Some photos of some of my shop stuff:
Stanley 220 and 5 planes. the 5 is a sweatheart that i got off ebay. was in pretty bad shape but i think i’ve tuned it up nice enough to use – still a little cosmetically rough in spots though.
MDF reinforced rip fence for the table saw. a big improvement, but still allows some movement. plus the thing still goes out of parallel with the blade, so fooey!
acrylic base for the Skil 1835 plunge router. by precisely fitting it into a rabbeted cutout in the tabletop, it functions as the handheld base and table baseplate. no need to screw it in, just press fit and easy to remove… so far so good. we’ll see how it holds up. in the bottom right hand corner of the base (underside) is a little arrow indicating the bit direction… just to remind me.
router table – base of which i got for $5 at a yard sale, just the right size and height. extra long fence of MDF (two pieces at right angles for stability) to use for jointing. I’m using a 1/16” LDPE shim for the outfeed support instead of having the two sides of the fence be completely adjustable – too much freedom is too much room for error!
Crapsman table saw showing the basic design with some mods. 1) it doesnt ride in the miter grooves, but rather along the sides of the table, press fit between the side extension wings. The wings are lined with HDPP for smoothness. 2) removable 3” wide insert so that when it wears I can replace it – this acts as a good zero-clearance insert. what else… front fence is MDF, rear and runners are oak.
tenoning jig which rides along the mdf part of the rip fence. it is slightly unstable – i may increase the height of the auxiliary fence and that will give it more vertical surface for stability.
I used 1 sheet of 3/4 MDF for this stuff, because it was the same price as plywood and figured its weight would be beneficial for stability. I think i’ll use what’s left to cover the surface of my workbench (maybe double thick) which would give that weight as well. then i can get a bench clamp and use dogs and stuff like a normal woodworker.
also, i just realized that these pics are a bit small when uploaded, but i’m not inclined to change that unless there are any specific things someone wants to see. this stuff is mostly run of the mill stuff that others have done far more accurately and prettily than my sloppy hands have managed!