Spent Saturday at Newton Woods In Fresno we picked out some 6 quarter stock to plane into 4.4chalked out the rough boards over sized and then ripped them on his 23 inch bandsaw home cut the tips off the board to square up the ends then jointed an...
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Location: Clovis Ca.
I was born in Fresno California 1961I began woodworking at age 7 my grandfather taught me many basics at age 13 I began woodworking in shop class at Fort Miller junior high school I made many projects my shop teachers told me that I was by far more advanced and they were going to let me build projects to my level in school I continued taking shop classes including wood and metal through high school. In 1979 I joined the United States Marine Corps I did several tours of duty including some overseas in the Philippine Islands’ was a jet mechanic in the Marine Corps and enjoyed working with my hands. in the early 90s I was able to afford lots of tools and began my workshop my friend Daniel Carter and I formed this old workshop.com and did several tool reviews over the years since I have a background in mechanics I understand tool quality and with my background in woodworking and metallurgy I was very well-qualified to do these reviews. 15 years ago I became very active in the wood magazine forum and remained active until about two years ago when I had a major health issue and almost died this year feeling a little healthier and having a great desire to return to my wood shop I joined this forum because it is not a magazine forum i am also allowed to say that i am a writer for this old workshop.com
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Well guys this project stalled when I went into the spa business. So now that that chapter is on hold I am back to working on my benches. I spent a couple hours with my son planing down the tops of my bench I have also got my uncles bench almost d...
setting up the new shop #20: The biggest problem I have is the shop is running but was never finished
I have 5 unfinished projects in the shop today and I will have to finish these before I can get back to the job at hand . Which is setting up shop. I need a tool cabinet in the worst way and a plane till and a planer stand and so many more things ...
Well guys a long time coming due to finances and then trouble finding a good roofer that was willing to climb on the roof of the shed to put the comp roof on. But at last I found Pedro he is a roofer who is doing the comp roofs in the development ...
21st Century Workbenches Project #7: The First dry fit this will give you an Idea of how big these benches really are.
Well my Friends I have been at if for some time now and felt it was time to get busy I worked on the legs first after a critical error the leg assembly had to be broken down which was a big job and then the legs were taken back one step the outer ...