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Old 02-01-2018, 11:34 AM   #101
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My world changed when I got an impact driver, and I thought it couldn't get any better.

UNTIL I started using those screws, with it!
I lost my impact driver a few months ago. I picked up a old screw gun the other day and tried to drive a screw like I've done a million times before and couldn't do it. I stoped and went and bought a new impact driver right then. I dont know how I ever worked without one now.

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Here is a miter saw table the I built a few weeks ago. I use my shop for wood working, storage, metal working, and I park my truck in it when I don't have a project going on. So I don't have room for a lot of stationary tools. I was tired of setting up stands to support the ends of boards when cutting on the miter saw and not being able to have a stop set up for repetitive cuts. I saw something similar online and modified for my needs. I set it on a couple of sawhorses when using and hang on the wall when not in use. The pocket where the saw goes is very tight and when placed in it, it is the same each time. I thought about adding a fence, but have not needed it up to this point, but would be easy to add one if I decide to. May not be the prettiest, but it was made out of a half sheet of 3/4 plywood, so it is cheap and very functional

I am in process of building a movable table for my lathe. I will post it when done.

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Some nice stuff going on in this thread. And I agree, 1/4" impact is the way to go. I hardly touch my drill any more.
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These are some bad mother scrunchers right here.....How did I ever function without an impact driver & these screws?

Well worth the money. Spax I think they're called.

Before I found these it was almost always the common, black drywall screws for just about everything. Until my 3rd time sitting at my desk picking a 100+ tiny little metal splinters out of my thumb and forefinger. Especially bad idea using them with a magnetic screw bit.
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Has anyone ever built a torsion table? Thinking about doing one for an outfeed/assembly table.

I really like Woodwhisper's design, but also want dog holes. So I'm leaning towards Paulk's design.

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Has anyone ever built a torsion table? Thinking about doing one for an outfeed/assembly table.

I really like Woodwhisper's design, but also want dog holes. So I'm leaning towards Paulk's design.
I've been wanting to build one too. I saw a design I liked on youtube, but I don't remember who built it. He had some fancy machine though that drilled all his dog holes.
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I've been wanting to build one too. I saw a design I liked on youtube, but I don't remember who built it. He had some fancy machine though that drilled all his dog holes.
Got started on my new bench. Kinda a combo of both.

1/2 mdf base and 1/2 framing and 3/4in top
Supports are 5in tall. Glue and nailed them.

The big square is for a downdraft table.

Still need to cut out the the sides holes, screw on the top, and drill holes in the top.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:35 AM   #109
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Finished my table Saturday. I took ya'lls advice, and went with the MDF for the top, and it turned out nice. It is super heavy, and takes a little bit of effort to wheel it around. Which is fine by me, as I don't want it rolling off with every little bump. I'll snap some pics this evening.

This was my first time messing with MDF. I had to trim the edges, as it was about 1" oversized. Man.....that stuff creates a massive dust cloud when cutting! I don't think I would care to make too many cuts of that stuff. Need a dang half mask respirtator!
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Finished my table Saturday. I took ya'lls advice, and went with the MDF for the top, and it turned out nice. It is super heavy, and takes a little bit of effort to wheel it around. Which is fine by me, as I don't want it rolling off with every little bump. I'll snap some pics this evening.

This was my first time messing with MDF. I had to trim the edges, as it was about 1" oversized. Man.....that stuff creates a massive dust cloud when cutting! I don't think I would care to make too many cuts of that stuff. Need a dang half mask respirtator!
NO joke. Try running a half inch straight router bit through it.
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NO joke. Try running a half inch straight router bit through it.
I am trying that out this afternoon!
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NO joke. Try running a half inch straight router bit through it.
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I am trying that out this afternoon!
Anytime I'm routing MDF, I try to use my router table, that has a dust collector hooked to it.

If it has to be done with a hand held router, I rig up my shop vac hose (usually with duct tape) right next to the spray of the wood. It'll pick up most of the dust and really helps keep the mess to a minimum.
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I am trying that out this afternoon!
Don't do it next to a wall
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Got started on my new bench. Kinda a combo of both.

