I finished up the project in this session. Since it sticks out, I will comment on my non standard design – i.e. drawers in the back. I originally did this as an attempt to fix an issue in my shop lay out – stupid move. Fortunately, the flaw is not as annoying as I was worried since the INCRA Router Top has you standing at the side (facing the fence) vs standing at the long edge. So I started here And ended here Steps I followed in today’s session1. Dust Collec...
Long delay in posting. Have been very busy at work and havent had time to post. In this session, I installed the face frame and doors on the router base as well as mounted the table top. I started with the finished outer case And ended with the drawers installed Steps in this session 1. Installed hardwood drawer runners2. Mounted face frame and caster wheels3. Drill, tap and mount top4. Build and install drawers Step 1 – Install hard wood runners Rip hard wood...
I’m a member of the Gwinnett Woodworkers Association. We have classes on a variety of woodworking topics virtually ever Saturday. Most of the presentations are now recorded and uploaded to YouTube. Recently I did a presentation using the Incra I-Box box joint jig. The video has been uploaded to YouTube and I thought some of you might be interested in seeing it. Here is the link All of our classes are recorded live and unscripted. Should you be in the Atlanta area on a Saturday ...
My original router table was one of my first major projects. I was very pleased with the result and it worked well for years. I recently decided to rebuild my router table, primarily because I screwed up my first router table by installing a cheap phenolic plate that sagged. I had just been using a router screwed directly to the base of the table top and then using a piece of masonite with various sized holes to as a zero clearance insert. Then I bought a panel raising bit and figured i...
I spent yesterday playing with my newest joinery jig – the Incra LS-Positioner Super System. Others have already reviewed the Incra and rated it 5-stars (and I agree with them 110%). So instead of a review I thought I’d tell you about the personal journey of 25 years it took to get to the Incra. My dovetail obsession began in the 80’s when I was new to woodworking and hand skills were non-existent. I had plans for a small chest that required half-blind dovetails so I went and b...
in my last session, I completed the carcase. I double checked my final dimensions against the drawer prototype to make sure nothing is off..So I started with this.The steps in today’s session were:1. Prepare maple stock by resawing and cutting to final dimensions2. Set up and test incra jig to make through dovetail joints3. Cut thru dovetail joints using incra jib4. Cut stopped dados for drawer bottom and DVD partitions5. Glue up drawers and clean up joints.And ended with a group ...
Blue Collar Woodworking #28: Our homemade router lift sure beats bending over, and Randy touches poo!
The “great particle board build off” that’s captivated the woodworking world is progressing nicely, but Stumpy takes some time off to make a router lift that just might save the universe! Then he chisels away at the confusion surrounding what types of tools people should own, does a tool review, and gets Randy to touch dog poo. That and a lot more on the new, exciting, action packed and informative episode of Blue Collar Woodworking! After you watch this one, visit St...
So, I got some money back from Uncle Sam and my wife says to get some tools!!! I tell my wife that she best not be messing with me about tools, because that is ONE thing that should NOT be messed with. She tells me to get what I want, just be sure that I can use it. Well as you know, we can all use everything we buy! So, for once in my marriage (16 years now) I got to pick some tools and for once, I could NOT think of an actual TOOL that I needed, so I went for ACCESSORIES!!!! O.K. g...
In my last post, I finished cutting the double dovetails … sorry for the passive aggressive parting line. It was late and I was tired. Now I will put the finishing details on the tray. The only 1/4” plywood that I have in the shop is a piece 13”x72”. My tray is 14 1/4” wide. So this is an opportunity to create a composite panel as a tray bottom. It will look like this: First I cut the center panel on the table saw. Then I cut the outer...
At the end of the last blog, I had glued up the trim to the tail sections of the R/L pieces: I used my oscillating belt sander to sand the ends flush Flush ends give me a flat surface for the next step In my previous blog, I mentioned that you need a zero clearance insert to avoid having the bit pull the workpiece down. I forgot to mention the need to ensure that you hold the workpiece against the fence, particularly when you pull the sled back thru the bit (the climb cu...
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