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What did you do this summer in your shop? Steve Johnson aka The Down to Earth Woodworker has been working away at designing and building a mobile sanding center, in hopes of making the dreaded chore of sanding a bit more enjoyable. Steve documented the whole build in the videos below, finally all gathered in one place for easy watching. Build your own mobile sanding center, or just use some of Steve’s techniques shown here on your own building projects.

And check out Steve’s latest column in Wood News here!

Part 1: Design Criteria

Part 2: Cutting out the Parts

Part 3: Making The Dadoes

Part 4: Glue Up

Part 5a: Drawers & Box Joints

Part 5b: Drawers & Box Joints

Part 6: Installing Drawers

Part 7: Drawer Fronts & Trim

Part 8: Attach Drawer Fronts, Easy!

Part 9a: Dust Collection

Part 9b: Dust Collection

  2 Responses to “The Down to Earth Woodworker: Summer Project – Build a Mobile Sanding Center!”

  1. Hi Steve,
    Ron Blake from Charlotte, NC. Wanted to take a moment to thank you for slowing down this crazy world of instructional/destructionable YouTube videos. No loud music, no dizzying blended video tricks and I have yet to see you pick up a 2 x 4. Too many of these new site hosts think that close enough is good enough and safety is for sissy’s.

    I follow all your musings in the Highland Woodworking on line magazine and I recall an article you penned (typed) on the future generation of woodworkers. In answer to that, please check out Benchworks (one word) and watch in utter amazement as Timothy Wilmots takes you on a visual journey as he builds his shop, shop equipment and some of the most beautiful work benches for goldsmiths, watch builders and jewelers that I have ever seen.

    He is a farm boy from Belgium who only began Woodworking at age 24. He speaks English, Dutch, French and some German. He is an exceptional talent that I strongly believe you would like to sit and watch work. Get you wife away from RCine winters and visit beautiful Belgium!

    Please let me know what you think of his work and engineering design skills.

    Again, Steve, thanks for all you do to keep Woodworking Down to Earth so we may all enjoy it,

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