I didn’t see it coming, not at all! But alas, it came and it conquered. I thought it was so far off from me that it would never be within striking distance. But there it was right in my hands, and out of the blue it came. What I had before m...
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I was about eleven years old when, after we tore a house down next door, my dad and I used the reclaimed lumber to build a deck for our house. I had an immediate liking to working with wood. In high school shop class, I spent an entire semester designing and building a fancy chess table, or at least I thought is was fancy. Twenty years later I was finally able to start accumulating some tools for a woodworking shop. Well, I now have a shop and it's time to start putting it to work.
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Most shops fall into two categories: 1) you cram it in wherever it fits, be it a basement, a garage or the back of a truck or 2) You custom build it so that it is large enough for all the tools and storage you need. Mine is a hybrid: I built it, o...
You know, it may seem like common sense to recalibrate your table saw every once in a while. But for the life of me I can’t figure out why I have not done so to mine over its five years of use! I think I just hoped it’d maintain that w...
My first shop was what I could squeeze into a one car garage, leaving enough room for the car of course, and a workbench in my crowded basement. My second “shop”, if one could call it that, was a combination of a 3’x6’ c...