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** Cleaning up: shop vac, brush, dustpan, broom, trashcans
 
** Cleaning up: shop vac, brush, dustpan, broom, trashcans
 
** Giant dust collector should not be switched on-off frequently
 
** Giant dust collector should not be switched on-off frequently
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** Look for QR codes on equipment (links to i3 wiki pages)
  
 
* [[Grizzly 16in Band Saw]], [[Craftsman 12in Band Saw]]
 
* [[Grizzly 16in Band Saw]], [[Craftsman 12in Band Saw]]
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** Line up the blade with the shadow from an overhead light
 
** Line up the blade with the shadow from an overhead light
 
** Clamp the workpiece for best accuracy (cannot hold it still by hand)
 
** Clamp the workpiece for best accuracy (cannot hold it still by hand)
** Stop the blade in the down position (less chance of kickback)
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** Stop the blade while the arm is in the down position (less chance of kickback)
** Pull-out support
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** Pull-out supports (black metal tube)
** Zero-clearance fence (less splintering on back side of workpiece)
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** How to make a zero-clearance fence (less splintering on back side of workpiece)
 
** Setting angle of blade (vernier scale)
 
** Setting angle of blade (vernier scale)
 
** Roller stand is available for longer wood
 
** Roller stand is available for longer wood
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* [[Delta 12in Disc Sander]]
 
* [[Delta 12in Disc Sander]]
 
** Power switch location/operation
 
** Power switch location/operation
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** Disk brake
 
** Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
 
** Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
 
** Holding the workpiece safely
 
** Holding the workpiece safely
** Cleaning with cleaning stick
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** Maximum workpiece length is half disc diameter
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** Cleaning the paper with a gum rubber stick
 
** Dust control
 
** Dust control
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* Disc/belt sander
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** Use belt section for workpieces to long for the disc sander
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** Be aware of hazardous open v-belt drive
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* [[Jointer]]
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** Natural wood workpieces only
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** Makes one straight edge (that is all)
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** Always push the board with pads to protect hands from blades
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** Convex vs. concave boards
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** Keep board in contact with the outfeed table
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* [[Delta Unisaw]]
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** AKA the table saw
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** Main table, outfeed table, etc.
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** Power switch on saw, power shutoff on wall
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** Blade guard and dust collector hood (safety feature vs. obstacle)
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** Kerf splitter (safety feature vs. obstacle)
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** User posture/position vs. kickback trajectory
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** Customized pushing block
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** Pushing block and pushing stick working together
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** Throat plate
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** Blade height hand wheel w/ locking knob
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** How to set blade height for safety
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** Blade tilt hand wheel w/ locking knob
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** How to set/adjust blade tilt (good metal square between saw teeth)
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** Changing blade is part of routine use, not just maintenance task
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*** Power off at wall
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*** Remove throat plate
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*** Use wood block scrap to hold blade while turning nut
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*** Blade nut is reverse threaded
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*** Be careful not to drop the nut into the saw base
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*** Types of table saw blades and their uses (rip, combination, plywood)
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** T-square type Delta fence (unsafe if misaligned)
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** Fence should always be at least 1/2" away from blade
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** Crosscut sled (workpiece 3/4" thick or less)
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** Tapering jig (tapered table legs or similar workpieces)
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** Feather board
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** Miter gauge (use and adjustment)
  
 
== Possible Future Topics ==
 
== Possible Future Topics ==

Revision as of 10:51, 18 November 2012

Contents

Introductory Wood Shop Class

(Group or Individual Training)

