I need some inspiration and ideas on a pot rack I can mount to the wall. Cant do the ceiling in this house. Thanks
Hi there. Ever see something IKEA-like that you’d like to build? Well, I found this corner desk that would be perfect for my wife now that she’s working on upgrading her education. They were kind enough to provide schematics and a few dimensions. Using those, I was able to import the drawings into Sketch Up, trace them, and then scale them according to some of the dimensions provided online. It took me several weeks to lay everything out in sketchup, but I’ve got 4 little...
3rd shop in under 3 years, and the space just keeps getting better! At least potentially. (Yeah, the quick move has left things in a bit of a state.) My first shop started from scratch. Evolving on its own in the basement with lots of obstacles, not the least of which being a mere six feet of headroom. But it saw lots of growth and changes over time. A couple years back I moved above ground, and got way more headroom in the garage when we moved. Granted I had to share space with ...
Can’t believe how long this took but I finally had some time to finish the lower stud so that I can attach some French cleat rails once the MDF covers the entire section. Progress should be a bit quicker from here – no annoying angles to worry about now!
Finally! My retired school teacher friend/electrician/carpenter/plumber/drywall finisher/general all-around great guy, finished wiring my shop with 220 and connecting my previously mentioned band saw, jointer, planer, and sanders. I won’t bore anyone with the details as to why it has taken so long to make these machines come to life, (he’s busy and I’m cheap), but I think I had a religious experience with I flipped switches and let them run. Did I say run? No, they each ...
This is my third of my first five blogs. I’m working on a king size bed and would like to duplicate Vince Nocito’s as found on this site. I would like to make sure he is ok with my “copying” his design before proceding. So, before I can approach him directly, I need to fulfill my requirment of five postings! Not sure this is kosher, as I am not adding much to the forum, but I’m going ahead anyway!JohnEP
After the last session, I had the outer case and the drawers completed. So I started here..In this session, I hung the drawers and made a floating base. So I ended here:..Steps1. Add slide hardware to inside of case by marking and then using spacer2. Add slide hardware to drawers3. Made templates for curved stretchers and cabriole legs4. Cut leg, stretcher and float base stock5. Cut loose tenon joinery6. Cut curved stretchers7. Cut cabriole legs8. Cut floating base stretchers9. Fini...
My Brother-in-Law has a pool table in his condo and every time we go over there, the pool cues are laying on a table or on the bar chairs. He also has a table top to convert it to a ping pong, or in their case beer pong table, so the accessories need a place to go. After our last visit, I told my wife maybe I should make him a pool cue rack for Christmas. She liked the idea, but as with anything, I needed to make sure I had her buy in before pumping something out that she might not like. ...
I Put a lot of work into these to get them the way I like them. I don’t like anything to touch the carbide cutters edge so it cant be chipped. Like all my tools I hand fit each cutter and make sure it is right to me, I am very particular about this. The tool shaft is 1/2” cold roll 1045 steel and the shaft for the handle is turned round so it is easy to make a handle for, just drill a 1/2” hole in the wood handle. This tool compliments the 1/2” rougher very well, it to...
So the first phase of my workshop reorganization/upgrade had to be my workbench. In my first entry I mentioned that my current “workbench” was actually two metal framed shelving units which stand 3’ tall and have a plywood top. When I bought my home in 2011 this shelving unit was already in the garage half loaded up with old paint, left over tile and a few extra trim boards for the kitchen cabinets. At the time, I didn’t have the setup or time available to start bui...
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