Workshop Builds

Router Table
Router Table

This was the first cabinetry project I ever built. I followed a set of fairly thorough plans I found for free online. The carcasse is constructed from plywood. The top consists of double laminated MDF topped with black laminate and edge banded with oak. The fence is also made from MDF. The small …

Sanding Station
Sanding Station

I have two stationary sanding tools - an oscillating drum sander and a combination belt/disc sander. They’re both benchtop models on the cheaper end of the spectrum (Chinese import tool company Wen - for my limited hobby use, they make some surprisingly decent lower budget tools). Originally I …

Shop Cabinets

The shop cabinets are based on the Miter Station plans from The Wood Whisperer with only minor modifications. I needed to build one fewer cabinet to fit my space. I finished the top with sheets of black laminate (glued down with Super 77) to match my router table, omitted the t-tracks and used …

Sortimo Cart
Sortimo Cart

Over my time making I’ve accumulated a lot of different “hardware”. Nuts, bolts, washers, screws, assorted mechanical fasteners, electrical connectors and components. All sorts of the different bits and bobs you pick up from project to project along with all your normal staples …

Table Saw Thin Strip Jig
Table Saw Thin Strip Jig

This is a jig used for safely ripping thin boards on the table saw. Normally, if you try to setup to make a cut too narrow, the fence will be too close to the blade (and guard) to make a safe cut with a normal push stick. This simple jig works to offset the fence to be out of the way and provides a …

Workshop Tour - March 2019
Workshop Tour - March …

Pictured above, an earlier iteration of one of the sides of my workshop featuring my original table saw. The following is the state of my garage shop since then, circa March 2019. It is not quite a full size 2 car garage at around 19’ deep by 17’ wide. It still needs to fit one parked …