If you have started collecting your tools as the funds become available, you might find yourself looking like this more and more. At least I hope you will. It’s really a great experience. Credit to Nick Offerman Woodshop “The Dusty Proprietor” (Photo by Emily Shur) As for continuing down the road of cutting and milling. You will probably inevitably find yourself looking for your work horse. Most likely 1 to 3 horses of raw electrical power to be more accurate. ...
In my last Blog post about Bare Essential Woodworking I described the basic overview of rough cost to get into this hobby for a future woodworker on a Low Budget. Using those steps you should be off to a good start. If you have bought something to cut and cut with you are probably starting to feel like this. Credit to Nick Offerman and his inspirational wood shop. I am going to skip by the Idea/Plan phase of a project. The inspiration for that was well described in the last post but ...
When I sit back and dream of all things woodworking this image is what I see. Credit to Nick Offerman’s Woodshop (If you haven’t checked it out you should. Very cool dude!!!):http://photos.vanityfair.com/2015/06/08/55761c49ca2dc24e4d26559d_nick-offerman-woodshop-ss19.jpg But my reality is:https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xft1/v/t1.0-9/11949487_1033562810009910_9120745669717242544_n.jpg?oh=7b17151b4d884f3db85bee18bfe24d00&oe=56A9E967 I’m sure you can see a...
At first I went to the craft store to buy the wooden wheels that I needed for childrens toys.After a while I thought that I can make my own. Here is a video of how I make them. Let me know what you think.Thank you.Paul
Hermit House Woodworking - Starting from Scratch #7: Decided on a structure for my temporary shop - A Geodesic Tunnel!
I’ve been scouring the internet for months now, trying to decide what kind of structure to use for my workshop. We have very limited space and some existing outbuildings which, though destined for removal, are now still necessary. To get me through the coming winter, I’d thought about a large PVC “Party Tent” like this one: A 3m x 6m tent is only a couple of hundred bucks, but this is Denmark, so a severe winter is not out of the question and constant wind is...
No Bull! —My neighbor was pretty impressed when I told him I’d entered a bowl in the County Fair—until he realized it wasn’t spelled “B-U-L-L”. Still, I did all right. I think the prize money is $5. I’ve always told my wife that someday my woodworking would pay off! (Original details of this project were posted on 7/22/15.)
There’s been a lot of downtime the last few weeks. Money has run out and I almost got what I needed before it did. Unfortunately that almost is a show stopper. More moneys soon, but in the meantime…. YouTube. I had access to an incredible wood shop back in my school days. Unfortunately, I was young, ignorant and clueless, so I did not see the value. I remember snippets of information from those days, but really am pretty much starting from complete ignorance. She Who Must b...
Summer arrived this weekend. Temperatures were in the low 30’s (high 80’s F) and that is hot after nothing higher than 70 all year. We moved to the wood into the garage for storage and I inventoried the hardware order. The lumber supplier failed to deliver the metal fabric that we ordered but delivered it the next day. I ended up ordering hardware from ScrewFix Direct in the UK. I could not find a supplier in Denmark that sold at anything but retail prices and quantities. I knew t...
It seemed so simple when I thought about it, a workbench seemed like the perfect place to start my woodworking hobby, then from there I can easily figure out what tools I need to complete the job. As it turns out, you can’t exactly start with just a workbench. You need to get off the ground before you can get your hobby off the ground. First I really fussed over what type of bench I wanted to make. Well, that wasn’t very fruitful. I WANTED to make a bench that was 92” lon...
As I outlined in my diary blog (http://goo.gl/QdWQHu) I have a number of projects waiting for me that will see me through the rest of 2015’s short Scandinavian Summer and Autumn. They are: Bulld 4 sawhorses.Use 2 as the stand for the next step: Make a basic temporary plywood work surface using 2 sawhorses as legsAt this point I will have to divert from boot strapping the workshop in order to create a number of breeding coops for our chickens. Build a prototype coop. Try it o...
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