Km Ttoprouting Chamfers on Edges

Routing a chamfer on the edge of a project after it's assembled can be a challenge. Especially if there's Routing a chamfer on the edge of a project after it's assembled can be a challenge. Especially if there's only a thin edge to support the base of the router. In this case, it's all too easy to tip the router and gouge the workpiece. So when routing the chamfers on the miter saw station, I used a couple of different methods to hold the router steady. One of the simplest ways is to use the...

Exploded View

(4) No. 4 x V2 Fh woodscrews (for dogs) (12) No. 8 x 1V2 Fh woodscrews (8) No. 8 x 1 Rh woodscrews and washers (1) 5 16 x IV2 Machine bolt (1) 5 i6 x4' 2 Machine bolt (4) 3 8 x4' 2 Machine bolts (2) 3 s x 5 Machine bolts (1) End vise w mounting screws, see p. 126 (1) Front vise w mounting screws, see p. 126 (2) 1 -dia. x 12 Dowels (for vise handles) (4) No. 8 x 1V2 Fh brass woodscrews (4) 13A-dia. Toy wood wheels (4) 1 inside diameter O-rings OVERALL DIMENSIONS 34H x 65Lx 291 2D A Table Top...

Drawers And Runners

The lipped-front drawers shown here are simply glued and nailed together. For other joinery options, see page 13. fronts. To make the drawers, start by measuring the drawer openings. Then, to allow for the lip, cut the drawer fronts (I or M) V2 longer and wider than these dimensions (Fig. 6). The next step is to cut a 3 8M-deep rabbet around the inside face to create a lip. However, the width of this rabbet varies. On the top and bottom of the drawer front, cut a W-wide rabbet (refer to Fig....

Pegboard System

Here s a tool rack you can customize to fit your needs and hand tools. It features a different approach to using common pegboard and holding your most commonly used tools. ne item common to almost all workshops is a sheet or two of pegboard and an assortment of wire hooks that hold the usual items screwdrivers, pliers, hammers, and other hand tools. falling hangers. One thing that has always bothered me about peg-board storage is that almost every time I reach for a tool, the hook comes off...

Fence Add Ons

Sheet Metal Screws With Plastic Washers

Nee the router table was built, I decided to spend some time making a group of accessories. The first thing to consider, of course, is safety. The two guards shown below should be the first two accessories you build for your new router table. And before long you'll probably want to add both a feath-erboard and a vacuum attachment. 1 pc. V2 hardwood - 31 2 - 7V2 1 pc. V4 clear acrylic plastic-2 V2 x4 For safety, include a bit guard on the router table. This is made of two pieces a W-thick...

Pattern dit

A pattern bit is like a flush trim bit, but the bearing is above the cutter on the shaft. You can use a pattern bit to trim pieces flush as shown below, or to rout openings as shown on page 65. TRIM HARDBOARD PIECES FLUSH WITH PLYWOOD TRIM HARDBOARD PIECES FLUSH WITH PLYWOOD APPLY EVEN COAT OF CONTACT CEMENT TO MATING SURFACES Before continuing, I found it easiest to work if I permanently mounted the table top onto the base with four L-shaped brackets refer to the Exploded View on page 61 and...

P WCutting Flywood Without Chipout

Wood Joints Without Screws

There are a lot of large pieces of plywood to cut for the miter saw station. You'll probably want to start by cutting them from a 4x8 sheet with a circular saw see Cutting Diagram . When cutting plywood with a circular saw, I always face the good surface of the plywood down since the blade causes chipout on the top up side. But sometimes I want a clean cut on both sides of the plywood. To prevent chipout on the top side, I attach an auxiliary plate to the saw's base plate Fig. 1 . The plate has...

KM TOPAdding a Miter Gauge Slot

Press Fit Insertion Velocity Pressure

If you cut a slot in the top of your router table, you can use a miter gauge when you're routing. To do this, use double-sided carpet tape to position a 1 -thick guide strip 4 from the front edge of the table top. This guide strip will form the inside edge of the miter gauge slot Fig. 1a . Now, to position the other guide strip, hold the miter gauge snugly between the two strips and stick down the second strip Fig. 1 . To set the depth of a pattern bit, place the miter gauge bar on top of a...

This spacesaving work center offers both storage and security plus its own light source And the folddown bench provides

This compact storage case and workbench was designed to fold down in a garage, but it would work just as well in a basement workshop or utility room. The beauty of this project is its versatility. It's perfect for the craftsperson or model-maker in your family. It also makes a great potting bench for a gardener. Or it can be set up in your shop for wood carving or as a sanding or finishing station. fold-down. To take up minimal space wherever it's used, the work center mounts up out of the way...

