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Blog series by Milo updated 1558 days ago 5 parts 17524 reads 27 comments total

Part 1: Starting out - ARGH. Too many projects, but what to do first?

1888 days ago by Milo | 3 comments »

Now that I finally, (well, almost) have all my boxes unpacked, I am stuck with the dilemma of trying to figure out the proper order in which to put my shop into good working use. ARGH. Too many projects, but what to do first? Here are some of the projects I have planned, and the order I was thinking of doing them in. 1) Workbench (duh), Modified Nicholson design.2) Sharkguard (I plan on making my own) 2) Super Sled crosscut sled3) Miter Saw Cart w/ extension4) Plywood mover5) Cy...

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Part 2: The WorkShop move on...

1878 days ago by Milo | 5 comments »

Well, the workshop is coming togather. Slooooowly, but I’ve gotten a bit more done today. Cleaned things out a bit, got some of the lumber for the workbench de-nailed, got the air filter up on the ceiling, and finished the ZTI for my tablesaw done. Here are a couple shop pictures. Yeah, it’s still a mess… Tablesaw And finally, can’t you see what a great Workbench I have??? More later… Milo

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Part 3: Adventure in Jointer Repair

1877 days ago by Milo | 6 comments »

Something doesn’t look quite right here… I’ve had this 6 inch craftsman brand jointer for a while now. For the longest time I wasn’t albe to work on it. I actually didn’t really UNDERSTAND the workings of the jointers. Mechanism wise. Well, today I jumped in with both feet and learned a couple things. I knew that the screw mechanism raised and lowered the table sides, and I had also been told recently to just flip the jointer over to see the jointers...

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Part 4: Dust Control, Poor Man Style

1585 days ago by Milo | 6 comments »

Poor Man’s Dust Collection Hey everyone, Sometime I think I am the most cluttered person on the planet. Well, maybe not up to the level of those “Hoarder” people you see on TLC, but pretty close. I’m the type that puts things down without paying attention, then spends 20 minutes looking for it. Ear plugs, pencils, rulers, Allen wrenches, etc,etc,etc. You get the picture. Well, one of the things I wanted to get a handle on was dust control. Never had much m...

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Part 5: Workbench almost done!

1558 days ago by Milo | 7 comments »

Wow, I can’t believe it’s almost done. I’ve been banging this workbench together FOREVER, and now I’m almost done. I just have to attach the clamps, do a little sanding on the top, and wha-la-lee, done! It’s a not a TRUE Nicholson workbench, I didn’t build the in table clamp, but it’s really close. Now I just need to get rid of a couple more things from the shop and I’ll be done. THEN WHAT WILL I DO?? ARCH! ;-) When I...

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