My newest addition to the shop. Sir Magnus Von Beefcake. A bit about the materials:The top, legs, and stretchers are all reclaimed, old(er) growth doug fir timbers that were once the roof columns for a building on the Newington CT, VA campus. ...
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Location: Central Connecticut
I'm a 33 year old novice wood worker who spends his days in the office running a demolition division for a construction company. I live in Connecticut with my wonderful wife and our son. I have been inspired by my late grandfather with all of his "innovations", and an amazing heart to help people. I mostly deal with reclaimed lumber that the guys nicely pull off of our demo jobs and i get to create a new life for. The best lumber is free lumber.
-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty
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Since the electrical has been installed ive been slowly tuning up the machines, changing knives and blades along with those random house projects that pop up from time to time. While i have been getting some things done its been a battle to find ...
This weekend was a big weekend. I was lucky enough to have a very good friend whos grandfather is a retired master electrician and part time teacher of electrical at a local technical school who was willing to help me out. Saturday morning we pu...
Last time we left off I had just finished up painting the walls, installing new lights and preparing for the electrical installation. Over the last two months, utilizing Grizzly’s shop lay out tool, ive done my best at placing all the equip...
“If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it again?” The above is a quote from Coach John Wooden of UCLA. As my family and I have moved into a new house I’ll be moving into a new shop. Consi...