The Woodshop Shed

adventures in woodworking and home maintenance, from my shop in an oversized backyard shed

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5 Gallon Bucket Sleeve

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5 Gallon Bucket SleeveI had an order for this piece to be square and I was not going to post it because it would be a simple project.
I did not want to make it like that so I asked her if I could make a hex bucket sleeve to give it a better appearance…and she agreed. It is to cover a bucket they leave out for something and wanted it hidden from view from the road.
I used 1×10 rough sawn cedar and the boards were cupped a bit and I could not bevel the edges accurately enough like that so they got planed flat. This was good job to tune up my Dewalt biscuit cutter with as I found it to be off for flat work and after fixing the stop for that, the 60 degree angle came out right on for this work.
The sleeve is 14” across the flats inside and 15” high. The are 3 #20 biscuits in each joint. I routed in a hand slot on two sides to lift it off. It is unfinished and she will probably stain it.To make the 60 degree bevels parallel I had to make an addition to my fence so the first cut could ride on the bevel surface and not the thin edge. I had to make 3 little T-nuts to go in my fence to hold it on there. I added 2 shots of the fence addition.Cheers, Jim



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Table Saw Upgrades

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Table Saw UpgradesIn late May or early June I had a pretty nasty kickback accident on my table saw. Put me in the ER for some gluing and stitching… I decided to take the time to upgrade my saw some to make it safer and work better for me. The best change for safety was I installed a Shark Guard with kick back pawls and splitters. I added a fold down table to the back of the saw and made it so I have 25” sawing capabilities on the right side. Had to expend the rail and add table to the right side. I've had this saw for over 12 years and have reconfigured it several times. Trying to adjust to very limited space. I think I am going to be real happy with this setup.



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Kids Table

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Kids TableThis is a very simple and easy kids table to make. I wall selling a dining table and the lady that purchased the table asked me to build a small farmhouse style kids table for her 1st grade class. I've also built few shelves and benches for her class.Visit our website for more info TheDIYPlan
Also, check out a video of how I made this table. YouTube



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