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||Zero Clearance Insert for R4512||10-24-2016 05:19 PM|
|commented on||Wooden rock holds for my tree||10-20-2016 08:47 PM|
|replied on||Is this a good craigslist find?||10-17-2016 02:58 PM|
|commented on||Lumber Rack made from 3/4" pipe||10-11-2016 08:25 PM|
|commented on||FORK LIFT||10-10-2016 01:03 PM|
|commented on||made in Taiwan||10-07-2016 09:32 PM|
|commented on||made in Taiwan||10-07-2016 09:00 PM|
|commented on||Ana White Inspired End Table||10-07-2016 05:59 PM|
|replied on||right angle join of 1/4th and 1/8th thick pieces? how to?||10-05-2016 05:50 PM|
|commented on||made in Taiwan||10-05-2016 02:03 PM|
|commented on||made in Taiwan||10-04-2016 06:20 PM|
|commented on||Competition Piece||09-23-2016 08:55 PM|
|commented on||Carpenter Tool Box||09-23-2016 08:46 PM|
|commented on||Laundry Caddy for Mom||09-09-2016 01:22 PM|
|commented on||SPIKED MOBIUS RIBBON USING A SCROLLSAW||08-26-2016 01:11 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...