I pretty well finished with phase 1 of my workshop renovation. I’ve added a bench for the miter saw and drill press and it also doubles the storage I had. The cabinet on top of the bench is a project for my grandparents that will go out as soon as I can find the time to put on a finish: Here you can see the storage area and the home for the planer, air compressor, and dust collector. The planer cart used to house my CMS. I rearranged my main bench area, too. This area ...
Finally getting past ideas and starting to work on what I want to do with my garage/shop. I’ve been looking for ideas and drawing stuff up, trying to decide what I wanted and where to start. I couldn’t really decide where to start so I spent last night building face frames for 4 of the cabinets (router table, workbench, scroll saw & bandsaw bench, & a mobile stand for benchtop tools). Frames are done and now to start cutting sheet goods. I clamped the 3 frames for the r...
This morning I went out to my local auto store and picked up some sandpaper in the 310-2000 grit range. I decided to practice on an old chisel i had for about 10 years that was dull and rusty. All i got to say was WOW!! Did that come out great. By the time I was finished I had a pretty good mirror finish on the back. I wish I had a 2500 grit paper to get an even better finish. Needless to say I was very impressed with it. It even passed the fingernail test.I then decided to hone a blade on my...
This is a blog about the building of my workshop which has been ongoing now for almost 3 years. My husband wanted a garage for car storage and working on cars and I wanted a workshop for woodworking. We decided on a 40’ x 40’ building with one half for him and one half for me. It was my job to sketch up a rough version of what the building would look like. The plans were drawn by both of us and an architect was needed, according to the by-laws in our township, to design the fl...
so In adventuring around town yesterday I found a DeWalt 7740 RAS. It was only five houses down. I was amazed to see a thirty dollar price tag. I started it and it ran amazingly quiet. so here it is the new project to add to my shop.After a small donation to OWW I downloaded a manual and am in the research stage of maybe make a new stand its a bit in the air. But we will see after the breakdown later today.
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Yikes! I had planned on making my wife a heart shaped keepsake box and I haven’t started yet. I better get on it today.
It’s time to get organized. I moved to Vt in 2003, a lovely home with a great view and a huge garage/carriage house. The upstairs of the carriage house serves as my office and a guest BR. Downstairs is a big 2 car garage that will serve as my shop. Right now it is hopelessly crammed with too much stuff…some mine, some my ex’s, and is home to a solar heating project I’m working on. So, in order of priority, my tasks are: 1. Finish and store first solar pan...
Yep today started early again! Class started a 9 sharp Hein and his son Shaun ( aged 12) was here first. Shaun brought his pen kits with and I had to show him how to start of.well it was not difficult ,but was my first cigar pen and we turned this out of cape Iron wood,Must say the wood turned well and the finish was great. Sanded to 800 grit and finished it off with Goblins Danish oil – very nice! Hein worked on his cabinet, he started with the assembly and did well for the day.Gavi...
The box is almost done. First thing I did today was cut the top to fit. I inititially cut it the same size as the box but decided to cut it a bit smaller so that the corners would show through which I thought gave it a nicer look. I also rabbited the under side of the top a bit to hold it in place. I generallly like lift off lids better than hinged lids for a couple of reasons: I think the metal of a hinge can distract from the beauty of the wood, and I’m too lazy to go buy the hinges. ...
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