I’d been thinking about how to reorganize my shop, which takes up half of my two-car garage. This rolling cart helped me consolidate both tool and lumber storage, so I can use less of my limited floor space for storage and more for actual woodworking. The cart is simple in design, with a 2×4 frame and 3?4-in.-thick melamine for the cabinet area. The back of the cart provides ample lumber storage-small and short pieces above, large pieces and sheet goods (up to 8 ft. long) below. Small offcuts sit on top. On the front, lights behind the valance at the top illuminate the work area. The narrow top shelf on the front is fitted with a surge-protected power strip that allows me to charge a bunch of cordless tool batteries simultaneously without taking up valuable counter space below. The pre-finished pegboard provides handy tool-hanging space, and the cabinet below the pegboard creates a work surface on top and ample storage below. Click to Enlarge All of the materials are available at big-box home centers, except for the six heavy-duty swivel casters (rated for 330 lb; www.hartvilletool.com). The cart is heavy, but I can move it when I want to…
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In this video Matt methodically takes you through the pins first approach to dovetails that the North Bennet Street School is known for. Matt demonstrates proper sawing technique and how to efficiently and effectively chisel out the waste.
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