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Anyone use the Pomodoro Technique?

08-09-2018 08:03 PM by Out_In_The_Shop | 14 comments »

I find myself having a bit of a hard time staying focused some days and I’ve been looking into ways to be more productive with my (limited) shop time. On Instagram today April Wilkerson mentioned using the Pomodoro Technique and it piqued my interest big time, basically it’s working focused for 25 minutes and then taking a 5 minute break, after 4 of these 25 minute focused work sessions (each session is called a pomodoro) you take a longer 15-30 minute break. It seems to be exactl...

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Timber Frame Barn Remodel #9: A little clean up goes a long way

08-07-2018 02:43 PM by PoohBaah | 11 comments »

I had a little extra vacation time build up and decided to make it a long weekend. Vacation though it was not. I went and borrowed a friend’s dump trailer and went at cleaning the old hay loft out. There was old hay and straw that mice had chewed threw the twine all over the place up stairs and I knew that I wanted to get rid of it before the new siding was in place. Well it took 3 full loads of the dump trailer that is roughly 8’x14×3’. And man I was a tired pup af...

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Timber Frame Barn Remodel #8: Seeing the difference

07-17-2018 03:47 PM by PoohBaah | 6 comments »

This last weekend I was able to put a solid 4 hours into the project and it is kind of nice to be able to actually see a noticeable difference. I removed the entire lover level of siding on the back side of the barn. I started slow trying to salvage what I could and damn is that frustrating. I have no idea how those guys on TV make it look so easy. I am trying to salvage enough of the good siding from the exterior to line my wood shop with then all is said and done. Yet it is a monumental tas...

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New workshop build! #1: Construction has started!

04-20-2018 08:34 PM by Mrowell | 12 comments »

I have finally started construction on my new shop! I ended up waiting a little longer then planned because I have 4 large trees cut down first. I am planning on having these trees (2 red oak, 1 white oak and 1 beach) sawed up into boards then stacking it in the barn to dry. Dug and poured footings this week, shop will be 20×40 with a 8×12 room that has exterior access for storage and yard equiptment! I will have the masonry foundation built this weekend to allow for a crawlspace...

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Setting up: The New Old Shop

03-23-2018 02:39 AM by gizmodyne | 0 comments »

We moved to our new place in 2016. Setting up the shop has been very slow….I’ll blame the kids. : ) The new shop is a 2 car garage, right next with a one car workshop. The two car bay was built with the house in 1946 and the one car added on some time later. The one bay side workshop is junky right now and full of house and electrical parts.Good News: I have a separate barn for wood storage now! Above is the view of the two car bay with Table Saw/Jointer in the middle. So...

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Bargain carving class with Lonnie Bird:

03-21-2018 06:45 AM by BenR | 1 comment »

Greetings all,This is not a blog, so sorry for hijacking the space, but I wanted to put this in a visible space. BARGAIN CARVING CLASS WITH LONNIE BIRD OFFERED FOR SALE: Unfortunately, I have to sell my spot in Lonnie Bird’s carving class coming up next month. It runs from April 16th through the 20th. I have a new job that started 2 weeks ago and I cannot take time off so soon. The cost for the class is $ 995.00, and I am selling it for 1/2 price ($ 500.00). There is a carving to...

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My Journey #2: Storage Challenges

03-01-2018 08:22 PM by TexasUnicorne | 8 comments »

I’m the type of person who has to be able to SEE all of my tools…. because basically, if I can’t see it, then it doesn’t exist and does me no good. After much research, I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to develop a tool storage system that allows me to both store my tools and work efficiently, comfortably, and safely. What I’ve got now is a big, hairy mess… Tools everywhere, cabinets with drawers just taking up space, and massive frustration...

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Workshop #1: Build

02-27-2018 05:32 AM by RevJVegas | 5 comments »

So I figure what better to blog first but the actual construction of my workspace. While having our patio upgraded, I had them set and pour me a slab in a form I’d already setup for my 10×12 space. I got my plans from cheapsheds.com for the gambrel barn shed. Sure I could have probably designed it up myself, but I liked the guy’s videos and it was less than $10 so I figured it’d at least be a good starting point; and it was. The big thing for me was that at th...

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Fixing Up a Couple Woodworking Chisels

02-03-2018 12:34 PM by wrenchhead | 0 comments »

I don’t usually get lucky at yard sales and flea markets when it comes to finding old woodworking tools but I recently came across a couple chisels and a gouge that needed some handles and some time at the sharpening station.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gAuP58ixbg

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Workshop Overhaul #3: (3of3) Finished (or is it?)

01-28-2018 01:56 AM by murrayintokyo | 4 comments »

A three part blog about going from a toilet to a workshop End of 2017With the floor installed and oiled, baseboards installed, Walls and ceiling panted, new electrics and proper lighting I decided to proclaim victory and call it done. Entering the shop, you’d never know that it was a toilet and bath!! 12 square meters (about 130 sq ft) of space fully devoted to being a woodworking shop. And kid friendly too I hope. Hmmmm done? I think my lathe needs a proper home, and my drill press...

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