Episode 83 Entertainment Center Part 4

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Blog entry by kosta posted 10-23-2010 04:31 AM 11256 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Episode 83 Entertainment Center Part 4 from kostas workshop on Vimeo.

In this episode I custom fit all the shelfs to size then I work on the back panel. After that I sanded all the parts with 120 150 then 220 grit sandpaper then I stained all the parts with golden oak stain. At the end I show footage of a router accident I had last week.

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#1 posted 10-23-2010 05:27 AM

Always enjoy spending time in your workshop Kosta. Looks like you can justify that new router table now. Thanks Alf

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#2 posted 10-23-2010 06:27 AM

Great Job on the Entertainment center. Looks like it’s coming together.
Thank god you did not get hurt, that was pretty bad…

What brand is your Router????

Thank you, Michael Frey
Portland, OR


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#3 posted 10-23-2010 07:43 AM

yeah I havent used that router table since that happened and im not going to. It was a pretty close call.

The router and router table are made by shop mate both are about 15 years old

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#4 posted 10-23-2010 09:46 AM

i think im about the same age as you (i think im turning 23) and its cool to see you doing stuff. not many of my friends even know what im doing.
hey you need a dado set, i do all my rabbits and dado’s with it. ya, there a little expensive.
hey “holy shit” is right about that accident, dam, that was crazy.
yo, you should see my safe starting procedure for starting my old router table, i wouldn’t have been hurt but, dam it would have taken me a little bit to turn off. defiantly keeping that in the what i should be aware off category.

-- Ben L

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#5 posted 10-23-2010 01:16 PM

Good one Kosta and a nice project. Glad you did not get hurt.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#6 posted 10-23-2010 11:09 PM

Yeah none of my friends have any clue what I do. I thought about getting a dado set but my tablesaw is a benchtop saw so the farthest down a board I could cut is about 12 in. For most of the dados I cut a dado stack wouldnt work.

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#7 posted 10-24-2010 02:05 AM

Dude, I gotta tell ya, I’ve been watching this whole series and I love what you are doing. You have developed a really natural style with the camera and seem like a totally approachable guy. Yeah, I love the accent. It’s like watching the Sopranos woodworking!

Totally awesome router mishap! Ain’t it crazy when sh*t like that happens? I’ve had a few of those occasions and had the same reaction as you. We live and we learn. And hopefully don’t repeat our scares.

Keep posting,


-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

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#8 posted 10-25-2010 07:21 AM

Sopranos woodworking thats a good one. lol. you would be surprised how many times I have to re do something because what I said didnt sound right. But that celebrity woodworkers video you did was funny as hell.

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#9 posted 10-26-2010 08:13 PM

Wow, man I’m glad you didn’t get hurt.

Speaking of safety….....I’m not an expert, but when I saw you use your table saw I noticed that you were feeding the material standing right in front of it. I think you may want to modify your approach by standing to the side. Always assume that something can go wrong and the saw will throw your material back at you. Even with your guard on (and if it has any kickback protection pawls), you still have a chance of it launching the piece before you have fed it deep enough to make contact with the guard or if it’s too small to be stopped by the Pawls.

With a contractor saw it might not have that much on it, but I have seen a cabinet saw throw material strong enough that it went through 2 sheets of drywall (basically completely penetrating a standard wall)
Here is a clip I found showing the danger potential.

I just thought I would mention it.

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