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05-26-2016 04:53 PM

My expanding 1/4" plywood - 3 replies

Recently I picked up some plywood from Menards for building some drawers for one of my shop workbenches. I cut the sheets down last night and prepared to do a dry fit for one drawer. I’m using 1/2” ply for the drawer sides with a 1/4” ply drawer bottom. I ran all the sides through my router table using a 1/4” straight ...

05-18-2016 04:33 PM

Well, I guess this is somewhat of a rant but has this ever happened to you? - 6 replies

I’m not going to name names but recently I posted a comment on someone’s website (probably a recognizable name by many). The comment was related to the topic that the person had posted. It was not a complaint just an item for discussion and my personal findings on the topic. I check back after a week or so and didn’t get any...

04-19-2016 02:42 AM

Miter Saw Station with fold down supports - 2 replies

I had this idea for a new miter station design. I have a small garage nook shop that’s shared with vehicles so space is limited. This design gives me a little more walking room when not in use. I designed the fence size to be compatible with a Kreg Trak kit. The fence is removable via wingnuts if I need to remove all fences in order to...

05-07-2012 01:11 PM

Workbench top width - 25 replies

I spent part of my weekend planing my rough stock for my new workbench. The source of lumber for my bench is home sawn lumber using a chainsaw mill. The plan is to use all home sawn lumber for the project. I had originally calculated I should have enough maple from my rough stock to build a bench with a 24 inch wide top. However, this past w...

06-20-2011 06:51 PM

Choosing a tail vise for a new workbench - 5 replies

I’m planning out a workbench for my garage shop. I had purchased this 9” Rockler quick release vise for the front vise but I cannot decide on what to use for the tail vise (http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17246&filter=vise). I’m fairly new to woodworking having dabbled in it back in the early 90s using borrowed t...

08-31-2010 09:37 PM

Wood storage design for a garage shop - 5 replies

I’m wanting to get more organized and take the wood that I currently have leaning against my garage wall (sheets, 2x’s, 1x’s scrap, you name it) and build a lumber storage rack. I’m thinking of a vertical storage rack design but I’m not for sure yet. I’ve been milling some of my own lumber with a chainsaw mi...


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