The last week has been warm here in Reno so I’ve had a chance to use my table saw to cut some full sheets of plywood for a bunch of projects. I’d post pictures of me cutting plywood, but that would be boring as the picture of cutting a 3/4 inch sheet looks a lot like a picture of me cutting a 1/2 inch sheet. Not that running wood through the saw isn’t exciting — it is. At the end of every cut I look down and hope I don’t see blood. As useful a machine as it is, the thing scares me each time I use it.
I’ve been making bench tops and shelving for some of my storage projects and most of what I did on the table saw went into my new shop cabinets:
The center unit of my cabinets now has a top and that hole in the wall will soon be pegboard for hanging tools. The two tall units on the sides only came with two shelfs so I’ve cut a few more:
For now these will be used as adjustable shelves, but the long term plan is to make these pullout shelves so stuff doesn’t get lost on the back of these deep cabinets.
Out in the shed I made a new bench top for my marquetry bench:
A year ago I bought this rolling metal frame to use as a movable bench and drawer unit. I’ve cut some of the plywood parts for it and have started to build it out:
And finally, I’ve completed six of the eight birds in set one and cut out enough blanks to get started on the set two of eight birds plus some Christmas ornaments.
That thing in the lower left on the green mat is a scalpel that I bought at a quilt show. It has a number 11 blade and I use it to cut veneer for marquetry and the blue tape I use on the blanks. I did get a new magnifying lamp for the scroll saw, but failed to take a picture of it. It is much better than the one I had.
That’s it for this week. If you need me, I’ll be in the shed.