The Woodshop Shed

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

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Table Saw fence accessories

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Table Saw fence accessoriesQuick couple of projects today to enhance the functionality of my new table saw. First up is a caddy that magnets to the fence and rides along with it storing important things I find myself hunting for all of the time. I'm hoping now that they have a proper home they stay there.Next up is an auxiliary fence I guess its called. It sits down over top the T-Square fence and lets me attach a sacrificial fence or maybe something with a t-track in it. Who knows what I will use it for. My current other project needed the sacrificial fence first so that's what I built.If you look closely the sacrificial panel isn't bolted down yet because somehow I left the hardware store with 10-32 t-nuts and 1/4-20 hardware.Right now the fence has some felt pads to help it glide along but I think both accessories could benefit from some PTFE adhesive skids.



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Gaming TV Stand

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Gaming TV StandBoys and Girls,In an attempt to boost my project post statistics for the week, I thought I'd invade your sanity with this TV stand I made for my entertainment area a few years ago… which may seem like an eternity before the misfortune of this duck gate-crashing LumberJock's forum and upset everyone's tranquillity.Recently having surrendered to my dark side and buying a Fe$tool Domino,

I thought it might be an appropriate time to pay homage to my humble but functional Leigh FMT jig,

through the pretence of this TV stand, before it fades away into the crevices of my pickled memory.I purchased a gaming racing seat (another long duck tale),

(along with my Merlot co-driver) and set up a PS3 PlayStation on an old plasma TV (in my endeavour to be an honorary greenie, the plasma has since been upgraded).
It was degrading racing around the circuits at ground level,

and after many driver complaints, to give the impression of lifting our arses off the ground and looking down on our competitors, I decided to make a table for the TV, to bring my racing competitors up to eye level,
Hey don't fret… the project details are coming!See!...
As with all my projects, it started off with SketchUp which was based on using my Leigh FMT jig as a foundation for the base,
Down to the workshop and out with the FMT,
Being designed in SketchUp, I felt confident in mass production,
Had to allow for the tenon overlap,

and set up my Fein to cut out the corner,
This bit of bullshit needed to be done for the double tenons as I didn't want to cut through both tenons using the bandsaw or scrollsaw (only the inside one) and tested fit,

and the glue-up began,
Reverted to my Frontline clamps for the panels used as tabletop and shelves,

and the customary glue squeeze out and sanding phase,

then off to the store room for staining black after a coat of tung oil,

tabletop (and shelves) stained,

finished with 3 coats of water based varnish.The tabletop was made up of two panels combined with a lazy susan to permit rotation of the TV

to play other PS3 games away from the obstruction by the driving seat like golf,

using my favourite clubs… the #1 wood and trusty putter,

... so all you C-19 restriction whingers eat your hearts out. Had the choice of many world class courses and copious mulligans were used and when I got tired of walking the course, I could relax driving around in my racing car seat.To keep fit, I could ward of waves of invaders ranging from space invaders to WW Communist infiltrations,

by the use of my special PS3 arsenal,
Fired up Gran Turismo 6 on the PS3 and tried my hand at some dirty driving,

only to learn the meaning of eat my dust.Chatted up my co-driver,

wiped down the steering wheel,

lined up the pedals,

calibrated the gears,

and snuggled into the seat,

decided to give the local Bathurst track a burl and anyone wanting to know what DUI looks like in one's lounge, check out this video..Then for a change of pace, decided to flaunt our gun laws.It may become obvious to some why I'm not phased during C-19 lockup isolation and as for those missing golf, the only thing I miss is my calculator for handling my triple digit handicap… learned very quickly that while you can cheat your fellow golfers, you can't cheat that bloody computer that keeps accurate scores… it knows the difference between a practice swing and a miss.



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Bird feeders

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Bird feedersThese are some of the 5 I built today. Super simple much like a band saw box. I saw this on You Tube. Every now and then I need to knock out a few simple easy projects just to feel productive. The wood is beetle killed birch. Peeling the birch is super easy after the beetles have their way with the wood. I've found that the older the beetle kill the more dramatic the exterior of the feeder once the bark is cleaned off.



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