How to make a router table cabinet.

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Video | No Comments

This video follows on from those on making a router table and fence. It shows how to make a cabinet for the table to sit on. The cabinet includes an extraction box and uses a car jack for rise and fall, especially useful if you do not have the ability to adjust from above.

For technical reasons the video is in two parts. The first covers layout and jointing, the second glue up and an explanation of the various facilities.

A jpeg of the cabinet drawing is below click here to download  sketchup drawings and excel  cut list.

In the fullness of time I will post a further video on making drawers for the cabinet, but don’t hold your breath!

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Review of Mirka Ceros 650cv

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Articles, Newsletter articles | No Comments

A really good random orbital sander can save you a lot of time. Here I review the Ceros ROS which we use in the workshop.

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Review of Hammer A3 31 planer thicknesser

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in Articles, Newsletter articles | One Comment

When I set up my workshop in Ilkley I swapped to single phase supply and needed a new P/T I chose the Hammer A3 31 here’s a review of it’s performance.

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Router feed direction

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Articles, Newsletter articles | 2 Comments
When using the router, both by hand and in the router table, feed direction is critical. Using the wrong feed direction leads to an untidy cut and can also be dangerous. In this article I give some tips on router feed direction.
Eight essentials of band saw safety.

Eight essentials of band saw safety.

Posted by on Apr 21, 2012 in Blog | No Comments

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One of my early students from when I first started teaching at my own workshop, about five or six years ago, emailed me the other day with a rather gruesome picture of a finger injury that he sustained while working on his band saw. So I thought a little piece on band saw safety might be appropriate.

Many people, including myself, get a bit slapdash about the band saw, it’s quite quiet and doesn’t run very fast, so it seems fairly benign. True, the band saw does not run at the velocity of the circular saw or spindle moulder, so it is not so likely to throw the wood back at you. But it can still cut your finger off!

A lot of workshop accidents come about because something unexpected happens, I suppose this is true by definition. For instance the saw hits a crack so it cuts a lot faster than you expected and runs into your thumb which you would have moved out of the way in normal circumstances.