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Transparent Table Saw

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Alright, I am super happy with this thing. So simple but it looks so cool! The table saw insert was made from 3/8″ acrylic I found in the dumpster where probably half of my projects start out. I’m just saving this as a zero clearance insert and will use the stock one for angled cuts. Note that I am very …

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Giant 16″ Disk Sander for the Lathe

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Homemade 16″ disk sander for my lathe, 2 tools in 1! The sanding disk is made from doubled up 3/4″ plywood mounted to a face plate. The table is made from 3/4″ plywood too mounted square to the disk. It attached to the lathe bed using 4 bolts at the location where an extension bed usually mounts, although I’ll probably …

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Jackman Modular Miter Saw Station

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This miter saw station is designed to fit on an existing workbench. The upper units could easily be scaled and be used as base units as well if you don’t have a workbench to build it off of. Each unit is 3′ wide and can be added or subtracted depending on how much room you want to the left and …

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CNC Table & Storage

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CNC table made entirely from reclaimed 3/4″ pine boards along with some plywood for the top and the drawers. I chose nice 3/4″ hardwood plywood for the top because I wanted the top to be as flat as possible to reference off of. This has been on my to-do list since I moved into the new shop – the X-Carve …

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Pallet Wood Workbenches

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These workbenches were made 100% from pallet wood. The tops are 36″ x 40″ x 2″ thick, all laminated from pallet slats. The main frame is fabricated from 3.5″ x 2.5″ pallet timbers and 1.5″ thick pallet slats, all from a super heavy duty pallet. The casters are locking 4″ casters. Everything is fastened from the underside, or the inside …

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Lumber Racks: Conduit (and reclaimed roof rack)

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This is a very similar setup to my last shop except these are only 2 bays tall and twice as wide. The roof rack bar version of this was cut down and reused. The conduit version was built to fit the new space. It’s not all that revolutionary, but I thought it would be interesting to show how I attach …

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French Cleat Shop Storage Wall & Loft

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In my shop there is a small area I share with other tenants with some food storage and a fridge and microwave, so I decided to close it off to keep the dust out and add a bunch of wall and loft storage space. The frame is all 2×4 construction, fastened together with 3″ deck screws (because I had an …