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Small Workshop Layout Changes - A Quick Introduction - Workshop Re-Model Episode 1

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.

Making A Quick And Simple Tenon Jig For The Tablesaw (DeWalt DW745)

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.

 

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Making A Workbench Out Of Salvaged Things (part 2 of 2)

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

 

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Making A Workbench Out Of Salvaged Things (part 1 of 2)

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. 

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Q&A - Your Questions Answered

In this video I answer your questions.....

Making A Cross Cut Sled for the Tablesaw

In this video I make a cross cut sled for my tablesaw and test it out using the 5 cut method

Workshop update - 1 year after the build

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.

Making A Workshop Space-Saving Stand for the Electra Beckum HC260 planer/thicknesser

In this video, I design and build a space-saving stand for my planer/thicknesser the Electra Beckum HC260.  The idea was to create some additional worktop space in my small workshop for my drill press and bench grinder with space for the planer underneath.  Made entirely from salvaged materials. Turned out OK!

Making a simple framing spline jig

Here is a simple framing spline jig I made for my tablesaw, the DeWalt DW745

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