Bench top power tools can be pretty handy. But my collection of these tools got to be larger than the bench space I had to accommodate them. Finally, I got smart. I decided to make all this tool moving a little easier by putting each one on its own rolling cart.
Store a shop full of tools and keep them right where you need them with this roll-around tool cart. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
I wanted a portable lathe (which flywheel lathes traditionally are not) and used a minimum of modern fasteners. Simple lap joints and wooden bolts provide a somewhat less rigid frame, but it is lightweight and easily knocks down flat for storage or transportation.
Here is how I build a backing and added a clock. You can do the same.
I find it very inconvenient to try to carve from a canvas chisel roll, because I can not see the shapes of the tools. Also, the rolls take up an immense amount of real estate when spread out on the workbench, and the sharp gouges quickly cut them to shreds. I finally did something about it. I built this portable, modular carving tool till.
This is a fairly simple benchtop router table, more or less modeled after the one on The Router Workshop. The information at this link is very limited. Basic info to give you ideas with adaptations given by the web site author.
Materials list and Cutting Guide only for this room divider. From Workbench Magazine Issue 287 Volume 61 Number 1 January/February 2005.
A friend said his Hitachi M12V did not have a large enough throat to accommodate the larger horizontal panel raising bits. It is a simple process to cut the offending template bushing ears off. But what if you wanted to use a template bushing after removing these ears? I decided to put my explanation in picture form. I hope that it helps others who may have the same issues.
Text and photos by Tom Hintz – My wife, Beth, is an avid gardener who does not allow trivial things like winter impinge on her passion for growing things. Recently she showed me a few indoor grow light stand designs, all based on 2×2 or 2×4 frames, designed for circle saw, hammer and nail construction.
Using a tablesaw splitter is a good idea any time you need to rip a board on the table saw.