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Friday, February 10, 2012

Shop cabinet

Here's a simple shop cabinet I built to store small cut-offs. Those pieces of wood that I save for all sorts of reasons. I used 3/4" plywood for most of the cabinet. Easily adaptable for any storage use.

New saw.

So yeah...I got a new table saw thanks to a bunch of really kind people who got together to buy me one. Can't wait to use it! I'm not sure what to do with my old one now. Kinda thinking about saving it for cutting crappy wood...maybe pressure treated lumber for yard projects that don't need to be precise and tend to mangle saws. Just need to find the space.

Shop pics. 

My dad has been visiting this week. His help was enormous in getting the cabinet built. I'm not sure I would have completed it in time to post the video without him. Thanks Dad! He has also been running around taking pictures of the build and the new saw arriving:


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    1. I know. I had to pay $20 for my table saw!

  2. For me having an out feed table is essential for handling stock. In order to get maximum use out of your new saw you are going to have to figure out some kind of an out feed solution I'd imagine.

    This is mine:


    You can see I've two saws in my table. Sometimes a second saw comes in handy when I've one setup and I do not want to disturb it. Yes, I can rip a 4x8 sheet and not open the bay door. That didn't just happen by chance either. With you I'd imagine you'd want to face your saw the other way and rip into your shop. Still come up with some kind of a viable out feed setup.

  3. Hey Steve that's great, you deserve it. Now you can hace your sheet goods supplier cut those things in half or thirds and do the rest on your saw without too much work.

  4. nice cabinet build, nice saw just makes you feel good about people

  5. Laney and the guys sure are class acts, I'm always amazed at the generosity of the woodworking community!

    Congrats on the new saw, and I can't wait to see the new jigs and accessories it inspires in future videos.

    BTW- thanks for introducing me to Laney's website in your thank you video.

  6. You started out as the guy building a chess board and saying "hi, I'm Steve", Steve.
    But now you are 'the mere mortals woodworker' with viewers all around the world (like me, from Belgium).

    Don't consider yourself a guy in a garage with some tools!
    Obviously, to me, you're sort of a celebrity in the woodworking community..
    Though, no grammies or oscars for you my friend ;-)

    All I'm saying is: don't be so modest !



  7. That's awesome! Your show is great! I look forward to it every week.

  8. For your old saw, you might consider dedicating it to cutting metal: angle iron, rods, plates, etc.