As I wrote in the “Beginning” blog entry, I have lots of thin lumber on the rack so decided to build up the thicker lumber needed for this project. Honestly, I’ve never done that before, so although I enjoy playing around with t...
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Location: North Alabama
I've been a beginning woodworker for about 17 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, heated or air-conditioned and I'm also a gardener, I spend less time in the shop over the summer months.
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A borrowed photo of Paul (Shipwright) Miller’s V8 workbench. I’ve been admiring Paul (shipwright) Miller’s wedge-driven vises and, honestly, all his other work for some time. I have been thinking about building a workbe...
I’ve been reading all you guys extolling the virtues of old Stanley Bailey planes for awhile now. Hey, I’ve got a 20 inch spiral head planer and a little 6-inch (power) jointer. I thought I didn’t need any of that grampaR...
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....
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...