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Hermit House Woodworking - Starting from Scratch #5: YouTube: How did I learn without it?

07-20-2015 10:40 AM by Ted Ewen | 2 comments »

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...

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Hermit House Woodworking - Starting from Scratch #4: Materials and Hardware Have Arrived

07-06-2015 10:20 AM by Ted Ewen | 9 comments »

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...

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It Starts With a Workbench #3: Project: Get this thing off the ground

06-29-2015 11:43 PM by DocTux | 1 comment »

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...

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Project Overview - 2015 #1: Introduction

06-28-2015 01:47 PM by Ted Ewen | 0 comments »

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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Project Candidates - Stuff I Might Make One Day #2: Wooden combination lock

06-27-2015 12:30 PM by Ted Ewen | 4 comments »

Stumbled across this interesting and informative little wooden mechanical marvel today and thought it would make a nice handwork practice piece for the coming Winter. Nights are long and Winter longer here in Scandinavia. The project is sourced from https://woodgears.ca/combolock/index.html and plans are available for purchse there. A reader made a wooden ‘safe’ to go along with the lock: https://woodgears.ca/combolock/ramsay.html View on YouTube

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Project Candidates - Stuff I Might Make One Day #1: Introduction

06-27-2015 10:56 AM by Ted Ewen | 0 comments »

This is where I will collect the projects i find that interest me. I may or may not get to actually making them, but since I am starting from the beginning, I hope that, over time, this will grow into an interesting, educational, and useful collection of projects for the aspiring woodworker.

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Hermit House Woodworking - Starting from Scratch #1: And So I Begin: Starting on the Road to Woodworking

06-26-2015 11:04 AM by Ted Ewen | 10 comments »

Short Intro – For more info see my profile and workshop I’m almost 50 and I’ve never really learned how to make anything. I’m beginning for change that.I have just a few tools and no workshop. I need to bootstrap my way into one. I will be using Sketchup for most of my planning and design. The Plan for the rest of 2015 Buy the best sliding double bevel saw I can afford.Overview of the saw and workstand: Youtube playlist: https://goo.gl/kAAyGz Design...

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Tales of a Hack #6: Back in the saddle (and protective glasses) again

06-05-2015 06:46 AM by ajw1978 | 2 comments »

Hell has officially thawed out (I think) so I’m back in the “shop”—a term I still, unfortunately, have to use in the loosest possible manner. So because I’m still working outdoors, and Wisconsin in winter is not conducive to outdoor work, I’ve spent most of my off-season studying, studying and reading. I managed to get a little play-time in just before the holidays; I braved the cold and set up a few tools to craft some toy boxes for the nephews. There ...

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Beginner Plane Restoration #2: Stanley No 65 Plane Clean Up and Rust Removal

05-31-2015 12:05 AM by bbasiaga | 0 comments »

Here is the next installment in my restoration. This time through, I will go through cleaning up the parts and rust removal. I will talk about what chemicals I used and you will see how it all worked out. Part 3 will follow sometime soon. https://youtu.be/ZTz3dtE2ikQ

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Some past projects, #1: Benches

04-29-2015 02:14 AM by Silverhill | 4 comments »

I just decided to take up wood working a little over a year ago due to health reasons. I could not continue with my past hobbies, so I decided to take up WW late in life. I know that I will never get the years of experience needed to accomplish what others do, but if I am having fun, so what? Fun is fun, at whatever level one is at. I work exclusively with pine or fir due to low cost and easy availability. I even use pocket hole screws, and pin nailers! My first project was a basic 5...

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