Used one sheet of 1/2 in ply to build two sections of a French cleat system. Then scrap ply for various hangers, none custom, but generic mix of holders, thought it would be quicker and take less thought. A snap of the under cabinet one, w...
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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||Small bowls and other gifts||12-24-2014 03:00 AM|
|replied on||The Woodworking Shows- Baltimore||12-23-2014 12:28 PM|
|commented on||Christmas gifts||12-23-2014 11:55 AM|
|added blog entry||Garage Cabinets #8: French cleat system||12-23-2014 12:38 AM|
|added project||Christmas gifts||12-23-2014 12:27 AM|
|commented on||New saw||09-05-2014 01:33 AM|
|commented on||Garage Cabinets #7: workbench fronts and top||08-24-2014 10:53 PM|
|commented on||Modifying HF's Dust Collector for Better Mobility, Sturdiness & Electrical Capacity||08-23-2014 11:05 PM|
|commented on||Equipping the Shop #10: I got bit by the handplane bug||08-23-2014 10:44 PM|
|commented on||Small Shop Adventures #1: Small shop adventures.||08-23-2014 10:41 PM|
|added blog entry||Garage Cabinets #7: workbench fronts and top||08-23-2014 10:23 PM|
|added blog entry||Garage Cabinets #6: Started with the lowers||08-05-2014 12:24 AM|
|commented on||Machinist Chest||07-31-2014 10:38 PM|
|commented on||Black Walnut Slimline Pen||07-31-2014 10:35 PM|
|commented on||Black Walnut Slimline Pen||07-25-2014 08:36 PM|
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another weekend, and working on the garage, again. Cut, shaped and edged the 3/4 in ply first layer, then cut and shaped the 3/4 top layer. Used small sheet, hence the three parts and mismatched backsplash. Also mounted the cab doors and drawer...
Another few weeks, or months, put together a few lower units. Once the three were in, I cut out the custom narrow unit behind the door. A bit messy, and assembled the mirror version only noted when attempting to install. Ended up cutting the th...
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...
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...