All my work surfaces are specific to a tool… outfeed table on a table saw, infeed and outfeed tables on a router table, long benches on either side of a radial arm saw and power miter saw station, etc. I’ve been without a general work surface ever since I started working wood in my own shop. A such, my projects tend to move from whatever tool I’m not using to whatever tool I just used and none are really suitable for any handwork which is where my focus has started to tur...
A while ago I made a customized shelf/desk for my church’s office, and some time later I made this spine desk which is a knock off of a commercially available one. (You can click on the photos below to see the project page for each one.) But now they’ve rearranged the office and instead of the spine desk, that person wants a booster desk to go on her desktop. Plus the person I made the shelf/desk for wants something else as well. I don’t mind the changing needs i...
It has been another busy end of the week, as well as weekend. As we are moving into the second week of May, the weather is finally getting warmer and beginning to resemble spring and summer. Hopefully in the next week, I will be picking up my car from the place that is working on it and I will once again have my driving freedom. It has been a long story regarding my vehicle this past year, and I don't want to bore anyone here with those details. There is enough good to focus on and ...
Our MeetUp Group for WOODWORKERS in NE Ohio has grown to over 70 members now. This is a group for Ladies and Men… and for anyone interested in Woodworking. http://www.meetup.com/NE-Ohio-Woodworking-Meetup/ We have held a couple of “SketchUp for Woodworking” classes so far in the Downtown Akron-Summit County Public Library… with many SketchUp classes also scheduled. state-of-the-art Akron-Summit County Public Library. Sketchup has been installed on all PCs… so you ...
This is the first of two blog entries that expand on my Turntable Plinth project. It describes various concepts I explored. I bought the maple hardwood for the plinth before I designed the plinth. The maple boards were plain, so I knew I had to use either contrasting tones, grooves, or accents to add visual interest. It took me well over a year to finalize the design. I explored numerous designs. You can’t beat CAD (I use MicroStation) for this type of iterative design process. ...
The Big Project of 2015 I think I’m warmed up now. On to the big project (there’s still a few more in the works—more on those later—I’ll work on them as time permits while parts dry/cure, etc., on this one…)A little background info… So, our kids have taken over the dining room table as their personal Lego emporium. We have crates of the little plastic blocks stacked up, blocking access to the table. Come holiday time in a few weeks, the Legos will be relegated to the laundry room in exi...
My next request…Build a shadowbox in the form of the old Hap Arnold Air Force wings. Ideas are welcome!
Have a look at my new post on Furnitude: http://furnitude.blogspot.com/2015/06/engineering-problem.html#.VW9Ies93mUk
Well I am about to embark on a journey to take my 2 car garage and dedicate it to being a workshop. Oh and of course for my wife to be able to park her car in bad weather (or so she thinks…that’s the way I sold her on the idea anyways) I have grown tired of all the clutter, shuffling things around to work on anything, having to move lawn mowers, motorcycles, camping stuff and just about everything else just to have room to work on a project and also the opposite…having to...
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