All posts filed under: Shop Safety

New Tool Cabinet: Four More Drawers Finished

put up a photo to Instagram the other day which lead to a private comment from a woodworker saying how prolific my woodworking is. Like I crank out the projects. I just had to shake my head. You see, I feel the opposite is true; I am a slow woodworker. Which is understandable I think. I travel for work each week, when I get home, I am not really in a mood to go down in my hot workshop. My old job had me home almost every night which meant I could do woodworking most evenings and occasionally some mornings before work. So, the reality is that I’m a slow woodworker and I’m OK with that. BUT, I challenged myself this past weekend. I set a goal of completing the construction of four new drawers; drawers 5 – 8. If I could do this, only the three small drawers at the top of my tool cabinet would remain to be built. Four drawers in two days – that would be an accomplishment. I am still …

My Table Saw Roller Stand

Every now and then, someone will shoot me a question about the roller stand which I use as an out-feed table. I built it a loooong time ago, after seeing one in the August, 1990 issue of Woodsmith magazine. If you don’t have some sort of out-feed support for your table saw then you know that keeping boards from falling to the floor can be a problem. More importantly, holding a piece of lumber while the blade stops spinning is a safety concern. The need for adequate support after the cut is critical. I chose this design because it provides the needed adjustable parts and was easy to build. The magazine article focused on a narrow option for the roller stand, but I chose the wide roller stand option and ordered their kit. The kit provided all the non-wood parts needed to build the stand. I found a scanned copy of issue #70 of Woodsmith online; as you can see from the exploded view above, the designer of the roller stand utilized basic joinery techniques …