Picked up what people on Lumberjocks here like to call a ‘starter lathe’ but they clearly come from a very different economic background than I do. Yes that pile of zinc die cast doo dads was an upgrade itself from the previous co...
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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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|replied on||How do you store your cutoffs?||11-30-2016 11:02 PM|
|commented on||RIDGID RS1000 Radial Arm Saw - Old saw still going strong||11-29-2016 08:59 PM|
|commented on||Walnut bench for kitchen table||11-23-2016 05:24 PM|
|replied on||Failed glue up.||11-22-2016 09:39 PM|
|replied on||Failed glue up.||11-21-2016 04:02 PM|
|replied on||split wood repair on a chair||11-21-2016 03:49 PM|
|commented on||Sliding Barn Doors ..||11-21-2016 03:24 PM|
|commented on||Wrench bench||11-17-2016 05:58 PM|
|commented on||Bedside table||11-17-2016 02:29 PM|
|replied on||What kind of wood is this?||11-15-2016 03:49 PM|
|commented on||New Lathe||11-12-2016 07:25 AM|
|added blog entry||New Lathe||11-11-2016 09:56 PM|
|commented on||Smith Flyer Repli-Car||11-08-2016 08:43 PM|
|replied on||First commissioned piece||11-03-2016 04:49 PM|
|started topic||First commissioned piece||11-02-2016 07:18 PM|
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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...
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...