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...
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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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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...
I posted my overhead blast gates on the project page. This Saturday, I finished the secondary run of duct for 2 more drops: one near my future lathe station and because I had left over spare duct pieces, went ahead and made a drop near middle of...
Installed 4 overhead blast gates which meant I had to re-design the original ducting as the main line run has to be 10”-16” away from wall instead of butt up against wall to give space for the internal manifold (?) swing for open &...