Category Archives: Shop Built Tools

Tent for Spray Painting Outdoors

My entertainment centre is coated with General Finishes Enduro White Poly.  I really liked the results I got with this finish, but I found it a bit messy to work with.  In particular, it seems to travel further through the … Continue reading

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Hammer A3-26 Shop Made Extension Tables

I have a Hammer A3-26 jointer-planer, and it’s a great, compact machine (I reviewed it shortly after getting it). It can joint and plane wood up to 10″ wide, but packing a 10″ jointer into the space normally consumed by a … Continue reading

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Bench Dogs with Teeth

My workbench has 3/4″ round dog holes for surface clamping with my Veritas Twin Screw end vise.  Most of the time, I use short lengths of store-bought hard wood dowel as dogs.  This approach has been a little frustrating because … Continue reading

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Shop-made Bandsaw Fence

I really like using my bandsaw for ripping.  Whenever I can get away with the slight reduction of precision and the inferior surface that it produces in comparison with my tablesaw, I prefer the bandsaw because it just doesn’t seem … Continue reading

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