I’m sure this has happened to other people—you start out trying to do one thing and end up doing all sorts of others. That’s the definition of yak shaving—one thing leads to another and before you know it you end up needing...
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Location: ut, ca
I worked construction through high school and college, but never got to focus on the more detail-oriented fine craftsmanship. Right now I am writing my masters thesis. Every evening after my brain is friend from reading over Chinese central bank documents, I put around in the garage until bedtime. I guess I am channeling my zen and the art of woodworking vibe.
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As a way to finish writing my thesis, I ran away to my parents empty house in Utah. I don’t know anyone here and am pretty much cut off from everyone. Except my older sister and her three kids. As I have been hanging out with them over the p...
This will be my last post today, I swear. I just figured I would document this out in case other people run into power tool failures in the future. First things first, I put the machine back together, except for the switch. I originally planned...
I am in the process of making a workbench for my father and am using his tools—this is an important detail. Last night I was truing up two 3”x8”x6’ oak laminate bench top pieces and the planer died. I’ve been trying t...
I thought I would just catch up on some pics of my progress so far. In the back of my mind, I am hoping to build a workbench that will last for 100 years—something solid and substantial. At the same time, I am doing it on a grad school budge...