A few years ago I built a bunch of bar clamps for my shop. The original post can be seen here [link] While they work adequately and I use them, I’ve always been a little dissatisfied with the movable stop (second picture above.) Whe...
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Location: Sussex County, New Jersey
I guess I've been seriously interested in woodworking since about 2011. Before that I did a few projects with handheld (corded) tools. I bought a small table saw and have since added a bench top band saw and drill press. I think my biggest triumph was a mountain dulcimer and case that I made for my wife. It definitely looks original and it works quite well.
I'm interested in small projects, nothing bigger than a table and I like dabbling in lutherie (I have plans and ideas.) Whirligigs are another thing I like to make. My first two now decorate our yard, a fiddler who bows and stamps out the rhythm, and a parakeet who vainly beats his wings. I have a few more in progress for friends. (best way to learn is to make giveaways, right?)
My 'workshop' is an approximately 13x13 foot space in our basement. Unfortunately it's also the access way to our laundry room and the outside. I've been organizing things, but in the meantime I get projects done. In the summer I sometimes adopt our patio under a shade tent to do much of the sanding or larger projects like the trio of Adirondack chairs ala Norm Abram.
Background: I was a printer for 13 years on small offset and letter presses in a local mom and pop shop. When my daughter came along we decided that I'd stay home as the caregiver as my wife's work benefits and salary were better than mine. I'm now lightly employed as a sexton in our church though if the right part time job popped up I'd take it.
Lately I've started making woodworking videos. I'm actually making them in Esperanto, but with a voice dub in English as well. The YouTube channel with my videos is here.
I also translate many of my Lumberjocks projects into Esperanto and post them on a Wordpress blog here:
-- - Ni faru ion el ligno!
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|commented on||Settlers of Catan version 3.0||03-09-2015 07:06 PM|
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|commented on||Nine More Clamps||03-06-2015 08:49 PM|
|added blog entry||Slight Upgrade for My Shop Built Bar Clamp||03-06-2015 08:46 PM|
|commented on||Nine More Clamps||03-06-2015 01:58 PM|
|commented on||Colored Pencil Organizer||03-04-2015 12:27 AM|
|added project||Colored Pencil Organizer||03-03-2015 04:14 PM|
|commented on||Coveting Thy Neighbor's Wood Stash||03-02-2015 11:52 PM|
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My neighbor has had this shed since before we moved in 20 years ago. In the loft I can see these lengths of wood. I have no idea what kind of wood it is, but I’ve never seen then use even one board. Over the years, the father has...
Andrea is located in Mexico, but is originally from Croatia. He works with limited tools on his projects, but he has a good imagination and his videos are pretty well produced. Definitely worth a watch. A few of his videos are available in Spa...
I’m pretty sure I first found Alex while looking for shop made clamp videos. In those days he was still a youngster working in a very small side shed along his parents’ house. Despite his then humble surroundings he managed to pu...