I’ve been wanting to build a new router table for a while now ever since I got rid of my old one. I’ve always like the Norm Abram style router table, I just needed some time to build one. Since the weather is getting nicer and it’s not below freezing up here anymore, I finally got a chance to start this. I used the plans that were available at: http://www.crestonwood.com/router.php They were a good set of plans to start with and best of all they were free! I’ve comp...
Raised Panel DoorsBuilding a set of raised panel doors might seem like a daunting process. However, it’s simply a sequence of steps that, granted, use most of the tools in a serious hobbyist’s wood shop. Wood movement is an issue here since the panel grain runs perpendicular to the grain of the top and bottom rails of the door frame. Watch this video to see how to build a raised panel door in one 25-minute video. This blog entry also includes links to eight individual videos that highligh...
I picked up a couple of switched magnets.I thought I would make a little video showing a few examples of the uses of them.I hope you enjoy it.Thanks for watching. !!
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 ...
This week I decided to rebuild my tablesaws extension wing/router table. This time I removed the factory metal wing along with my old router table extension and built a new wing using the MDF and famica from last weeks build. This new extension wing combos as a router table as well as it has a pull out support arm that allows me to support my material as i cross cut long boards or sheets goods no matter if I am using a sled or not, because the support arm is adjustable. Here is a look at some...
I had an idea of how to make T-track on the cheap. I shot this video with my phone so it is not the best but you get the idea.
My new 1.5 inch flush trim router bit from Whiteside Router bits was purchased with a generous amount of glue covering it (to prevent rust, and from cutting yourself). How might I get this glue off?
Here you can see my home made router lift with more detail: Here you can see my homemade router table: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/75194
This weeks I show how to make some decorative trivets on a router table as well as Show you how to build a jig to make them .
This project has a huge mix of frustration and reward because I’m trying to be a facilitator and enable Daniel to build the guitar. It’s way too ambitious a project to simply be a teacher for, to walk him through the steps of every tool set-up and every element of design (especially when I’m learning much of this myself), and yet it’s not my guitar. So I try to encourage him to set up and do a design or a cut by himself, and then take a deep breath and accept the outco...
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