This spacesaving underbench cabinet not only increases your storage capacity but when full of tools its weight also

Maple Workbench

Nee the last coat of tung oil was dry on the Maple Workbench shown on page 27, I started building my first project on it a storage cabinet that could fit underneath. This underbench cabinet actually serves two purposes. Of course it keeps tools within reach and easy to put away. The other benefit is sort of a windfall. When the cabinet is filled with tools, it adds weight and stability to the bench. plywood box. The cabinet is an open-front plywood box that's divided into two compartments. The...

Lag Bolt Workbench

Shape Fence Mounting Brackets

OVERALL DIMENSIONS with fence 411 2H x36Wx23D 11 2 x 3 - 36 1 V2 x 3 - 18 1V2 x 3 - 20V2 3 4 ply. - 21 x 28' 2 V4 hdbd. - 21V2 x 28 V2 3 4 x 1 Va - 30 hdbd. -73 4 X 113 4 1V16X 13 4-36 3 4 x 13 4 - 36 3 4 x 13 4- 18 3 4 x 2 V2-36 3 4 x 1 3 4 - 8 1V4 x 13 4 - 27 8 ' 8 hdbd. - 7 8 x 1 Va 8 No. 8 x 7 8 Fh woodscrews 12 V4 x3V4 lag screws amp washers 1 3 4 x 24 hardwood dowel 2 pes. 23V2 x30V2 plastic laminate 4 L-shaped mounting brackets 4 5 i6M inside dia. threaded inserts 4 Vi6 x 2V4 threaded...

TOPUsing a Story Stick

When laying out matching dadoes, I like to use a story stick. It's simply a piece of scrap that I use like a ruler, but it only has marks on it where the dadoes need to be cut. The real advantage of a story stick is you don't have to measure anything. It's easy to make a mistake when using measurements and adding them up. With a story stick it's just a matter of marking the locations of the dadoes on the stick and then trans BUTT END OF STICK AGAINST INSIDE OF CASE USE STICK TO TRANSFER DADO...

Kp Ttglpangled Drilling Guide

To drill a series of consistently angled holes, I used a simple guide that starts the bit at the correct angle. It's just a scrap block of 2x4 with a piece of hardboard glued to one side. To make the guide, first drill a straight hole through the block. Then cut the back edge at the desired angle 3 . When you clamp the guide to the upright, the back edge tilts the hole at the same angle. To help position the guide on the uprights, draw a reference mark on the guide at the center of the hole and...

Miter Saw Station

Mitersaw Station Wings

Fold-out tables extend the usefulness of your miter sa w, and a stop block sa ves you the trouble of measuring and marking the workpiece. There's also a convenient storage space for cutoffs. ings up. Flaps out. Levelers down. No, this isn't a lesson on Hying airplanes. It's just one way of explaining how this miter saw station works. The wings are really the underpinnings for two long extension tables. With the miter saw mounted to a center cabinet, the tables provide sturdy support on each...

Installing Threaded neerte

The base of the fence serves as a platform so you can add the top bar and the clamps . This top bar L will include a T-slot, which is actually a convenient system for adding different accessories refer to pages 70 and 71 . cut the pieces. The first step is to cut two .i-thick pieces of stock L to size to make the bar Fig. 17 . The length of each piece is the same length as the base 36 . And the width of each piece 2 WO equals the width of the base plus the width of the sliding face pieces refer...

This sturdy but mobile cabinet will improve your tablesaw setup with storage space two different options for dust

Table Saw Base Mobile

Lie stand that came with my table saw always struck me as a bit of an afterthought a bare bones metal frame that supported the saw. But by replacing it with this shop-built cabinet, I was able to make a number of worthwhile improvements. storage. First, there's a large drawer for storing jigs, accessories, and saw blades. And the miter gauge, rip fence, and push stick are held in place with simple holders when not in use. dust collection. Besides adding storage, the cabinet also provides a way...

Lumber Rack

Space Saving Lumber Storage Plans

This lumber rack is a space-saving storage system that protects yet provides access to long boards, cutoffs, and plywood. You can also add a convenient bin for sheet goods. hen it comes to lumber, I'm like a squirrel storing nuts for the winter. Whether it's a long board, a short cutoff, or a piece of hardwood plywood that's too valuable to throw away, it's all saved for a project I'm going to build someday. Needless to say, storage has been a problem. In the past I've always had a stack of...

Nailed Butt Joint

Of all the joints shown, the nailed butt joint is the simplest to make, requiring no specialized tools. It should be glued to help prevent racking, but it gets virtually all its strength from the nails driven through the sides and into the drawer front. To keep these nails from working out, countersink the heads.

SKMPW Leg Levelers

Even with the locking casters, I was still a bit concerned that the cabinet might creep when the saw was running. I needed a way to increase stability without sacrificing mobility. So I decided to install four heavy-duty leg levelers to raise the table saw cabinet off the casters when the saw is in use see photo at right . An Allen wrench is all that's needed to adjust these levelers and give your cabinet some added stability. Now with the base completed, you can begin building the dust bin and...