New meets old. Prior to diving into the world of woodworking, I was a pretty avid guitar player. Throughout high school and into college I played in several punk and heavy rock bands. As I got older, finished graduate school, started my caree...
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Spent the majority of yesterday driving to towns around Omaha to look at and pick up some much needed new to me equipment. First trip of the morning was out to Lincoln, Ne – Home of Delayne Peck – to take a look at a Grizzly bench t...
The New Yankee Workshop - Chapter 2 The Workbench #3: Adding the vise, the dogs and backer blocks - finishing up the bench
Rather than ordering a bench screw from Woodcraft, I ended up buying a 10” “woodworkers” vise from Harbor Freight. After checking it out, it looked like I could modify the bench design to accommodate the larger sized vise....
In the last blog I covered the initial cutting and assembly of the New Yankee Workshop workbench frame. This blog is all about the bench dog assembly. If the bench is the project I am the most excited about building, the bench dog assembly is th...
The New Yankee Workshop - Chapter 2 The Workbench #1: Beginning - Preparing the Materials and Making the first cuts
For those of you that haven’t been following – I recently decided that I would work through an entire woodworking book full of projects – The New Yankee Workshop by Norm Abram – to build my current skills, learn a few new t...