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Blog series by MichaelAgate updated 07-23-2012 03:53 AM 3 parts 25157 reads 27 comments total

Part 1: Upper Shop Cabinets $36.70

05-28-2012 12:58 AM by MichaelAgate | 8 comments »

Matthew and I were going to do a video this weekend but got side tracked with the need for storage. Things are piling up and disorder is setting in. Time to get things in order a little. Last week I added a drawing for shop cabinets to the free plans section on . They are very basic, and cheap. This is them :)Mind the doors, they are stuck on with double faced tape for now. Hinges Monday Cabinet Size14 1/4×33 1/4 Materials1 sheet 5/8 D grade pl...

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Part 2: Long spline jig

07-16-2012 01:23 AM by MichaelAgate | 13 comments »

I was out in the workshop this evening making a simple box. I mitred the box and needed to spline the corners. I made this simple jig to aide in creating a grove for the spline. It’s a 45 degree “rest” for the mitred board to sit on as you slide it over the blade. Here is a pic of a test board on the jig. The jig is placed the width of the mitre away from the fence. If you have a gap under your fence like we do, you will need to add a piece of material, (we used MD...

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Part 3: Whirlygig Video - Railway Hand Cart

07-23-2012 03:53 AM by MichaelAgate | 6 comments »

Here is the Whirlygig that Matthew and I put together for the Whirlygig Wars got it finished just in time for the deadline :) Was allot of work for something so small in comparrison to other projects. Made out of Oak, should last many years in the weather. Here is our brief contest video. for USA YouTube only works in Canada for some reason but here it is.

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