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Blog entry by Bsmith posted 1266 days ago 1047 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s some encouragement for the weekend warriors. This is my shop. One half of the wifes garage. I try to keep everything against the wall and pull it out as needed. My tool cabinet in the center is my first real project. I would encourage any beginners (as I am one) to practice your craft on your own stuff. Don’t try to make a Maloof stool as your first project. Heres why. You can’t tell in the pic’s but the tool cabinet has half blind dove tails on one side and through dovetails on the other. I had a little problem with router depth slippage. But, I still love it and it’s plenty usable. Hope this helps in some way.

-- Bryan

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#1 posted 1266 days ago

You have a nice shop and welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 1266 days ago

Welcome, Gotta start somewhere, sounds like a lot of honey do’s.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 1266 days ago

Welcome to LJ. Did you make the planes? Tell me all about them. lol Great little lady, giving up her parking for you. Rand

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Derek Lyons

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

Nice little shop – be sure and link here from your shop page!

-- Derek, Bremerton WA --

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#5 posted 1265 days ago

Very cool !

Welcome, and … thanks for sharing. Lots of us love the shop tours :-)

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 1265 days ago

welcome and if can’t be seen from my house it is the beast tool cabinet in the world

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#7 posted 1265 days ago

I did make the planes. All from Oak with intrstruction off the internet. It was fun and good exercise but they don’t work very well. The second from the right is a Ron Hock kit and blade. Wow! what a difference a good blade makes. Thanks for the comments.

-- Bryan

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#8 posted 1245 days ago

Keep taking pictures, when you look back at the you will realize just how far you have come. It’s hard to realize the impact you make because you do just a bit each day and you might only focus on the things that aren’t finished. You have a good start, keep it up.

What’s the issue with your planes? I might be able to help you troubleshoot?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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Rev. Jim Paulson

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#9 posted 1236 days ago

Thanks for the pictures of your shop. Nicely organized too!



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#10 posted 985 days ago

Nice looking workshop.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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