This is a companion blog to a project: Mobile Router Center for the Small to Medium Shop………..with lots of GIZMOS! The project is found here: Router Table Project I put duplicates of the project pictures here for easy reference:...... ...
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Location: Anchorage Alaska
74 y/o, finally retired this year. Have dabbled in woodworking for many years, mostly to accomplish utilitarian projects for home, and occasionaly work. Now for a number of years, I have been more focused on woodworking as a hobby. Easy to tell how long that has been the case. Check how many days I have been on LJ's, divide by 365, and you got it. This was one of the first places I found when I got more involved.
I am not too ambitious. I use some older power tools and some new smaller inexpensive tools. I have a Craftsman radial arm saw 1971 vintage, in good condition. It has become a 90 degree crosscut specialist, however. Also in the older category, a 1990 Delta contractor's saw. Many of my other power tools are newer, but not industrial strength. I share a 20x20 space with some furnaces and some general storage.
I have no particular interest, but have finally made some small, but real woodworking pieces. I enjoy fixing up the shop, making jigs, and designing shop fixtures. I have a smaller shop in my vacation home in northern Washington state.
-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska
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My cutoffs breed and multiply at night……..do yours? Mine begged for a new home, so I started this cart about 8 months ago, then had about 6 months out of the shop due to some work related computer projects, and then today, I finished it. This i...
.. Function, only Function…..another episode of….Sherie and Bubba Jim. Pounding sense into your man, one nail at a time... Now you are thinking that picture is a gag. Sheer fantasy….”How silly could anyone be?”, yo...
Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #30: Woodworking Vise – Upside Down Mount, Shrouded Mechanics – What’s with that?
PREFACE.I just had to have a woodworking vise on my multipurpose bench..So, if you want to see how a lot of work, some off the wall design, and worrying about the details solved a tough problem, read on. And as usual, we will have a little fun alo...
Ruminations, Philosophy, and Workshop Antics.......... #29: Sawdust is a big part of our lives...or... What goes around, comes around.
Dropped this into one of Roger’s posts http://lumberjocks.com/Kentuk55/blog/27657 this afternoon, but thought it merited a blog post…........ OK, so the furnace goes out this morning, probably about 0200hrs, and I wake up at 0400hrs...