When my darling wife allowed me to use our family room as my wood shop I needed to make a bench. living on a fixed income causes me to be very creative in acquiring tools and materials. I have posted about Freecycle before so I won’t rehash that again unless anyone has any specific questions. Anyway I did some dumpster diving and was able to get a few old solid wood doors, which I promptly took apart and made a down and dirty work bench. It was ugly and a bit wobbly but it served it&...
Here is how I made my Intersected cutting board posted here. There seems to be a lot of interest in this board so here is a blog on how I made it. First of all here’s what I planned on making. It’s the top one. After I got both the circles intersected I liked how it looked with the rounded corners so I just added in the “wedge shapes”at the top and bottom and called it done. I think that it makes it very distinctive also. As one person guessed I ...
Coming down the home straight with these doors. Here is a quick shot of the set up for the slot cutting on the old router table.. Finished the rebates on the panels… back 4 mm and the front 7 mm Using the Incra Fence and the Woodpecker Unilift made it easy to switch from one height to another … Moved the blade on the TS to 45 degrees and positioned the fence for the bevel cuts on the front of the panels.. A Wixey Digital Ange Guide is very useful here.. A...
Like most of my projects, it is an occasion for a new tool. The Pantorouterplans by woodgears.ca For more info or a pantorouter see http://lumberjocks.com/projects/42764 This is the plans will make some mods
Since I cannot at this moment show my workshop as I am in search of a space, even though I have bought the machines and still in boxes. What I can do is to show the photos of my machines, some of the tools & accessories, don’t have photos for everything. <div></div>
With the birth of my first child last year, I had an overwhelming urge to start building things that last. I picked up a ton of shop experience in college where I was the “master” student carpenter for the theater department. “Master” in this case meaning I was the least likely to hurt myself using any of the tools. But building for a theater means lots of butt joints and staples/screws instead of actual joinery, and it meant I touched something other than plywood a...
This weekend I decided to work on my workbench a bit so I put this project to the side for a while. While I was out working I took a really close look at the laminate and noticed that it is starting to debond at the edges! I have no idea why this is happening or if it will stop. I put the top on a flat surface and piled up as much weight as I coudl find on top to try to press the laminate down. The final cure time on the contact cement is supposed to be 7 days and I made the top 7 days ag...
My Router Cabinet Upgrade #2: Phase 1 - beefing up the bottom partitiong and enclosing the sides with plywood
Beautiful weather outside and after a hearty breakfast I went out to work on the router cabinet. There was one other aspect of this project that I hadn’t mentioned before – try to use up as much of the wood that I have laying about the shop before having to go and buy any more. And off we go. Below is a shot of the exploded view of this plan. I want to place 2×6 on the bottoms to support the bottom shelf as I plan to put heavy things there (routers, sanders, blah bl...
Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options In the Weekend Wall Shelf episode, I showed you how to use a parallel jig to create dados. But the jig was originally created for making coves at the tablesaw. So here’s a special jig made specifically for the purpose of creating dados with your router. The best part is, you can get exact-width dados EVERY TIME! This jig was developed and demonstrated in the current Guild Build as part of the Wall-Hanging Cabi...
I ordered the following equipment from Incremental Tool on Jan 31st, they finally got the whole shipment together and shipped it today. (Well they said they shipped it, UPS does not have it in their hands yet.) I will soon have a bunch of new toys to do a review on and will start setting up my shop. Pictures will follow. LS25WFNCSYS INCRA LS Super System – 25” Range [Options:1/32” Imperial Scales] IG32 INCRA Gauge 605-WHITESIDE 6-Piece INCRA Joinery Router Bit Set M...
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