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Blog series by littlecope updated 07-18-2012 10:49 AM 4 parts 6293 reads 51 comments total

Part 1: A Fair Idea Made Better

09-18-2009 02:34 AM by littlecope | 7 comments »

I had finagled this set-up to obtain a “taller” fence on the table saw.While this did work, it left much to be desired, and today I took a few minutes to make a more permanent solution. It couldn’t be simpler…I quickly gave the same drawer fronts used in the temporary set-up a rough sanding, then marked approximately where I wanted bolts with chalkI then bored out some shallows for the bolt headsThen clamped up the two sides in preparation for drillingAll that was left...

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Part 2: A Router Table??

08-19-2010 09:27 PM by littlecope | 17 comments »

Well, not really, but I have the capability now… I’ve been wanting to make a sort of Router Table ever since Bob Kollman sent me a care package of Plastics… No matter what idea I finally decide upon, all of my thought’s unifying theme is using the plastic as the top…So I took a couple hours this morning to finally make the top or work surface…I marked the locations of the screws with the 1/4” scuff plate that was on the Router and simply made an exten...

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Part 3: Shop Evolution...

02-11-2011 11:02 PM by littlecope | 13 comments »

I’ve got a small shop…Personally, if I had unlimited resources, I would still work in a small area… it’s simply less steps. But it seems like lately my small space has been shrinking… Wood finds and gifts, new machinery, and it is after all, the overflow room of my apartment… Recently, I’ve been of a mind to clean it and re-organize, but it’s a daunting task at this point… a rare, “I don’t even know where to begin” type o...

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Part 4: Continued "Musical Shop" Play...

07-18-2012 10:49 AM by littlecope | 14 comments »

Every time it rains, I’m getting water in the basement shop. I’ve been here long enough now to see the flow pattern though, and to have discovered the “high ground”. So I’ve been moving and re-moving the shop around… again… I started with the Scroll Saw Table that I made back in the “90’s. After emptying it off and out, it occurred to me that I had never taken a picture of the old thing…It’s a sad affair that I knocked together...

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