Building the Shop #13: Small Additions

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Blog entry by Lance posted 10-05-2011 02:07 AM 7091 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I finally got around to cutting the hole for the dowel, now I can put long stock in my vise.

My blade hasn’t been parallel to the miter slot since I bought the thing, I was watching the Wood Whisper the other night and clicked on his TS set up video where he used the dowel method to square it to the miter slot, worked out pretty well, mine was about a 1/16 off. Then I tried setting up my INCRA miter gauge to square but I think I still need to tweak it. I think I might build a miter sled soon, I’ve needed one a couple times already!!

Cut some of the hose I bought on CL to us under my TS, i’m going to get an adapter so I can use my quick connect. Its been a pain in my back/ass to reach under there every time to connect the hose to the TS, this should help out a lot!

I picked these up at ACE hardware the other day with my wife, we went in there looking for tiny hooks, I came out with hooks and 3 6” quick clamps!!!! On Clearance for $4.99!!!!!!! O YEAH! I wish they had one more so I could have bought 4, guess i’ll go buy one more for $12.99…. next year! lol

Sneak peak at the project i’m working on…...... X mas gifts! I’d post them but people in my family know about LJ and I think they check it!! :( you might be able to guess what it is, its for my mother in-law.

A pic for all those LJ’s out there that think I never use my shop, and its to clean!!!! lol

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#1 posted 10-05-2011 03:48 AM

I guess I`m lucky that I don`t have a mother-in-law, but if I did I would probably be making a half size coffin too.
Ron in Tassie

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#2 posted 10-05-2011 03:50 AM

LOL that’s funny Ronnie! I i did say, GUESS what it is! lol

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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#3 posted 10-05-2011 04:37 AM

ooh Im tellin LOL It still looks pretty clean to me.

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#4 posted 10-05-2011 04:51 AM

Dust Collector!!!!!!!!!!!!! makes the world of difference!

-- Lance, Hook'em HORNS! ""V""

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Rick Dennington

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#5 posted 10-05-2011 07:00 AM


You really do need to do something about your shop…it’s a mess….:) Don’t you know that pink coolers and pink toys and things are not allowed in the work area ?....I think I see a planer shop cart or cabinet in the future judging from the one on the floor…..Does your back hurt yet?......:). Mine’s killing me just looking at that beast on the floor, and just thinking about picking that sucker up pains me…...Keep up the good work…

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....

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#6 posted 10-31-2011 05:13 AM

Hey Lance, Don’t know how is missed this when you posted it but you need to build a ‘super sled’ for your TS. Mine is indispensable! and it doesn’t care if your blade/fence alignment is way off. It still cuts perfectly square. The invitation to come visit still stands.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 11-24-2011 06:51 PM

Shop is coming along real nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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