Trying again, here are the three 24” boxes, with a few shelves – used up all the longer pieces, but may be able to put together a few bins with the remainder. The three small shelves are in the shop. Here is the wide view of th...
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104 posts in 568 days
Location: Ijamsville, MD
7/31/13 - Been a bit behind, but got a new job in Feb this year, a lot less time in the shop, but have a few things going. Will try and remember to post. Have been using LJ's to get ideas for improvements, esp in dust collection. Just always think there is a better way.....
Have no idea when this was posted, but it was during my "retirement" -
Am currently between jobs, spending some time most days in the shop.
My skill set is that of a hobby woodworker, started with a portable table saw about 2004 when I built a small shed in Seattle. Slowly building up tools, router, jigsaw, pneumatic nail guns, ROS, etc. Last year purchased a floor standing drill press and have been very happy with the new abilities to drill straight holes.
Since moving to Maryland, I have a basement shop and have tried to get better dust collection. Still working on it, I have been asked by the boss to wall off the air handler for the heating system due to dust entering the return. So, need to get serious about keeping the mess down, organizing and installing the equipment.
Most projects tend to be small to med in size, with one large entertainment center I finished in 2012. I am learning what my skills, tools and space allow, and the 6' top was about the max.
I really like working with the kids and built them a small workbench for their use. They use the space for building small projects and furniture for their own use. They are very helpful in many aspects of the hobby, sanding and cleanup, something about the vacuum and watching the chips disappear keeps them interested.
Will be watching for kid projects and of course DC improvements!
-- Trying, but lots to learn.....
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|added project||Daughter's Project for favorite teacher||20 days ago|
|commented on||The building of a basement workshop. #6: Workshop is nearing completion.||20 days ago|
|added blog entry||Garage Cabinets #5: Scrap use in basement shop||20 days ago|
|added blog entry||Garage Cabinets #4: another 6 months - but hung a few more||20 days ago|
|commented on||Coin Display||45 days ago|
|commented on||Modern Cabinet||45 days ago|
|added project||Couple of Projects||46 days ago|
|commented on||Mahogany Bedside Table||46 days ago|
|commented on||Beer bottle drinking glasses||46 days ago|
|commented on||First 9 Pens||46 days ago|
|commented on||Comfort Pen||46 days ago|
|commented on||Kids in the Shop! #8: 11 Months in the Shop Together- March||94 days ago|
|commented on||Bottle Invaders||99 days ago|
|commented on||Workshop #27: Table Saw Saw Mill||99 days ago|
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Waited until I got into a cabinet mood, and then a few weekends. Finished up four more large, with doors and one or two shelves each. If you read the prior post and noted the error, I placed a gap to store step ladders, but had so many fol...
Well, we hung the first four without many problems except for two. 1) striped the square drive head on a couple of 2.5” cabinet screws. I used the largest drive bit I had, but there must be a slightly larger one out there. Oh well, wi...
Been a bit sidetracked, but this holiday am back on the cabinet job! Hey, only 150ish days. Did get some other things done, some Christmas gifts, did finish one base cabinet, stool, and a few other odd pens. Ran out of material for the do...
Dumb, dumb, dumb. If there ever was a hard way, am sure I can find it. Stared cleaning up the garage, and noted the ski rack was mostly space. Hey, I can take that down, and add dowles doubling the capacity. OK, can do that, but to make room...