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30-08-2015, 08:40 PM
Hi guys,

I need to hire a wood-working shop for a day or two. I've found one in Battersea which looks good but is quite a long way from me in Gravesend, Kent. Can anyone suggest an alternative?

The job I need to do is pretty simple; just rip some sheets of ply, add a plain rebate to each side then cross cut them. So I need a table saw and a router table / spindle moulder.

Any ideas, or do you have a workshop that is not fully utilised?


30-08-2015, 10:28 PM
Men's Sheds are a great Aussie idea....... partly to make up for being so submissive at cricket ;)

Looks as if there are now Men's Sheds already open in Dartford and Gillingham.

30-08-2015, 11:58 PM
1. just rip some sheets of ply.
2. add a plain rebate to each side.
3. then cross cut them.

cant you use a circ saw ? run against a straight edge.
you could use a router to add the rebate.
depends how wide the pieces are... you could cross cut them with a chop saw.
or a radial arm saw.

31-08-2015, 12:46 AM


31-08-2015, 01:05 AM
Thanks. It's not the tools that are the issue it's the space to work and make some mess. I used to have a table saw but sold it when I moved due to the space.

31-08-2015, 01:12 AM
fair play, i do what i can in my garage, and what i cant outside it. ( weather permitting ) :subdued:

31-08-2015, 02:27 AM
Bugger, I forgot to give you the weblink which is http://menssheds.org.uk/find-a-shed/
Looks like the Gravesend Shed is yet to come, but there are already Men's Sheds already open in Dartford and Gillingham.