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Nicholson workbench part 2 | How-To

So as both a right of passage as well as a necessity, I've built a workbench. I've settled on a slightly modified version of Chris Schwarz 's "English Workbench" in his workbench book.  Tools used list below.

Initially I was torn between the Nicholson and Roubo workbench designs, and although the Roubo has a certain aesthetic appeal, the huge front apron  and angled leg vise of the Nicholson appeals to the functionality I have in mind--plus--everyone builds Roubos and I like to do things differently.

I have also added Google SketchUp plans I made to my website www.zhfabrications.com

Thanks for watching, and I'd love to hear your feedback. Also I'm planning on putting out some sort of benefits uses & strategies of proper workbenches video in the future.

Tools used:

General tools digital bevel guage
Delta Unisaw
Dewalt DW716 Miter saw
Dewalt DW618 plunge/fixed base router
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Stanley #7 plane
Titebond ii Wood glue
Dewalt 4 1/2 angle grinder
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Dewalt 20v Circular saw
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Porter cable forstner drill bit set
Dewalt Trigger clamp  
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Miller Dowels
Watco Danish oil
 

The Book:
Workbenches - Chris Schwarz

Nicholson workbench part 1 | How-To

So as both a right of passage as well as a necessity, I've started my workbench build. I've settled on a slightly modified version of Chris Schwarz's "English Workbench" in his workbench book.   Tool used list below.

I have also added free Google SketchUp plans I made to my website www.zhfabrications.com

Anyway, thanks for watching and let me know if you have any questions!

Tools used:
Delta Unisaw
Dewalt 20v Circular saw
General tools digital bevel guage
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Dewalt DW716 Miter saw
Dewalt DW618 plunge/fixed base router
Dewalt 4 1/2 angle grinder
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Titebond ii Wood glue
Fastcap Gluebot
Woodriver 5 1/2 bench plane
Dewalt 20v Drill
Porter cable forstner drill bit set
Watco Danish oil
Freud 10" Dado stack
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Swanson Speed Square

The Book:
Workbenches - Chris Schwarz

Modular Crosscut Sled with box joint jig | How-To

I've had a few people ask me about my crosscut sled--and after realigning my table saw top for the shop fox fence, my old one was about 2 degrees off, so I built another one. I've included a removable finger joint jig, but you could also add miter jigs, etc.

Thanks for watching, I would love to hear from you.

Dewalt DW716 Miter saw
Bessey Auto adjust toggle clamp
Delta Unisaw
Porter cable drill press
DeWalt Trim router
Fastcap Gluebot
Titebond ii Wood glue
Dewalt 20v Drill
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
DEWALT DW734 Planer
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Varathane provincial wood stain
Freud 10" Dado stack
Swanson Speed Square
 

Simple wooden knobs | How-to

These little knobs have proven themselves quite useful, I feel like I can't build a jig without them--fortunately they are quite simple to make.

Tools & products used:

DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw    http://amzn.to/2ncPDgZ
Fastcap Accuscribe    http://amzn.to/2nlfhQm
Sharpie (12 pk)    http://amzn.to/2nfYhLr
Porter Cable drill press
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Makita random orbital sander    http://amzn.to/2oDBVDN
Loctite Heavy Duty Epoxy    http://amzn.to/2oRnpp9
Briwax Rustic Pine    http://amzn.to/2peXYgl
 

Simple router edge guide | How-to

This was a very simple shop equipment build, that I needed to build as a component for a router mortising jig, although it is certainly useful in it's own right.

Stay tuned for a mortise jig build that incorporates this edge guide.

Tools and products used:

DeWalt plunge router
3/8" rod - Hardware store
1/4x20 J-nuts & Thumbscrews- Hardware store
Delta Unisaw
DeWalt DW734 Planer
1/4"x20 Brass threaded inserts
Titebond original Wood Glue
 

Basic end table with drawer | How-to

What a fun build! I'm truly looking forward to stepping up my table game, and working up to some original unique pieces. 

This was a great experience, if you've never tried one, I highly recommend it.  Be sure to check out the end table debriefing video.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or tips, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks for watching!

Tools & products used:
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Delta Unisaw
Titebond original Wood Glue
Dewalt Trigger clamp
Lee Nielsen Card scraper
Makita random orbital sander
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Kreg pocket hole kit
Dewalt 20V XR Brushless Drill
Briwax Rustic Pine


 

Simple DIY candle holder

I wanted to familiarize myself with Sketchup, so I chose a relatively simple build. Having a layout sheet proved to be quite handy. It also helped me to reduce my waste.

I think Sketchup will be of great assistance on larger more intricate builds.

Thanks for watching!

Tools & Poducts used:
Walnut & Cherry wood
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Delta Unisaw
3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive
Rockwell 14" bandsaw
Makita random orbital sander
Porter Cable Forstner bit set
Boiled Linseed Oil
Howard Feed-N-Wax
Tea Candles (100ct)

Dovetailed wooden mallet from 2' of 2x4

Making a wooden mallet from 2 feet of a  2x4. There are a lot of mallet videos floating around out there, most of which involve a wedged through handle, which are great, but I wanted to try something a little different.

I routed a dovetail in the two sections that make up the mallet. I used southern yellow pine - a very hard species of pine which can be found at most local home centers.

Update: One year later, and the mallet is still holding up great, I use it nearly every day.

Tools & products used:
Delta Unisaw table saw
DEWALT DW716 Miter Saw
Rockwell 14" Bandsaw
Flexcut Drawknife
Makita random orbital sander
DEWALT DWE6000 Trim router
Titebond original Wood Glue
Varathane provincial wood stain

Simple DIY Pallet Coasters

I've seen a few of these around the internet, I figured it would make a nice short little video on the process.
Anyone should be able to make these for under $15. Although I use a scroll saw and table saw in the video, you can buy all the materials (including the square dowels I cut) at your local hobby store. Also, you should be able to cut the popsicle sticks with scissors.
Thanks for watching!

Tools & products used:
Vintage Delta scroll saw
Popsicle Sticks
Vintage Delta Unisaw Table saw
Instant Bond CA Adhesive
Varathane provincial wood stain
Minwax Dark Walnut wood stain
Minwax Red Oak wood stain
Bernzomatic Propane Torch
Sharpie (12 pk) 
 

DIY Dog Leash Holder

This is my first YouTube Video post, and I wanted to start with something simple. This same template cutting and routing method can be applied to a number of projects. I'd love to hear ideas for future videos, and thanks for watching.

Shoutout to Jimmy Diresta, I Like To Make Stuff, and Make Something and "The Making It Podcast" for inspiring me to youtube.

Tools & products used:
3M Super 77 spray adhesive
Dewalt 20V Jigsaw
Dewalt Trim Router
Dewalt 4011 Angle grinder
Dewalt 20-Volt Drill
Dewalt DW872 Cold Saw
Makita random orbital sander
Varathane provincial wood stain
Instant Bond CA Adhesive