I finished up the basic construction on the miter saw station and put it in service. I am loving it.
Using pocket hole construction, I built face frames for both of the lower cabinets.
Note: All of those clamps might be overkill but they kept my stuff where it was supposed to be.
Next it was time to build the drawers. Actually, there are two trays and three drawers.
I set up a dado blade on my table saw for a 1/2 inch cut. That allowed me to do two operations:
- Rip the drawer pieces for the 1/2 inch plywood I used for the drawer bottoms.
- Cross cut the ends of the front and back pieces only.
I set up a stop block on the table saw fence so the boards would have some space between the end and the fence.
Don’t laugh at the painters tape. It worked well as an “almost zero clearance insert”. :-)
I also made a simple tray for one of the drawers. It is holding the hardware for my next project.
And then i ran out of paint! :-(
If you remember, I wrote about the Kreg Precision Measuring System in my last entry. GAWD that thing is the cat’s meow. I quickly cut the pieces to build a cooler. Then I realized I had lumber left over, so I cut most of the pieces for the next cooler. The first one is finished and out the door. I plan to start the assembly of the next one tomorrow.
I had to label the various pieces so I won’t get confused.
And from that pile of boards POOF! Just like maagic, they turned into a cooler.
Next up in my makeover plans is to incorporate dust collection into the miter saw station. I will have room for the 1 inch belt sander and the oscillating sander.
I found a Fernco plumbing repair rubber boot at HD that is a perfect fit for my miter saw dust port. Inside diameter on both ends is 2 3/8 inches (for 2 inch PVC, I guess). That fit the dust port and the shop Vac hose is 2 1/4 inch diameter so it fits on that end also. Snug the clamps and it is a done deal.
...and temporary set up for my router table!!!
And last but not least, a new tape rack! I used a pallet board and some shaker pegs I had on hand.
Did I mention I am having fun? Well, I am.
-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas