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Blog series by JL7 updated 03-17-2012 03:02 AM 6 parts 17896 reads 67 comments total

Part 1: The rough in.....

02-23-2012 03:52 AM by JL7 | 9 comments »

Traded with my brother for his radial arm saw, which just happens to closely match my drum sander (RAS) and I have wanted to find a home for the miter saw that is actually functional – so I decided to roll them into one wall. The trick here is my drum sander operates with a sliding table, so needed to incorporate that without limiting the other two saws. The finished product should allow cross-cutting 10’ or 11’ foot stock without much hassle…...(I think). The p...

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Part 2: 70 gallons of planer chips and counting.....

02-28-2012 03:29 AM by JL7 | 14 comments »

Wow – lots of chips on this project…...I’m on my 3rd round of dressing out the rough Oak and the chip bag has been emptied 3 times…...I figure that at least 70 gallons of chips on this one so far…. I got this rough oak really cheap (a pickup truck load for ~$100) and it was all 8/4, but have to plane it all down 1-3/8” before all the twists and bows come out. This is one of the prices you pay for low cost lumber…. Good news is I’ve found...

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Part 3: I'm all Oak'd out........

03-02-2012 01:37 AM by JL7 | 5 comments »

I think I’m done with the major Oak bits finally…..at least I hope so! This project has really freed up a lot of lumber storage…........ Again – the tables, fences and dust collection are not done and/or fastened…..decided that I need to add the finish to the table tops before fastening, so the dust collection will follow that….I think. Anyways – it occurred to me that I may be able to incorporate one of the drill presses into the wall – ...

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Part 4: Miter Saw Dust Collection

03-04-2012 02:11 AM by JL7 | 12 comments »

First off – thanks to the folks who are following along this crazy journey…....appreciate it…....... Put the workbench finish on the tops and got the main 8’ table attached. This had to be squared up to the RAS so had to be done first. Now I can focus on the miter saw. Dust collection on the miter saw is always marginal, and I’ve been thinking about this for awhile…...time will tell how well it works…. Started with a spacer piece to plug th...

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Part 5: Done enough for now - with video....

03-05-2012 12:45 AM by JL7 | 15 comments »

May add an update down the road – but I want this done for now :) I think the video will tell the rest of the story. Thanks for all the comments and encouragement – it goes a long ways…... Jeff

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Part 6: Fence tricks + dust collection.....

03-17-2012 03:02 AM by JL7 | 12 comments »

Decided I need to finish this up…here are a couple of tips that have probably been posted before, but I just stumbled on them for myself recently: First – cut a 12” reference board that can be used for shorter cuts on the miter saw. Just set the fence with an extra 12” and use the spacer board for shorter cuts. Works perfect for the miter saw. My dilemma is I have two saws competing for the same fence….. So, here is the solution.. Set the fence st...

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