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Blog series by Tugboater78 updated 10-02-2014 02:03 AM 10 parts 12223 reads 29 comments total

Part 1: Zero Clearance Insert

08-13-2013 04:17 AM by Tugboater78 | 3 comments »

Well last night I was piddlin round with an idea to make a ripping fence/jig to attach to my circ saw. The one that came with it apparently grew feet and walked away, when i was on my last boat trip. I have some 9 and 10 foot long SYP 2×10-12s i want to rip the pith out of for a future project. Longest board i can try to rip on my table saw is 8’ give or take an inch. I was trying to rip out some ~1/4” strips to frame out the circ saw base on a piece of plywood. One of the st...

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Part 2: sharpening markers

08-14-2013 04:00 AM by Tugboater78 | 1 comment »

Was work in in shop today when I get a call from my girlfriend. Her 3yr old boy was in daycare with a fever and an apparent massive headache. She couldn’t find anyone else to get him and asked if I could. So shop time got cut out, no real biggie, I brought the shop to the coffee table while we watched Wall-E. Been meaning to make some of these for consistent bevels on my planes and Chisels , but kept putting it off. I use a cheap sharpening guide just like I seen the Schwarz. For chi...

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Part 3: table saw base #1

10-22-2013 07:29 AM by Tugboater78 | 1 comment »

I need my saw to be able to move and the factory base isn’t exactly made for such. I took some ideas from some Youtube videos and decided to jump in and make a one for my Craftsman contractor saw. the videos:Laney ShaughnessyEd Rivera i was a pocket holing fool starting some assembly it’s sitting about 36” above where it will be going….

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Part 4: Table saw base #2

10-23-2013 05:12 AM by Tugboater78 | 3 comments »

continuing with the build Had some trouble with my phone so missing some aspects of what the next round entailed… grumble So i left off with frame assembled and sitting on top of the saw. When i got in shop today, after going to acquire some carriage bolts etc, i started with drilling some holes. I took time last night figuring out where the casters should be placed. marked my holes with the bottom up, and run small pilot holes through. Flipped the case over, used a 3/4&...

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Part 5: dust collection for my shop

04-05-2014 05:39 AM by Tugboater78 | 2 comments »

I ordered, some time back, a kit from R, and some flexible hose from WC for a 2.5” systemsince mine is powered by a shop vacwith a dust deputy and a grease barrel filtering out the stuff the shopvac doesnt like Lets start with my Table Saw, since its where the system is centered. The panel I made and mentioned in last blog entry fell off and was always a temporary thing anyway. so i made one out of 3/8 recycled plywood, drilled and installed with screws ( another temporary fix ti...

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Part 6: tablesaw base revisited

04-05-2014 04:18 PM by Tugboater78 | 1 comment »

this is where we were: made some drawers to fit the 2 outer openings, pocketholed and glued together 5/8” ac ply for sides, 3/8” ply for bottoms. used 1/2”x1” oak strips for drawer glides and after: when i get center section figured out and my other bench rebuilt with its drawers ill work on making some drawer fronts. had to take the left stamped wing off due to it not being level and not staying where i put it while trying to adjust it back. Its all good ...

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Part 7: wall bench #1 (remove/redesign/rebuild)

04-05-2014 05:40 PM by Tugboater78 | 6 comments »

Don’t have many pictures of the before to dig up but I’m sure in my other posts it can be seen. the shelf portion in this picture i took back out ( it was deeper than the bench top and kept hitting my knees on it) and gave to a neighbor who flipped it upside down and uses it to set his beer on while restoring his late 60s El Camino. It was sitting around originally made for another spot in my basement but i somehow measured wrong and it didn’t fit. The old bench, which...

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Part 8: wall bench #2 (top finished/center section)

09-26-2014 01:18 AM by Tugboater78 | 9 comments »

Well the other day I finally got some 3/16 hardboard and had the blue box rip it to the 24.25 inches to fit on the top. I put drops of glue in key spots to keep it from moving. I then installed a rip cutoff from my hand tool bench in slow progress, damn nails imbedded/hidden in some have me frustrated. Glued screwed and plugged this to the front edge of the top. I wiped on some Early American stain to pop the grain a bit more, it has lots of figure imho. Fast forward to today. I was up...

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Part 9: wall bench #3 (trim and center drawers)

09-27-2014 07:10 AM by Tugboater78 | 0 comments »

Small bit of progress So today I grabbed some pine pallet wood. I cut and planed down to the sizes needed, for the face frame. Screwed them in from face, since I didnt plan ahead to use pocket screws, and didn’t want to glue them. Took a 3/8 oak dowel and cut some plugs for the screw holes. I mixed up some 1-1-1 and got 2 coats on face frame, top banding, some of the inside. Also put some on drill press stand top. Made and installed the drawers for center.One drawer Showi...

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Part 10: wall bench #4 (drawer fronts installed and a bit more)

10-02-2014 02:03 AM by Tugboater78 | 3 comments »

Got up fairly early this mornin. After a few cups of coffee and a shower I went out to the shop. I had cut, routed some roundovers, and stained/finished the drawer fronts yesterday. Was waiting for electrical inspector to stop by and give the thumbs up on my new service connection on the house (he didn’t show up till 4:30pm though said he would be there in the morning) I am all good on that, now I just gotta take the paperwork to utility company and coordinate a switch. Left bank...

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