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A Week In The Workshop 157


Direct video link - https://youtu.be/LX8V3nioUvU

Hey everyone. A genuinely shorter video this week as there's a fair bit going on, but it’s been a great week overall - …hope you had a good one too…


The current '3 Drawers...' video is doing great, I shot another complete video in the week on the Benchdogs Parallel Guides Mk2 and the RailSquare Repeat Stop , and there's more to come with a couple of quick clamp racks, then a ‘make the most of what you have’ drawer unit, which will definitely take a bit longer!


Thank you so much for your amazing support, enjoy the rest of the weekend, and I'll catch you in the next one.

Peter


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Holes in work bench! I have spent nearly 40 years trying to avoid drilling holes in the work bench my dad gave me. Then I get an MFT and hold down clamp and I think - why on earth didn’t I drill a few 20mm holes in my old bench and use a clamp or two? Assuming you have space under the bench top, I would include 20mm holes and a clamp in my list of unsung heroes. Barrie

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nice video as always Peter.

for the basic build router table are you going for a basic router? Trend T4 or something bigger? also, while you consider subject matter...dust extraction in your space? how what do you use? would be a nice basic topic for the future! keep up the excellent work.Joe

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petermillard
petermillard
07 nov. 2022
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Thanks Joe! Re the router for the basic build table, I’m torn between using the Lidl Parkside 1/4” that I bought a little while back, or an Excel 1/2” that I picked up for £45 more recently. I think the Parkside will be more beginner-friendly, and although it’s ‘only’ 1/4” it’s 1200w so should be OK to use, though annoyingly it comes with a 6mm collet not 1/4” so I need to sort that out! Sure, happy to chat about dust extraction, as it’s evolved over the years. Long and the shirt if it is that I now have 3 dedicated extractors that cover specific areas, all hooked into a set of extensions so that any tool plugged into tha…

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I fully agree about the Bosch multi purpose drill bits, they are my go to bit for most things unless I'm drilling hardwood, they are "the best thing since sliced bread". Bought my first set from a display in Screwfix about 8 years ago, not used a masonry or tile drill since.

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petermillard
petermillard
07 nov. 2022
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Same here, exactly! 👍

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Sarah Langwith
Sarah Langwith
06 nov. 2022

Have you done a ‘re-sawing’ video yet? You said you’re short of materials for drawers, but could you re-saw 18mm Fibracolour down to, say, 2 x 8mm (assuming 2mm kerf) for drawer fronts on the bandsaw then attach to some other ‘spare’ 6mm or 12mm? It’s not a ‘basic build’ that’s for sure. Maybe it’s part of a mini ‘bandsaw’ series (like the tracksaw series) too?

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Sarah Langwith
Sarah Langwith
07 nov. 2022
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Ah okay . Thank you

Maybe a bigger bandsaw is on the cards for the future? 😉

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Bill J
Bill J
06 nov. 2022

The Mondrian style drawers with Fibracolour will look fantastic, I made a small panel after seeing your original drawer fronts, from all the bits of leftover ply I had hanging around.

It was fun to do, but as it was cheap ply so didn't look as good as yours, but I may still find a use for it.


I prefer using masking tape & superglue to temporarily hold parts together, as whenever I've tried double sided tape it's been a real pain to remove 🤬 😂. Maybe I need to try the 3M stuff.


This week I was lucky enough to win a set of the multi-purpose drill bits from an Abracs giveaway on Instagram, so will be looking forward…

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petermillard
petermillard
06 nov. 2022
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Cheers Bill! 3M double-sided is the one to use for a more permanent bond, so use with care! Congrats on the Abrac bits! Never used them but heard good things! 👍

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