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Blog series by JoeyG updated 01-29-2012 08:48 PM 4 parts 23391 reads 30 comments total

Part 1: DW618B3

01-26-2012 09:30 PM by JoeyG | 12 comments »

I have to replace, upgrade, and get some new tools for a set of bookcases I will be beginning next week. I have been building boxes and other small projects in my garage/shop for the last two years and have made due with what I had. Now that I am branching out and getting back into cabinets I have to change around my shop. This first episode is the replacement of an old 1 1/4HP Craftsman router I inherited from my step father. It had seen better days before he got it used, but I used it...

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Part 2: Bosch CS5 Circ Saw

01-27-2012 12:11 AM by JoeyG | 10 comments »

So my last package for the day just showed up. There should be a few more over the coming days but for now lets talk about my new circular saw. As I said in the last episode I need to retool my shop for making cabinets. Since I cannot fit a large table or panel saw in my shop I will have to cut my sheet goods with a circular saw. I am replacing a very old Black and Decker that looks like hell and cuts even worse. I believe I have more chance of cutting a perfect circle than a straight ...

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Part 3: Shop Fox Pipe Clamps

01-29-2012 08:30 PM by JoeyG | 5 comments »

Not much to say here except you can never have enough clamps. I have never used the shop fox clamps before but at 1/2 price I figured I would give the a try. I just got the pipe this morning at a big box store and have them cut at 36 inches and threaded both sides so I can join them together if I need a longer clamp. These will mainly be used for doors and panel glue ups so 36 should be big enough for most of what I need them for. If I have any major problems with them during the bookcase...

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Part 4: DW618B3 Update

01-29-2012 08:48 PM by JoeyG | 3 comments »

I decided to go ahead and re-drill my table saw router extension table to fit the DW618 screw holes. It went a lot smoother than I expected. After looking at several router tables I feel in love with the Incra. So now I have to save all my extra pennies and convince my wife how much I need it once the pennies are save. Enough about that for now this is about mounting the fixed base to the table I took the extra sub-base and centered it in the existing hole on the extension and marked ...

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