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4 tier shelving unit

I used pallet wood to build the tiers. First I cut it to the width. Then I set the blade to 45º angle to cut everything to length. I used a stop block to make precision cuts. 25 and 30 cm pieces were cut, 8 of each length. Glued and clamped with my recently build …

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Corner clamps

A chipboard scrap was used to build the project. Once I had an idea how they would look like, I moved to the next step – a table saw. Drilling holes with 12 mm bit. I also countersunk them – just for fun. Using a table saw – cutting from both sides. Quick sanding and …

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Large bits router table top

I already have a router table top, but this one is slightly different. It can be used with large router bits – cutting head of 2 inches in diameter (50 mm). This big cutting head means different router base. Trimmer base was too small for large bits, luckily the plunge base can handle bits of …


Polish table makeover

The original shape looked a little heavy, especially the legs. I also wasn’t happy with the table top mount. These 2 things had to be changed – shape of leg supports and position and thickness of table top supports. Disassembly was easy with the proper tools. Once completed I set my straight line jig and …


Sliding lid router bit box

My router bit collection has expanded, and it was time to build a storage box. I had some plastic, MDF and plywood on hand. I started with the MDF – a 7 mm drill bit drilled holes for 1/4 inch shank router bits. I cut the plywood next. Cutting plastic is messy and smelly, but …