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Everybody knows Norm likes to work alone. Although he does get some help finishing the projects, Norm does the wood working all by himself. Sometimes that’s not easy, so Norm finally decided to enlist the help of some workers who never show up for work late, never get tired, and are willing to work until the job is done. Meet them. Roller Stand: a sturdy, height adjustable, rugged stand for use as an out feed appliance for the table saw, the band saw, or the drill press. It even comes to work ready with its own homemade, self-storing crank. Stock Cart: a lightweight, very strong, wheeled wagon that comes with five shelves to organize the parts needed to complete a project and travels from machine to machine, carrying the parts as needed. Mobile Tool Stand: a shop-built table to support bench top tools like planers, small saws, and jointers that, when combined with a mobile base, can add versatility and convenience to any shop.
The New Yankee Workshop featured the construction of woodworking projects, including workshop accessories, architectural details and furniture projects ranging from simple pieces to complex, high-quality reproductions of antique classic furniture. In the course of 21 seasons, approximately 235 projects were produced. In addition to furniture and cabinets, the show also focused on outdoor projects such as the building of a gazebo, shed, greenhouse, sailing boat, flag pole, mail box, cupola, and fences.


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  2. Many thanks. Very very handy.

  3. More great stuff from Norm, the world’s best woodshop teacher !!!

  4. Thanks for the good ideas. I just build myself an adjustable table. Simular to your adjustable roller. I don’t put the lock mechanism on the side.
    It works excellent

  5. What have you got against pocket screws? I have never seen you use them and I have been watching for years.

  6. Roller stand with a threaded rod? I don’t know. I’d rather buy a commercial version than crank away for hours at a time. Not practical.

  7. any idea where to find the casters from the mobile stand?

  8. Thanks.

  9. Harbor freight

  10. Alex Parfenov You’re only raising or lowering it an inch or two at a time. 10 seconds max out of your day.

  11. Can’t speak for for others, but I don’t like the square shaped driver made by Kreg. I do use pocket screws (Kreg’s), but would rather have a standard phillips.

  12. Bradyvilleboy .Bradyvilleboy

    Very nice. Had to get past the add for the fake news NYT . Sigh.

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