A year and a half into the life of my roubo bench I set my mind to improving the leg vise. Dropping the 4 bills for a retro fit Benchcrafted setup was one option, but what’s the fun in that? I decided to go my own route and save the cash. ...
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Location: Counciltucky, Iowa
I am a family man, a railroad engineer, and a furniture maker. When I am not on a train, or chasing my kids, I am in my woodshop. I've been known to burn the candle at both ends a little...but I love my life. And I love everything about woodworking.
-- Red -- "There's nothin' in the world so sad as talking to a man, who never knew his life was his for making." Ray LaMontagne
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I recently purchased a Knew Concepts “woodworkers” fret saw. I was tempted by the titanium version, but opted for the aluminum at half the price. - It is a great saw for cleaning the waste between dovetails. No complaints the...
False drawer fronts are very common in furniture, but getting the fronts installed precisely can be frustrating. Here’s a little trick or technique for this task. -Here’s the big ol’ drawer front I’m installing on my joiner...
A couple of LJs have done this already, but they all used a lathe. The only part of a shop made screwdriver handle that needs to be round is the “tenon” in order to fit a proper ferrule. I had the notion that a tapered plug cutter coul...
I sure appreciate all the feedback from my first shop blog. It does my heart well that some of you are encouraged or inspired by my shop and my work. It got me thinking about this past year on Lumberjocks. Like a lot of folks, I starting surfin...