The 7th in the series about building a Allan Little designed ultimate work table with multifunctional top. In this video I layout and drill the holes for the Festool clamping elements. http://youtu.be/s-EsJzpOF9U
It has been a struggle, but I finally managed to get the drawers built. I made drawer stock by gluing up discounted (50% off) lumber purchased at the lumber yard. They sell “shorts” – boards that are less than 48 inches in length in various widths. I made the drawers out of poplar with the exception of the pull out tray. It is maple. With the boards glued up, I then planed them to just over 5/8 inch. Then I switched to the drum sander and sanded them to 5/8 inch th...
I finally got around to making the shaker wall clock like Norm Abrams did on the New Yankee Workshop many years ago. Please view my video here: http://youtu.be/zDL9bfkEObY Thanks! Chris
For my workbench i needed a tall stool for more accurate work and just a place to rest. This is a descripition on how i made this project. Searching LJ i found these two fine projects:- Having a fascination with all-things-Japanense (having both worked in a sushi restaurant and done karate for several years) these Singer-songrwriters chairs by Junji impressed me.- This post on shop stools by shipwright described a interesting method for dying oak black with steel wool dissolved in wineg...
continuing with the build Had some trouble with my phone so missing some aspects of what the next round entailed… grumble So i left off with frame assembled and sitting on top of the saw. When i got in shop today, after going to acquire some carriage bolts etc, i started with drilling some holes. I took time last night figuring out where the casters should be placed. marked my holes with the bottom up, and run small pilot holes through. Flipped the case over, used a 3/4&...
I need my saw to be able to move and the factory base isn’t exactly made for such. I took some ideas from some Youtube videos and decided to jump in and make a one for my Craftsman contractor saw. the videos:Laney ShaughnessyEd Rivera i was a pocket holing fool starting some assembly it’s sitting about 36” above where it will be going….
between my constant war with my phone and losing pictures and forgetting to even do much posting on this blog they are few and far between. Not to mention putting a lot of overtime at work and life in general..you all know how that goes. it’s not a big deal anyway, I am an insomniac so this gives me something to do while I am up all night.. I almost bought a new/used 14×24 shed this past weekend, but i didn’t get back with the sellers quick enough and they sold it late sat...
Today I started my first “real” project. Meaning it’s not a garage fixture or a tool accessory but an actual real thing. A nightstand in fact. Also, this will be my first go at using pallets.Today, I was able to make my own version of Izzy’s Pallet pal (worked great) and get some decent wood from a local place with a “free” pile. I found some pallets that had what I will call 2×3s as runners. Not sure what kind of wood but in decent shape.I also starte...
It’s been a somewhat hectic week, so the workshop has had to take a back seat, however not all has been sweetness and light!! I thought I had found the plans for the perfect Router table to fit into a micro-workshop, as I had previously reported, I drew out all the parts on a 3/4” sheet of Ply, spent a day or two, cussing like mad, trying to make space to do the cutting, and then fortunately did a dry-fit of the main parts… Router table Mk1 was abandoned! there was no way...
I’ve been thinking about this for a while. I’m a contract engineer so we have to move every few years. My shop is usually one side of a two car garage with makeshift shelves. I sometimes add some cheap cabinets but end up leaving them when we move. A good dust collection system is out of the questions so I usually do a lot of my work in the driveway. This means carry saw horses and plywood for makeshift benches and wheeling tools on rollers in and out. There are many trips back an...
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