Table Saw Modification – Router Table Enclosure: Part 2 – Laminate

This is a continuation of Table Saw Modification – Router Table Enclosure: Part 1 – Carcase.   A while back I converted my side extension table into a router table.  Although not strictly necessary, I am going to enclose the router and add dust collection, while also creating much-needed storage and enclosing the electrical. So…

Table Saw Modification – Router Table Enclosure: Part 1 – Carcase

A while back I converted my side extension table into a router table.  Although not strictly necessary, I am going to enclose the router and add dust collection, while also creating much-needed storage and enclosing the electrical. So you can see what I have in mind, here's a sneak peek of the finished enclosure. Preparing…

Recommended YouTube channels

At my job, I get to speak with a lot of different creative types.  During the course of our conversations, one subject that commonly comes up is YouTube. The following is a list of recommended YouTube channels separated into categories.  This list will be updated as I discover new channels. If you have any channels…

Workbench/Outfeed Table Work Surface

Behind my table saw is a large outfeed/assembly table that consists of a torsion box top that sits a little bit lower than my table saw.  Since this table is used for glue-up, finishing, andlots of other destructive activites, I have a sacrificial work surface that sits on top of the table and takes my…

Workbench: Part 7 – Installing The Hardware

<< This is a continuation of Workbench: Part 6 – Finishing the benchtop   The finish has been applied to the bench-top so now it's time to attach the hardware.  This is a tricky subject to explain clearly.  I'm going to do my best but I'm planning on coming back and editing this post a…

Workbench: Part 6 – Finishing the benchtop

This is a continuation of Workbench: Part 5 – Cutting the benchtop to size The workbench top is almost done. It's been glued up and cut to size. Now all it needs is the finishing touches to get it ready for the hardware. Adding a shallow rabbet on the ends of each piece. The left…

Pen-making on my lathe – Christmas 2016

I started by choosing a pen blank to go along with the kit.  I try to look for pen blanks that have a lot of character, although sometimes a flat walnut will look good with the correct hardware.For this project, I used a storage caddy to hold the pen kits and blanks.  Seven of the…

Table Saw Enhancement – Converting Extension Table Into Router Table.

This is a continuation of my other table saw enhancements, Attaching a Sliding Crosscut Table Without Cutting Down the Rails and Attaching an Extra Cast-Iron Extension Wing.The additional cast iron wing that I attached to my table saw moved the wooden extension table another 10" past the end of my rails. This allows me to…

Table Saw Enhancement – Attaching Extra Cast-Iron Extension Wing.

This is a continuation of Table Saw Enhancement - Attaching Sliding Crosscut Table Without Cutting Down the Rails.Now that I'd removed my existing router table, I needed to relocate it to the right edge of my magnetic tool holders and attached them to the inside of the front and rear rails.  These will help hold…

Table Saw Enhancement – Attaching Sliding Crosscut Table Without Cutting Down the Rails.

My table saw is fairly decked out and I've made some modifications to it in the past but some of them weren't working that well for me.My saw is a SawStop Industrial Cabinet Saw 3 HP single-phase, 230 VAC machine (ICS31230) with a 52" fence system and the sliding crosscut table.  As an experiment, I…