I took a LJ’s advice and installed another light fixture. Brigher is even better! And I love having so much room to work. Today, I was re-building the boy’s wagon. I have room to perform my layout, use the router table, use t...
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92 posts in 492 days
Location: Chicago, IL
I am an engineer by trade and work in my home shop as a hobbiest. I've been wood working since childhood with my Dad. While I was in college, I worked for my Uncle as a carpenter and plumber.
I am often inspired by something I see on the street, at work, on TV, or on line. Then I go and build it. When I am working in my shop, I am lost in my own world and never happier.
My shop is in the basement of our building, about 12' square and doubles as a laundry room. We live in an apartment with small and odd sized rooms, so I just build furniture to suit. Hope you enjoy the postings from this dumb Chicago polock!
-- It's all in a day's work...
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|commented on||Street cone dust cyclone build||33 days ago|
|commented on||Attic Lift||146 days ago|
|commented on||Spudhogg Workhorses||152 days ago|
|commented on||Site Screw Box||153 days ago|
|added blog entry||the broken carpenter #2: Little Red Wagon||154 days ago|
|commented on||Floral Swirl Round Box||161 days ago|
|commented on||From garage to workshop #1: A preliminary survey||162 days ago|
|added blog entry||the broken carpenter #1: A blank slate||162 days ago|
|added project||Small Workbench||196 days ago|
|commented on||Desk||201 days ago|
|commented on||Butcher Block Party||305 days ago|
|commented on||The Not-So-Big/Essential Workbench||305 days ago|
|commented on||CC's Book Case #6: Face Frame||320 days ago|
|added blog entry||CC's Book Case #6: Face Frame||323 days ago|
|commented on||Mondrian Glass Case||372 days ago|
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Today, I installed a light, the shop finally feels usable, and the lightbulb is dimmly glowing in my mind. We have been looking for a house for the past year and a half and finally moved just before Thanksgiving. Moving is a bittersweet ex...
It’s been such a beautiful summer that I haven’t spent any time in the shop, and the project has suffered. My wife reminded me this present is way overdue (graduation was in June). That lit a little fire and I got back to work over t...
On my way home from work, the other day, I passed though Grant Park. “The Bowman and The Spearman” sculptures caught my attention. The sculptor did not make the weapons – you have to imagine them. I was inspired to make a bo...
I used a chisel to knock off most of the glue squeeze out. Then I used 80-grit sandpaper on the orbital sander to smooth out the joints on both sides. Nothing makes your arms tingle like using that sander for a good 15 – 20 minutes! Squ...