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A Week In The Workshop 120

Hi everyone, and warm welcome to old friends, and new. So following on from the mid-week follow-ups, here we have pretty much the finished WMFT - where W is for Workshop, ‘cos it sure ain’t portable!

It’s a big old lump, and there are still a couple of slight niggles to be resolved, but all things considered I’m very pleased with how this has turned out; the fence is absolutely rock solid, the front extension works really well, and front T-Track and rear curtain track feels really robust, with everything sliding really nicely.

I get a solid 800mm crosscut (and over 1 metre with the extension) but the downside of that is that the rear is quite hard to reach; as I say in the video, I’d already considered making it so it can pull forwards and tip up, so I do need to look at that in more detail to try and come up with a solution. And as much as I like the Dashboard rail hinge set, I really would like to push it back another 80-100mm, so I feel there may well be a rail hinge in my future with less of an overhang - no, not the Festool one, the Dashboard set has already ruined that for me, it’ll be a DIY affair, I think.

Anyway, that’s where we are for the moment; fingers crossed I’ll be chatting with Dave Stanton on Tuesday morning (for me - later evening for him!) and then I can get everything finished up, and the video out for Friday.

Thanks as always for your amazing support, and I’ll catch you in the week.

All best, Peter

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