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ShopNotes podcast 171 — What the Heck is a Saw Till?

By: Phil Huber
Powering up a Powermatic planer

Logan got his 18" Powermatic thickness planer up and running with the VFD. Long story short, it's amazing. Quiet & powerful — not unlike Logan himself (uh, sorta).

Shopnotes podcast 171 variable frequency drive

Next up is the 36" Crescent band saw. With the VFD situation in hand, the challenge here is what manner of dust collection? This chamber seems ideal for a collection point:

ShopNotes podcast band saw dust collection

In addition, we responded to several comments and questions from last week's episode.

ShopNotes podcast 171 What's a Saw till

The free plan for this week is the Cabinetmaker's saw till from Woodsmith. Chris Fitch designed this one to hold a wide variety of saws: joinery, back saws, panel saws, and hand saws. Custom holders allow you to configure it to suit the collection you have.

This episode of the ShopNotes podcast is presented by Epilog Laser. Quickly and easily customize your woodworking projects for added beauty and value. Learn more at Epiloglaser.com.

Published: Oct. 13, 2023
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Topics: hand saws, planers and jointers, workshop

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