The top is on and the end supports for the flip-up wing are in place… I also added a footrest (as you can see in the picture above) since the owner intends to sit at the worktable sometimes. The caster jacks gave me trouble all the way...
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Location: Margaritaville (a state of mind somewhere between Inebriation and Tucson), Arizona
I am an entrepreneur/creative genius, web developer, home theater designer, computer geek and part-time handyman and rocket scientist.
I love my wife, my dogs, music, woodworking, motorcycling, computer hacking, palm trees and home brewing (and drinking the fruits thereof).
I also like pina coladas, and getting caught in the rain...
Woodworking is my "zen" activity... I am never happier/at peace than when I'm taking big wood and making little wood or putting little wood together to make big wood (but in a different shape.) And speaking of Zen, I have a passion for Japanese hand tools. Some day I hope to produce kinetic sculptures in a shop that has no electricity whatsoever. On the other hand, I love power tools and precision joinery. Most recently, I've become enamored with the combination of wood and stonework.
Once I get my shop set up, I plan to enhance it by building cabinets, jigs, fixtures, homemade shop machines and a couple of workbenches. Once that's done, who knows? I have the best wife in the known universe who wants a really special jewelry box (with hidden compartments). I suspect she has other projects in mind as well. I also like the idea of taking an electric golf cart and turning it into a miniature woody for trips to the grocery store, tooling around town, etc.
Any number of other projects may come to me - I'm creative to the point of excess. (I'll need to live to be 150 in order to pursue all the ideas I have right now.)
-- Founding member of the (un)Official LumberJock's Frugal Woodworking Society - http://lumberjocks.com/topics/29451
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Well, the table is on its feet now. The caster jacks work, but not well. A number of problems have come up – which Norm failed to mention or caution me about. There needs to be some slackl/space between the various pieces that make up the re...
Today I found (on craigslist) a free Craftsman Radial Arm saw. It’s the electronic kind with a digital readout for height/bevel/angle (not sure if I’ll trust it) and it was in very good shape. It needs a new table and fence (don’...
Over the past few days, I’ve gotten the shop-made drawer glides (for the slide-out support for the flip-up shelf) built and they work very well. They slide smoothly and seem like they’ll provide very good support… I got the le...
I didn’t get a lot done yesterday; I got there late (had a personal fire to put out) and Nick likes to close up shop at dinner time. (He worries about the noise bothering the neighbors.) It took me ages to find the high spots on the pheno...