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Installing a Vice on an Outfeed Assembly Table

After building a new outfeed assembly table, I needed to transfer the vise from the old table to the new one. The tables are made different, so I had to mount the vise different as well. See how... Recently, I designed a new outfeed assembly table and wanted to bring some of the features from the old table over to...

Outfeed Assembly Table: Part 3 – The Tour

I'm excited to give a tour of the new outfeed assembly table. In this article I'll show you around and explain the features and some things that I haven't mentioned in the previous videos. Continue reading for all the details. This was a fun project from start to finish. When I get to design something  the way I want...

Outfeed Assembly Table: Part 2 – The Build

This is part two, the build, of the Outfeed/Assembly Table project. Once I got started on this build I didn't want to stop until it was done. The improved workflow and efficiency this table provides was much needed in the shop, but getting there was challenging... This project was looong overdue. I have been needing more storage and organization...

Outfeed/Assembly Table: Part 1 – The Design

Outfeed/Assembly Part 1
For a while now I'v been meaning to rebuild my outfeed/assembly table due to the fact that it wasn't documented with video or plans when I made it a couple of years ago. So, now's the time to document it and make some changes that will improve the overall use. Watch the Video Here I started out planning...

Multipurpose Shop Cart

Multipurpose Shop Cart plan
I had a problem in the shop and we solved it... Continue reading to find out how. Click here to watch the build video! I noticed when I used the bandsaw, lathe, table saw, miter saw, jointer, planer, drill press... ok, all of my tool stations that I needed a place to stack the pieces I was working...

Kids Picnic Table

Kids Picnic Table Plan
With Spring here and Summer approaching quickly, I figured an outdoor project was in order. My kids had a small picnic table they used quite a bit, but it was falling apart. They like to eat outside when the weather is nice and so as the woodworking daddy that I am, I made another one. Keep reading... This project...

DIY Wood Tool Tote with FREE Plans – Teach Woodworking

My kids are in the shop with me this week and we made a wooden tool tote. We actually made three totes, one for each of my sons. They already had a tool tote that they were out growing, but this project was more about getting them involved. Click Read More... Watch the video here Tools used in...

Clamp Rack with Safety Features

Clamp rack with safety features
I've been needing to upgrade my clamp rack for a while now due to safety in the shop. Its out with the old and in with the new... This is one of those shop projects that you'll ask yourself, "Why didn't I do this sooner"? Safety is becoming more of a concern as the kids get older and help out in...

Drill Charging Station with Air Tool Storage AND Dust Free Bins

After rearranging my shop a little bit, I lost my drill charging station location due to hanging a cabinet in it's place. So, the only logical thing to do was to build a new one. Keep reading for more... My process was a little different throughout this project, whereas I normally start a project with Sketch-up. This time around...

Make a Wooden Mirror

wooden mirror
I recently made a small wooden mirror from a piece of walnut with some awesome figure. I already had the mirror, so I reused it. Read more to see the steps I took to make it... First, let me share with you the tools I used in this project. Pre-cut craft mirror (oval shaped) - http://amzn.to/2lYxMJd ​​ Spray adhesive - http://amzn.to/2levime Bandsaw -...

make a pen with a chainsaw

Recently, Bill Livolsi with onecarworkshop.com put on a challenge to "turn" a pen without the use of a lathe. Actually, you can make a pen out of whatever you want. I opted to go the route of using all the traditional parts to make a pen except the lathe, which was the only rule. Read on to see...

Kids Activity Chair

Kids activity chair
Not too long ago I made an activity table for my kids and I just recently made matching chairs to go along with it. The table and chairs both have storage for just about anything you want to store in them. Take a look... The first thing I did was breakdown the plywood according to the plans (get the...

I quit my job to be a woodworker

This week in the shop I made a display for a special newspaper article. I take an old piece of ambrosia maple, cut it to size, joint it, plane it, resaw it and plane it some more to create a 19 inch wide backer board to display the article. I also cut a piece of plexiglass on the table saw and...

Bandsaw resaw fence – how to

This bandsaw re-saw fence was very simple to make. It consists of four pieces: three for the base, which is the part that slips onto the factory fence, and one for the front which is the tall section of the fence. Some will say you need a way to account for blade drift, but I tested it by re-sawing a...

Making a mallet – design concept

Not too long ago I came up with a mallet design that features both the joiner and carver mallet. I also incorporated something I call a FingerGrip. Take a look... Watch the video ComboHead Mallet with FingerGrip There are several types of mallets, but there are two that are more common than the others. The first and most common...