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mikedrums

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Here’s the router table. Sorry if you get motion sick. :-)



Pictures on the router table with more explanation and detail.






—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Table saw folding out-feed table.





Pictures…

Table Saw Out-feed Table





—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Cross cut sled for table saw.





Miter gauge for table saw cross cut sled with flip-up stop block. Still have some finishing touches to take care of, including the final length and possibly a sliding sacrificial fence front, and some hold-down clamps.





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Upgrades to my Jet JBS-14mw, I got from craigslist for $100.

Before, you had to unscrew 4 knobs and take both top and bottom covers off, just to get inside to change the blade. I connected the 2 covers together and put them on hinges, installed a wheel brush, and a tension quick-release. I still have to adjust all the guides and would like to install one of them fancy yellow springs and some new tires.

(see my other video for a look at the final version of the quick tension release.)




Better version of quick tension release to replace prototype from previous video.





—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Nickel Test
It’s been said that a good way to test if your table saw is running smoothly, is to stand a nickel on edge, while you turn it on and off. Guess mine is smooth enough. I’d still like a link belt, ...




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We all know what it’s like to have a small shop and very little room to work, let alone the tools.
I got very frustrated one day, after realizing that I spent more time moving tools around than working with the tools. So I started putting wheels on everything…. everything! :-)

You can see what I did in these movies and hopefully get some ideas from what I’ve done.
http://mikedrums.com/benchwheels.mov
http://mikedrums.com/castercam.mov
http://mikedrums.com/routertablewheels.mov
http://www.mikedrums.com/tablesawwheels.mov




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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1661 days ago

Hey Mike welcome to Ljs We look forward to seeing some photos of your shop and projects if you have some.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Splinterman

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#2 posted 1661 days ago

Hey Mike,
Shop pics would be nice here.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 1661 days ago

Mike, that is a nice looking built-in but I agree with Jim and Splinterman. It would be nice to see pictures of your shop. Visual tours of other shops are always a welcomed post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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patron

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#4 posted 1661 days ago

nice cabinet ,

my shop looked like this when i started too ,
i had to get rid of the rug though ,
now it looks like jackson pollok worked in it (LOL) .

new pics is good ,
welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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mikedrums

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#5 posted 1660 days ago

moved the pic to “projects.”
subtle, guys. :-)

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 1656 days ago

Pictures would be great!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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mikedrums

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#7 posted 1656 days ago

Sorry Charles, are you on dial-up?

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clieb91

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#8 posted 1656 days ago

Mike, Welcome to LumberJocks. Nice way to combat us, give videos of your shop instead of pics. Really good looking space. Nice test on the table saw I would have to figure out where in the world the nickel went if I tried that. LOL…

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Tony

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#9 posted 1655 days ago

Nice set up Charles. I like the videos.
Tony

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mikedrums

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#10 posted 1655 days ago

It’s Mike, Tony…. but thanks. :-)

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