I was just watching this great video tour of Sausage Maker Aidell’s home that is build using mostly Greene and Greene styles. For those of you, myself included, that find this style appealing, there are some beautiful examples and inspiration here. The link is to Fine Hombuilding which posted the video. I did not want to embed it here as I did not want it to appear that we or I are stealing other sites postings and claiming them as our own. Take a look and enjoy. Greene and Greene ...
Workshop Development #4: Permanent floor model equipment moves in, dust collection becomes a higher priority.
When we last left off, I had built, what I like to refer to as workshop 1.0. It was up, it was effective, but it wasn’t feature rich and lacked the capacity I wanted. The little Ryobi BTS21 was a good saw for what it was, but it wasn’t what I wanted, I was wanting to start cutting raised panels and the little 1/4” shank Ryobi router wasn’t going to cut it either… I had a lot going on, but lacked a lot as well… Thing were about to change, FAST… When...
I still park a car in my shop, errr garage, so I have to be able to move things around. Mobile carts and workstations are essential for me. Here are a couple that I’ve built. They’re all works in progress and I’m continually changing them. Planer/Air Compressor Cart: This cart used to house my CMS, but I built a dedicated bench for it and freed up this cart. The planer sits on top and my compressor is in the bottom. I lined the inside of the compressor...
Being relatively new to woodworking and building my new “shop”, which basically consists of a 2 car garage, I’ve finally got around to using those sheets of birch faced MDF that have been staring at me for 6 months to build the Ultimate Tool Stand. I think it’s the perfect solution for my garage as far as maximizing space and versatility. Mounting it on 4 inch casters will allow me the ultimate flexibility to roll it out of the way, but also outside for when I’...
What’s happening in the shop for May 12, 2010. Most of the day will be spent working on Nash’s Ross murphy bed with bookcases, I’ll also work on Elek’s baseball bed. Hopefullly I’ll get startedon Morris’ Accent wall unit. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:
So yesterday I set forth to do the framing on my head/foot boards. I had a plan and everything. And then it just kept failing. First – I showed you all the boards I had planed for this. I cut them to fit, then stained them. I used the red stain at full strength. I was expecting it to turn out a lot darker than it did.. It was pretty much the same colour as the layered job on the headboard. The wood felt really waxy. It was odd. Marching forth, I let it dry and set up some stuff on...
I was fortunate enough to get paid to remove a couple walnut trees from a customer through my tree service business. I am very limited on woodworking tools, (the reason my projects are so simple) I built a picnic table out of some of my cedar slabs, I kinda feel it would be a “waste” of wood if I built one out of walnut, although I didn’t buy the wood. Damn near felt I was wasting cedar when I built the picnic table. How about some opinions?
I moved the lumber outside, rather than clamping on the floor in my lounge, and added my bar clamps as well. Still dry clamping, though:From Roubo SLumberRelocating the work to where it ought to be—the shop! Not sure why the weight of all the clamps hasn’t toppled it. And i even had to position a bar clamp outside the window! From Roubo SLumberMore clamps was a good idea…
יום ירושלים First off, thanks to everyone for their encouragement. I really do appreciate it. Note to self: If you think something nice whilst reading someone else’s stuff, tell them—you never know what your comments can generate. I looked at the wood and thought—what the hell? How badly can i f this up (probably more than i can guess, so i am thankful for that blind-spot)? Let’s look at the wood, and forget about getting the bloody things objectively flat; how a...
The last few days I have realized that the Workshop has mysteriously become cluttered, untidy and definitely dusty again..So I hooked up the long handle and floor attachement to the new Nilfisk Vacuum and a homemade separator.You can see in the background an old computer desk that I am using for display.I must say that this vacuum is far too powerful for the small home built separator.. my old shop vac worked ok but this new one is so powerful it sucks the dust straight through.. only a small...
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