Here you can see my home made router lift with more detail: I had to reupload the video without sound cause some copyright thing :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FP6YEJG1nIw And here you can see my homemade router table: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/75194 Link to my YouTube channel
Took advantage of some quiet time after the kiddos went down tonight to make up some time on another secret project. Finishing the router table was key to that project and can also be really useful on the Castle Bookcase so….it got bumped to priority #1. That meant tackling the fence. Luckily, my son’s bedframe broke about four months ago. I repaired the nice wood frame and rail and kept it in the lumber pile until today, knowing from the get go what it was to be used for. I...
As I contemplated working on Kylie’s Castle Bookcase, I realized that my plan for custom trim around the bottom and top would need the services of a router. I figured it would be easier to use a router table rather than clamp a 1×4 piece of wood to the bench and rout it by hand. To this end, I turned to the router table that my father in law gave me, but soon realized that the table was too small. It would be just fine for smaller parts, lighter work and such. But handling p...
Seems like a lot of work for not much to say. I got the wagon vises roughed in and the second side of the bench top glued up. The vises were a challenge mainly because my vises aren’t as tall (thick) as the original design. Here is the wagon vises in mock up, I built the back wedge portion to original design height, I did this in order to make sure I got the slope right. I’ll trim them down as I do the final fit.Here is a quick mock up of how the top and vises will set up. ...
Take it easy on me fellas, this is my first blog. This started out because it looked easy. I got the plans from my Wood Magazine stash in the October 2007 issue. The more I got into it, the more I wish I could have found something a little easier. Working with MDF isn’t as bad as I thought it would be. My only dislike is you can’t find or buy MDF in half sheets. Oh well here are some pictures of the project as I go along. I’m to the point I have two more pieces to cut out an...
http://youtu.be/GXE0gJNxuWsBuilding a toy tool shed for my grandson’s toy tractors.
I just started making a cabinet for the bottles we have in the laundry room (soap, softener, etc …) I have to make new doors for all the kitchen cabinets, so, this project will be used as a test for an a idea I had. It is made from MDF, and the doors will have some slots, imitating some sort of raised panel. I’m really happy of the progress so far. Next task will be painting it. Here is the video I made of it … (sorry, it’s in spanish, but feel free to ask if ...
http://youtu.be/mvxvJzDZlI0 Building a storage box for the Nativity scene I made before Christmas.
Well it’s been busy but here is the router pattern I made .It was planned for yesterday but a friend ask me for a visit to his new place under construction out in the country to measure up some window sills , he has 12” thick walls . What a beautiful place to build and he has a complete shop there also . Well on to how I made the pattern .Two pieces of 1/4” mdf bent around the original form with glue and the cowls for clamping ( sorry forgot the pic ).I laminated ...
Hey Everyone, I haven’t posted anything in a while so I thought I’d get something down just so people know I’m still alive. I recently bought the Dewalt Compact Router and I have to tell everyone that I absolutely love it. I said at the beginning that this is not a review because I honestly think that after using one I would love any high quality compact router on the market. I know that I’m probably the minority on the subject but I hate using routers! Despite t...
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