STL 139: The horrors of moving your shop
Plus, the guys talk about how they make drawer stock, tablesaw horsepower, roll around carts, and making a miter sled for a benchtop saw
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02:48 – Question 1:
I recently got my shop set up very nicely. Now I have to move. Should I just kill myself or is there a better way? I’d love some advice on moving large machines, parting with jigs, saving jigs, neat pieces of wood, useful pieces of wood, containers of potentially useful junk and all that stuff that some of us collect in our shops. I’m just overwhelmed by this looming event and want advice.
12:00 – Question 2:
How do you guys managed material for drawer sides. Say you were making a cabinet with multiple drawers, the final thickness for the drawer sides you wanted to be 1/2 and in thick, would you get 4/4 stock plane it down via thickness planer or is it better to get 5/4 stock and resaw?
17:35 – All Time Favorite Tools of All Time… for this week:
28:15 – Question 3:
I’m hoping to get a new tablesaw soon. I’m wondering if I should get a 1 3/4 HP or the 3 HP model? I have the rough wiring in place for 220 volt single phase, but so far I have all 110 volt machines. Is the extra power of the 3 HP saw worth the effort of completing the wiring?
31:00 – Question 4:
I do my woodworking in a community workshop and I’m looking to build a mobile shop cart to keep all my tools and have a little bench top for assembly and other sorts of things. I remember watching Matt’s router table build a while ago and he made a rigid base to support the casters and cabinet. Do you think the the rigid base is necessary? I want to maximize the amount of space I have inside the cabinet. Also, for the casters should I have two non-swivel in the back and two locking swivel in the front?
36:35 – All Time Favorite Technique of All Time… for this week:
51:16 – Question 5:
I have a portable table saw on a stand. I want to use a miter sled on the saw but there isn’t enough table between the blade and edge to balance the sled on. I’m in the process of building an infeed table, but, is this the best option?
Ideally not spending another 2k on a table saw would be nice.
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