We were polling more air -- air flow was the greatest on the right hand side. When we started adding. Resistance. Hard. Air flow decreased to move in sideways to the left and raising with more pressure. If I was going to use mind dust collector with a short amount a -- and move it from machine to machine I would want to greatest amount of air flow . That would be this machine has the most there. Poland through that machine. If I wanted to hook my machine up to a central duct work system. Then I would need to overcome more dot. Resistance. So of this chart here this curve. Is able to overcome more resistance and keep the high level of air flow I would want achieves this one or this one because it. Overcomes that resistance.
Craftsman CompuCarve Demo
WOOD Magazine Projects Editor Jan Svec demonstrates the capabilities of the Craftsman CompuCarve.and we will pick out these collect texture to. And pops open dialogue box and got a whole bunch of different textures which we can choose from. And wolf that kind of a simple one andthe project and loaded on to the memory card. Pops open a dialogue box here is the new file that we're going to load on would sign one and it gives us an estimated time that
Jointer/Planer Combo Machines
Tools editor Bob Hunter explains jointer/planer combination machines and shows how to convert them from one function to the other.mounted over the putter head -- got the -- machine set up accordion player mode with the dust that is covering the cutter head. The guards pulled back out of the way. Els who run the
SawStop tablesaw demo
SawStop is a cabinet-style tablesaw that stops almost instantly when the blade makes contact with skin. Don't believe us? Watch this test video from the WOOD magazine shop.
Shop Tested: Loose Tenon Tools
Jeff Mertz demonstrates the four systems in this video. Learn the results of our testing of these jointmakers in issue 177 (July 2007) of WOOD magazine.
Work Sharp demo in WOOD magazine shop
Kyle Crawford from Professional Tool Manufacturing demonstrates the fast, and nearly foolproof, Work Sharp power sharpening system.using is a slotted real. And corresponding slotted abrasives. So as the wheel spins . You can just look down through the spinning -- see the cutting edge that you're sharpening. And get amazing control. During the -- process so simply -- the slots of the abrasive. To the slotsground on that -- to. Great in my control to see the cutting edge while you're sharpening. So that's our solution for. Carving tools in -- tools -- in the slot at sea through -- We've