The Homemade Workshop by James Hamilton

By James Hamilton

Let's face it: Woodworking isn't really affordable. wooden and fabrics by myself can fee a small fortune. And well-designed advertisement woodworking machines are frequently so dear that they're past the succeed in of many domestic woodworkers. So what is a woodworker to do? Do what Stumpy Nubs does and construct your own!

In The selfmade Woodshop, James Hamilton, writer of the preferred Stumpy Nubs site, exhibits you the way to construct woodworking machines for a fragment of the price of store-bought versions – and with extra positive factors in addition! you will find 12 distinctive tasks for construction detailed, sturdy shop-made machines including:

  • Sliding-top router desk that makes joinery secure and easy
  • Multi-function downdraft desk that mixes dirt assortment with numerous workholding applications
  • Sliding crosscut desk that offers your desk observed the precision and comfort of a high-end eu saw
  • 24" band observed that provides all the throat skill of an business model...
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    PART THREE: THE HOLD-DOWN STEP 15: Cut a 2" x 91⁄4" rectangle from the thickest steel you can find. Bore a 1⁄2" hole 21⁄2" from one of the ends (Figure 12). Figure 12 STEP 16: Use a hack saw to cut from the end to each side of the hole as shown in Figure 12. Use a file to remove any burs.

    Figure 18 STEP 18: To attach the blocks to the router mounting panel J, drill holes through the layer of each sandwiched block that doesn’t have a groove, one on each end of each sandwich (Figure 19). Drill them oversized to allow for adjustments to be made to the blocks later. ” Place one of the sandwiched blocks about a 1⁄2" away from and parallel to the top edge. Place the second as far below that one as the shape of your router motor will allow. Be certain that the blocks are centered on the panel, and parallel to the top edge.

    Let’s stick with the band saw as an example. Today’s new models look very much like the old belt-driven machines in museums. Meanwhile a guy named Bell invented a box with a microphone that evolved from the candlestick telephone to party lines, touch-tone dials, cordless phones, cell phones and now Internet video connections – and we’re still using the same band saw design! Where’s the built-in sliding crosscut table, the integrated dust collection that actually collects dust, or the space-saving design that gives you more than 14" of throat depth without requiring a 10' machine with giant wheels?

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