Dovetails on Bandsaw,
Scrollsaw and Router Table
Get the look of hand-cut dovetails without the cost of high-end router
Finally - leightweight, folding, adjustable-height sawhorses!
Mobile Base for 15" Planer
Unable to find a design for a mobile base for my 15" planer that
includes fold-away extension tables, I designed my own.
Based on the Precision Crosscut Sled from ShopNotes #99, my design
allows for a 66" crosscut.
Mobile base for bandsaw
Not happy with the available commercial solutions, I built this base
for my Jet 16" bandsaw.
Foolproof tenon tuning
Acheiving the perfect-fitting mortise on a consistent basis proved
challenging for me - until I developed this
that ensure the tenon face remains parallel to the stock
and allows the tenon thickness to be adjusted in tiny increments.
Simple router table
Updated shop tour
|This simple router table
provides the basics that every router table should have - a flat
surface and a fence that is both flat and perpendicular to the table.
Additionally, it can be flipped over to provide a convenient surface
for clamping small to medium pieces for handheld routing. It can also
be used in a horizontal routing configuration, which is great for
mortising and raising panels (with vertical
Inspired by an accomplished woodworker, author and instructor, the
table uses a proven design to deliver solid performance without
bells and whistles. Best of all, the table can be easily built for
<$35 in a weekend with materials from your local home-improvement
I've cleaned up, reorganized, built some storage and got some new
stuff...so I've updated the tour
Review: 66-piece MLCS Millennium Router
impressions of this bit set...along with my thoughts on multi-bit sets,
|While this corner-clamping fixture
is neither an original nor a unique idea, it is a great solution.
Besides cutting down on the number of required clamps, it reduces the
need for diagonal measurements, saves time and vitually guarantees
Shop-built tail vice
Porter Cable Brad-nailer / Compressor
combo pack review
ShopNotes taper sled
|My workbench has
been needing a tail vice
for years. The $180 Veritas twin-screw tail vice is exactly what
I wanted, but my budget did not have room for it, so I opted for this shop-built solution.
ripping or safe cuts on small parts, this sled
has already found many uses in my shop. The plans are from ShopNotes #33
Uses for Scraps
|What a difference a few hours in the sun can make.
Q: What does every shop have too much of?
Q: What does every shop need more of?
Lumber racks completed
the last week, I made a lot of progress on my storage racks. I built
three racks. One combines two areas for sheet stock with some space for
boards above (pictured at right). Another holds about 600bf of boards.
The last holds large panel stock.
|Now that I've
managed to get my shop cleaned and organized (here's my first tour),
it's time to start thinking about the future. By this, I mean that I
need to analyze what I need out of my workshop and how I plan to
|My first shop
tour. I'm just getting started building a shop, so don't
expect much. It's a strangely shaped area, so I drew a floorpan
to help make sense of the photos.
Homemade safety switch
woodworker was unloading
all of his lumber supply. So I took it off his hands for a small
fee...along with a nice set of lumber racks.
|I really like the
think it matches or beats other fences in every respect, except the
inability to use jigs that slide on the fence. So I designed an add-on fence that allows the use of a
variety of jigs and helpers. It is much bigger (and heavier) than the
Unifience, so naturally I call it the Bigafence.