While I’m between major projects, I had a chance over the weekend to make a few upgrades to the shop. The first is on my drill press. I was drilling mortises in a tall work piece and my old “tall” fence just wasn’t performing like I needed. So, I whipped this up:
It’s two layers of 3/4” MDF with a couple of slots for t-bolts. I created a rabbet on the bottom for dust to accumulate. Finish is two coats of shellac.
Next is a t-track in my outfeed/assembly table. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while but just never got around to it. The t-track opens up all kinds of possibilities for work holding while routing, sanding, etc.
Finally, I recently purchased a Rikon belt/disc sander. I like this little tool a lot. I cleared out the area next to my miter saw and parked it there. While lifting it up and over the miter saw fence I nearly dropped it. If the machine wouldn’t have broken, my foot most certainly would have. So, I created a little platform for it out of MDF and put a couple of cabinet pulls on it for handles. Now I can get a secure grip on it when moving it around the shop. The platform also makes it easy to clamp the sander down to my bench or table.
As always, thanks for looking.
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