My last entry showed the south wall being finished, and french cleats hung up. I had to chose a direction. Either build a tool cabinet, or take advantage of some other wasted space. So I decided to fill in the gap underneath my Sjoberg’s ...
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56 posts in 1263 days
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Working with wood has always been a hobby, something my father and I had done together for a number of years.
For my own part, I hadn't done anything further than some home improvement projects, a loft bed for my daughter, and a deck. Projects like these have netted me a garage full of benchtop tools of varying quality.
April 2010 my wife encouraged me to buy a ShopFox Midi lathe. I started turning again, and found myself addicted. Turning pens, bowls and other things has led me to purchase a 14" bandsaw, and a bunch of turning tools, finishes, and other things.
After trying to knock out a few projects for Christmas, I decided that there was more to woodworking than turning. Researching items, and trying a few more projects, the garage needs to be turned into a woodshop. I mean to document its transformation as I can.
-- -- Never entrust power to those who desire it.
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|commented on||Birch Settlers of Catan Board||747 days ago|
|added project||Laptop desk becomes a couchside office.||757 days ago|
|added project||Mother's Day gift for my wife.||797 days ago|
|commented on||Shop Storage, and a newfound hatred of No. 2 Common Pine.||827 days ago|
|added project||Shop Storage, and a newfound hatred of No. 2 Common Pine.||828 days ago|
|commented on||Skyrim Dragon Coaster||873 days ago|
|commented on||wood spirits||912 days ago|
|commented on||Dissappointment||934 days ago|
|commented on||Beer plane... apologies to Mr. Krenov||935 days ago|
|commented on||Warming Cabinet||961 days ago|
|commented on||for the some who aren't so lucky||967 days ago|
|commented on||I Had To Try This||1110 days ago|
|commented on||Making the garage a shop #9: South Wall, Done||1114 days ago|
|commented on||Making the garage a shop #10: More storage for the shop.||1114 days ago|
|added blog entry||Making the garage a shop #10: More storage for the shop.||1115 days ago|
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It’s been a long time since I’ve updated my blog, let alone updated my progress on the conversion from garage to shop progress. Mainly because progress has been somewhat slow as real life has been intruding on the idyll of woodworki...
It’s been a while since I’ve updated on the garage conversion. It moves forward, slowly, but it is moving forward. While waiting for the money to free itself up to start on the walls, I’ve been getting a few small projects done...
The weather has been nice lately. Nice enough to work in the garage without a jacket. You’d think I’d be stepping up the conversion of my garage, but instead I’ve been letting myself get distracted, wanting to actually build th...
I discovered my first setback in the shop conversion today. It spurs from two things, my naivete and the government, but it boils down to one word, permits. When I was planning this little excursion, I planned to do things in stages. One wal...