Just a quick video to talk about some of the changes I'm going to be making in upcoming videos to achieve a new layout for my workshop.
In this video I make a quick and simple (and not very pretty) tenon jig for my tablesaw, the DeWalt DW745.
I started by creating a box from some scraps of plywood that fitted snugly around the tablesaw fence, which means that the jig will move along with the fence.
Then I added a side fence and a back fence with wood glue and screws to support the workpiece so that it can be clamped down. I cut out a shape on the side fence with the jigsaw to make it easier to attach clamps.
It was critical that both fences were at a perfect 90 degree angle to the tablesaw's table and that the tablesaw blade is at a perfect 90 degree angle to the table when making tenon or morise cuts to achieve a perfect joint.
There's also the option to tilt the blade and use the same jig as a dovetail jig if you want to get clever!
The jig turned out pretty ugly, but that doesn't really matter to me - as long as it is functional that is all I need! And it works well.
In this video I make a worktop for the bench from some 1" thick salvaged plywood which came from some industrial packaging,
Then I re-fit my Redada Number 2 vise using a spare block between it and the worktop.
I fitted some drawer handles to the set of drawers that didn't already have them.
Then I fitted some pieces of pine to trim the worktop and the frame to cover the plywood edges and tidy up the look.
Finally I applied a few coats of varnish and show you what I've got stored in my new drawers
In this video I start making a new workbench for my workshop using salvaged materials.
I used three sets of drawers salvaged from an office clearance, some salvaged plywood donated to me by a friend, and some parts from my old workbench.
I began by making a large 3/4 inch plywood box to accommodate the three sets of drawers and added a piece at the back to keep it rigid and square.
I added the legs from my old workbench to this one, as I wanted the new workbench to be the same height so there was really no need to make them again.
I also salvaged an old drawer from the old workbench and added it to the new one.
In this video I answer your questions.....
In this video I make a cross cut sled for my tablesaw and test it out using the 5 cut method
It's been a year since I built my workshop, so this is a quick update to answer some questions I've been asked about it, and to show you some of the improvements I've made in the past year.
Here is a simple framing spline jig I made for my tablesaw, the DeWalt DW745