I bought my old Craftsman bandsaw off of Craigslist a sometime ago and it came with a metal stand with some nice retractable wheels. You see it here in an old shop picture. It has done a great job but I was constantly tightening the screws holding it on the stand and when I moved it into place next to my new lathe I soon was tripping over the splayed legs or killing my ankle on the wheel locks. So I finally took some time to get a new stand built for it. the best part is that I...
I built this table for Summers Woodworking contest. I used an old ratty 2×4 stud from a demolition project. I milled enough pieces from the one 2×4 for 2 of these tables, but have only had time to complete the first so far. I have been thinking about my design tendencies lately and wanted to break out of the mold a bit with this one. I usually build tables with a structural apron that secures the top, but I decided to try to make the top structural in this case instead. I lik...
My entry for the Summer’s Woodworking 2×4 Contest. Carl Jacobson joked about making a rocket ship from a 2×4 so I took up the challenge. Hope you enjoy the video, bonus footage at the end of my daughter and I “flying” the rocket.
Putting the finish on my Nautilus Shell project today. Jullie helped to design the base for the shell to sit on. Should be able to post pictures of my first Lumberjocks project later this week.
I was able to almost entirely complete the printer stand today. I say almost as I have to cut two shelves for it that will be adjustable. I am saving that for later in the week as I have a large sheet of plywood I will have to cut for a table top and I will cut the shelves at the same time. This unit is made from 2×4s, and 1/2” plywood. The adjustable shelves I wan to be a little sturdier since they will be holding paper and such so they will be 3/4” plywood. All of th...
Believe it or not I am finally making headway on the last pieces of furniture for my office. I worked today on the Printer Stand. It is ready for staining tomorrow and while it is drying I am planning to cut the parts down for either the table or the small storage cabinet. The printer stand and table have always been in my plan the small cabinet is a newer item. After I inherited my Grandfather’s toolbox I realized there are a number of tools that I either have no idea what they ...
2×4’s are not just for construction anymore. i take 7 2×4’s and 1 2×8 and turn it into a bench. I freehand routed a decorative scroll on the back rest. The stain is Minwax Special Walnut. View the video here. Like it, Share it, Build it, and Please Subscribe.
In another time, in another life I will have the space and the need for the type of cabinet maker’s workbench we see displayed in these forums. Until then I am confined to a smallish basement. Let me clarify that smallish means roughly 12’ square with a 7’ ceiling and a sloped floor that is home to a sump pit that takes up a 24” diameter cover as well as the piping to to expel the water above grade. Toss in some shelves for tools and paint cans, a table saw, a chest fr...
Don’t let your air conditioning unit make your yard look bad. Build a simple, yet decorative screen to hide it. New Video! Like it, Share it, Subscribe to my channel. Blacksmithing and woodworking videos.
So I have decided I am far enough along to make a workbench or more importantly I have gotten to a point where I notice a lot of situations where a bench would make my woodworking life way easier. The problem is two fold though, one I design everything I make and in this case am of coarse going to do the same thing and two I tend to go “redneck” with my shop projects. So I am throwing it out to all my Lumberjock pals, go with a bench such as a Rubio. Or to go redneck, using con...
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