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First Shop #1: What I have and What's Next!

11-30-2007 05:13 AM by YooperCasey | 11 comments »

Hello and welcome to my first Blog! The intent of this blog is to track my entrance into the world of woodworking. There seems to be a gap between the people who are just getting into woodworking, and those who have been enjoying the hobby for ten years. So, this is my attempt to fill some of that gap. You’ll get to watch me make mistakes, buy some bad tools, and hopefully you’ll learn from my mistakes. First off is my mission statement, the “why am I doing this?”...

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My Start in Woodworking

04-18-2007 04:22 AM by cheller | 8 comments »

My first woodworking project was a plywood cabinet for the nook next to the fireplace in our first house. That was in about 1986. It was simple construction – held together with screws and L brackets. I can’t remember if I had a plan or not. I do know that the size was based on the space I was filling. That cabinet is still in use, although it now lives in our garage and holds gardening supplies. My second woodworking project was shelves for the office/library in the same...

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The Journey #1: After a long time

12-29-2008 05:42 AM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

I was 22 years old in 1976. I was in college to get a teaching degree and at the same time also attending the Maine school of Guitar making (luthiery). For the next few years I made guitars and sold them to college students. I finished about 20 of them. When I graduated from college I had to live out of state and after two years of that got married. Work and family took me away from the smell of brazilian rosewood and sitka spruce. Move ahead to 2008. I’m back in Maine at the old fam...

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The Router Table Saga #1: The setup

03-28-2008 05:42 AM by Mark Shymanski | 6 comments »

I’m finally setting up a shop in the east half of our two-car garage. I’ve got some rudimentary tools and even more rudimentary skills and a whole lot of enthusiasm and a very understanding Wife, so I bought a router to add to the 20+ year old fixed base B+D router I have. (I will have to write a review of the Triton 2 1/4 horse router when I’ve put it through its paces). Working on our dining room table a chair set that a buddy of mine was making for us I asked him abo...

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The woodshop building experience

06-07-2007 04:13 AM by CapnRon | 6 comments »

So I’ve been a jock for a little less than a month and I find myself iching to check online and see what’s new. So here goes, before I start with my workbench blog, I’d like to give a little background on my wood experiences. As a 31 year old, I find myself a “young buck” in this discipline. I have always been a jack of all trades type, and there has been very little that I’ve tried. Growing up my father had a small shop in our basement where he would w...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #1: As it currently stands...

05-23-2016 01:26 PM by PeterDominic1983 | 5 comments »

So I have made the decision to turn my garage into a part-time, hobby type wood shop. I do construction and residential renovations as my primary income, but this is my true passion! I also changed my major in college to “Fine woodworking and Furniture Making” which I didn’t even know existed… turns out its an Arts degree, and they offer transfer opportunities if desired… The way things currently stand, my garage is about 350 sq ft, with the previous homeown...

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Dave Plays with Wood Turning #1: In the Beginning...

12-15-2014 08:45 PM by Dave Rutan | 5 comments »

I had it in mind for some time now to rig up something on which I could do some small wood turning. The photos above and below show the result of that. I have some bugs to work out yet with this set up. The drive end wobbles a bit under pressure while cutting. I’m thinking I could add some support to the shaft of the drive spur to help stabilize it. I also think I need a sharpening day. I just used my straight mortising chisels. They work after a fashion, but I think they&#...

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From cluttered garage to organized (hopefully) wood shop!! #6: Clutter cleanout complete... time to ORGANIZE!!!!!

06-10-2016 05:31 AM by PeterDominic1983 | 4 comments »

I have worked really hard these last few days. It is difficult when an injury prevents me from working too hard, or too long, or putting my body through certain motions… but I have finally finished going through just about every crevasse in the entire room! First things first – before the big reveal – I found some pretty cool items that I would like to post pictures of… In one of my previous blogs, right around the beginning of the whole process, I found a reall...

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Making a Game for $5.00 #1: Starting Out

12-18-2009 02:54 AM by Deela40 | 4 comments »

The Bible study I am a part of is having a party for Christmas. Each person is supposed to bring one gift, spending no more than $5.00. I saw this as a challenge. $5.00 isn’t much and I wanted to offer something of higher value. Lucky for me, my wife recently brought home some free pieces of wood. She works at an art gallery and they were getting rid of some random things. She saw some wood they had used as plaques that were going to be tossed. As she is industrious and thoughtful,...

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Woodshop building experience

06-07-2007 04:38 AM by CapnRon | 4 comments »

I left off with a history of my woodworking and my future wood shop plans. As I had mentioned before I felt it was time to start my first workbench. The process of building the shop I had played around with some layouts for all the tools, storage, etc. I always wanted a big bench so I spent months looking at plans, pictures and writing notes on aspects that I wanted to include. I couldn’t afford a maple top and read that pine could be a cost effective option. So I started my design,...

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