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  1. While doing some research I have found what IMO is the ultimate work bench for my shop. I am interested in recreating it for my shop with a few small modifications. The problem is I've never created a project plan or done anything close this type of project aside from the carts I've made for my shop which I had plans to follow. I've tried to contact the creator on their website and phoned them as well in an attempt to get plans or dimension or something regarding the workbench. The # is no longer in service and they've not responded to my emails So, would anyone be interested in helping me make this project and guide me through the build? Here are a few pictures of the workbench. Basically it's a compartmentalized bench with all the tools hidden away and able to be set up within 1 minute. Thanks in advance for any and all help
  2. Hello all, It's been awhile since I was last here as real life has been knocking me in the head. That and the fact that the temperature in my shop makes it impossible for me to work :( Anyway, hopefully, someone can help me with these questions if you don't mind... I've got my new/remanufactured Dewalt 734 set up and ran a few boards through it - all pallet boards (I break down pallets for the boards and make sure there are no nails int them with a metal detector). A few questions if you please... I'm noticing on the left side where the gauge is seems to cut better than the right side - is this normal? When I run a board through it, it does not remove all of the top layer - is this because the wood maybe bowed or do the blades need replacing? It does take off about about 1/2 of the layer but leaves spots every few inches. Is it normal to run a board through and then have to adjust the depth before running the other side through? In the video's I've watched they only show running the board through and adjusting the height only on the first pass so very confused if I'm doing something wrong, or if the planer or blades are defective or the wood is just really poor quality. Thanks as always in advance
  3. I keep both my phone and computer's video cam off - I never answer my phone since I don't need it for business. If it's important, they'll leave a msg and I'll call back - if not - oh well.
  4. Sweet - thanks for the link and the info - much appreciated Pooh, that link/url doesn't work Got it:
  5. Yah, not a fan of those intrusive things from google and amazon, but yeah that's the idea I use the remote switches all day long - they work really well.
  6. Thanks all, @Rapid Roger It appears the porter cable is no longer sold separately so the price is now over $200 What about either of these units:,default,pd.html I'm pretty skitish about Skil stuff (isn't this low end Bosch now?) as I've purchased 3 Skil tools and only one of them is worth its salt. Thoughts?
  7. Good stuff for your first I specially like how you kept it "real" - discussing some issues and booboo's you made - very cool for doing that! Best of luck with your site and videos - can't wait to see more. I will subscribe to your feed as well
  8. I have rubber mats laid down where ever my car is not. I have the ones from HF behind my workbench, and I have thinner rubber mats at each station. Works fine for me - not really interested in making it look "pretty" - the way i work, it would just get messy after a few days anyway. Either way, what ever you decide - take some pics - let's see how it looks when you're done
  9. I've started researching scroll saws so would like some recommendations for a new purchase for someone who has never used one... Usage would more than likely be small items such as numbers for clocks, perhaps a few small template cutouts - nothing major or very intricate - at least not for awhile The budget is as always a major concern. I am looking at other types of machines as well, so from a price perspective, the Porter Cable for $119 seems like a decent enough unit at the right price. I also looked at the HF $99, but the reviews were terrible so I think I'm going to pass on that one. Thoughts? Thanks as always in advance
  10. Very nice looking boxes - multipurpose as well! Thanks for sharing
  11. Very nice project - grats on the build and thanks for sharing
  12. I don't have a solution to your building new lights - however one suggestion I do have to save you stumbling around in the dark: Get one of these (or more) remote power switches: - put the remote on a hook at the entrance to your garage and turn the lights on as you enter. I use these on my dust collector (can turn it on from anywhere in the garage) as well as my rope lights on my lanai. I'm actually going to buy several more for some of my tool cart outlets. Press a button and the cart is live!
  13. I have looked at so many threads, articles, pictures and videos my brain has turned to mush and still I didn't see, read or hear an answer to a question I have regarding the Y intake port on the HF 2 hp dust collector. Is it better to leave the Y on if only using one side of it, or swap it out for a straight/elbow connector? Not sure if the straight/elbow connector would affect the suction enough to make a difference. Thanks as always in advance
  14. I feel for ya and glad you or anyone didn't get hurt in the fall I haven't broken any tools yet, but I have gone through 2 Kester work tables - I kept getting my fingers caught when collapsing them and they paid the price for my pain Now I have 2 of those centipede thingies - so far so good for outside work table