I Think I’m Sick… I can’t seem to stop organizing the shop. I thought that I was done organizing and I started to move on with my project but did not get very far. I got sidetracked with getting my taxes together. This led to the realization that I could dispose of 5 years worth of files and paperwork. This led to me emptying out several file storage containers and almost burning up my shredder. I got a bug and started cleaning up the storage room. This allowed m...
When designing the shop I tried to anticipate the type of work we would be doing. Looking back, I wasn’t even close. However, in spite of that, the work flow is very much the same for many woodworking projects. Our shop is laid out considering that work flow. Our entrance door is where we unload both sheet goods and solid lumber. We stack the lumber on stickers, prior to use, and the plywood is placed on a drywall cart. We place lumber on the chop saw station, which ...
Well, here goes!Boy was this an interesting process. I don’t own a video camera and so I had to use the built-in iSight on my MacBook. That means that I had to walk around holding my laptop, trying to watch where I was walking, balance the computer in my hands, think, and chew gum all at the same time! I purposely didn’t tidy up the shop prior to filming. 1) I was taking a break from a project in process and 2) well, this is probably its “natural” state. Hopefully ...
Okay this maybe odd but, I have tried to get into a few different shops. I worked in one for a little while and I loved it but, I was working on commission and was having problems getting payed by the owner. My question is about my resume. I have always been very creative and know that I can do what ever a job would require. I also know the economy is in a hole right now. But I am going to post my resume and I would love some feed back. Please be very critical. I am an artist and have ...
Our inspection this week is to a another garage-based shop in Great Britain. We visited YorkshireStewart, whose facilities are “just a half mile or so from the rapidly eroding boulder clay cliffs of the East Yorkshire coast.” Here’s a map to identify the location of those of us that were daydreaming about shop class while we were in geography class. In this shot it’s apparent that there is no small measure of wonder being manufactured there. This is a wooden ...
Our buddy Darryl says he has the Woodworking Dungeon – perhaps now he’ll agree that I really do… with spiders and miles of cobwebs barely overhead for a nice festive touch. One upshot to this contest was forcing myself to clean up the space a bit (Ignore all the dust and spiderwebs. I do). I also found 3 six-in-one screwdrivers that were slated to have their handles replaced with new new wooden ones… That puts versions 4-6 on the to do list, without spening any $$...
Oops..posted this in projects by mistake….here it is in blogs. Last minute…no editing…..not that you wouldn’t be able to tell. OK…I figured that I would make you all feel good by comparison. My shop “workshopette” my wife calls it, is about as small as you can go and still call it a shop. I do manage to build some fun stuff though. The morris chair is underway and a stand up paddleboard paddle for my brother is going to start soon.
I’ve been spending to much time on my PC. So I’m kicking my butt out to my shop, & see what I can get accomplished.
Ms Debbie P's 2007 Shop Tour and Inspection #13: Wednesday Workshop: Gary CN"s Man Cave with a side trip to the comics.
It’s a visit to Gary CN's workshop, another of Deb’s northern US neighbors in Michigan. Gary is a fairly new member who invited us to tour his great home workshop. We are just a bit like vampires of lore, we need to be invited in before we can tour.This tip of the hat to Gizmodyne, WayneC, Bob Babcock, Bob2, Thos Angle et. al. John's Lumberjocks Comics are great. Better close the door before you visit or your spouse will wonder what in the Sam Hill you are doing. Trust me on th...
Bob2 has described his current shop digs as “A collection of tools at or near electrical outlets.” The space is in his business warehouse until he is able to pour concrete for a dedicated home shop. I feel instantly at home in this environment as there is a lot packed into a small space, and it’s none too organized. No sense burning brain cells on prettifying and organizing when the thrust to learn and create is where the true fire exists. As long as you know what pil...
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