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Title: Dying Wood

Category(s): Finishing

Larry Martin explains how he uses water born dyes for coloring wood.

I use Transfast water-soluble dyes, a product of Homestead Finishing Products, Homestead Finishing Products On-line the minimum size is 4 ounces but retailers such as Woodcraft or

Category(s): informational

WW4B.org stands for Wood Working for the Blind and is a group of International woodworkers that were invited to attend the Enchanted Hills Camp in the newly renovated Arts Building.

This event happened over a 3 day period August 24-26 where 14 top not

Category(s): informational

Here are some verbal descriptions of various molding shapes. I welcome any corrections or additions to these descriptions, particularly the instructions on how to trace the various shapes. In addition, please let me know if you want any other shapes descr

Category(s): informational

No Vision Required
Being blind doesn’t keep these woodworkers from building and carving
By Kathleen Ryan
Using knives and power tools in the dark might seem like a dangerously bad idea. However, more and more sight-impaired people are toppling that

Category(s): informational

This is an easy to read table for drilling pilot holes for wood screws in both softwood and hardwood.

Screw Size | Pilot - Soft Wood | Pilot - Hard Wood|
Screw = #0 Soft wood 1/64 Hardwood1/32
Screw = #1 Softwood 1/32 Hardwood 1/32
Screw = #2

Category(s): informational

Woodworking and home repairs as an enjoyable and safe hobby for blind and visually impaired persons

By: Gil Johnson

The smell of saw dust from a freshly cut board; the sound of a sharp tool shaping wood; the touch and feel of a completed an indivi

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

The Miter Set for Segments by Richard Pattee
Mss Description.
The mss is made from a block of wood approximately six inches by six inches. It has a miter slot down the middle of the block that runs from top to bottom. You can tell the bottom because i

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

Push Blocks for Safety and Accuracy
The Push Stick.

A push stick usually resembles the handle of a paint brush with a small notch cut in the bottom edge where the bristles of the brush would start.

The notch is small about a quarter of an inch up

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

The usual crosscut sled is only suitable for one blade, that is the blade that cut the original kerf in the sled after it was completed. This sled is different in that the width of the kerf slot is adjustable. It can be set down for a thin kerf blade or w

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

Hey all: I have constructed a blade guard for my band saw. This guard will allow a blind person to cut curves free hand. It opens up a hole new world of possibility's. I don't have the words to describe how I feel. This has been a long time coming. It is

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

An intrusting Box / Finger joint Sled. Make this sled for cutting accurate finger / box joints on your table saw.

Dedicated Sled Delivers Perfect Finger Joints
by Dennis Tehi
Copyright Fine Wood Working Magazine
Most tablesaw jigs for cutting

Category(s): Jigs and Templates


If you have an Orbital / DA disk sander with a round pad with holes in it, you know how frustrating and time consuming it can be getting the holes in the sanding disc to match the holes in the pad on the sander.
Here is a little quick and easy jig to

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

How do you drill a perfectly straight and accurate hole using a handheld drill? You use a jig.

Recently, while building a Shaker writing table, I needed to drill dowel holes in the front faces of my table's legs, after the table was fully assembled. I

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

Here's a translation of a Woodsmith e-mail tip.
The jigsaw template guide consists of a quarter-inch thick plywood base sized to fit the base plate of a hand-held jigsaw.
Two runners or ledgers or edge grips are attached atop the edges of the base to

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

The Keith Melic Small Box Jig is a small dedicated table saw crosscut sled.

The jig consists of 7 parts. The sled base sits atop two wood runners that fit in the table saw’s two miter gauge slots.
A small stop is mounted to the outside of the righ

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

Making Your Own Feather Board
To begin making a featherboard, cut a clean piece of 3/4" stock (I prefer to use a scrap of 1x6, preferably from stock with less sap than pine) anywhere between 12-18" in length by 5-6" in width. In this example, we'll cut

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

When cutting small parts on a miter saw you need to control the saw with one hand while firmly holding the work piece with the other while keeping your fingers out of the way of the blade. To remove your hands from being so close to the blade, you need a

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

After reading about all of the benefits of micro-adjustments I decided it was finally time to make one. Took me all of 10 or 15 minutes.
I had a scrap of maple 1 by 1 1/2 x 5 inches long. I found a threaded insert, three-eighths inch diameter, No. 20 th

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

A clever shelf pin jig. Use a plunge router for straight evenly spaced shelf pin holes.

I have one of those plastic shelf pin jigs that you use the spring loaded drill bit to drill a quarter inch hole for the pin.
The problem with that system is I'm

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

A simple jig for adding splines to picture frames.
This jig is made of MDF, but the material may not matter.
I used three pieces of stock about twenty inches long and one of those pieces of stock is cut to the same width as your table saw fence.

Th

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

The Stacked Dado set for Table and Radial Arm saws. Description and usage by Dale Evans

###Stacked Dado Set Description.

A stack dado set is two saw blades on the table saw or a radial arm saw. A series of chisel cutters are sandwiched between the

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

The Standard Miter set is made from a block of wood approximately six inches by six inches. It has a miter slot down the middle of the block that runs from top to bottom. You can tell the bottom because it has the most blank space and if you run your fin

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

There is more than one kind of sled. Curtesy of Tom Vos
The first type of cross cut sled might have a platform that spans the blade, with runners in both miter slots. This will provide for accurate cross cuts.

##Why use a sled.
Since a miter gauge

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

Cutting tapers on the table saw. I thought about how to do this for a long time. Then I read or heard an article on one of Larry's cds, (Isn't he great), about making legs or a table that were cut on a taper using a table saw and a taper jig.
After hear

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

Rip Thin Strips Safely
Many projects require thin strips: bent laminations, splines, edge banding, to name a few.
Here's an approach that makes it easy to rip the strips on your table saw and keep the guard in place. Gotta love that.

