Wow, I guess I forgot this site was here. How did that happen?
Probably because I’ve been exploring SO MANY different woodworking sites that I have too many now to look at. Wow, you can learn soooo much on the net these days about any topic you want, including woodworking. There literally doesn’t seem to be a limit to what you can read about online… though, I’m starting to discover that some of the stuff that costs money is the stuff I really want to see (books, dvd’s, premium FWW stuff, etc).
Anyway, what I’ve been up to lately… Well, I’m building a cheap workbench. Yeah, it’s not a “woodworkers workbench” quite yet, as I don’t have the money to buy the right wood, the clamps to make a real top, or vices to install into a real bench, but I find it will probably help to have this starter junk bench upon which to craft my next bench 2.0 which will be a real woodworkers bench. It would be nice to get a copy of Chris Schwarz’ workbench books. heh heh.
My bench so far is just simple 2×4’s and some plywood sheets that I found on the side of the road. Someone was throwing away an old entertainment center, and I picked it up, took it apart, and have some nice long 90”+ sheets to play with, so I figure gluing the two 3/4” sheets together will give me 1 1/2” of benchtop to play with. It won’t be perfect, but it will be better than the folding card table that I’ve been using (blech!)
Here’s another update. I’ve aquired a few more tools. I previously blogged about my antique craftsman jointer, but I now also have a planer, a tiny bandsaw, and a nice miter saw(came with a stand). So, I really feel like I have the beginning of a workshop to play in… now I just need to get my hands on some actual wood to cut :)