Today I saw some pictures from inside my shop that were taken a little over 2 years ago. At that time I had just started woodworking. My tools were few and cheap and the shop was fairly sparsely populated. I looked at those pictures and I was shocked. I was blown away. My shop has changed immensely. Since then I have gotten more tools. I’ve gotten bigger and better tools. There is no longer “plenty of room” in my shop. But the main difference? Scraps. My shop is o...
January 5th January 12th So a portion of that wood went into 2 of the 3 office projects that I recently posted. another portion has been sorted out and put in hopefully better more organized spaces. This pic shows wood that literally came with my house. Which means it has been in the rafter for a minimum of 10 years. I pulled all the trim pieces down from around the vent and found 4 pieces of oak that will make a nice picture frame. The rest was pretty much trash. I then use...
I have a bunch of cut-offs from a local cabinet shop that deals mainly with Cherry but I also get a good amount of Poplar from there. From the medium sized pieces (all 3/4”), I selected some nice poplar front and back, some cherry for the sides and I had one long board of Cherry that had a knot in the middle (so was discarded), and I simply cut the knot out and used each end for the top and bottom. It’s 9×4 x 3” high. I just set them up, and eyeballed it ...
Seeing the pieces in person up close boggles the mind. I hope you agree.http://www.royboydgallery.com/Erdim/erdim.htm
I will have quite a bit of cut off scraps from some nice juniper lumber. It has been dry for about 14yrs. They are planed to about 5/8” thick, and will be anywhere from 6” to 20” long. I was thinking about bundling up packages of and selling them to interested lumberjocks. If interested, please send me a message with ANY reasonable offer that would be worth taking the time to package and ship these out to you. I just cant bring myself to throw the scraps away knowing they co...
I have been inspired by many cutting boards, that I have seen on LJ, I used some oak scraps that my father gave me and some walnut scraps I got from a cabinet shops discard bin, I cut the boards with my radial arm saw(no table saw yet) and then glued them up with titebond 3 glue, its the only glue Lowes had that said food safe, after they were good and solid about 2 hours later, I ran them through my planer a few times to get them to a uniform thickness. I then routed them with a roundove...
While working in my garage on Sunday, I was drafted by my daughter, Nora to help her friend’s Russian Tortoise, James with his housing situation. We made a short video about it. I hope you enjoy it. Regards, Retsof
Well due to the fact that I somehow managed to pull my back out at work last week I did not get a lot done in the shop. Could barely make it down the steps most of the week. It is feeling better now and I decided to use some spare time to finish the rearranging in the shop. I managed to get some excess wood thrown out during the last two trash days and found a place for most of the rest of the wood that I had piled up in the alcove. Found my old scrap bin I had built a few years ago at...
Here’s just a few scraps that have been saved from the firepit. There’s always something you can use a cutoff, or leftover, and whatever for something useful. Maple cutoffs Thin Strips (if the scrap is large enough to be safely cut) Plywood, and 2×4’s make very nice tool holders, etc. for close-at-hand necessities And a turned hold-down knob for, well, holding something down. A good friend o mine gave me this chunk of Pine that used to be a part of a di...
I liked the bead sander posted by Filinvested. And I came across a old blender that I considered using but it was too small . I had a old 1/2” shaft motor 1/2”x 2” pulley with one flat side -$6. 5” plywood circle Velcro from a craft store $10. A yard Found plastic bucket Found Pyrex lid that happened to fit my bucketI cut some foam to line the inside of the bucket and fill in the small gap between the plywood and bucket wall...
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