I wrapped up a productive few shop sessions recently.
The flip: the ever-present flip top cart for my planer and OSS.
The turn: I rotated the base of my drill press after reading the tip in Wood magazine. Great idea! I’ve now got more cross cut capacity on my CMS.
The stack: another pair of nesting sawhorses that stacks neatly with my other set. This time lower: 24” off the ground. They’re great for assembly and also act like a saw bench. Made from poplar and walnut.
The twist (and the best part): My great grandfather was a farmer. By definition you rely on yourself for most things, like building a barn. My great aunt, who still lives on the farm that’s been in our family since the late 1890’s, has an old chicken coop filled with “stuff”. I rooted through it a while back and found some of my family’s old woodworking tools. It’s fun to imagine my grandfather and great grandfather on either end of that huge (6’) two man saw cutting down a giant oak tree for barn timber and then using the bow saw, Diston saws, and drawknives to bring them to dimension. It’s a terrific inspiration and I’m proud to display some family lineage.
As always, thanks for looking.
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