So I have made the decision to turn my garage into a part-time, hobby type wood shop. I do construction and residential renovations as my primary income, but this is my true passion! I also changed my major in college to “Fine woodworking and Furniture Making” which I didn’t even know existed… turns out its an Arts degree, and they offer transfer opportunities if desired… The way things currently stand, my garage is about 350 sq ft, with the previous homeown...
Come out of the Virtual World and join us…! We are a MeetUp Group… just getting started (Mid-February 2016)... up over 150 woodworkers so far and adding about 50 people per month… but that will pick up. We have not even started with Social Media. We will be meeting various places in NE Ohio… at members’ shops… trade shows… classrooms… and social events. We recently had our first Member Shop Tool and Technique Demo… a Hand Tool Sharpening...
I keep forgetting to swing by here, visit and post what’s happening my way. Totally, my bad. Progress in the workshop is hit-or-miss, but overall I am gaining more than losing or staying stagnant. Real-life concerns keep interfering: don’t we woodworkers have a deity that we can call on to stop this unwanted intrusion into our workshop time? I am working on a few different projects. I’ll post pictures once I have finished them. Yesterday my copy of Paul SellersR...
I’ve mentioned to a few before, that putting things in their proper place in the Dungeon workshop is much like playing with one of those sliding puzzles, or more like a Rubik cube. It came down to this: I needed more lumber racks and I needed to sort out the questionable-to-down-right-bad-boards and get them out of the shop. My first task was to build a rack for sheet goods. The only place with enough space is the entryway into the dungeon. It’s full now with most all of the sh...
My small work place during the spring and summer time. Thank you for looking!
This post never made it to lumberjocks from my website, so I decided to add it. So, the last time I blogged. I wrote a post about a woodworking museum in Yerevan, Armenia. If you are a reader of my blog you might be asking yourself, weren’t you just in Queretaro, Mexico getting ready to settle in and blog about your woodworking experience. As it turns out, that once the Mrs. and I arrived, it did not feel right. So instead of telling you why I did not move there in this post, I h...
Over a year ago I posted this blog entry [link] about the jigs I’ve made for my table saw. Even then I knew the tapering jig pictured above was in need of augmentation. At the time it was adequate, but every time I used it… This week I decided to just take the time and fix the old tapering jig up so that wouldn’t feel so much on the edge when I use it. The main reason though is that I want to use it more for putting a nice clean edge on boards that are not straight. ...
Well, after much debate and discussion it appears as though I am finally on my way to having a real live workshop all my own! My wife and I bought our current home with the idea of flipping it and buying something else with a large yard and shop. Take a couple years, add a little one to the mix and plans change. Our location is great, walking distance to schools and stores and work. We had considered selling and looking for something else, but we bought at a great time and the property ...
My workshop is a small garage with a low ceiling.I waste a lot of time unplug & plugging-in my dust extractor. My main tools are:- DeWalt DW745 table saw- Bosch GCM12GDL mitre saw- Festool TS55 track saw- Mirka CEROS 650CV 150mm orbit sander I wanted to make a simple/cheap device to transfer suction to each tool in turn, I came up the the following which I could fix to my garage ceiling: Next a quick sketch in my notebook: I had some white showerboard which I thought would be...
Now that I had a workshop I needed to build the facilities to use my tools. I have been doing this with a relatively low budget, that means making what I can, if not then buying second hand or saving up if I needed to buy new. I always planned to start with hand tools to build up some core skills to base my woodworking on. Therefore I entendres to build a variant of the English workbench based on the Paul Sellers YouTube videos, but before I could do that I needed to build some saw horses....
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