Well thanks to New Tim, a new acquisition has been made for the shop. I ordered the Mortise Pal and I can’t wait for it to get into the shop. At the Mortise Pal, website, they had asked “how did you hear about us” so naturally,...
|View Maddhatter's:||home||workshop||projects (1)||blog (4)||reviews (2)||forum topics (2)||buddies (15)||favorites (20)||activity log|
126 posts in 3148 days
Location: Middletown, DE
I have been working with sawdust off and on for about thirty five years. My affliction started in the Military at the Wood Working Hobby Shops at various bases around the world. The summer of 1984, I had the opportunity to work in and set up one of those wood working hobby shops in Brunswick, Maine. During my time there, I had the greatest pleasure of re-building the shop with someone else funding the project (a kid in a candy store).
As with life, things change. A new tour of duty in Virginia and I was off building my new shop in a one car garage. A table and radial saw, Jointer and lunchbox planer and a smattering of dull hand tools. I thought they were sharp, but then again, what did I know back then.
Twenty years later and here I am in a new state, a new house and a new shop. The first step was to set up shop in the oversized two car garage. With all the "New" going around, I first outfitted the shop with a new work bench and some cabinets (still need to finish them) as well as upgrading some of the old equipment. A new table saw, dust collector, drum sander, planer and mortiser.
It seems that an addiction that has been in remission for so long is now in full swing – it would appear that the only possibility of a cure would be a large application of sawdust and shavings.
Wish me luck.
-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE
Latest Activity | view all »
|commented on||Shop Stuff #4: Two shop helpers||12-16-2013 05:59 PM|
|commented on||Spectator Chair||03-11-2013 01:18 PM|
|commented on||Spectator Chair||12-30-2012 10:50 PM|
|commented on||When-gey, Wenge What Went Wrong?||07-13-2011 11:22 AM|
|commented on||With In Reaching Distance||06-17-2011 05:11 AM|
|commented on||A new dining room set for my wife! #33: Gluing up the top!||06-04-2011 05:36 AM|
|commented on||Adjustable Height Rolling Outfeed Cabinet #1: Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.||06-02-2011 12:20 PM|
|commented on||Rolling shop table||05-22-2011 04:33 AM|
|commented on||End Grain Cutting Board LJ Class 006 #4: Lesson #1||05-20-2011 01:40 AM|
|commented on||Alantic Salmon||05-15-2011 03:28 AM|
|replied on||Tiger or zebra?||05-15-2011 03:26 AM|
|commented on||TV in a door||05-15-2011 03:25 AM|
|commented on||1||05-15-2011 03:24 AM|
|commented on||Auction Sale 2011||05-15-2011 03:23 AM|
|commented on||MORE LITTLE BOXES||05-15-2011 03:21 AM|
Latest Projects | view all 1 »
Latest Blog Entries | view all 4 »
Been out of the shop for a while, seems like forever with crazy work schedules and the other stuff that seems to take time away. I decided that it was time to clear out the cob webs and fire some tools up. For a while, I have been looking at spe...
Greetings from the shop, it is good to be back in the shop again. Work, travel, home projects, daily demands seem to take away from the shop time. I have found time to get out there and do some re-organization projects. I added another tool boa...
Well here we are, another week has gone by and the only dust I have produced has been from sheetrock. I started out on a simple project of changing out a cable for the TV and found that the last owner of my house had run the TV and Phone cables t...