Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'workshop'

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Bargain carving class with Lonnie Bird:

03-21-2018 06:45 AM by BenR | 0 comments »

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 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.

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

01-28-2018 01:56 AM by murrayintokyo | 3 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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Workshop Overhaul #2: (2of3) Destruction and re-building

01-28-2018 01:48 AM by murrayintokyo | 1 comment »

A three part blog about going from a toilet to a workshop Most of 2017I had a couple guys help me tear out the bathtub, toilets, and the old countertops. The tiles on the floor and walls were a pain in the arse. Most of the old drywall came off. An old air-conditioner in the ceiling came out. One part wall in the middle of the room as well. It was a mess. Re-building was complicated by the fact the floor was slanted for the bath drainage… over 200kg of concrete (all done by hand bit by ...

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Workshop Overhaul #1: (1of3) working in a toilet

01-28-2018 01:21 AM by murrayintokyo | 1 comment »

A three part blog about going from a toilet to a workshop early 2017Having any “spare space” in Tokyo is a rare thing but luckily in my house is an unused bath attached to the master bedroom with a full bath, a shower stall, a bidet, a toilet, a good-sized counter and two sinks. Undeterred I made use of the space and built a workbench and used the existing countertop. The shower made for good vertical timber storage. And the toilet added a certain convenience factor you don’t often see in ...

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12x8 Shed #1: Planning, Site Prep and Foundation

01-17-2018 04:05 AM by r33tc0w | 1 comment »

Upon the realization how short we are on space in our home and with a 2nd on the way, my garage workshop-turned-storage-dump-zone is getting the boot to a shed in the backyard. Somehow my lovely amazing wife sacrificed her garden box i built 2 years ago for my own personal workshop to go in its place. There were some stipulations; had to look like Chip and Joanna’s shed at the Silos in Waco And couldn’t be more than 12×8 because of the mature camellia and japenese plum...

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maintenance time

10-03-2017 01:34 AM by emart | 2 comments »

Welp I finally bit the bullet and took on my sagging foundation. The building I am using was a kit from Lowes which 18 year old me built to exactly what the instructions said. the major flaw in the design is it didnt come with sill plates (I made sure the new half has them.) This caused water to seep in where the siding meets the floor and rotted everything out but the studs and siding. Eventually I got tired of machinery falling through the floor. After several good Seattle storms I thi...

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Pole Barn Workshop Remodel #1: Barn Workshop The Beginnings

09-05-2017 04:27 PM by PoohBaah | 6 comments »

Three years ago my wife and I were gifted an acre of land to build a home upon. Included in this acre was this barn. It is a good sized barn at 40’ x 50’ with a hay loft upstairs that is massive and it already has a concrete floor on most of it. Now it has been a hot topic with in the family of what we should do with this barn. My wife’s grandmother hates it for one reason or another and feels it needs torn down. I on the other hand see all the potential within and ju...

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