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

Making A Zero Clearance Insert for DeWalt DW745 tablesaw

Here I make a zero clearance insert for my DeWalt DW745 from a piece of pallet wood that I think is Poplar.

Making Push Blocks

Recently I made a couple of push blocks for using with my jointer, as I only had one and it was in bad condition.  They didn't turn out perfect, but they do the job

Building A Quick & Easy Workbench

Here's a workbench I built using an old kitchen cabinet I had spare from my kitchen refurb and some salvaged wood.  

Making A Mallet Out Of A Pallet

Here's a mallet I made using some pallet wood

Making A Mitre Station (part 2 of 2)

Here's a mitre station I built for my Axminster sliding mitre saw in my workshop.

Part 2 covers finishing off the unit that the saw sits on, making the fence and measurement guide, and making a drawer.

Making A Mitre Station (part 1 of 2)

Here's a mitre station I built for my Axminster sliding mitre saw in my workshop.

Part 1 covers the main construction of the worktop support unit

Redada No. 2 Vise Restoration

Restoring an old Rededa Number 2 woodworking vise.  I bought it on GumTree for £20. t was old, dirty and rusty and in poor condition.  I gave it a clean, used a rust converter product, painted it with metal paint, fitted some plywood jaws, and finally fitted it to my workbench

Building The Workshop (part 3 of 3)

Part 3 in a short series about building a workshop shed using some salvaged and new materials.

This video shows a quick tour of the workshop after it was finished, including a look at the tools I have, wood and tool storage, tool storage, condensation on the metal roof sheets and how I resolved the issue, installation of the electrical supply and cabling, and finally a summary of build costs.

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