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...
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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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Had a great day at the Woodworking show this weekend, met some LJ’s, kids turned pens, looked at lots of new stuff and of course spent money, otherwise known as retail therapy. To the LJer’s – great meeting you and getting to ...
Merry Christmas to all! Got the presents open, kids have everything spread out over two rooms, and parts are migrating as I type. The Kids liked the folding stools I built a few weeks ago, stolen from Woodworking for Mortals, or meager mortals, ...
OK, so I signed up, now what? Not sure where this community will take me, but am willing to go for the ride. Between jobs, so working a bit most days in the shop, some kids projects, some for my wife, and yes, some for me. Finished a wooden m...