The Woodshop Shed

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Tea Cabinet

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Tea CabinetI wanted an Japanese themed Tea/Saki Cabinet I could give as a gift. I was inspired by a piece I saw from Mike Pekovich and designed it around a 1” x 6” x 9' QSRO I found at the Orange Borg. I added the interior Shelf/Drawers.
All hand-cut Dovetails. Again, I incorporated some of my “rescued from the woodpile” stash with some Spalted Curly Maple for the interior drawer fronts.The front panel is a first for me, Kumiko, a fun and addicting process, most definitely will be incorporating this into more upcoming projects.Back panels is some left over 1/4” white Cedar, left unfinished.
It measures 14”w x 24”h, a light mission brown dye stain, BLO and hand rubbed wax finish.Thanks for looking!



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High School Musical "Newsies" Sets

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High School Musical "Newsies" SetsHi All,While this isn't fine woodworking, it is mostly constructed out of wood. I've been involved with my kids and their High School drama productions. This year's musical was Disney's “Newsies”, and I was in charge of the set design and construction.The main set pieces were three 10' wide x 10' deep x 22.5' tall towers. We used metal stage trusses as the main supports and the rest was 2×4 and 2×6 platforms and 2×10s for the stair cases. There was a total of twelve platforms and twelve staircases on the three towers. Everything was built on jigs so that the kids could build it fast and so it would all fit together. Each tower rolls on 12 heavy duty casters and are moved with a 440lb electric cable hoist. And finally, each of the three openings in the front of the towers has an electric powered screen that rolls up and down.You can see the towers in action here.Other pieces built for this show include a vintage “bellows” camera out of cherry, 48” diameter wagon wheels from 3/4” plywood and some old stair spindles for our newspaper cart, “Pulitzer's” desk (our painting crew made it look like cherry), a pair of 10' tall doors that fly in on cables, and a pair of 4' x 12' x 10' two level rolling carts.If you do have an opportunity to do something like this, it can be very rewarding working with the kids and teaching them how to work with power tools and do basic construction. It is also fun letting the lead actor fumble with a screw gun for 5 minutes before telling him he has it in reverse! ( ^ 8Now that this is all over, I can get back to making sawdust in my own shop!



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My router project

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My router projectI would love to write, I know English little, for this reason I have sent many pictures. all of you love.
I wish successful works



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Shop Made Sliding Table for Tablesaw

It's kind of rough around the edges, and I'm still tweaking it, but here's my version of a sliding table for my table saw.

It gives me about 31" before the blade.

There are three 28" full-extension drawer slides (mounted flat), that control the range of motion before the blade. They're mounted under the top-most level, so as to allow only the top-most level to be pulled back, before the blade. This reduces the weight of the top that slides all the way back.

And there are three 24" full-extension drawer slides (mounted flat), that control the range of motion past the blade. This reserves most of the weight for when sliding beyond the blade (which involves both the top and the second level together), which doesn't usually require the full extension.

Even with the sliding table, I managed to keep the entire table saw setup completely mobile (ignore my claustrophobic shop.)

The beauty of using drawer slides, is that the table has a wide range of forward and backward motion, but the table itself doesn't have to be that long, like other sliding table setups I've seen.

The stacked forward and backward tables can be "locked" in place, because the slides have a built-in locking feature that would have kicked-in when the "drawers" were closed. It's nice because when I move the saw around the shop, the tables don't slide willy-nilly, but they're easily pushed out of their locked positions when needed. They're in their locked positions in the first pic.


It was all based on the sliding table and cross-cut fence I found here.


Here is a video of how the table moves. It was taken with my cell, just to get something out quick, but I'll post some better footage soon.

Here is another (better) video of the table in action while cross-cutting a wide panel.


Any questions at all, or if you want a pic from another angle, by all means, just ask in the comments.


Thanks for visiting.



Update:
There had been an issue with the sliding table top-level sagging a bit when it was pulled all the way back before the blade, so as to accommodate a wide panel for instance. So I came up with the roller assembly you can see in the bottom three pics. I used two shower door roller replacement kits I got at the orange big-box store. It seems to have worked really well. There's a fraction of the sag that was there before. I'm pleased.
































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