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The Shop, saw stations #1: The Shop, miter saw station

I used mostly pallet wood, the back, floor & drawer bottoms are made from 1/4 " paneling from partition walls that I removed from the shop, also the electrical & 2×4′s for the base....

Cutting Small Parts On The Miter Saw

In this video I share how I cut small parts on the miter saw. I am sure this one will be cause for active commentary from the safety police and maybe the hand tool junkies for not using a fancy hand saw to cut small pieces. Well, this is...

The Shop, saw stations #5: Installing the miter saw

B Squared both saws together, when the fence is installed they will both be perpendicular to the fence. Made a miscalculation on the dust collection hood. I forgot about the compound angle feature. I will have to enlarge it a couple of...

Mitersaw upgrade

Found an article someone might be intrested in for a Mitersaw upgrade. http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2015/02/26/miter-saw-upgrade/?utm_source=WoodsmithTips&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=9161

Workshop Tour

It seems that workshop postings have slowed down considerably since Steve posted his. I can’t compete with his, but I’ll show (parts of) our workshop anyway. The main portion of our shop is on the lower level. I chose to utilize the space...

Work Bench Build #15: Update

Here’s another ten items finished, only about a dozen to go. Roubo Work Bench “to do,” list and, assembly order. ^ ^ equals completed work. ^ ^ ^ ^ Clean and dust workshop. ^ ^ ^ ^ Research styles and types...

How I Get The Most Out Of My Small Shop

Most hobby woodworkers probably have small shops, the majority most likely in one half of a two car garage. My set-up was a 2 car garage size but with only one enclosed bay and the other half was an open carport, but both are under the same roof...

Tour of jack's shop/man cave/hideout/doghouse

OK, I hope when you read the title you will do so with low expectations of what is to follow. Anything appearing to be strange, chalk it up to a rookie finding his way. The shop is 34 by 54. Work bench with a mixture of some quality and lesser...

Workshop Tour

Workshop tour challenge Well here is my shop. I started feeling better finally so, I decided to clean up the shop before taking the pictures. I started taking pictures in a clockwise fashion. This is the corner next to the house entrence. ...

Helping Amateurs Cultivate Professional Habits

I admit that I’m an amateur – I make a lot of mistakes – the same mistakes, and new ones as I try to advance my skills. So, what is it that defines me? Some Observations; and some of these have been fixed along the way…: I don’t work from a set...