Tag Archives: Woodshop

Shop Projects – Bee Feeder

Last year when I realized I needed to feed my bees on an on-going basis through the summer I slapped together a feeder made of a half gallon plastic storage container with  some plastic canvas and cable ties used to … Continue reading

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Real Life Review – Incra iBox box joint jig

Years ago when I was redoing my kitchen I tried making box joints with a shopmade jig and a wobble dado for some drawers, and after quite a bit of frustration trying to get it dialed in just as I … Continue reading

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Real Life Reviews: Craftsman 16489 Roller Support Stand

I have used roller support stands around the shop for years, and, like clamps, it seems whenever you think you have enough you find you need another. Now that the second shop has a table saw, it was only a … Continue reading

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Real Life Review – Craftsman 218331 Tablesaw – Part 1: Purchase and assembly

When you have gotten used to having a tool of a particular standard, not having an equivalent one has a way of gnawing away at you every time you find yourself at the point where you would have used the … Continue reading

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Shop Projects: Murphy Bed

A friend has several friends who come for extended visits but can’t manage stairs well, and all of their bedrooms are upstairs. That means that when these friends came to visit they ended up sleeping on an air bed in … Continue reading

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Real Life Review: Craftsman 937610 Router Table

My original shop was well equipped, in terms of numbers, with router tables. I had a fairly nice cast aluminum benchtop table, but the undersized plunge router that went with it had a non-standard mount and wasn’t overly suited for … Continue reading

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Real life Reviews: Buying a Bandsaw

When I first started to setup my woodshop a bandsaw wasn’t one of the tools I thought I needed. I eventually acquired a well-used 1970’s – 1980’s vintage Craftsman 12” bandsaw as part of a lot of other tools, but … Continue reading

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