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    Complete Woodworking Centre

    Here is a complete woodworking set-up in less than 4 square metres. It comprises of a saw table with outfeed table, a router table, a reversible fence, a router mill gantry (with a 1/2" Trend router) for flattening large boards or slabs and a 9-drawer tool storage cabinet.

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    The fence is reversible by way of unlocking two mag-switches; it only takes a few seconds to lift the fence off and turn it around. One side is for the saw table and the other side is for the router. There is a gang of electrical sockets in front of the router table and another behind the outfeed table. These are handy for plugging in various power tools. I also have a Cross-cut Sled for the saw table (last picture) . The outfeed table also doubles as a work surface and assembly table. Two of the tool drawers are shown open and each drawer is labelled so I know where everything is. Since I built this set-up I have found that I don't mislay my hand tools as I often did before and the extra work surface has been more useful than I ever imagined it would. It means my main work bench is less cluttered as I don't have to keep pushing stuff to one side to allow for assembly.

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    I forgot to mention that work can be clamped onto the surface easily when working from the rear of the unit and at the front by opening the top drawer slightly so that the clamps can reach under the surface.
    Brendon

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    Very well made, nice to have all the tools at hand.

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    Yes it is. You wouldn't believe the difference it makes having all the hand tools properly organised.
    Makes life much easier. The only thing is you have to be disciplined in putting things back in their
    drawer at the end of each session in the shop.
    Thanks for your comment
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    Thanks Brendon! I've added your Woodworking Center to our Workbenches and Storage and Organization categories, as well as to your builder page: Brendon's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Hi Brendon,

    Another gorgeous bit of work! Your Woodworking Center is the 'Tool of the Week'!

    As you've already received one of our official HomemadeTools.net T-shirts, we'd be glad to award you a $25 online gift card from GiftRocket.

    Just let me have email address (via PM) and we'll get things processed directly.

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    That cabinet you have looks like a drafting case, Is it? I had one when I used my pencils. It was a great way to store your blueprints flat. It made a big difference. I love your set up, it looks real good and practical.

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    Yes, that's exactly what it is. I worked in construction for 40 years before I retired; we used to keep plans and blueprints in the cabinet. When I closed up
    my office I took it home. It works great for storing and organizing hand tools.
    Thanks for your comment.
    Brendon
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    Very nice UP-CYCLE, us an old thing for a new and better than throwing away. Very nice and I am sure it is just the trick with a lot of storage room. Thank for the reply.
    Nelson

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    Yes Nelson
    Great storage. the top surface is useful too.
    Brendon


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