  • Wood Shop Tour
    • Safety glasses, dangling hair, hoodie strings, hearing protection, etc.
    • Cleaning up: shop vac, brush, dustpan, broom, trashcans
    • Giant dust collector should not be switched on-off frequently
    • Look for QR codes on equipment (links to i3 wiki pages)
  • Grizzly 16in Band Saw, Craftsman 12in Band Saw
    • Differences between the two band saws
    • Miter gauges and fence
    • Using the band saw light
    • Power switch/EPO location and operation
    • Workpiece materials compatible with these machines
    • Raising/lowering the upper blade guides
    • What is resawing; careful alignment is required for resawing
    • Holding the workpiece safely
    • How hard to push the workpiece
    • Why you should never pull the workpiece
    • Sawing along a pencil line (hands-on w/ Craftsman)
    • Sawing curves (hands-on w/ Craftsman)
  • DeWALT Miter Saw
    • Pin to lock down the arm
    • Line up the blade with the shadow from an overhead light
    • Clamp the workpiece for best accuracy (cannot hold it still by hand)
    • Stop the blade while the arm is in the down position (less chance of kickback)
    • Pull-out supports (black metal tube)
    • How to make a zero-clearance fence (less splintering on back side of workpiece)
    • Setting angle of blade (vernier scale)
    • Roller stand is available for longer wood
  • Delta 12in Disc Sander
    • Power switch location/operation
    • Disk brake
    • Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
    • Holding the workpiece safely
    • Maximum workpiece length is half disc diameter
    • Cleaning the paper with a gum rubber stick
    • Dust control
  • Disc/belt sander
    • Use belt section for workpieces to long for the disc sander
    • Be aware of hazardous open v-belt drive
  • Jointer
    • Natural wood workpieces only
    • Makes one straight edge (that is all)
    • Always push the board with pads to protect hands from blades
    • Convex vs. concave boards
    • Keep board in contact with the outfeed table
  • Delta Unisaw
    • AKA the table saw
    • Main table, outfeed table, etc.
    • Power switch on saw, power shutoff on wall
    • Blade guard and dust collector hood (safety feature vs. obstacle)
    • Kerf splitter (safety feature vs. obstacle)
    • User posture/position vs. kickback trajectory
    • Customized pushing block
    • Pushing block and pushing stick working together
    • Throat plate
    • Blade height hand wheel w/ locking knob
    • How to set blade height for safety
    • Blade tilt hand wheel w/ locking knob
    • How to set/adjust blade tilt (good metal square between saw teeth)
    • Changing blade is part of routine use, not just maintenance task
      • Power off at wall
      • Remove throat plate
      • Use wood block scrap to hold blade while turning nut
      • Blade nut is reverse threaded
      • Be careful not to drop the nut into the saw base
      • Types of table saw blades and their uses (rip, combination, plywood)
    • T-square type Delta fence (unsafe if misaligned)
    • Fence should always be at least 1/2" away from blade
    • Crosscut sled (workpiece 3/4" thick or less)
    • Tapering jig (tapered table legs or similar workpieces)
    • Feather board
    • Miter gauge (use and adjustment)

Possible Future Topics

  • Rockwell Drill Press
    • Power switch location/operation
    • Workpiece materials compatible with this machine
    • Clamping the workpiece safely
    • How hard to push the drill bit into the workpiece
    • Marking an accurate hole location
    • Center punch / center drill to begin holes
    • Selecting drill bits
    • Changing drill bits


  • Introductory Class Project
    • Birdhouse


Advanced/Specialized Wood Shop Classes

(Small Group or Individual Training)


Advanced Drill Press Topics

  • Adjusting the table height
  • Setting the vertical travel stops
  • Using a drill press vise
  • Dust control system
  • How to tell when a bit needs to be sharpened
  • Changing the drill speed
  • Using Forstner and other large (over 1/2 in) bits
  • Consumables costs
  • Using brushes or sanders in the chuck
  • Making fixtures for repeating hole locations
  • Making fixtures for workpiece clamping


Advanced Disc Sander Topics

  • Adjusting the table angle
  • Selecting sandpaper grits
  • Replacing sandpaper disc
  • How to tell when the sandpaper needs to be replaced
  • Consumables costs
  • Review all core topics above
  • Adjusting the table-disc clearance
  • Making special tools and jigs


Advanced Band Saw Topics

  • Dust control system
  • How to tell when the blade needs to be replaced
  • Consumables costs
  • Adjusting the table tilt angle
  • Selecting a blade
  • Replacing the blade (tension and tracking adjustments)
  • Adjusting Upper and Lower blade guides
  • Setting upper and lower blade guide clearances
  • Resawing
  • Making fixtures for locating/aligning the workpiece


Dovetail Joints

  • TBD


Mortise and Tenon Joints

  • TBD


Wood Shop Class Projects

(Small Group or Individual Training)


Hardwood Candlestick Holder

  • TBD


Rolling Equipment Cart for Your Home Shop

  • TBD