1/2 mdf base and 1/2 framing and 3/4in top
Supports are 5in tall. Glue and nailed them.

The big square is for a downdraft table.

Still need to cut out the the sides holes, screw on the top, and drill holes in the top.
Looks nice. I'll be following along. I'm anxious to see the finished product.
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Slanted a piece for the downdraft square. had to pull it out and redo it. I put in backwards.

The top is on, side holes cut. They are a little smaller than I wanted so I'm going to need to open them up.

Next is holes and then a base.
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NO joke. Try running a half inch straight router bit through it.
After the holes and trimming the top and bottom piece......I think its in my ears!
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Looks like you need a tyvek suit for that.
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After the holes and trimming the top and bottom piece......I think its in my ears!
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Final Pictures of the new work table. The MDF turned out great. I screwed it down from the top, so it is replaceable if it gets messed up. It's not as flat or true as a torsion table will be, but it's good enough for us. Also, the wife loves the drawers. Lot's of storage space!
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Final Pictures of the new work table. The MDF turned out great. I screwed it down from the top, so it is replaceable if it gets messed up. It's not as flat or true as a torsion table will be, but it's good enough for us. Also, the wife loves the drawers. Lot's of storage space!
That thing looks light!
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That thing looks light!
LOL...I hear ya!

Prior to adding that last sheet of MDF, I could barely lift one end!

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Final Pictures of the new work table. The MDF turned out great. I screwed it down from the top, so it is replaceable if it gets messed up. It's not as flat or true as a torsion table will be, but it's good enough for us. Also, the wife loves the drawers. Lot's of storage space!
Solid, Functional. Perfect
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Slanted a piece for the downdraft square. had to pull it out and redo it. I put in backwards.

The top is on, side holes cut. They are a little smaller than I wanted so I'm going to need to open them up.

Next is holes and then a base.
I like it! And yea, I think I'd open the holes on the side a little more too. I'd want to be able to set a drill in there if need be.
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Emergency woodshop need!

I was turning the lid for my dad's urn and burned up my lathe before I finished. Anyone near Katy have a lathe I could use to finish up?

Text me 361 six seven six 8572.

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I'm in the planning process of ducting my shop with a combo of 4" PVC and flexible hose to go with a HF dust collector.

There will also be a separator baffle involved, tucked away in a corner. I've been toying with different spots to install the blower motor and wondering... is there any good reason why I shouldn't just mount the motor in the attic and vent it through a wall outside through a dryer type vent?

I figure, at least I won't have to hear it while it's running and may make running ducts a little simpler.

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I'm in the planning process of ducting my shop with a combo of 4" PVC and flexible hose to go with a HF dust collector.

There will also be a separator baffle involved, tucked away in a corner. I've been toying with different spots to install the blower motor and wondering... is there any good reason why I shouldn't just mount the motor in the attic and vent it through a wall outside through a dryer type vent?

I figure, at least I won't have to hear it while it's running and may make running ducts a little simpler.

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If I re did it. I would put the dust collector and compressor outside in a lean to. I still plan on that for the compressor.

Putting it in a attic would suck to empty the bag.
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I was turning the lid for my dad's urn and burned up my lathe before I finished. Anyone near Katy have a lathe I could use to finish up?

Text me 361 six seven six 8572.

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I have have a cheap harbor freight one you are welcomed to!
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If I re did it. I would put the dust collector and compressor outside in a lean to. I still plan on that for the compressor.

Putting it in a attic would suck to empty the bag.
I plan to also put in a separator, basically a large Brute trash can which would be in the shop and easy to get to. I will say these setups are a "plumbing" nightmare trying to adapt hose ends, fittings, blast gates etc to common PVC.
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Started on my base for the workbench.

These work great for screws and such.
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Redid my storage rack for my aerosol paint cans
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I have have a cheap harbor freight one you are welcomed to!
My phone doesn't always get reception, in my barn, so I didn't see your post ... I ended up buying one from Harbor Freight and got it done.

