Woodcraft Magazine Aug/Sept 2013 Issue #54

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Learn how you can put together this two-wall shop in your new or existing garage or workspace.

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You’ll want to start building or improving your shop, starting with this Rust-Oleum based nonslip, epoxy paint and sealed floor.  Great for resurfacing a concrete floor, this project will allow for easy clean-up leaving a show room finish.  But don’t keep it clean, fill it with sawdust made from your handiwork and enjoy it!  Create a two-wall workshop and outfit it with four outstanding shop projects using the Cut Lists and Convenience-Plus Buying Guides, all in the August/September Issue #54 of Woodcraft Magazine.  We’ve never packed this much information all in one publication, so this issue is a must have!

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The four projects consist of a Mobile Mitersaw Stand, a Compact All-Purpose Workbench with Tool Cabinet, a Planer Cart and a Power Tower to help organize your new or existing shop.

Woodcraft_2013_05_21-1795cVertically thinking, the Power Tower can be used to hold and house most medium to small portable and bench top tools. Putting it on casters will save you much needed space where you may be trying to have a shop and save parking space for the vehicles.  Using the vertical storage unit with the Planer Cart and the NEW WoodRiver Wall Mount Folding Tool Stand, you’ll be maximizing every square inch of your shop.

Horizontally thinking, the mobile mitersaw stand includes drop-down wings for easy storing, built-in dust collection, adjustments for customizing the fence, shelf, and wings to your specific saw model.  Also on casters for mobility, you can add Leg Levelers to handle uneven floor surfaces.

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Every shop needs a workbench.  Build your very own Compact All-Purpose Workbench with Woodcraft’s Laminated Maple Bench Tops.

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There is an additional project also included to make your workbench a real added value with a Tool Cabinet Storage and Drawer System.

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In addition, you will find a Dream Shop Planner to help you outline your shop.  Lay out your cabinets and storage by using the machinery cutout templates for positioning.  By using an acetate sheet  placed over your shop grid, you can plan for duct work, electricity, lighting and HVAC.  After your sketch work is complete, break down the shop build into individual steps for time and budgeting constraints.  Just like measuring twice and cutting once, this plan can help you build your shop the way you want it, when you want it, without missing a step.

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This video covers all the details within Issue #54, with an up close look at this new shop.

In additional to all the projects in this issue, you will also find Ready-To-Assemble Cabinets from Cabinotch.  Just add your own doors and drawers to complete the project.

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Additional setup products for this shop install include Triton’s Durable Wall Storage solutions, a Wall-Mounted Lumber Rack, Ceramic Infrared Space Heater, a LED Task Light, an A-Frame Clamp Rack, 10-Drawer Tool Chest, Hardware Organizers, Kreg’s Portable Benchtop Router Table, a Portable QuikBENCH, a Retro Shop Stool, and an Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat.

Hot New Tools features the NEW Micro-Jig GRR-Rip Block.  This tool combines the rubber-soled pushblock technology with the notched pushstick products by adding flip-up feet, giving you the advantage of holding your stock firmly against the table while providing enough friction to push it forward keeping your digits at a safe distance from the blade on your tablesaw or router table.

Also featured is the Whiteside Pro Pen Mandrels.  Whiteside has incorporated the CNC collet technology that has been used by machinists for years. With an adjustable shaft, turning is made easier from key chains to pens with out the need for spacers.  The set includes a 1/4″ collet, collet nut, mandrel shaft, and brass knurled nut. Available in #1 MT and #2 MT.

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Some new Tips & Tricks have been added, featuring a bottomless tablesaw crosscut jig, a Wedge Cutting Jig, Improvised Edge Clamp, and an easier way of removing those disposable gloves that are a hassle to take off.

All this and more packed into another great issue from Woodcraft Magazine can be found at your local Woodcraft store, online, and now through digital subscriptions for your iPad, iPhone, Android, Mac & PC.

See you around the shop,

auf Wiedersehen!…Frank

 

 

 

 

 

 

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