Ah the winter doldrums in Louisiana. Too wet to dig footings so I’m trying to nail down some electrical details. I’d treasure some advice on the following – I plan to run a couple of 220V circuits for future growth while I’...
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I've "winged it" and built some nice things, e.g. house, cabinets, furniture, using the most basic of tools over the past 30 years. I have collected a few firsts (for me) such as a 6" jointer and lunchbox planer and hope to start bulding a new shop by the end of the year. The current shop is very tight at 16' X 24' and everything in the world has to be stored there. I hope to glean a few ideas about shop layout efficiency from you LJs out there. It has already been great fun just seeing the different ideas on making tools mobile, since very few have all the space they need! Look forward to interaction with and maybe even offering a little something to the LJ community.
-- Like Guy Clark sez - "Sometimes I use my head, Sometimes I get a bigger hammer"
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Here’s a sketch of the shop I hope to start soon. I’m pretty good with framing and have used post and beam for sheds and stick framing in the house. I am at a sticking point in design over something I’ve not used before, LVL...
Although a long journey yet ahead, the thought of the new shop is the “dangling carrot” as I work on some of the hard stuff. Built the east foundation wall over the last few days and the west wall will get completed today. I really di...
OK so I just learned a little while ago that a saddle square exists and is sold. Please register your opinion on why some folks buy a “saddle square” instead of joining two pieces of scrap together at a 90, let’s just say 1/2R...
I have most of the desirable properties built into this marking tool. Spear point, beveld only on one side, sharp (for now), easy to reach into dovetails, and somewhat comfortable. I picked this knife up yesterday at a resale store for a quarter a...