|Project by bigpops0259||posted 01-04-2008 06:25 PM||9059 views||6 times favorited||11 comments|
My shop is a 24’ x 32’ garage, fully update to handle a wood shop with controlled heat, alarm, smoke and fire signal to the house. A few years ago I wanted to confine and utilize my saw work area to its potential. I purchased PVC sheet, it was massive at 1 7/8’ thick 4’ wide 8’ long(deep gray). I want a new run out work area at my table saw and a few jigs. I thought this material would be perfect, very dense, very heavy, very easy to mill. I added a 42’ x 80” piece to my Unisaw. I made a new laminate extension (white) that I made a router table/lift with a Jet/Jessem lift, and a few Incra jig glides(Red/gold). I made new fence guards saw/router. I used a P&C 7539 3 1/4 hp Router with a Jacobs quick release collet in the lift(change bit with a snap and without removing the router or lift). I added an Excalibur sliding panel cutting table(Black). I also made a cove cutting jig, don’t know where I seen this jig at or if I did. It was about three years ago. It’s a great way to make cove molding, set angle set blade height (at increments) and push through, pretty easy. I will say that using 8” wobble dado cuts the cove the easiest, I tried different blades. I didn’t try my stack dado thou. I was just at Rockler in Cleveland and saw that they make a particle board/laminate model of this jig. I added a Grizzly 3 hp central vacuum system, connecting it to all my machines with PVC pipe and Aluminum blast gates, some PVC fitting I had to turn on my Lathe to fit smaller Diameter fittings on blast gates. and last a REMOTE CONTROL vacuum switch. I made a steel sheet metal vaccum box to surround the under mounted router, with fence vacuum almost no dust escapes. Makes a great work assembly area. The PVC clean up easily, glue, stain, varnish, repair with JB weld and sand. I still have a phone number for the guy I bought the PVC from if interested.
-- Marty Ohio