Making An Oak Table Frame For The Plywood Table Top - Part 2 of 2

In this video I make a frame for the plywood end grain table top that I made in the previous video..  

I used some of the oak hat and coat stands that I salvaged from a local office clearance to make the frame.  The design of the frame was influenced by a table I saw in a mid-century modern / vintage shop in Mallorca in Spain while I was on holiday, however mine differed slightly as I wanted to add a shelf to sit beneath the table top.  

Making A Plywood End Grain Table Top From Offcuts - Part 1 of 2

I had lots of offcuts of various pieces plywood cluttering up the workshop, and rather than throw them away I decided to make a table top from them, using the laminated layers of wood as a feature.  

I first checked each piece had a straight edge by holding it up against my tablesaw fence, and then ripped all of the pieces in to 30mm wide strips.  

Some of the plywood pieces had some white paint on them, so I sanded the paint off on the belt sander.  

Then I could glue up all the strips in to a piece that was roughly 600mm square.  

Making A Rustic Pallet Wood Wine Rack

For this video I wanted to test out the Evolution Rage 3 mitre saw that Evolution Tools recently sent to me to try out.  

I had some spare pieces of pallet wood in my workshop, which came from lots of different pallets so I had varing lengths and thicknesses.  I used some 22mm thick pieces to make the frame for the rack, and used the mitresaw to cut all the pieces to size and also to cut the dado housing joints which hold the frame together.  

Evolution Rage 3 Sliding Compound Mitre Saw and Mitre Stand Review

Evolution Tools got in touch and sent me their Rage 3 compound sliding mitre saw and stand to try out.  It had some great features that I really enjoyed, such as the ability of the blade to cut through metal, and the depth adjustment which is great for cutting dado housing joints.  The saw cuts very cleanly and is well built.  The sliding arm has very little side to side play in it so it cuts very accurately.  For an inexpensive saw I was really impressed.

In this video I unbox it, talk about the features of the saw and compare it with my other mitre saw the Axminster White.

Making A Workbench Out Of Salvaged Things (part 2 of 2)

In this video I make a worktop for the bench from some 1" thick salvaged plywood which came from some industrial packaging, 

Then I re-fit my Redada Number 2 vise using a spare block between it and the worktop.  

I fitted some drawer handles to the set of drawers that didn't already have them.  

Then I fitted some pieces of pine to trim the worktop and the frame to cover the plywood edges and tidy up the look.  

Finally I applied a few coats of varnish and show you what I've got stored in my new drawers

 

Making A Workbench Out Of Salvaged Things (part 1 of 2)

In this video I start making a new workbench for my workshop using salvaged materials.  

I used three sets of drawers salvaged from an office clearance, some salvaged plywood donated to me by a friend, and some parts from my old workbench.  

I began by making a large 3/4 inch plywood box to accommodate the three sets of drawers and added a piece at the back to keep it rigid and square.  

I added the legs from my old workbench to this one, as I wanted the new workbench to be the same height so there was really no need to make them again.  

Making A Parquet Coffee Table Using Salvaged Oak (part 2 of 2)

In this video I make a frame for the parquet coffee table top that I made in a previous video using some reclaimed oak hat and coat stands that I salvaged from a local office clearance.  

I first cut the stretchers for the frame to about 12mm thick on the tablesaw.    

Then I cut the legs to length on the mitre saw, and ripped the faces off on the tablesaw to get rid of the routed edges.  

I used a tapering jig to cut a slight taper on the legs using the tablesaw.  

Making A Parquet Coffee Table Using Salvaged Oak (part 1 of 2)

I wanted to find a use for lots of short pieces of oak.  These were the feet of some salvaged oak hat and coat stands that I reclaimed from a local office clearance.  

I cut the tapered angle off these pieces on the bandsaw, and then cut the remaining pieces in half which gave me lots of material to use in a parquet design for the table top.  

I planed them all to a consistent size on the thickness planer.  

Then I glued them to a scrap piece of chipboard using woodglue.  

Making Some Hardwood Drinks Coasters

I had lots of offcuts of sapele, oak and teak from the recent dining table build.  They were cluttering up the workshop so I wanted to put them to good use.  

I used the thickness planer to get all of the pieces to a consistent size and to ensure they were all flat.  Then I glued and clamped the pieces together with wood glue.  

When the glue had set, I used a handplane to flatten the laminated workpiece.  

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