*Note, this post is image heavy. If you want to see all the pictures, click here see my woodworking blog.* I had a simple goal today—get the drawer fronts all cut out and shaped.Drawer Fronts I started on the drawer fronts today. First I made a template of the shape I wanted to cut out for a finger pull. I used 1/4” plywood I had laying around. Then I clamped the template to my 3 1/2” poplar planks and traced the same cutout pattern. Using my drill press, I punched out the wast...
My current workbench is a hand-me down kitchen cabinet from my mother in law. A mid grade 3 drawer w/ a butcher block top. I didn’t want to take it at first but then thought…...this would be nice in my woodshop. I threw some wheels on it for mobility and the drawers actually are convenient for holding hold a lot of my power tools. Top is semi sturdy. Fast forward and I thought this would be a great router table. Deciding on a router plate: Did I even need a router p...
I decided to build a router table with a lift, keep it simple and cheap! The lift is based on jay's custom creations lever router lift. I customized it for my needs. It’s made from workshop scraps and used parts. The acrylic is from a sign company’s dumpster and the only bought items were a couple of hose clamps. The router is one of my pc690’s. The acrylic top 3/8”x 12” x 24” with a 1 1/4” bit hole is interchangeable (threaded inserts) with another...
So I just got done building my first router table, by cannibalizing an old work bench I had built a few years ago, and stealing the plate from my other router table, my problem due to my limited and crowded work space, is keeping things with in reach, I have four router bits that I use religiously so having them with right there with in reach is more convenient for me, so i came up with the fence storage on the back side of the fence, this way here, I can keep my router bits with in r...
I had a bit of time at the end of this week to finish up most of the router table extension I’m building for my Ridgid TS3650. I got the lip routed out for the lift to sit on, though that ended up being relatively annoying to get precise. I used the edge guide on my plunge router, but I tend to have a hard time holding the thing completely steady and flat when I use the edge guide. There are a few spots where I went past the line because I tipped the router by accident. I’m honest...
I have a pretty small basement shop. It’s not set up perfectly, but given the constraints I am working with, I think I’ve done pretty well with it. I have: - a very fragile-looking old water main coming in one wall about 12” above the floor- steam heating pipes bisecting the shop area right in the middle, about 6ft above the floor. I am 6’1” - a walk-out door and a set of 5 stairs leading down to the basement on one wall- about 10×22 feet of total space w...
Time for a new router table, the old Rockler with the really old Jessum router lift that was not up to heavy work, had to go. The other no name table top table was too narrow, and the MDF table had serious bracing underneath to try and keep it from dipping in the center. The fence and the newer Jessem router lift on this unit were keepers. I used a piece of old growth clear pine for the trestle, loose 1/2” double tenons glued in and double bolted stretchers between, the nuts and rod ...
Needed a router table, didn’t want to go out and just buy one when as a woodworker, build it. So spend time on You Tube and make a plan.The stool I previously made had compound angles to add strength and stability to the base I would use 5 degree angles here. 2X4’s used for the legs, trimmed to 3” X 1 3/8”. Cross members are spruce 1X3, glued and screwed. Top of the stand is 20 X 28Router table top is 24×32. 3/4” plywood and a 1/8” marker hardboa...
Hello everyone,Just uploaded new video to YouTube on how to install the new Dowelmax Router Lift. We left this part out of the video we made building the Router Stand. So if you want to see a more detailed video of the router lift install click the link below. Don’t forget to subscribe when your there. Thanks! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLXBBLhxtJQ
Being new to woodworking, shop projects are a large part of my efforts as new tools come into the shop and the shop becomes more of a shop than a garage. I am refurbishing one wall at a time, so please keep that in mind when an unfinished wall comes into view. This was an early project to get my clamps out of the way. It was just a simple box placed on said unfinished wall. please excuse the trailer park curtains. They have been replaced now with the mini blinds. :) This is t...
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