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Shop Remodel #13: Oo La La!

12-07-2015 12:43 AM by bearkatwood | 8 comments »

la grande construction, Oo La La!Today was very French. French cleat that is. I set the cabinet to the wall using french cleats and made a set for the inside of the cabinet. There will probably be some that hang down from the shelf below, but the cleats should take care of most tools for the back wall. A series of custom hangars will be made to facilitate hanging tools. This way as things change I can rearrange the cabinet. I experimented by making a flat plate to hang someth...

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Shop Remodel #11: Mambo #5

12-04-2015 12:02 AM by bearkatwood | 10 comments »

The Big BuildToday was one of those days where you go two steps forward one and a half steps back, step to the side and scratch your chin and well, yeah it was like that. I managed to get all the compartmental-ism done on the cabinet and it is ready to glue together. This morning I cut up a piece of ply to roughly the size the door will be and loaded them up with the tools I would like there to see what wouldn’t fit. What was left over would have to go somewhere else. I took ...

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Shop Remodel #9: Look Ma, I made a square.

12-02-2015 01:42 AM by bearkatwood | 6 comments »

It is only Tuesday and I am tired. I have been feeling under the weather lately, but I made some decent progress today. I put the saw till aside for now and will get back to it when I am ready to carve the next piece as well in the interest of efficiency. I worked up a piece of Paruvian Walnut that had been sitting in the back of the shop for the case top and bottom of the tool cabinet. I chose to do it next as I wait for my bench hardware to arrive. I could have definitely used a moxon vise ...

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Shop Remodel #8: It's Monday, Back to the Ole Grind.

12-01-2015 12:41 AM by bearkatwood | 14 comments »

It’s Monday and it’s back to the ole grind I go. This is another blog in my ongoing series to remodel my shop and make a saw till, drill press cabinet, tool cabinet, plane till and workbench. I have been woodworking for 16+ years and have always done my work in dark, dusty caves on anything that would resemble a bench. I have finally decided to spoil myself and go hog wild doing it. I wanted to bring you all along as I made these pieces as it will be a very epic build. I have ...

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Shop Remodel #7: Speed Kills

11-30-2015 01:16 AM by bearkatwood | 3 comments »

The case for the saw till has been made and the first coat of finish applied. The face frame is gluing up and I am going to have some fun with it. I used loose tenons to put it together, just being lazy I guess. I like to run a small groove down each side for glue to escape. I will get all “artsy fartsy” with it and make it in the style of the larger cabinet. It looks good so far. I cut up the sides for the tool cabinet and have them just ab...

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Shop Remodel #3: Roller coaster clinky clink. Day 2

11-24-2015 01:20 AM by bearkatwood | 2 comments »

Remember when you got on a roller coaster and that safety bar was lowered down, you felt so much anticipation and excitement for what was to come, then the coaster began to move. Hoots and hollers of joy are temporarily stifled as the coaster began it’s ascent with a clinky clink of slow jerky uphill movements. The anticipation turned to impatience for the fun to begin. Well that’s where I am. The first day or “demo day” is always the funnest of any remodel and you are...

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Easy DIY Wooden Kitchen Countertop

05-15-2015 08:27 PM by A Slice of Wood Workshop | 1 comment »

Redoing little parts of our house, we decided to do an ebony stained wooden counter top. After removing the counter, the pieces were cut individually. They were all glued on. A 1 1/2”x3/4” piece of pine was nailed to the front edge of the counter to give it a thicker look. Stain was then applied after some sanding and filling in any gaps or holes. When the stain was dried approximately 6 coats of poly were applied and let cured before anything was placed on top. View on YouTube

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Basement to a REAL Basement Shop #1: Should have taken more pictures.

03-22-2015 01:17 PM by JAY Made | 1 comment »

I should have taken pictures of the basement before I got to this point. I never thought about it before I started, it was very dark and cramped. It’s hard to believe I worked in it for years in the state it was in. The only picture I could find is when I got my bandsaw it kind of shows how dark and cramped it was (you will have to take my word for how bad the basement was.) To the left of the band saw was a old chimney that was no longer used. The floors were uneven and some ...

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shop remodel #1: Shop remodel 3/10

03-12-2015 12:16 AM by Woodpecker23 | 1 comment »

So this is actually the second posting about the same blog but like it mentioned in the first blog, this I actually the first blog on as a member of this site so I didn’t know how the series thing work…I think I have it figured out. So…as I talked about in the first blog I was unsure of the route I wanted to take, either do my shop remodel to update my small shop and make it more of a workable comfortable space but since I am lacking the funds to do it all in one time I w...

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Shop Remodel #2: Making use of new space - shop layout

09-27-2014 03:29 AM by Woodknack | 10 comments »

My shop is 16×20 which sounds like a decent size except only about half is usable for woodworking, the other half is storage, lumber, etc. Here is how I started the week. This is where I’m at. This is where I think I want to be. Anything outside the shop (except A/C) are things I don’t have a place for. Anything in dashed lines doesn’t exist yet but I might build. The red line is where I have electric, eventually it will run to the back half but at the ...

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