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A journey into the workshop. #29: Making progress on the extension wing.

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 1669 days ago 890 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 28: A mantle clock underway in the shop. Part 29 of A journey into the workshop. series Part 30: More progress on the extension wing. »

Up until now the extension wing to the BT3100 has been a simple two layer 3/4” pine ply lamination. Simply a nice, flat table top. That is all about to change…

LOML gave me an early Christmas present of a Bench Dog Pro Plate and Rockler insert template, and I have some Rockler miter track just laying around, so it was time to measure up where I wanted everything, and write is down. 5.25” in from each side, 7” in from the end. Miter slot in 5.5” from the end.

Tomorrow comes a trip to the BORG to get some 1/4” tempered hardbaord (my local has 3/16” and 1/4”, I may opt for 3/16” just to keep that 1/16” of added adjustability to the height. I will get them to cut it to rough size, but will grab a full sheet anyway. I have other projects coming up that will need hardboard… But I digress… I need to glue down the TH figure out how to clamp it, probably simply use a mess of 2×4 cauls since that is what I have handy.. Once that is done, I set my measurements up on the hardboard, set up my jigs and get to routing.

With any luck I will start out the new year with a finished extension table on my table saw… A nice project, made even nicer considering I started on it 6 months ago…(It’s a budget thing…)

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com



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haley

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#1 posted 1669 days ago

Just happened onto this site and love it. What i would really like to know is how do I get to the shop sites.I liked viewing the different shops but cannot get back to the site. thanks for any help….haley.

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dbhost

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#2 posted 1668 days ago

Click “home” for the user you want to see the workshop of, their home page will pop up. Then under the main navigation bar will be a link for workshop in the upper left. Once in one users workshop, there is an option to see all workshops…

HERE is a direct link for the lazy.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 1668 days ago

Hey David, I am still dreaming about a cabinet for my saw. I finally got back in the shop a little today, guests, work, etc have kept me away. I am doing a warm up project, a mini-tooltote for my measuring and other tools that will sit on the project tables or workbench. Made a new design for it, will see how it works out…......
I have a tried and true way to keep it from falling off….....I will post that before the weekend is out…....I think. Company Christmas party tomorrow night, gotta do that.
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Got my super sled design done earlier today, and ran a bunch of errands. The Rockler stuff came in so now I gotta get the sled built. Will post the Sketchup design, and the SU file. My old computer, 4+ years old was groaning a little. Fortunately it was a fast machine when I bought it, so it hangs in there. Will build a new one this Spring. Will post a link to the textures I have done as well. That will be a work in progress.

Cut some plywood down to size with the TS, and it went through it like butter, and zero chipout. The updates to the belt, pulleys, zero clearance insert, new WWII blade, the new switch, and 220V…....new saw. Quite a difference. Very satisfying. I’ll bet that’s why you like to work with the machines as well.

I assume your wife loved the clock….........who wouldn’t….......

By the way, I haven’t found true tempered hardboard up here yet, bummer…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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dbhost

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#4 posted 1668 days ago

Oh yeah, she LOVES the clock. Wants me to build and sell more…

My progress is really slow right now. With all this swinging from overnight lows in the 20s to day time highs getting to nearly 80, and almost constant rain, I managed to get a wicked cold, which has turned into Laryngitis. I am glad that I am off of work until after Christmas… I am using the time to catch up around the house, and shake this stupid thing….

Funny, I work in IT, and my newest computer is 4 years old, my oldest is about 10…

We are in the market for a new laptop… Dell has some nice stuff, but it will after tax returns I am figuring…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 1667 days ago

I run 3 old computers simultaneously when I am designing stuff. I had Scott Bryan’s super sled blog on the left one, Nixons pdf about the super sled on the right one, and Sketchup on the main computer as I designed my Soooper Sled.

Years ago I got three 21” Samsung monitors, for other hobby stuff. I drive the left one with a computer I built on the cheap about 5 years ago, my old main computer in on the right one, a 2001 Gateway, and my main one is a 4yr old WidowPC. It was a good gaming machine when I bought it, and so was the Gateway when I bought it. Those 2 machines were high end consumer machines that I mail ordered and speced out on line. My portable is about 18 months old, ordered it direct from HP, 4 gig mem, two 7400 rpm HD’s, 512meg dedicated video mem, Vista Ultimate 64bit and a 2.6 gig core duo. As you might imagine, it is peppy. The only thing I buy extended warrantees on are potables, and I got the thee year accidental damage thing. It stopped charging recently, and I sent it into HP and it was back in 6 days running perfect, no charge for anything, they sent me a box and paid the shipping. I can’t remember ever using a warantee before. This portable runs so well I may get a fourth year of warrantee for it. I totally customized Vista, per Ed Bott’s blog, so it mostly looks and runs like XP. I’ll have to put Sketchup on it for when we go to Hawaii January 7th. I think it is the fasted computer in the house, and I like it a lot. I really like the keyboard which is nearly full size.

Check back later today or tomorrow…..........hope you get over the cold soon.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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