NOTE: A PDF version of this post and the Sketchup model are available in the downloads section of my blog. If you’re planning to build this stool, I suggest you get them as the images herein are of pretty poor resolution. My time in the shop is pretty limited and building shop furniture is not something I particularly enjoy (I’m more of a fine furniture kinda guy), so when I do feel the need to make something for use in the workshop I like it to be simple, sturdy and quick to build....
Well, just about a week or two after I finally got around to shooting a shop tour video, I decided to finally purchase a drum sander which forced me to rearrange the shop. Of course, since I knew that changes were coming, I also decided it was as good a time as any to really take a look at the shop and fix the nagging problems that I encounter here and there. So, here’s a short list of things that will be upgraded: 1. Dust Collection 2. Shop Layout 3. Lighting 4. Too...
Taking inspiration from zzzzdoc, tedth66, Jeremy Greiner, and others (here, here, and here), I am setting out on a mission to create a Table Saw Station for my SawStop Contractor saw. The reasons for the project are similar to theirs: I need more storage space in my small shop, I’d like a robust stand for the saw that’s easy to move around, and their’s look really cool! I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about this and many hours mocking up ideas and dimensions i...
I ran across this design a few years back and it has always been on my mind and on my “to build” list. I thought it was so cool. I really needed a stool for my shop and the outfeed support part of it is pretty neat. even if I never use it it’s cool to “show it off” when people visit my shop! I’m sure Ill use it though. So I made a how-to video of the build: http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-ultimate-shop-stool.html The plans:htt...
Right Click to DownloadRight Click to Download in HDSubscription Options This one is all about assembly! I receive a lot of requests to include more details on my assembly process. This is a detail that many articles, videos, and DVDs tend to leave out, so hopefully this helps to fill some gaps. Keep in mind that every project will require a different glueup and clamping strategy, and this is just one way to get the job done. Hopefully it will give you some tips and tricks that you can pu...
It’s been a while since I’ve updated on the garage conversion. It moves forward, slowly, but it is moving forward. While waiting for the money to free itself up to start on the walls, I’ve been getting a few small projects done to allow me to clear stuff away from the walls so I can get them insulated and clad. First item I made: I made it from Blue Stain Pine, that was really inexpensive. I messed up on the shelf alignment, so I figured I’d hang it on the wal...
Here you see some of the trays with the drawer fronts completed.This picture is a close up of the drawer fronts with custom wood pulls. Not sure what to call this style pull but it worked great for this application. I needed to make them low profile in order to clear the cabinet doors that they reside behind.More pictures of the parts trays.On the left side of the front of the Table saw island, I had two pull out trays behind cabinet doors. These trays now have drawer fronts to match the part...
Note: This post started out as a reply to this comment on my personal blog, but I felt it warranted its own blog entry. I just received what I call my first “hate mail” over on Adventures in Woodworking. It’s actually not hateful, just insulting and mean. In short, Adam (not Cherubini) tore apart the workmanship on my chisel box (which even I said was shoddy), and said that the plastic packaging the chisels came in was better than what I did. At first, I was angry, sur...
alright so now everything except for the fence is put together and it is looking awesome. i added the apron and plugged all my holes with birch plugs just for the looks and i put on a coat of poly just to make the birch plugs turn brown because they are end grain so it looks cool, no other reason. i am planning on making the fence and also some form of dust collection and some storage for router bits and a couple other things. maybe even put some French cleats there. so here is a video...
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