Cleaver Woodshop Ideas.

Well good afternoon, have you ever had one of those days when nothing wanted to go right? Well, it seems like guess, what’s going on for me every time I take one step, it seems like I’m going to steps backward, so maybe I’ll catch up. One of these days, but at the point right now, I think, since everything else has gone south, I’m going to just give you a kind of a bits and pieces overview of a few, really simple sort of a fall-off of the Train type of ideas that I Have here that have worked really good for me, the first one is not my idea, but it’s a lot of exasperation trying to roll up a bandsaw blade in a form that you can hang it up on the wall out of the way and I’ll show you How that works in just a minute now?

The second thing I think I’ll show you today is what I call a poor boy: router lift for a router table, and it’s just made out of bits and pieces that I found her on the shop and I think the only thing that I bought besides the Router was the half inch by 13 ready rod and a couple of nuts the rest of it is all these things that I was able to scrounge up and make the thing out of anyway. We’Ll show you that in a little bit, the third thing that I’ll show you today is a clamp, rack or hanger, and it attaches to the end of your garage, roll-up door. Rail and plumb. Simple doesn’t cost too much to make it and it works really good. So anyway, let’s get started. First of all, we’ll leave the bandsaw blade fold up procedure. I like to say it’s not my original idea, but it sure works great. So here we go. Okay, I’m gon na give you a little demonstration. I’Ve seen lots of people give this demonstration before, but I think it’s worth repeating again and that’s how to roll up the bandsaw blade. So what I’m going to do?

First of all, have your gloves on, of course, your thumbs, pointing out like so and one flip down here on the on the floor, and I put a rug down here so that the concrete will damage the the teeth on the saw blade came first, I take My left hand roll it around like this, then I take my right hand roll it around like this, and then hope I can get my gloves untangled and then take it with one hand, go down to my foot. Take a hold of it. Now. Follow me up and tangled up again I’ll cut this out. Okay, then, you can adjust just kind of hold it in your hands and adjust it around till you get everything kind of nice and even and there we are, we have our bandsaw all folded up and ready to put away. All we have to do now is take a little bread tie or something like this and tie it in a couple of places. We can hang it up on the wall out of the way where it’s not gon na hurt anybody and it won’t get build up from being banged around well there.

My router table is in all of us glory. It’S all made out of scrap, except for the tabletop, which is made out of lexan plastic, which is pretty nice for the most part, doesn’t scratch or anything like that, and then I have added to that. My homemade fence that works really good and, of course, you can see that I’ve got a cutout here in the lexan where the router can be removed. If I want to that works really super. But let’s get to the point of what I was going to show you down, underneath you will see here’s my Hitachi three three horsepower router and attached to the bottom of it is my homemade poor boy, router lift. Basically, what it is is some scrap, lumber and a piece of half-inch ready rod that I bought at Home Depot and a couple of nuts. So there’s one that that is fastened into the into the wooden wheel and nothing worked. I think fancy just a round wheel that I made here in the shop and up here at the top.

I’Ve got this little block of wood that I made to set on the lower part of the router and I’ve given a little space underneath it there. So that the the airflow can circulate out of the bottom of the motor, which is kind of important down, underneath this sets on a shelf here in my router table, and I’ve got a piece of steel there and a little short piece of of pipe to give. It a little space there so that don’t knock my knuckles when I’m adjusting the thing and it’s really work super good, just tank. The thing like so and the router goes up or down whichever you want to go, and I don’t know why. But I wrote on top of it here up and down so that I can see where to go with it. Okay, that’s kind of an overview of it in the machine. Now I’m going to take it out, we’ll put it on the workbench and I’ll show you. The details that I need lected to tell you earlier was that I made this little block the sets underneath the bottom of this lift, so that I can remove it and I’ve got a larger hole in the shell, because there just isn’t quite enough room in there To get the thing out so by doing this, then I am able to to rock this over to one side and get it out from underneath my router, the basics of this.

Like I said, you know the little piece of pipe just a piece of plastic out of a trailer house or something like that sits on top of that and the washer and then like so and then under here. I’Ve got a little crazy here and, and I screwed a washer in underneath here, to hold the epoxy nut into the into the wheel and it kind of held a square while it dried in the epoxy it hardened up, so that it won’t. You know so. The wheel doesn’t wobble it’s pretty straight. You can see that okay. This is how I fixed the blocks of wood that I wanted to use to to set underneath the router and there’s two shoulders on my Adachi on each side of the motor, and I can set the few shoulders on that and there’s plenty of room here for Air to flow out of the vents on the bottom of the motor okay. That can’t give you an overview, a little idea that I got. You know how sometimes you’re, always in banging your knuckles when you’re trying to loosen the along on your router to take the bit out.

Well, I bent my tool just a little bit so that could get my hand down in there on the thing and tighten there loosened without banging my knuckles, and in addition to that, you know how it is you. You tighten your router bit into the into the router itself and then you, you use the thing, and you start. I think it’s time to change the router bit and so you reach down there with your wrench and you try to turn it. And then you can’t. It’S just locked in there tight. That will happen. Sometimes so what I’ve done taking a piece of wood, any old piece of wood will work, and then this is actually two pieces that are glued together. So what I have done is cut a slot down so far in the thing, so that it’s just exactly the same size as as my tool. You see and slide it in there and I can put it on to the nut on the router Arbor and lock it in place to hold it or use another wrench to hold the other half and I’ve got all kinds of leverage to loosen it.

But I got ta caution you if you build something like this, I would say that you never want to use it to tighten because you can over tighten and make a real mess for yourself. Okay. Last but not least, here’s my homemade clamp rack. If you want to call it that and see, here’s my rail that the that the overhead door connects to and then comes back to about here and right here – is the end of the of the rail for the for the garage door and the rest of it. I just added on with one bolt there and went up here and went into the ceiling, some strap that I bought at Home Depot and and then screwed it into the ceiling and where one of the the ceiling joists are. This is this some of that angle. Iron that you buy bulk, that has all the holes drilled in it. What I did there was this screw a piece of wood on top of it there for the clamps to clamp over top of, and there’s really no great rocket. Science to the idea is just something that worked out really good, so this is going to be the final one for for today and we’ll this sign off and now you’ve got an idea what’s up with Wayne, not much really, but here we are doing the best. We can hope you have a good weekend. Bye, bye.

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