Last time I promised to show how I use a router for T-bolts, a very important part of my work holding methods. Since there are several different methods, your choice will be determined by both your equipment and your personal preference. I find I ...
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Location: Lubbock, Texas
I began woodworking at 12 years old, working for my dad in his shutter shop. I started building my own furniture shortly thereafter. What a learning process (which has not ended yet!) I have had some great mentors over the years, including a craftsman next door to our shop who did custom furniture and another who did furniture refinishing. I had a furniture finishing business for a few years, starting when I was still in high school. I went on to run my own raised panel door shop and recently opened a woodworking tool store . My son runs the shop and my son-in-law runs me at the store. I have been fascinated by so many of the projects on lumberjocks, and hope I too can contribute. Several of my recent projects have been inspired by this website.
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|added blog entry||Quick Tip #8: Work Holding Part 2||10-03-2016 09:17 PM|
|added blog entry||Quick Tip #7: Work Holding Part 1||09-26-2016 04:04 PM|
|added blog entry||Quick Tip #6: Miter Sled||09-16-2016 03:31 PM|
|added blog entry||Quick Tip #5: Kreg Set Up Blocks||09-07-2016 08:59 PM|
|added project||Custom Work Bench||09-03-2016 04:30 PM|
|added blog entry||Quick Tip #4: Radius Plane||09-02-2016 07:32 PM|
|added blog entry||Quick Tip #3: Center/Offset Marking Tool||08-12-2016 04:02 PM|
|added blog entry||Quick Tip #1: Quick Corners||08-01-2016 03:42 PM|
|commented on||Quick Tip #2: Magnetic Clamp Pads||07-28-2016 07:02 PM|
|added blog entry||Quick Tip #2: Magnetic Clamp Pads||07-28-2016 03:54 PM|
|added project||Flying Buffalo||07-28-2016 02:07 PM|
|commented on||COMPACT VISE SHIM FROM GIFT CARDS •||12-05-2015 04:04 PM|
|commented on||Tool Cabinet Increases Storage By 350 Percent ••||11-11-2015 04:32 PM|
|commented on||HYBRID SPLIT-TOP WORKBENCH RE-VISITED •||11-11-2015 04:20 PM|
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Last time I promised a blog on work holding. This subject has almost become an obsession with me the last few years. I got tired of making do with c clamps and other ways to clamp something firmly and safely. I grew up in a shop where safety was ...
I frequently do smaller moldings in cabinet doors and other projects. I find it easier and safer to use a sled on my table saw rather than a miter saw. I can see my mark to cut by better this way. The small waste pieces don’t fly around ...
For quite a while I have been using the Kreg set up bars for various set up tasks in my shop. Before I bought these I had made a set of different thicknesses of hardwood blocks. That worked well, but the Kreg blocks offer more versatility. They co...
Often it is much quicker and easier to grab a hand plane to do a simple job rather than get a power tool, set it up and do the same job. (It also makes listening to Blues on the stereo more enjoyable!) I frequently use my radius plane and chamfer ...