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I plan to also put in a separator, basically a large Brute trash can which would be in the shop and easy to get to. I will say these setups are a "plumbing" nightmare trying to adapt hose ends, fittings, blast gates etc to common PVC.
PVC isn't a recommended material for dust collection. The static could possibly spark and ignite the dust. It's not common, but worth considering. At minimum, make sure you use a bare copper wire to ground all the PVC.

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Started on my base for the workbench.

These work great for screws and such.
Uhh, do you have a touch of OCD?
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Uhh, do you have a touch of OCD?
Well I have to or else the shop goes to crap.
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That looks good! I need something like that.
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Started on my base for the workbench.

These work great for screws and such.
I'm stealing this idea. Beats the heck out of coffee cans.
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I picked up a remote switch for my dust collector! I highly recommend it! Best $9 i have spent in awhile. Its really nice to be able to turn the saw and dust collector on without having to walk over there.

https://www.amazon.com/Woods-32555WD...=remote+switch
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I picked up a remote switch for my dust collector! I highly recommend it! Best $9 i have spent in awhile. Its really nice to be able to turn the saw and dust collector on without having to walk over there.

https://www.amazon.com/Woods-32555WD...=remote+switch
Not sure if you're showing off your ingenuity, or your laziness!
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I picked up a remote switch for my dust collector! I highly recommend it! Best $9 i have spent in awhile. Its really nice to be able to turn the saw and dust collector on without having to walk over there.

https://www.amazon.com/Woods-32555WD...=remote+switch
Yep. I have the same one. Best $10 I've spent in while
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any suggestions on a woodworking vise?

I want to add one to end of the new bench.
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That looks good! I need something like that.
Here's the link to the plans I used. I only used 2 cross bars instead of their 3

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I want to add one to end of the new bench.

I like the way this one is set up

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Anyone have wall mounted shelving units?

Looked at the gladiator brand at Lowes they seemed to be built ok.
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More shop piddling...

yes, I'm OCD

Decided I liked being able to swap blades without having to disassemble the MDF top or flip it upside down, which meant having to remove the saw from the rolling stand (which also became a pain in the rear). As I do most plywood breakdown with my DIY track saw guide, I decided instead of more width, what I really wanted was out feed, and better cross cut ability.

Measure, test fit, leveled & measured some more and came up with a very solid means of mounting it to my 300# table. Added a few slots, redesigned the T-track guide for my fence. In the end I got the table top back and can still use the much improved fence I built a month or so ago.

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Also made a split dust collector hose for the sander.

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Does anyone have a recomendation on good router bits? I am currently looking at some grizzly bits. Thoughts??
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Does anyone have a recomendation on good router bits? I am currently looking at some grizzly bits. Thoughts??
I personally like the Demon bits. They can be a bit on the expensive side though. Try Ryobi if you're into cauterizing your woodwork
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Does anyone have a recomendation on good router bits? I am currently looking at some grizzly bits. Thoughts??

Im in the same camp. Almost started a thread on it the other day. I need some. I bought a few that were on sale at Home Depot the other day. Figured Id go cheap to figure how to use the thing first.
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You mean the diablo ones? I bought a flush cut one the other day and about had a stroke. Dang thing was $22.
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I haven't found any router bits that last a LONG time. Just like a saw blade, they get dull ... some quicker than others. Most of mine are Freud or Rockler. If you go the expensive route, like Whiteside or Amana, there are places that you can mail them, and have them resharpened. I always need a new one at the last minute, so I end up buying locally, which are the cheaper ones. I bet I have a few thousand dollars worth of dull router bits in my router table.
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Does anyone have a recomendation on good router bits? I am currently looking at some grizzly bits. Thoughts??
I like CMT bits been good to me so far I use a 1/4 in side cutting bit to "dado" cuts that have a curve to them takes 3 passes to inset a 1x but beats trying to carve it by hand

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Old 02-26-2018, 08:53 AM   #148
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:02 AM   #149
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Old 02-26-2018, 09:06 AM   #150
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Im in the same camp. Almost started a thread on it the other day. I need some. I bought a few that were on sale at Home Depot the other day. Figured Id go cheap to figure how to use the thing first.




You mean the diablo ones? I bought a flush cut one the other day and about had a stroke. Dang thing was $22.
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