Ten or twelve years ago, living in a tiny basement apartment with my then infant son, I bought my first power tool. The cheapest band saw they had down at the home improvement store. A “Tool Shop” bench top model. At $85 it was a majo...
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Location: Lincoln, NE
Out of economic necessity, and because I enjoy it, I like figuring out what I can make with what I have or can salvage. So no $5,000 cabinet saws or Lie Nielson hand planes here, but I manage to still make nice things with an old log, some broken pallets, and a few hand-me down tools.
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|commented on||Going rustic||07-21-2016 05:56 PM|
|commented on||Going rustic||07-21-2016 05:54 PM|
|commented on||LAMBEAM Construction Foreman's Boot!||07-19-2016 04:14 PM|
|replied on||Unsure if this joint would be safe?||07-17-2016 07:21 PM|
|commented on||Little Free Library||07-06-2016 01:45 PM|
|commented on||Wine Rack||06-15-2016 01:46 PM|
|commented on||Trailer Hitch Ball||05-26-2016 08:22 PM|
|commented on||Surf and Turf||04-13-2016 08:50 PM|
|commented on||MAKING A WOODEN GEARED CLOCK #2: The Frame- Day 2||11-16-2015 10:11 PM|
|commented on||scale or balance||12-03-2014 07:57 AM|
|added project||scale or balance||12-02-2014 06:55 AM|
|commented on||Brace Bit Box||08-31-2014 03:58 AM|
|commented on||$1.99 of Balls & Old Wood keep Saws up||08-31-2014 03:42 AM|
|replied on||Question about deal on Craftsman lathe||01-21-2014 07:33 PM|
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El cheapo mortising chisel #1: Cheap $2 prying tool from bargain bin at hardware store into mortising chisel
I needed a mortising chisel, but got sticker shock when pricing them. Old ‘pigsticker’ things on e-bay were going for $30 or so not including shipping, and new mortising chisels were nearly $50! I had a $2 bargain bin pry bar from th...
I work at a nature center and each year they have some sort of auction of items made my local artisans or craftsman as a fundraiser. One year is was painted rain-barrels, the next was bird houses. etc. This year it is garden benches. You submit...
I have have all the ribs formed, and glued onto the blocks. Wife’s old curling iron (shhh) makes a fine bending iron. The linings were more difficult than I anticipated. I ended up using a small branch from a goofy tree in my backyar...