Another money-saving (I hope) project that I did recently was a coat rack made from a couple of old wooden skis my grandfather left to me. He had two pairs from his youth that were still in pretty good shape. I still can’t believe people u...
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Location: Eden, NY
I am relatively new to woodworking but worked on projects with my Dad when I was younger. I could never make anything square until I not so long ago read that I should not rely on measurements and start using stop blocks. Sounded obvious enough so once I started doing that, the rest was history. That and the internet is a wealth of information. I tend to favor craftsman style and other simple yet sturdy designs. My entire workshop and projects are done on a VERY limited budget. My tools consist of hand-me-downs from my Dad as he upgrades (I try to convince him he needs to upgrade) and what I find second hand. I purchase bulk cherry at a nearby mill that auctions it off twice a year for a good price. The remainder I get from the scrap pile of nearby millwork shops. I'm partial to cherry and quartersawn oak. I purchased a mill for my chainsaw mill so that I can make lumber when I find something interesting. There are LOTS of big old trees on my property just waiting to be made into something. Let's see what the future holds.
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|commented on||Cam Clamp||01-04-2010 08:05 PM|
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|commented on||Wine Rack||12-22-2009 10:38 PM|
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|commented on||Small Bookcase||02-26-2009 06:40 PM|
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|commented on||Frugal Woodworking #1: Christmas presents||02-05-2009 05:18 PM|
|commented on||Tree Removal||02-04-2009 05:58 PM|
|added blog entry||Frugal Woodworking #2: Homemade coat rack||02-04-2009 04:13 PM|
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I wanted to start this entry based upon the success I’ve had in completing projects, not on a shoestring budget, but NO budget!! My wife is currently not working and is staying home with our two children, and we are squeaking by on one inco...