It seems that every time I use my drill-press I have to make a jig. I have often thought I need a bigger, better one, but I haven’t yet figured out exactly what the advantage is. What do you think? Here’s the kind of things I do....
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Location: North Alabama
I've been a beginning woodworker for about 15 years now. I used to work on the back porch, but I've got a 1120 sq-ft shop now. Since the shop is not insulated, headed or air-conditioned and I'm also a gardener, I spend less time in the shop over the summer months.
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I was eating dinner with my old retired pastor back a few weeks (I think it was in December), when he mentioned that he was interested in selling the rough-cut lumber that he has collected for many years. He said he already had a taker on the wal...
I picked this little lathe up in early december, again with a 20% off coupon and on sale, so I paid about $155 for it. My wife gave me some turning tools for Christmas (which were on my list and expected). So far I turned a couple of little sp...
Probably 3 or 6 months ago, I picked up a little Jointer at Harbor Freight. I had a 20% off coupon and it was on sale too, so I got it for about 2/3 of list price. I didn’t have anywhere to put it so it sat in the box until sometime in D...
I had in mind to make a rail and stile sort of thing, with what I think are called box joints in the frame. After I took a whack at using the fence on the table saw to guide some pieces on end to cut the box joint notches, I decided that I really...