My 5x Favourite Tablesaw Modifications, Upgrades & Accessories - demonstrated on the DeWalt DW745

In this video I talk about my five favourite table saw modifications, safety upgrades and accessories.

Including a flappy paddle safety switch which allows me to turn off the saw with my knee, a low profile riving knife to allow cutting through cuts / housing grooves / dado joints / rebates / rabbets, various mitre gauge options to upgrade the one supplied with the saw, zero clearance insert options and a dust tray idea to make cleaning up dust from beneath the saw much easier.

Rubber Mat Flooring For The Garage Workshop

In this video I install rubber mats to the floor of my garage workshop.  The main reason I chose to do this was to ease the fatigue and aches and pains in my feet, legs and ankles from standing on a concrete floor all day. But it will also help to prevent damage to tools if they drop on the floor, plus it helps insulate the floor and creates better acoustics in the room.  It also hides the old, ugly concrete floor. I used two glue / adhesives in the video, one of which worked well and one of which failed miserably due to temperature issues!

Making A Shoe Cabinet & Coat Storage - Birch Plywood

In this video I make a shoe storage cabinet and a hat and coat rack for our newly renovated entrance hall using some birch plywood with a nod to mid century modern style.  Plywood furniture is not always popular with everyone, but I really like seeing the end grain particularly on birch plywood once it's sanded smooth and has a nice finish applied.

Plans & Cut Lists are available for this project for a small fee via Etsy and free to patrons on Patreon (links below)

Vlog #10 - Workshop Changes, Channel Changes, Tool Talk (broken Mirka sander / New Air Filter)

Welcome to Vlog number 10.  It's been 9 months since the last vlog!

In this one I talk about some changes and observations about the new workshop, and the performance of the YouTube channel, and tool talk featuring an update on the broken Mirka DEROS sander and how I managed to get the fault repaired, and a new (secondhand, but new to me) Record Power AC400 Air Filter for the workshop. 

Workshop Changes... 0:48
Channel Changes... 6:07
Tool Talk... 10:01

Clarke CS6-9C Belt and Disc Sander - Tool Review

This is a tool review of the Clarke CS6-9C Belt and Disc Sander / Linisher

My Dust Extraction Video:
My Mitre Station Videos: part 1: part 2:

Available from Machine Mart:

Oak Picture Frame - Framing A Pet Portrait

In this video I make a frame for a pet portrait of our cat Dylan.

I use some salvaged oak to make the picture frame - a very lucky skip find!

Stay tuned until the end to see if Dylan likes it!

Here are some links to my recent mitre station build videos which I mentioned:

Filling The Inspection Pit & Laying A Concrete Slab

In this video I fill the inspection pit in my workshop and lay a concrete slab in the process of completing the works to the floor of my workshop, with a little help from my brother Alan.  The pit was filled with household rubble following refurbishment works at our property.  We used a mix of sharp sand and cement to create the concrete mix that we used.

Making A Dinosaur Baby Play Gym Toy

In this video I make a dinosaur baby play gym toy as a Christmas present for my niece Tabitha.

Featuring a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Stegosaurus and a Diplodocus made of beech wood.  This was quite a time consuming woodworking project, but seeing Tabitha play with it on Christmas Day made it all wortwhile!

Table Saw Set Up - 3 simple steps for accurate cuts. Demonstrated on DeWalt DW745

In this video I explain how to set up a table saw for accurate cuts in just three simple steps.  My table saw is the DeWalt DW745 but you can apply the same principles to any table saw.  I show you various methods for how to align the blade to the mitre slots correctly, set the blade angle, and check and set your fence alignment for perfect measurements every time to achieve maximum accuracy.

Necklace Stand With Brass Accents - Making A Christmas Gift

In this video I make a necklace stand as a Christmas gift using salvaged wood and some brass dowels

First I went looking for materials to use - and I found some snooker cue offcuts from a previous project and some dowel.