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Path To A New Workshop #2: Primary Cuts & Leg Mockup

12-15-2014 09:30 AM by Vactet | 0 comments »

So today is my one day off which means time to be productive. So once laying some new tile got dealt with, I was free to get to work on the bench. First off, some pictures to show the current state of the garage. So the first picture is of the garage itself, mind the girlfriend in the back there. Its currently a mess. Mostly due to stuff that still needs to migrate into the house and stuff that needs to go into the attic. The second picture is of my current bench. 12’ Long ...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #23: Finished Bureau-Turned-Bench And Organizing

12-03-2014 09:29 PM by Paul Bucalo | 6 comments »

This afternoon I finished up the bureau-turned-bench (sans door knobs I will put on tomorrow) and did some organizing after moving a large free standing shelf unit up against the old oil tank. Here is the new bench with band saw and drill press in place. I ran a generous wipe of lemon oil all over the dark veneer to try and bring some oil into the old wood. It darkened up nicely while the rag did a fair job of cleaning up grime and debris. I mounted a power strip on the wall behind the ...

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Dave's Workshop #6: Updated Photos of My Workshop

12-02-2014 03:05 PM by Dave Rutan | 2 comments »

I’m not sure if anyone gets notified about edits and additions, but I’ve just updated the photos of my workshop. To see them, just click this little link. It’s not spotlessly clean, but it looks better than it has in months. -Dave

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A Woodworker's Thanksgiving 2014

11-27-2014 02:41 PM by jeffbranch | 7 comments »

My space: the workshop. Recently, I wrote on Facebook sharing the joy of simply being in my workshop. It was a Sunday morning; a cool Sunday morning. After descending the stairs into my basement workshop, I felt this peace. I took a photo of what I saw and uploaded it to Facebook. I felt lucky. And why not, I had a hot cup of coffee in hand, the space heater was humming and my favorite music was magically playing from my iPhone. Best of all, my woodworking project was patiently waiting for...

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Setting Up Shop! #1: Introduction & Where It's At Now

11-07-2014 02:38 PM by Jared | 4 comments »

Hi Everyone. I’m “new” here. “New” because I’ve been a longtime lurker, checking out projects, posts etc until now. Why now? Well, now I’ve got questions and, possibly, something to contribute. I’m a carpenter by trade, still a relative pup, just about 5 years, with a large portion of that spent framing. (Work for a medium sized company, the work varies from larger houses, townhouses, to 4 story condo buildings) Some finishing work as my sid...

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Workshop #2: Building out some equipment and creating space

10-28-2014 07:05 PM by JHAstrello | 0 comments »

Well, since my first posting, I have remained fairly busy with both the shop – and other activities. On the shop front, I have reworked my layout plan (design), and have basically figured out where most of the goodies will go, at least initially. Having said that, I know have to do the thing that is tough for me, and many of us. I have to get rid of some things. Here we go. As you can see from my earlier post, there is a massive workbench (previous owners wife used it to make stained...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #13: Workshop Stalled, Back On Target

10-26-2014 07:40 PM by Paul Bucalo | 4 comments »

Over a week ago I contacted Lowe’s for a replacement lever cap or swap for a new Kobalt No. 4 plane. They gave me the only new plane on the shelf, which I checked over at the service counter before leaving for home. Not only was the sheet metal spring for the lever in perfect shape and connected to the cap properly, the throat was better formed and the frog sat better to my eye. It just looked better overall. Before cleaning it up and putting it to use, I spent some time with the Kor...

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Time to make some changes to the shop. #10: Shop storage solutions for dead space.

10-16-2014 11:44 PM by AngieO | 13 comments »

I’ve been making some changes to my workshop. I have this dead space behind my entry door into my shop. Usually it ends up collecting boards… the kind that fall on you when you enter the shop. LOL! So over the weekend I decided to do two things… use up some of the wood I’ve been “collecting” and to clean up the shop. This was the area that my focus went to as I walked in the shop and as I closed the door a board fell and almost hit me. Oops! :) Sometime last year I ...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #8: The Dungeon: Before Construction of a Woodworking Shop

10-12-2014 02:45 PM by Paul Bucalo | 12 comments »

Our house was built in 1900, as close as the public records will tell. I know many of you are living in homes quite a bit older, especially in the U.K. and Europe, that are in much better shape than ours. The difference is where this home was built and what for. At that time in our local history, Norwich was a sizable hub for railroad traffic. Down at the East end of our street is an embankment that once looked over an large train yard with an engine turn-circle/round house. Across the street...

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Workshop Build #29: Leaving my fabulous shop!

10-05-2014 12:56 PM by ~Julie~ | 14 comments »

After building this beautiful shop, we are moving. Something I never anticipated when we built. But things happen and change is good. My shop is a shop to-die-for… I just LOVE it and I know I will never have another one this fabulous. I’ve written a bit about the building of my workshop, but really haven’t shown any inside photos. My husband and I built a 40’ x 40’ garage for both of us. The whole building has in-floor heat which is wonderful to work in,...

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