I have finally finished remodeling my woodshop! And as promised, here is the video of the process. Its about 11 minutes long, but stick it out… some of the best parts are toward the end. I also just updated the photos on my Workshop page. High Resolution version: Low Resolution version: ...Thanks for the help Bryce!
It seems the laws of nature apply to my workshop. I spent all of last time cleaning it up to make nice open space and what should happen? I got and fill it all up. Acquiring more tools than space is a national pastime so I’m not sweating it, especially with the sweet deals I’ve been landing. Turning circuitry into Power tools I hoard computer parts, its ingrained into my geekdom. Never did I think it would ever help me in my quest for more bigger-badder powertools. Thanks to some...
Attacking the Center I’ve been sneaking in a few shop hours a night and finally went after the clutter in the middle of the shop ala Gen. Longstreet. This unveiled several potential gloat-worthy tools so here we go… Gotta get my Gloat in My Father in Law has a good friend who is slowly moving back to Mississippi and is unloading some excess tools. First thing I got from him was this 80s Craftsman shaper of which he is the original owner, only ran it 2-3 times, is in nea...
Priming OSB It took two thick coats of drywall primer on my OSB just to get it ready for paint, but it is a drastic improvement over my last attempt of going straight to the latex. Breaking Child Labor Laws I’m quick to put my offspring hard to work, I just hope it still works when they’re old enough to mow the lawn If only I had the clipboard and hardhad I’d qualify for a DOT lead supervisor. Snow Day Today we had a bit of snow/slush/ice and after not ...
I finally ran the numbers. My shop is a 1-car rental garage in cramped, suburban LA. Making things extra strange is that there is a 6’ tall cinder block wall running down one side of the property that terminates right at the corner of my garage. It actually buts into it, overlapping the wall by the width of the cinder blocks. The fence around the back of the property passes about 4’ behind the garage, giving me a little tree-covered (Hollywood Junipers and Ficus benjamina) area I ...
Since the last time I posted a pic of my workshop, things got a lot worse (cramped) to the point of being virtually unusable. Automotive and Landscape tools were mixed in with my power handtools. Holiday storage was overflowing from the back rooms. My lumber rack was beyond capacity and things started to pile up on work surfaces. I was spending more time moving stuff than working, and sometimes I just couldn’t find the tools I needed. Finally I had enough, and got serious about kicki...
Hi everyone, well, after almost 4 years of continuously fine tuning my crawlspace shop, with no access larger than 30ish inches, I’m moving into a home with a basement. You know what this means, more room for my shop! I’m going from roughly 90 square feet (seriously, it’s that small), some of which is well under 6 feet tall (I’m 6’1”) to somewhere in the area of 240 square feet. Next stop, two car garage…but lets not get ahead of ourselves. For th...
Forgive My Insensitivity… A public Thank You is in order before I go any further. I had some great support from two individuals that are a part of LumberJocks. I relied heavily on Dave Pruett for “on call” support to figure out how to edit / process / and post my video. I need to thank Marc Spagnuolo as well. I did not continually call him like Dave, but his advice and pointers were taken to heart and helped me out as well. As with my woodworking, my achievement...
Latest design for South wall This is my design for a cabinet to hold all of my bolts, screws, and nails. Progress Pic of it. Bolt bins are in place. This is my design for a cabinet to hold all of my wood finishes and glues and my wifes paint. (unsupported end screwed to studs) Progress pics, sorry for all the junk in the way. I had to throw everything out of the middle of the floor in order to fit the triler in overnight. Workbench is in the background (not for fine wo...
I can’t even discribe to you all how I felt Sunday. I don’t think those words are appropriate here, but I’m sure most of you have used them before. Have you ever assumed something. There is a reason that people say assume makes an ass out of u and me. I do know better, but my Dad was at the house Sunday and we thought we’d get a bunch done. The first order of business was to get the crown molding and other moldings out of the middle of the floor so we had room to...
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