I am currently starting out the school year and another great year in my high school shop class, but I have one problem. I don’t know what I want to build. I posted a bench that I have in mind. I also want to build a jewelery box for my mother. Those projects are great ones, but I need some more ideas. You think you cna help me out?
The inside of my shop totals right at 1000 square feet of space and has a storage attic above. There is also an attached 1 car garage. In January I decided to go a complete makeover of the inside. The shop is divided into two rooms: one 23×25 and the other 19×25. The larger of the two areas will be for my larger equipment and I made the decision to build cabinets across the back wall (this wall is 23 feet long). A miter saw and radial arm saw would be incorporated into the cabi...
Well the Level 1 is done and no I didn’t get my nail tray finished; I need about another hour to get it all together including fixing my myriad ‘learning opportunities’:-) I had a chance to use a rabbetting plane! and a brace and bit. I am very impressed with how easily these tools worked, I had anticipated that they would be much less effective for a lot more effort. I will be keeping my eyes open for good garage sales and auctions for more hand tools now. Overall (...
So finally I can see the finish line but to be honest these simple flowers were intimidating. So much more appreciation for artist and there skills. This is the final enrty into the blog and i will post the finished pics under my projects. Thanks for visiting.
just when I thought things might be starting to look up, I run into a whole slew of troubles to solve with this entertainment center. Again I question my sanity of just pushing through to finish this thing and keep thinking I just need to get it done and learn from the mistakes and go from there… of course I have cuts I need to make on my table saw and we’re due to get a few inches of snow and under 20 degree weather starting tomorrow. Ugh. If you guys feel like giving any input o...
Click on pics for larger views I have three nice walnut boards and a nice length of quilted maple, but I hate cutting up large boards for small projects if I don’t have to. So, as the finish is drying on the 2×4 project, I started rooting through my scrap bins for hardwood scraps for the box challenge. From the bottom clockwise. Maple (bottom), Mahogany (left), Cherry (back), Walnut (right)
Sorry for not posting more. I have several projects stacked up in my shop and I have much of what I haven’t shown (little used favorites) stored out of the way in corners and back spaces. I would have to intentionally move projects out into the drive and dig into the deeper recesses of “my space,” take pics and move it all back. I tend to bang and scratch things when I move them too much, so it will be a while yet. I love viewing Wayne’s finds and would still love ...
What’s happening in the shop for June 16, 2010. Finishing up a twin boat bed and Price’s Lakeside murphy bed. I’ll try to start another Full size boat bed today. For missed video and building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. Watch us live:
This my first blog entry here on LumberJocks. I am very glad to see all the seniors welcoming me to LJ. In one day it was too much for me. I registered with LJ, got so many comments, opened an account with flicker, exported my Sketchup rough sketch to .jpg format, uploaded it on flicker. Here is my planned project: Rough Sketch for the Wall unit 20” deep, 89” wide. Need to add legs/toe board. The plan is to make it frame-less from plywood.
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