Evolution of my Small Woodshop

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Blog series by monster1971 updated 10-28-2015 03:46 PM 5 parts 7230 reads 8 comments total

Part 1: Feeling crampy

10-14-2015 08:50 PM by monster1971 | 3 comments »

In the beginning…............. Beer Fridge – CheckTools – CheckWorks bench area – checkMatted floor – check Free Cabinets – awesome! Coffee Table build – feeling the campiness of the small woodshop – something has to be done To be Continued…...

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Part 2: Dont kill the Shop Vac

10-14-2015 09:05 PM by monster1971 | 0 comments »

My shop vac has been there for me for years and have had no problems with it. Been reading about importance of dust collection and since I never even cleaned the filter once in 8 yrs thought I would give him a break and my lungs too. The wife came in the WoodShop/laundry room and caught me in a snow globe type situation and insisted (I use that term loosely) that I do something. Besides, her clothes had a nice layer of sawdust on them. I don’t recommend that. Decided to head to HD an...

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Part 3: PushBlok

10-21-2015 02:02 PM by monster1971 | 2 comments »

I have seen a few posts on here w/ a DIY on the GRRipper. I built this to fit my current needs. I noticed that the GRRipper models have much more functionality with the blade opening and width adjustments. I will modify as needed but currently this simple designs works great. Of course the main focus was something heavy duty to keep the wood stable and my hand safe. Also, since I have been working w/ cutting thin strips the 1/8 inch end is working great. Glued a few 1×6’s toget...

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Part 4: Miter Saw - just wouldnt fit on the counter top

10-27-2015 08:57 PM by monster1971 | 2 comments »

A found a decent fix for my space issues regarding placement of the Mitre saw. Since I first got the saw I didnt mind moving it back and forth from the countertop to the workbench for each use. Of course this turned into a pain once the workbench was in use full of materials. With the width of my counter being just a little short to both store and use the sliding Mitre saw I couldn’t use it to full capacity with the saw hanging off…...also very dangerous. My solution was to mount...

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Part 5: A Router Table you can eat off

10-28-2015 03:46 PM by monster1971 | 1 comment »

My current workbench is a hand-me down kitchen cabinet from my mother in law. A mid grade 3 drawer w/ a butcher block top. I didn’t want to take it at first but then thought…...this would be nice in my woodshop. I threw some wheels on it for mobility and the drawers actually are convenient for holding hold a lot of my power tools. Top is semi sturdy. Fast forward and I thought this would be a great router table. Deciding on a router plate: Did I even need a router p...

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