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Making a T&G Gate (Part 2)

Following on from Part 1, I can now take some time to show the various stages I went through [practically – not personally, you wouldn’t like to see those!! :oops:] to construct the gate. After a half-day at work, I spent a good six-hours on this job. It was a couple of hours longer than I was intending and, as I was unable to ‘complete’ the gate in time, that explains why the gate was left in the following state overnight (as you saw at the end of the first instalment):

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Picket Planters (Part 2)

Part 2 is my Picket Planters video series is now online. It starts off with more machining and ends with all the mortises having been cut on my benchtop, cast-iron hollow chisel mortiser.

In Part 3, I’ll begin by round-topping all the pickets and posts on the bandsaw and, after that, I’ll looking at cutting the tenons on the ends of each rail.

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Mitre Saw Fence

On Monday, I finished building the fence for my new-look mitre saw station…

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Revised Mitre Saw Station

Late last year, I mentioned that I wasn’t happy with the current setup of the mitre saw station I built back in 2008 (almost two-years to the month). The design itself was fine; for me, it’s just too inconvenient for a small workshop. Over the course of several weeks and following the arrival of my new sliding mitre saw, I’ve successfully managed to re-build this unit in to a station that’ll work much better for me.

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Two New Toys!

On Thursday, I took delivery of two exciting new arrivals in my workshop! For the last eighteen-months, I’ve been considering an upgrade from my 12in. SIP bandsaw to something much bigger. Also, having recently sold my Bosch 12in. sliding mitre saw on eBay (it took a few months!!), I’ve now got a smaller, 10in. saw that I reckon I’ll be much happier with.

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