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Workshop by mikedrums posted 02-02-2010 06:00 AM 4838 reads 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Here’s the router table. Sorry if you get motion sick. :-)

Pictures on the router table with more explanation and detail.

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Table saw folding out-feed table.


Table Saw Out-feed Table

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Cross cut sled for table saw.

Miter gauge for table saw cross cut sled with flip-up stop block. Still have some finishing touches to take care of, including the final length and possibly a sliding sacrificial fence front, and some hold-down clamps.


Upgrades to my Jet JBS-14mw, I got from craigslist for $100.

Before, you had to unscrew 4 knobs and take both top and bottom covers off, just to get inside to change the blade. I connected the 2 covers together and put them on hinges, installed a wheel brush, and a tension quick-release. I still have to adjust all the guides and would like to install one of them fancy yellow springs and some new tires.

(see my other video for a look at the final version of the quick tension release.)

Better version of quick tension release to replace prototype from previous video.

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Nickel Test
It’s been said that a good way to test if your table saw is running smoothly, is to stand a nickel on edge, while you turn it on and off. Guess mine is smooth enough. I’d still like a link belt, ...

We all know what it’s like to have a small shop and very little room to work, let alone the tools.
I got very frustrated one day, after realizing that I spent more time moving tools around than working with the tools. So I started putting wheels on everything…. everything! :-)

You can see what I did in these movies and hopefully get some ideas from what I’ve done.


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#1 posted 02-02-2010 06:03 AM

Hey Mike welcome to Ljs We look forward to seeing some photos of your shop and projects if you have some.

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 10:02 AM

Hey Mike,
Shop pics would be nice here.

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#3 posted 02-02-2010 02:15 PM

Mike, that is a nice looking built-in but I agree with Jim and Splinterman. It would be nice to see pictures of your shop. Visual tours of other shops are always a welcomed post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-02-2010 02:44 PM

nice cabinet ,

my shop looked like this when i started too ,
i had to get rid of the rug though ,
now it looks like jackson pollok worked in it (LOL) .

new pics is good ,
welcome to LJ’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 02-02-2010 07:33 PM

moved the pic to “projects.”
subtle, guys. :-)

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#6 posted 02-07-2010 02:12 AM

Pictures would be great!

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#7 posted 02-07-2010 02:15 AM

Sorry Charles, are you on dial-up?

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#8 posted 02-07-2010 03:19 AM

Mike, Welcome to LumberJocks. Nice way to combat us, give videos of your shop instead of pics. Really good looking space. Nice test on the table saw I would have to figure out where in the world the nickel went if I tried that. LOL…


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#9 posted 02-07-2010 08:34 PM

Nice set up Charles. I like the videos.

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#10 posted 02-07-2010 08:36 PM

It’s Mike, Tony…. but thanks. :-)

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