The key to saf

Category(s): Jigs and Templates

Review and instructions for woodpeckers Coping Sled.
The bottom line. Awesome product.
For those of you who might not know what a coping sled is, (like me in the beginning.) It is a must have item if you want to make raised panel doors on a router t

Category(s): plans


###Description:
The birdhouse planter when completed is about 29” long. It has a conventional peaked style bird house at each end with a small planter area in the center. The planter area is 4” x 4” x 18” and has two I-bolts near each end for h

Category(s): plans,informational

When constructing (or buying) a birdhouse, there are some very important things to keep in mind:

List of 12 items
• Make sure that the birdhouse has drainage slots or holes. You don't want any nestlings to drown during a sudden storm.
• Make sure

Category(s): plans

I bought a Flippy Car at a craft fair that would be a good gift item or good item to sell. The flippy car is about 3 inches long, 2 inches wide and about 2 inches tall. The little car runs down a slight incline and when it reaches the bottom it flips over

Category(s): plans,informational

Ladder Desk – A Creation Story
By Joe Schissler

##Overview

This is the story of the creation of a desk that I built for my daughter, Erika. I am writing this to show others, both blind and sighted, that it is possible to safely build a fairly

Category(s): plans

This plan assumes you have a table saw.
There are no dimensions given because you can make the box whatever size you want.
We want to make the frame all from one board. So make sure it is at least twelve inches longer than the total length of all fo

Category(s): tips and - how tos

###Using angle blocks to set table saw angles.
I have a set of the Veritas angle blocks, Item Number 88N82.01 from Lee Valley Tools. The 10 blocks, each 3 inches long, come in a variety of angles so that by combining various blocks one can set any angle

Category(s): tips and - how tos,informational

When making a woodworking project, you need good joinery and good glue to hold your project together. But when it comes types of wood glue, there are many options out there.

Today we’ll learn about the different types of glue woodworkers use, how to

Category(s): tips and - how tos,tools,Measuring and Marking,Accessible Tools

This is a description of the IGaging third generation angle cube. This cube allows you to measure and set angles from 0 to 180degrees. With
the addition of an IGaging data box and cable you can hear the readings on any device, such as a computer or Bra

Category(s): tips and - how tos

Here's a blind-friendly tip from a Wood smith video for checking that your table saw blade is set exactly at 90 degrees.

Just take a thick block of wood, say 2 by 2 or so, and make a crosscut. When you reposition the cutoff against the rest of the pie

Category(s): tips and - how tos,Jigs and Templates

How do you drill a perfectly straight and accurate hole using a handheld drill?
You use a jig.

Recently, while building a Shaker writing table, I needed to drill dowel holes in the front faces of my table's legs, after the table was fully assembled.

Category(s): tips and - how tos


Here is a tip I picked up on. Most of you probably already know. I was commissioned to build a clock. The plan called for the sides to be joined to the front with miter joints. My joints did not come out like they were supposed to. I decided to add

Category(s): tips and - how tos

I recently had to make a couple of raised panel doors for a project I was building. I had never done it before so I thought I would share what I learned. Maybe it will help someone else or at the very least help them not make as many mistakes as I did.

Category(s): tips and - how tos,tools,informational

This is the raised panel part of the MLCS technical manual.

Coping Sled and bits Copyright 2009 MLCS Ltd.
Page 4 Rails & Stiles MLCS is proud to offer an extensive variety of bits to make rail and stile frames for doors. These frames use �cope an

Category(s): tips and - how tos,informational

Can I Rely on Glue Alone for a Strong Wood-to-Wood Joint?
By Louis Scrivani
Information used from myself as well as the web.

Modern adhesives are very strong, but smart joinery — a DOVETAIL, mortise-and-tenant joint or the equivalent —

Category(s): tools


This chart is for a drill press with a three pulley and two belt configuration.

In the table below the spindle pulley is labeled from top to bottom with the letters D, C, B, and A.
Both the idler pulley and motor pulley are labeled from top to botto

Category(s): tools,Measuring and Marking,Accessible Tools

How to use the IGaging 100-800-B06 Bluetooth caliper with an IPhone .

Caliper layout:
There are 3 buttons on the IGaging Bluetooth caliper.
Two of these are on the front of the caliper. The button on the left is the mode button. This switches b

Category(s): tools,Measuring and Marking,Accessible Tools

I received my Braille Caliper today from National Braille Press. It is a rather clever little device. There is a plastic ruler 12 inches long plus a little bit at either end. It is about 1.25 inches wide, and maybe an eighth of an inch thick.

There

Category(s): tools

a. Turn the Bypass Key clockwise and hold it for
at least 1 second. Note: to prevent
unauthorized use of the saw in Bypass Mode,
remove the Bypass Key from the saw when not
in use.

b. While still holding the Bypass Key turned, pull
the Start/

Category(s): tools,Measuring and Marking,Accessible Tools

Tape King talking tape measure
The Tape King Talking Tape Measure is the world's first tape measure to talk that has an integrated spirit level as well as a clinometer ( to measure the angle of slope for inclines/declines). While a pleasure to use for an

Category(s): tools,informational,Measuring and Marking,PodCast,Accessible Tools

##Digital talking Tools
This is a companion article for the talking tool conference call of June 2016.
[call recording](http://ww4b.org/Confcalls/cc62016.mp3)
This article will cover:
*1. some of the different devices and where they can be purchased

Category(s): tools

This article explains how to setup and use the Work Sharp 3000
Most chisels are at 25 degrees unless you put a micro bevel on and you will need a honing guide for that.
##Setting the Angles
Here is how you set the angles.

There is a handle at the