Ok, I am back with another installment from my workbench experience. Today’s post talks about putting on the aprons and endcaps, the vises, and the reasons why its not so great to shove a chisel into your finger… I didn’t tak...
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I am a High School English/Theory of Knowledge/Student Government teacher at a high school in Santa Rosa California. When my wife and I bought our home in early 2005, it needed some work and we ended up doing all the work ourselves with some help from my brothers. This entailed buying a bunch of tools which gave me the chance to finally get out rental hell and justify buying more tools to begin that hidden calling that had been nibbling at the back of my mind for a long time, makng sawdust as a primary pursuit and once in a while as a secondary pursuit turning out a few projects every once in a while. :)
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A couple of you made reference to the empty bandaid wrapper on my bench right next to my old chisels. I have my stuff set up so that I get those emails with your comments when they are made, and to be honest, I was absolutely flummoxed when I rea...
Ok, back to blogging. The next picture is me using the top on sawhorses in its first job as a workbench. I needed a good surface to clamp the legs to in order to scrape them even with the scrapers that are on the right in the picture. Who would...
Okay, I think I failed to emphasize in the first post how much of a learning experience this was for me. I knew that I would learn a bunch before I started, but I definitely didn’t know how much. The more time I spend in the shop, the more...
Since I caught the sawdust bug, I have read many a book and blog, watched many a video and bought many a tool. I have even built some of my tools, and while I am a pretty frugal person, I like to only buy things once and do not like moving up the...