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small workshop ideas #5: HELP !! Look ahead to my next workshop

12-06-2017 02:21 PM by oldguy2 | 3 comments »

Soo in blogs we get to tell our story. Mine is about moving since my wife is a Presbyterian Minister. Now at 65 we are looking ahead to a home in Arizona. And this will be my Workshop Number 6. So in a recap I have been in homes with 2 basement shops, that’s when I bought the Shopsmith. A third home with my first garage, later took that down to get my best shop, Half of a 24 by 28 Modular Shed..so I had a 12 by 28 shop open to the other half for my use. With fans, wood stove, whit...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #5: Lower Cabinet Design - Tool Packing

11-23-2017 02:59 AM by Bluenote38 | 5 comments »

SktechUp – what a great tool! I can change things much easier, explore design options, and visualize architectures far easier. After a couple false starts a bit of learning on how SketchUp works compared to its big brothers the lower cabinet literally came together. The lower cabinet is expressly to house most of my power tools – the ones I reach for regularly. The multi-tool and biscuit joiner will stay in their respective cases because they just don’t get used much. T...

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Of Tool Cabinets, Chewing Gum and Sealng Wax #4: Thoughts in SketchUp

11-12-2017 09:35 PM by Bluenote38 | 3 comments »

Temps dropped, cold in the shop so refocused to more indoor activities. Friday (November 10th), of course, was the U.S. Marine Corps 242nd Birthday – Semper Fi Brothers past, present, and future, and may we serve 300 more with honor. Did the Vets day thing too on Saturday served breakfast to a host of Korea and Vietnam Vets and some of the few remaining WWII Vets too. I have to say that I met a guy who was on the USN Nautilus. The first nuclear sub and the first to sail under the pola...

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Dutch Toolchest #3: Fitting the Tools

06-10-2016 04:56 PM by AnthonyHbm | 4 comments »

I was eager to put my tools in the chest before sanding and finishing. I decided to use shop scraps to create holders to store my tools. I had already made crude holders for my saws, chisels, screwdrivers, rasps/files and marking tools. So I inserted these into the chest. Once in place I began to find symmetry in laying out the remaining tools. Again I used scraps to make temporary holders to organize the tools. One by one, I added a tool or group of tools and imagined how I could maxi...

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Dutch Toolchest #1: The Case

06-10-2016 03:59 PM by AnthonyHbm | 0 comments »

I built the case from the least expensive wood I could find locally, knotty white pine. I picked through the piles to find the clearest and/or most appealing boards. I bought three dressed 16ft x 12” x .75” boards and one rough sawn 12ft x 10” x 2” clear Yellow Pine board. I cut the bottom and sides first then dovetailed them together. Next the 1/4” deep dados were cut for the main and lower shelves using a handheld router fitted with an up-cut spiral bit and ...

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Dutch Toolchest #2: Layout (Sorry this should be First)

06-10-2016 03:32 PM by AnthonyHbm | 5 comments »

For three years I’ve been storing my woodworking tools in cardboard boxes. As I started relatively small, the box held most of my marking, layout and measuring tools. The planes were stored in the boxes they cam in. I knew I needed to build a toolbox eventually, but couldn’t decide which style. I liked FWW's Essential Tool Chest by Michael Pekovich because of its beauty, but I knew it would be too small for my needs. Next I looked at Christopher Schwarz Tool Chest. It was certa...

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Workshop #7: All day in the shop! Slat Wall Tool Boards

03-26-2016 10:55 PM by Matt | 2 comments »

This whole “I’m building a workshop and I’m building it NOW!” thing came out of starting a project (to build a 4×5 view camera) and getting VERY frustrated at not being able to locate my tools. Nothing has a place where it belongs. Nothing is organized. Well, that’s about to change! Today I built two tool boards. One 3’x8’ which is located where the workbench will go once it is built. The second is a smaller 3’x4’ tool board...

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Small Shop Adventures #7: Working Hard and Hello Winter.

11-16-2014 03:43 PM by BrockF | 1 comment »

(Note: This blog is the most current, as of November 16. It should be #8.)* Hello winter. We have snow on the ground but nothing like to the north in Wisconsin. Still, timing is everything. I have spent the time between my last blog and now racing the weather to complete the bench and get shop ready for the car to come back. If I had one of those little compacts this would be no big deal, likewise a large garage. But the car is a Durango and the shop is only 18×20. And my pl...

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Mary May's on line wood carving lessons ***AND turning blanks for carving a Philly Highboy rosette #4: A place so store my now, 40 gouges and chisels

10-28-2014 07:28 PM by xraydav | 1 comment »

I wanted to make something to store my chisels safely. I started with an approximate size knowing I have about 40 chisels and gouges so far. I sawed 3/4 pine in half and hand cut some dovetail ends. Cut a recess in the bottom of the sides for a plywood bottom. 3/16 luan. Then I took some 3/4 pine strips 2” wide and used a forstner bit to put some 1” holes into them. These would hold the tools. I made a second frame with the same hole pattern, offset the front...

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French Cleat VS Peg Board

10-23-2014 07:55 PM by bdatkinson | 9 comments »

I am about to redo part of my work shop. I currently have a pegboard system for hanging my tools. Ive seen alot of things showing that some people like using French Cleat systems. Has anyone used that type of system and recommend French Cleats? Anybody like one of the other?

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