Premise: In the last few months, I had picked up a Woodriver low angle block plane and 2 made in America bench planes (a Stanley #4, and a Sargent #5 equivalent). Despite the acquisitions, I have been putting off the honing of the blades out of p...
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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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After finishing my workbench, I realized that I had no projects in progress. I mentioned this to my wife, and said I would finally get to the tea box she requested. As expected, she asked me to re-order my priority list and work on a more “...
Last night, after several nights of working on and off on the project, I finally finished my workbench and I couldn’t be happier. There’s still a few loose ends to take care of (adding the shelf for heavier tool storage. I will write...
After a few months of slacking off, I’m finally picking back up my workbench project. I purchased 3×2x10’s from the big box store and had them drying in my basement for a few weeks. The plan calls for legs that around 3.75R...
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...