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Blog series by James Alberding updated 07-03-2012 07:19 AM 3 parts 21250 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: A little here, a little there

06-14-2012 07:49 AM by James Alberding | 3 comments »

Have you ever felt like you have gotten so much done, then you look around scratching your head and it just doesn’t look like any progress has been made? In the last week or so I have cleaned out the shed a bit more, as well as bring in a bunch of free wood I scored, so it doesn’t exactly look like progress. The more I get the old junk out and do a little work on my chair project the more I keep trying to contemplate building cabinets and a router table and so on. I will tak...

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Part 2: first addition

07-02-2012 03:37 AM by James Alberding | 2 comments »

Last weekend I hit the shed pretty hard. I cleared out a lot of old crap and took it to be donated or thrown away. Then I built my first work bench out of the 4×4s and other scrap wood I scored from work. It is a really simple design that I saw on Stevin’s YouTube channel wood working for mere mortals. I like how simple it is. I built it in a couple hours or so, and I like the flexibility that I can b...

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Part 3: rude and crude router table

07-03-2012 07:19 AM by James Alberding | 2 comments »

I finally have an upside down router! I tested it out and it works perfectly, for what I need anyway. I built the table frame to fit the piece of laminated 1 1/4” material that I grabbed from a pile of scrap wood by my work. Along with the rest of the wood I used for this. So its not pretty by any stretch. it took some creativity to get the router mounted under the table. I used a scrap price of 1/2” plexi glass I scored from work to mount the router base to. so I cut a ho...

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