I badly needed a long term proven miter saw station so I went with the most popular version. I did not want to go all plywood for the structure as things get bowed with the stress. I laminated some 2×4’s at the four corners and did a ...
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My great grandfather was very similar to "The Woodwright's" show on PBS. All hand tools, very few appliances. He passed on before he could bring me into the fold *sadness*. I remember the smell of wood when walking into the basement, the low level lighting (single bulb), wooden hand planes, chisels, carving handles, screwdriver handles, cazillion of baby food bottles and coffee cans with nuts & bolts.
Last year after purchasing my first house with attached 22'x22' 2 car garage, i've been accumulating wood working tools (mostly power tools). Some at retail, most from Craigslist and estate auctions. I feel "at home" around wood even though i have little to no experience (cant do much in apartments or condo's).
-- The Carpenter Bee is derived from the Ancient Greek word wood-cutter
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After a tumultuous month at my daytime job, snow/rain/blizzard/snow/snow/rain/blackice here in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and personal things… I finally had time to get back to this. I initially applied for a business license online ...
Finished another much needed project for my garage/shop: insulating my 2 car garage door. I used the highly recommended RMAX Thermo-Something 1.5” rigid iso foam giving a R value of 9.5’ish with the heat reflective foil. $25’i...
This will get a little patriotic and emotional, so bear with me :) I love to share here on LJ’s and only LJ’s with the seasoned folk, friends, and the new-to-woodworking from my own distorted new fresh experiences (Jet 15” plane...
When it came to to re-engineer my dust collection system, I knew from experience that I will be getting into overhead dust collection. Tis why I installed overhead blast gates and these 6”x4”x6” wye’s. I’ll have 6...