Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'plan'

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Recover(ing/ed) and change in construction direction

11-15-2017 10:57 PM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

My earache has subsided, though it’s weird that as soon as I go outside, the symptoms return (though less than the last time out each time I do go out). Anyway, will be back “to it” tomorrow for certain. The change in construction direction comes courtesy of Craigslist. As I had nothing better to do while holed up inside dealing with the earache and accompanying bouts of vertigo, fever and fuzzy vision, I haunted CL for the last few days and kept seeing a couple different...

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Underway again...finally #8: Actually made cuts today

11-08-2017 01:13 AM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

Yes, you read the title correctly. I actually made cuts today. After examining the smallest/shortest of 4 palletized plywood pieces, I decided to experiment with it – why gamble with the biggest, right? We’ll jump to the end of day pic first to provide context for the rest of the entry.Okay, so that’s where I wound up…the mockup is upside down though. The red arrows show fork lift tine cutouts in 2×4’s that I decided to “salvage” by filling th...

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Underway again...finally #7: Analysis paralysis, but progress...kinda

11-07-2017 01:10 AM by JohnTM | 5 comments »

Spent hours and hours de-nailing the pallet haul. When I got to the plywood pieces, I was overwhelmed and disappointed by the construction. There were over 90 nails in the plywood – over 90!That pic shows just some of the nails on one side along one edge. Examining the construction left me with the realization that trying to de-nail that and salvage the plywood would be an exercise in time-wasting and material destruction, not salvage. Luckily, that point was before I actually wasted an...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #2: Well that didn't take long

11-06-2017 07:09 PM by Bluenote38 | 6 comments »

Of course not – I’ve been thinking about this for about 6 months. And like most have done a LOT of internet searches on “Tool Cabinets”; “Toolboxes”; “Tool Chests” (Yes I have the book); “Hanging Tool Cabinets”; “Tool Hanging”; “Tool Storage” and several more permutations. If you think I may have missed one let me know. There are hundreds of solutions, as many as there are Woodworkers, and so many great id...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #1: In the begining

11-06-2017 06:38 PM by Bluenote38 | 0 comments »

In the beginning chaos reigned. Yep, that about sums up my “shop”. Or to quote my wife: “What a mess”! Easily 50% of my time is spent searching for a tool or hardware I know I have and dancing around everything trying not to knock over wood piles or tools. I had a decent shop once but after several moves and life changes I’ve never been able to actually pull together another organized workspace. Now I’m staring at another move in 18 to 24 months and ...

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Underway again...finally #4: Actual work accomplished...such as it is/was/whatever

11-02-2017 11:37 PM by JohnTM | 0 comments »

Once again, good intentions were overcome by the exigencies of life (can you tell that I’m an over-educated man of words??? I knew that you could.). Yup, yup, yup. Little sleep last night due to a continuously barking dog kept me up til 5am which meant I didn’t roll out of bed until nearly noon. Then, “brunch” until 1:30pm with Dad (I live with him and it’s my responsibility to see that he actually eats because that’s when he takes his daily meds…)...

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Underway again...finally #3: The plan, the plan, then doing other stuff...

11-01-2017 11:55 PM by JohnTM | 1 comment »

There is a saying something along the lines of: the best made plans of mice and men often go wrong….. Well, I HAD a plan for today. I really did. It was a good plan. A simple plan. Okay, it was kinda vague. Get to work actually building something. The workbench, yeah, that’s the ticket. Build the workbench. That was the plan. And therein lay the problem. I needed something more than just a really vague idea about where I wanted to end up. At least a vague idea to start would...

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Tool Cabinets #1: Tool Cabinet Concept

10-30-2017 04:50 PM by glideking | 3 comments »

My first attempt at using Sketch up program for designing a piece. I am a bit slow on my first day but I think it will be a handy skill to add to my woodworking. This is still a rough draft. I have to confirm that my tools will fit. The cabinet must fit between two ceiling beams. I may leave the hinged doors as open frames with tools hanging on both sides. The cabinets behind the doors will be mounted to the wall independently and remain open without doors of their own.

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Queen Size Storage Bed #1: Getting started

10-24-2017 01:11 PM by Justin | 2 comments »

Diving into a modified version of the Ana White storage bed, which itself is a knock-off of a Pottery Barn bed. I’ll be using Colombia’s PureBond plywood, as the wife is pregnant with number 2 and we just don’t want to have to think about any potential outgassing. I have not used this brand before. I’m trying something a little bit new this time. I’ve done CAD models of smaller projects before, but this is my biggest project yet. Rather than my usual mod...

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Shop stuff #107: Update for October 2017

10-23-2017 08:18 PM by JimDaddyO | 0 comments »

I try to put out a video a week, but things have been really busy lately. Too busy to edit video or even fire up the camera. So, since it has been a while, I decided to just do an update on things going on around the home and shop and what could possibly be coming in the future. Thanks for the patience. View on YouTube

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