Workshop #3: The Red-Line

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Blog entry by rweitz posted 02-23-2010 08:01 AM 1635 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I got the windows done in the basement and rewarded myself by installing my new fence upgrade.

new fence

I got the 36” Redline fence from Dave and got it installed. A bit of tweaking and tinkering and I have a nice new fence. It’s very nice to be able to roll it up to a setting on the ruler and make cuts without all the measuring and waiting for the saw to spin up and down. I had set it up temporarily while I got used to it to finish the windows, but the first project I got done was this bag recycler to hold those plastic trashbags so we can reuse them. I made it from scraps left from the window projects. All nice clean cuts and setup quickly making this simple project a simple weekend afternoon project.

Bag box

I also got a hold down jig built for the slotted fence. It works slick! gotta love those featherboards for keeping things safe. Now its back to the clean up of the basement so I can get the garage/workshop put together. You can’t really see it but I did clean out the rafters of the garage and put in two new 8’ lights so I can see what I’m doing as well. That is a great improvement too!

-- You cannot build a reputation on what you are going to do. - Henry Ford

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 08:58 PM

That is cool, we all keep chipping away to build our little peice sanctuary. Thanks for the post, it is nice to others on the same quest.

-- Hope Never fails

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 10:01 PM

That looks like a fine fence. I really like those built in T slots.

-- Joe

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#3 posted 03-03-2010 01:26 PM

I’m replacing my fence too. I’m trying to figure out how to recycle the old fence with the T slots. I like your new fence. I agree that the measuring for every cut sux. Enjoy your little piece of paradise. Rand

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