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Easy Shop Table Top

04-08-2011 04:47 AM by Lockwatcher | 4 comments »

I am posting this as an add-on to my Easy Shop Table. On some of my shop tables I use an MDF top that is integrated (flush) with the top frame. On others (such as my router table) I left the top frame open, and added my router table top. That is the case with the add-on top featured here. I recently acquired some large coated MDF panels. I am not sure what it is coated with, but it is very smooth (different than Melamine). These panels were previously a counter top or shelf assembly...

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Quartersawn White Oak Display Cabinet #3: More assembly.

04-07-2011 09:12 PM by Brian024 | 1 comment »

In this quick video, I glue up the base, reinforce the miters, and attach the cabinet to the base. Due to my router being down, progress will be slow until I get it fixed which should be in a few days.

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Easy Shop Table - Planer Table #7: Final Thoughts...

04-03-2011 11:28 PM by Lockwatcher | 3 comments »

Well, I think the table turned out just fine… I didn’t run into any real problems during construction…however I did notice when I was ripping the original lumber (as well as subsequent sanding) that the wood had a very strong smell to it. Not sure why – sometimes you get that from pine. Make sure if you build one of these to countersink & predrill your screw holes – otherwise, you may split the lumber. I have not put together a plan as of yet for fini...

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Easy Shop Table - Planer Table #6: Adding the casters and finishing the project

04-03-2011 07:30 PM by Lockwatcher | 0 comments »

Well, my casters came in from my local Woodwerks store. Just as in previous entries, the casters are the most expensive part of this project. The casters I have been using lock both the wheel and the pivot as well. Without the double lock, when you push on the table, the pivot will spin – and you can move the table – even when locked. Let’s install the casters next: Below: These are the casters (with double lock mechanism) Below: Use the bottom of the caster to...

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Easy Shop Table - Planer Table #5: Final Assembly...

03-28-2011 05:33 AM by Lockwatcher | 2 comments »

Well, I finished up sanding the various parts with my orbital sander. Now it is time to assemble the shop table. follow the pictures below: Below: Glue & screw the leg to the bottom unit (the lower shelf). Below: I used a Clamp-It square from Rockler to insure that the leg was square. If you don’t have one of these, use a square piece of MDF or other 90 degree guide. Above: The second legs is hooked on…I used my bar clamps to secure the leg while I work...

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How To Make Shop Built Wooden Clamps

03-20-2011 11:56 PM by AlexHarris | 25 comments »

A video showing how to make some really good wooden bar clamps. End your clamp shortage now! Build some clamps which only cost a few pounds to make and could be better than clamps you can buy. These clamps don’t mark the wood or stain from glue.

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How I loaded huge walnut log

03-20-2011 11:56 PM by Built2Last | 9 comments »

Since I built my sawmill a year or so ago, I’ve had one major problem. Getting logs here to mill.I tried using my log arch but, with a 24” diameter log on it, there is no fun at all in pulling it on the highway with a big log, “just a swingin” behind you, held by a couple of straps, on a trailer with no springs. I’ve tried pulling them on the trailer and then pulling them off, but that way tearing up my trailer. My trailer is a 20 footer, abou...

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Quartersawn White Oak Display Cabinet #2: Runners and Case Glue Up

03-17-2011 05:28 PM by Brian024 | 5 comments »

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Wooden Slingshot

03-14-2011 06:38 PM by AlexHarris | 5 comments »

Hey LJ, Check out my video showing how to make a wooden slingshot like the classic ones you can by. Maybe make one for your kids and prove to them how exciting woodwork can be.

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BigBox comes through!

03-12-2011 05:42 AM by RTim | 1 comment »

Wow, what a deal! I had been searching for a new battery drill. My old one was a 2-speed Kawasaki that I got for $50 at Costco. While it wasn’t a bad drill it had many features I disliked but accepted because of the low cost. While driving a screw, the trigger started to smoke so I yanked the battery and went shopping. No! I didn’t do it on purpose! I found a great deal on an 18v Dewalt with a half inch chuck at HD for $119. Checked online and my local store had 5 of th...

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