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Project by BeachedBones posted 1737 days ago 1880 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a couple quick workshop projects I knocked off today.

The first is a oak blade guard for my jointer. I just traced the old one, put a 1/4 pine spacer at the swivel end, and used the dowel from a foam brush for the pivot, The dowel is notched in the end to accept the spring to tension it.

The second is a lumber rack made from 2X4s and 1/2 inch ply, based on the design from Wood magazine, issue 160. The slats are movable and removable.

The last is something I desperately needed. All my screw drivers and most my chisels lived in a drawer. Just about the worst place for a chisel, and It would take far too long to find a screwdriver. I made a simple holder with holes and notches to hold the screwdrivers and chisels.

All in all nothing here is well built or groundbreaking but they are projects that made working it the shop nicer, and that’s good enough for me,

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.





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Dan Hux

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#1 posted 1737 days ago

very cool stuff,,sometimes having the spare time to tidy up is a good thing..I need a wood rack..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC http://whitdaniel.com

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degoose

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#2 posted 1737 days ago

Today is tidy up day here, then back into it.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1737 days ago

Great ideas!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ChesapeakeBob

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#4 posted 1737 days ago

Nice job on your day off!

CB

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 1737 days ago

I’ve been doing the same thing.
Some shelves, boxes for parts, a tool rack attached to a cabinet I made and so on.
I like doing shop projects between project pieces.
I like that chisel rack/ screwdriver holder.
It looks like a birdhouse attacked by a crazed wood pecker !
Keeps’em in one place and nice and handy!

-- Having fun...Eric

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1737 days ago

Good getting it together.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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clieb91

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#7 posted 1737 days ago

Good projects. I always like the real useful ones.
The chisel/screwdriver house is a neat idea.

CtL

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

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Hacksaw

184 posts in 2002 days


#8 posted 1736 days ago

projects for the shop are some of my favorite.Just keep in mind that the guard for your jointer was made from metal for a reason.

-- Nothing's impossible...it just gets expensive

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BeachedBones

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#9 posted 1736 days ago

Actually the stock blade guard is a rather flimsy plastic. I should carve out a finger hold like the original has to move the guard if needed.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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BTKS

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#10 posted 1736 days ago

What a great way to spend the day off. Like Hacksaw said, shop projects are some of my favorite too!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Hacksaw

184 posts in 2002 days


#11 posted 1724 days ago

If the guard is plastic then you definately made an upgrade! What brand of jointer has a plastic guard? I just want to make sure I avoid buying that companies products.

-- Nothing's impossible...it just gets expensive

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