I needed badly some shelving to organize the feed and other paraphernalia for the chickens. I also wanted to divide an area in the garage into two parts, one being my weaving studio and the other the afore mentioned storage. I finally got it done...
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Location: Frederick, MD
One more hobby to add to my list. Many of them are fiber/textiles related -- spinning, weaving, knitting, sewing/quilting etc. I always enjoyed watching woodworking shows, and yearned to do this myself too, but I never wanted to make the monetary investment in good tools, so I never attempted any serious woodworking because I figured without good tools I would be setting myself up for disappointment.
We're moving into a new house and now we had a need to build/remodel a shed into a chickencoop. So I saw my chance to get some good quality tools and to attempt to do this myself. I got me a 10" Makita sliding miter saw and a 1.75 hp milwaukee router, in addition to a workbench kit and some sturdy sawhorses. I already have a circ. saw, a jigsaw, a cordless drill and various handtools, so I figured that with this setup I could attempt some basic woodworking.
Since the initial tools I got a bunch more, you know how that goes, yea? I also found out that I probably have woodworking in my genes. Grandfather from father's side had a furniture factory, and great grandfather from mother's side as well. I can still remember the smell of sawdust in my grandfathers factory when we went to visit when I was a child. The factory is long gone, but the memories of the stacks of oak, birch and other woods is still viivid in my memory.
It's been quite addictive and I think I'll continue to enjoy this. The list of projects I want to do is growing everyday! ....
As if I needed another hobby!
-- As if I needed another hobby!
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|commented on||Shelving||08-23-2015 12:36 AM|
|added project||Shelving||08-22-2015 08:13 PM|
|added blog entry||Shop Projects #6: finally organized in the chickens storage||08-22-2015 08:03 PM|
|commented on||Shop Projects #3: Feeders done!||08-22-2015 07:53 PM|
|replied on||EVER out of square?||08-20-2015 12:36 PM|
|replied on||EVER out of square?||08-19-2015 01:30 PM|
|added blog entry||Shop Projects #5: Wall O'Tools||08-17-2015 12:22 AM|
|added blog entry||Shop Projects #4: Rockler Chip Separator cabinet is done!||08-16-2015 12:32 AM|
|replied on||how do I tenon long 2x4s?||08-13-2015 12:28 PM|
|started topic||Makita 1216L troubles||08-10-2015 05:25 PM|
|commented on||3 Drawer Nightstand||08-10-2015 12:00 PM|
|added project||50 lbs chicken feeder||08-09-2015 12:16 AM|
|commented on||Shop Projects #3: Feeders done!||08-08-2015 11:53 PM|
|added blog entry||Shop Projects #3: Feeders done!||08-08-2015 06:52 PM|
|added blog entry||Shop Projects #2: Box joint jig done!||08-08-2015 06:46 PM|
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With the purchase of tools over the last 2 years I feel a need to reorganize my workshop so that I don’t trip over stuff and I can install ductwork for the DC. I have one long wall about 30’ that I want to line up all the tools, have a...
My planer has a new home on top of it and it works like a dream. No problems in assembly, the rockler plans are easy to read and follow. It took me about 8 hours to get it all done, but that was mostly because my festool tracksaw setup was out of ...
This weekend I turned out 2 feeders for my ever growing flock of 60+ chickens, so that I don’t have to replenish feed everyday. They’ll have 4 of these that each hold about 50 pounds of feed. Chickens don’t overeat so it is very...
I can strike one project off of the utility project list. I made a version of the Lynn Sabin boxjoint jig to be used on the router table. I made it first out of mdf but got a bit disappointed with the splitting when putting screws in it. So I red...