Wow, can’t believe its been 3 years since I’ve really been in and around my shop! Let’s just say life has been busy and higher priorities have derailed me for awhile. This summer we decided to build a new house on our propert...
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Location: Chesapeake, VA
I'm just starting off my adventures in woodworking. I'm an engineer who specializes in computers, but love the outdoors (I live on a 7 acre property on the edge of the Great Dismal Swamp).
I got into woodworking when realizing my daughter finally needed to get out of her crib and needed more storage for her toys. Instead of goingto the store I picked up some 2x4s, borrowed a miter saw, and made my first crude furniture without any knowledge of woodworking techniques or jointery. My wife and daughter loved them while I can pick out every flaw.
That experience showed me the joy of working with wood. Now I am trying to learn and build my workshop. I am currently taking a course at the local public schools to work on several projects.
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It seems the laws of nature apply to my workshop. I spent all of last time cleaning it up to make nice open space and what should happen? I got and fill it all up. Acquiring more tools than space is a national pastime so I’m not sweating it, ...
Attacking the Center I’ve been sneaking in a few shop hours a night and finally went after the clutter in the middle of the shop ala Gen. Longstreet. This unveiled several potential gloat-worthy tools so here we go… Gotta get my...
Priming OSB It took two thick coats of drywall primer on my OSB just to get it ready for paint, but it is a drastic improvement over my last attempt of going straight to the latex. Breaking Child Labor Laws I’m quick to put my offsp...
Since the last time I posted a pic of my workshop, things got a lot worse (cramped) to the point of being virtually unusable. Automotive and Landscape tools were mixed in with my power handtools. Holiday storage was overflowing from the back rooms...