Started Winter 2016 – Finished (nothing is ever finished in a shop) Spring 2016 There is much more detail on our MeetUp site about the expansion. Studwalls – if you have twisted studs… use a parallel clamp to coerce them into being straight while nailing them. Electric… the easy way. Run the romex first… mark location on floor… hang drywall… cut out for the boxes afterwards. Painting the Walls and Floor...
I have the week off, and the weather here has been about as perfect as one can expect in Virginia. I have not missed out on the opportunity to move things along. I have the banding up and now I am putting the floor joists in. I assembled an 8×10 section above where it belongs, and then drop it into place. I figured it would be easier than inserting them one at a time. As you can see in the picture sometimes dropping them into place means dropping them. (The board I had clamped to...
MotivationI just got a Dewalt DW735X planer, which is the nicest and most expensive tool in my shop if you can consider a disaster of a garage a shop: I’d like to start properly planning my workshop so I can be more productive and less frustrated. The SpaceMy space to work with is a 2-car attached garage, with a 16 ft sectional garage door, one back window, one side door to the house and one exterior side door. The garage is 22 ft wide by 25 ft deep. The garage door is insulat...
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After but a few distractions, my head is now back in the game! I spent a couple of hours squaring up the cherry legs with my No. 4 bench plane and No. 3 coffin smoother … ... turned out okay … nice and square … I never see light under the square when I point it to the rear of the shop (hmmm) ... ... and no twist … that I can see anyway! Once all squared-up, I mark off about an inch of waste at the top end of each leg and lay-out the various mortises for the drawer ...
Well i should have updated this blog in a more timely fashion. I have lost many pictures over time. Anyway, after last entry i got the benchtop glued and bolted to the leg assemblies. It worked fine over a couple months, as is, no further upgrades. Though i was lacking a good front vice. Come sometime in the spring, i think, i lose track of time easily with my work schedule. I walked in the shop, after returning home. Found my front apron has twisted and pulled free of the bolts holdin...
Another bit done on the coffee table. Well, actually it is done and in use, but in the time line of the build, here we go getting those feet looking a bit nicer. View on YouTube
Managed to sneak out to the garage for a couple of hours yesterday and was able to get the three drawers I built the previous weekend installed. I haven’t gotten the faces put on them yet, but they’re in. The bottom one is rather stubborn. After I got it installed I measured and the opening is about 1/8” smaller than it is at the top so it binds just a bit. Thought maybe I’d spray it with some dry lube to see if that makes it a little smoother. The top drawer has a hea...
I Knew that with christmas approach space in my shop had to be made for incoming tools, In this case, it was one of those ridgid oscillating sander. I decided to build this minimal but extremely rugged sander cart. The idea behind the desighn is similar to mathias wandells in which the cart has open faces for future drawers. https://youtu.be/XDavMWO1Geo
The keys and resonators are made and have a rough tune. It’s now time to get everything ready and do the final tune.We need to drill mount hole in the keys before we can tune, first we need to locate and install the suspension components. The glockenspiel taught me that location and spacing of the suspension is a critical step. Space the suspension to close and the keys rub against the suspension causing vibration noise and affecting the sound from the keys too far and there isn̵...
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