Tripp’s Jellyfish Tables

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Last Summer I had the pleasure of working on a project in my old shop, Espenet Studios, with my old shopmate, Arthur Espenet Carpenter III in Bolinas, CA. That is right; his name is Art Carpenter. He goes by Tripp. Tripp's father, also named Art Carpenter, founded the Baulines Craft Guild which is the organization that enabled me to train as a traditional woodworking apprentice. (I'll talk more about my teacher, Michael Cullen, and my apprenticeship in a later blog.) Stick with me here... We are going to my old shop located along the Bolinas Lagoon which is 7 miles as the crow flies north of the Golden Gate Bridge at the end of June 2014.

This is a view from the Pt. Reyes side of the beach, north of Bolinas, CA.
This is a view from the Pt. Reyes side of the beach, north of Bolinas, CA.

It is more magical than it sounds. The Lagoon is actually a bird sanctuary where hundreds of thousands of birds migrate through every year and seals sunbathe daily. You have to travel over or around a mountain (Mt. Tamalpais) and past a Coastal Redwood forest to get here. There is surfing. There is crab season. This place is located about an hour away from some of the best vineyards in the world. Alice Waters goes out to this town to buy produce because it is the best, and the farm stand is the only 24 hour store around. The Pt. Reyes National Sea Shore butts up to the town's beach.

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25 Responses to “Tripp’s Jellyfish Tables”

  1. aqwood

    One more safety rule: never stand in front of the blade when making a rip
    cut because sometimes the pieces get thrown backwards.

  2. Archie Bunker

    You blew any chance of respect when you used a tape measure to check that
    your blade was parallel to your miter slot. You made me laugh when you
    mentioned using a good push stick while holding a crappy, non-gripping,
    flimsy piece of thin plywood. I realize that you’re trying to make money
    off of YouTube hits with your option to add ads, but you really shouldn’t
    be trying to teach beginners how to operate machinery when you’re obviously
    not an expert by any stretch of the imagination. Not trying to be mean,
    but an unsuspecting person might think you know what you’re talking about
    and get hurt.

  3. Edward Aubin

    How fid you make e your dust catch on your planer

  4. tisoy kuno

    thanks, it seems not so scary to use it after all if you apply proper
    technique. thanks for the tip.

  5. Virginia Wolf

    I just subscribed:) Many of the videos I watched don’t mention hearing
    protection. I’m glad that you did. I don’t want to hurt my hearing. Nice
    video man.

  6. Steve Carmichael

    These 5 min beginner videos are an excellent idea Colin!

  7. Robert Gardner

    Just picked up a Bosch 4100 jobsite table saw and really like it. Thank you
    for the video. I like the way you present. I have a question about cutting
    larger pieces. How do you support say a full sheet of bead board?

    Thanks again.

  8. GoCutters

    Thank you for this useful video. A new sub here :)

  9. Nick n

    As a woodworker my self For a rip cut solid wood you always want your blade
    on the highest possible because then your blade is pushing de wood
    downwards and not in the direction of your self. And for a cross cut you
    want your blade 1 tooth above your wood for a clean cut, if necessary a
    sacrificial piece of wood behind it for a clean cut

  10. Justin Wittock

    Your saw looks great. I’d do far more wood working if I didn’t have a
    cheap table saw. It requires 5 minutes to align the fence properly, as it
    doesn’t hold it’s position well from from to rear, which becomes
    exhausting. In conjunction, the fence is a bit twisted near the rear,
    which makes it more dangerous. It’s sad dangerous and cheap table saws
    like mine can even be sold. I tend to use my circular saw wherever
    possible.

  11. russell lowe

    if you have a riving knife there is no need for kick back pawls

  12. Joseph McNulty

    Thank you!

  13. jcvalenti

    As someone just getting in to Woodworking, I really appreciate this video –
    succinct, well paced, well produced and informative. Looking forward to
    seeing more of what you’ve got.

  14. 1992Schreiner

    using a riving knife prevents kickback to 99%!!!!!!!! cutting without a
    riving knife is stupid!!!!

  15. Maarten Happel

    Thnx Colin. Even if you’re working a little longer with a tablesaw, it
    still is good to be reminded every now and again.. and again!

  16. briancnc

    That’s a neat blade rack you made, been doing this a long time and haven’t
    seen one quite like it. Thanks for the idea!

  17. cejkwo Mass

    Good tips

  18. Francisco Corona

    Excellent video and thank you very much for the explanation.

  19. Louie Colaianni

    This was really useful, thanks a lot!

  20. Paulo Amaral

    Excellent… Thank you, so much!

  21. BerkyBoy

    Excellent – gave me a lot of reassurance before even unboxing my table saw.
    My fingers thank you

  22. WoodWorkWeb

    This is our first in a series of videos for all our beginner woodworker
    subscribers – next week we do another build, a St Patrick’s Day surprise

  23. STEVEBLACKA

    I`m a beginner and am setting up a nice old table saw as we speak…thanks
    Colin .
    Steve

  24. Jeffrey Chaffins

    This is our first in a series of videos for all our beginner woodworker
    subscribers – next week we do another build, a St Patrick’s Day surprise

  25. robsalas54

    Thanks for creating this channel. Lots of good information for a novice
    woodworker.

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