T-Track – A Better product

I have been using T-Track since about 2005.   I have purchased T-Track from Rockler, Peachtree Woodworking and probably several other vendors. In the process of installing a new router table fence from WoodPecker I found my initial setup from 2008 used 5/16″ track.   The Woodpecker system is 1/4″.   The Woodpecker fence also […]

DeWalt DW618 bearing replacement

As I was working on WorkBench TWO, I pushed my router a too hard and burned the main bearing in my Dewalt DW618 router.   This blog will describe in 48 pictures with commentary how to replace this bearing.    I was not able to find any post that directly addressed this problem. This is […]

Workbench TWO – Complete

The Workbench is complete ! History I built my first workbench, Workbench ONE, in 2003.   I have built many projects using this bench.  It served me well. As I built these projects the “Roubo” workbench revolution in woodworking was underway.   Chris Schwarz wrote his first book.  Everyone was ( and still are ) […]

Workbench TWO – Day 29

The objective is finishing the top and base. Full disclosure… The “Days” have become more of a group of days that all relate to the same process. After a great amount of discussion with other woodworkers, especially at HandWorks 2015, I finally came to a decision about the finishes for the workbench. One option was […]

Workbench TWO – Day 28

The objective today is the bottom shelf. As the bottoms rails were milled, a 3/8″ dado was cut in each.   I had also milled up the shelf supports several days before.  So all was ready to start the install and shelf milling process.  I also setup a 2nd work table in my “finishing” area. […]