I had to restock on some maple today, so I told my wife that I was off to the hardwood dealer in the morning and that the kids were coming with me. I was fine with my daughter coming with me as it wasn’t her first trip with me. However this...
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Location: Northern Virginia
An engineer whose wife (a hardware store chick) encouraged to take on woodworking. Rather, her exact words were "Stop watching cartoons, get off the couch and get a hobby. Why don't you try woodworking?"
I am now a self-taught woodworking hobbyist, learning and teaching as I go. I may aspire to taking on practical and functional projects (e.g. cabinet and furniture building) to add to his home, but find myself building little things that my non-handy friends keep insisting should go on Etsy (not enough ROI). Not to mention the random toy for my kids.
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Being bored one night, I decided to head down to my basement and give hand cutting a dovetail a whirl. I had never hand cut a dove tail before and drew the layout lines on a whim. After some work with a saw that was certainly not meant for hand ...
It occurred to me that it’s been 2 months since I posted anything. I’m actually done with the basement wall cabinet build and install and posted it as a project in my gallery. All in all, if I had to time the build, at most 25% of ...
When my wife and I bought our townhouse, I promised to take on some DIY projects to improve the storage options. When I took up woodworking, I amended that promise to make cabinets to improve the storage options in our house. Fast forward 7 ye...
For a while, I had been working on saw horses with a melamine coated piece of MDF I picked up from the Ikea as-is section. After abusing that thing for 2 years, I figured it was time to embark on a build. My goal for the workbench was to make ...